News: Local

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Police log: One dead after I-85 crash

The Durham Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler carrying tomatoes.  
Investigators said the crash happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 09:05 PM

LGBTQ allies gather at Duke Divinity Convocation

Dozens of Duke Divinity School students and faculty gathered at the school’s convocation Tuesday morning to show support for the LGBTQ community after an alleged conflict at the school’s orientation.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Pond ruling delays Rescue Mission expansion

Plans for a 300-bed expansion of the Durham Rescue Mission are on hold until early next year so designers can rework the placement of a drainage-retention pond.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

UNC office examines alcohol-related hospitalizations

The number of UNC-Chapel Hill students transported to the hospital with alcohol-related health issues during the first week of school has drawn the eye of the university’s Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Number of juror scam victims grows

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating more reports of Durham residents being targeted in a scam involving jury duty.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

School board to continue studying later start times

It appears the school board was on to something when it asked staffers to look at the possibility of delaying start times for most schools by 30 minutes.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Durham Tech awarded Duke Energy grant

Duke Energy has awarded Durham Technical Community College a $182,299 grant to purchase eight Mechatronic Training Systems modules.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

Still a scholar, but retiring as rabbi

Rabbi John Friedman’s professional life will come full circle next month. After 34 years as the leader at Judea Reform Congregation, he’ll return to where his clergy career began and also where he met his wife.

The 64-year-old and his wife, Nan, a retired physician, leave Durham Sept. 1 for Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. John Friedman will be the Marcus Center Director’s Fellow at the American Jewish Archives of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. They’ll stay in the same building that was once his seminary dormitory.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Child dies after being struck by car

A 4-year-old girl struck by a car Monday night on Dearborn Drive has died, according to the Durham Police Department.


Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

UNC Lineberger researchers identify eight breast cancer

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers used a new approach to pinpoint the genetic drivers of cancer to uncover eight genes that could be viable for targeted breast cancer therapy.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Scientists identify possible malaria treatment candidates

A Duke University scientist and collaborators have identified compounds -- including some that are already being tested as potential cancer treatments -- as possible treatments for malaria.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

White House honors owner of Intrepid Life amid closing

The White House will honor Matt Victoriano for his business, Intrepid Life Coffee and Spirits on Wednesday -- days before the shop is set to close.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

A call for action at NCCU rally

At a rally in front of the N.C. Central University School of Law on Monday protesting the shooting death of a black, unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, a law professor called on students to do more beyond the demonstration.

The rally was organized by the NCCU Black Law Students Association to protest the killing of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. It drew students as well as leaders. NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White attended, and the Rev. William J. Barber, North Carolina National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President delivered remarks along with student-leaders.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Excitement in the air as Orange, CHCCS begin new year

A low buzz filled the main room as students greeted each other and gathered around four long tables. Some grabbed breakfast from the far end of the room while others sat and chatted or doodled in notebooks. Principal John Williams said hello to each student personally as they entered the school, welcoming them with hugs and handshakes. Soon, the seats at the four tables were filled by the entire student body of Phoenix Academy High School.


Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Cyclist injured when hit by car

A Durham teenager was hit by a car Sunday night while riding a bike.