News: Local

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 09:37 PM

NCCU women's basketball aide on paid administrative leave

Ronnie Enoch, an associate head women’s basketball coach at N.C. Central University, is currently on paid administrative leave, effective March 16, 2015, the school said in a statement Thursday night.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 08:35 PM

Durham school board OK’s Whitted School development deal

A divided Durham school board on Thursday approved a development agreement for the Whitted School redevelopment project, 4-3.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 07:27 PM

Nonprofit to control WUNC-FM 91.5 radio

UNC Chapel Hill trustees announced Thursday that they’ve decided to set up a nonprofit corporation with its own board to oversee WUNC-FM 91.5, the university’s public radio station.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Police log: Wanted suspect found, charged for 3rd time

A woman who was wanted on 20 counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles and 20 counts of conspiracy was arrested by Durham Police on Wednesday — two days after she was last arrested.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 07:17 PM

Duke probes report of racist taunts

Duke University is investigating a student’s report of hearing “one person in a group make some racist comments” on East Campus in the early hours of Sunday, Vice President Michael Schoenfeld said.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Census: Durham cracks nation’s top 100

The Durham-Chapel Hill area has arrived. It’s now No. 100 among the most-populated metropolitan regions in the United States, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Pastor seeks to rename County Stadium

The Rev. Fredrick Davis urged those attending the funeral of Mr. Willie Bradshaw on Thursday to lobby county officials to rename Durham County Memorial Stadium in honor of the longtime high school coach and athletic administrator.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

Duke offers admission to 2,700 high school seniors

Slightly more than 2,700 high school seniors from across the country and around the world were to learn Thursday night whether or not  they had been accepted to Duke University.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 08:47 PM

What’s in name? Plenty, say building’s foes

UNC trustees on Wednesday opened a month-long public comment period on what they should do about Saunders Hall and the “Silent Sam” statue, given their status as relics of North Carolina’s post-Civil War turn toward Jim Crow.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Police log: Pair of robberies reported near North Roxboro Street

Two men reported separate robberies within blocks of each other in the North Roxboro Street area on Tuesday.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

N.C. Mutual Life posts profit in ’14

After a posting a net loss of nearly $2.36 million in 2013, N.C. Mutual Life Insurance returned to profitability in 2014. Company president James H. Speed Jr. reported a profit of $358,000 for the year to policyholders at N.C. Mutual Life’s 116th annual meeting Wednesday in Durham.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

School board to weigh in on Whitted School project Thursday

The Durham school board will consider approval of a development agreement for the Whitted School project when it meets Thursday, March 26.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

MADD honors Durham ‘heroes’

Mothers Against Drunken Driving honored an assistant Durham County district attorney and two others from Durham for their efforts in enforcing and trying to eliminate the crime of driving while impaired.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Durham 11th in state health rank

Durham County has moved up to 11th healthiest among North Carolina counties, according to the sixth-annual “County Health Rankings” released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.