News: Local

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

City paid $5K to settle with fired officer

Settlement papers show the city government paid $5,000 to resolve a wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by a former Durham Police Department lieutenant. The deal with former Lt. John Shelton also stipulated that city officials will provide a “neutral” job reference.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Local briefs: Community Dinner set; Victory Junction jumps in

The 2015 annual Community Dinner, sponsored by UNC Health Care, Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro, Strowd Roses and Mrs. Florence Peacock, will be held at 1 p.m. April 26 at the McDougle Schools Cafetorium on Old Fayetteville Road in Carrboro.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

Police log: Engagement ring stolen

Police are investigating an April 5 report of a theft of an engagement ring from a vehicle in the 3600 block of Witherspoon Boulevard. Also taken were a purse, three credit cards and checks with a total value of $4,751.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Sunday's Durham Earth Day Festival moved indoors

Due to inclement weather this week and muddy conditions on the field at Rock Quarry Park, Durham’s Earth Day Festival Sunday, April 19 will be moved indoors.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Man injured in drive-by shooting

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred Thursday night around 8:44 p.m.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 07:28 PM

City settles suit with ex-lieutenant

Following mediation, city officials have settled a lawsuit filed by a former Durham Police Department lieutenant who claimed he was fired in retaliation for his involvement in the Duke lacrosse case.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 07:21 PM

Police log: 23-year-old woman reported missing

Durham police are trying to locate 23-year-old Maresa Jean Saad, who was last seen on March 28.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Veggie Van program expands, opens 5th site

As of Friday, April 17, Durham residents will have another option for accessing healthy foods, as Lincoln Community Health Center becomes Veggie Van’s newest site.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 05:07 PM

Ackland Art Museum acquires work by Marcel Duchamp

The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has acquired what is widely considered to be a masterpiece of 20th century art by Marcel Duchamp.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

Bill would allow EpiPens in public venues

A bill winding its way through the General Assembly would allow most public venues such as restaurants, theme parks and sports arenas to have epinephrine auto-injectors on site to administer in the event a visitor suffers a life-threatening allergic reaction.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Amateur Night at The Hayti: Roxboro teen headed to The Apollo

Precious Boyd, 14, of Roxboro, is preparing to compete in July at the amateur night at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. She got the opportunity after competing in last year’s Amateur Night at the Hayti and making her way to the finals.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Earth Day Festival Sunday at Rock Quarry Park

Durham will “go green” on Sunday, April 19 for the annual Earth Day Festival at Rock Quarry Park. The festival is sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation and Keep Durham Beautiful.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

RECORD STORE DAY: Vinyl’s persistence in music scene remarkable

Saturday, music fans will be awash in a sea of vinyl when artists from Ryan Adams to Cassandra Wilson will release limited or special-edition albums for Record Store Day.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

150 YEARS AGO: Bennett Place played key role in Civil War’s end

150 years ago Friday, April 17 Union Gen. William T. Sherman and Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston met for the first of what would become three sessions at Bennett Place to discuss Johnston’s surrender of his army of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. The surrender he and Sherman negotiated became the largest of the Civil War.