News: Local

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 06:47 PM


No. 25 Duke (8-2, 4-2 ACC) is a six-point favorite against visiting North Carolina (5-5, 3-3) tonight (7:30 p.m., ESPN) hoping to keeps its two-game win streak against the Tar Heels alive and well.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Robbery suspect wins right to new trial

A Durham robbery suspect deserves a new trial because the judge who originally handled his case erred by refusing to let a jury think about convicting him of larceny, a N.C. Court of Appeals panel says.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

In wake of Wainstein report, UNC reached out to top donors

After the release of the Wainstein report last month on the school’s academic and athletic scandal, UNC-Chapel Hill fundraisers worked to call 750 of the school’s top donors in the next 48 hours, the chief executive of the school’s foundation said Wednesday.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Tuition proposal passes UNC-Chapel Hill trustees committee

The 11 percent tuition increase that  UNC-Chapel Hill’s out-of-state undergraduate students saw in the current academic year “put us very near the edge” of what the university can charge and still attract top students, the provost’s chief academic officer said Wednesday.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:20 PM

Additional charges come after gas station robberies

DURHAM —  Two men who were arrested last week and charged in connection with two gas station robberies have new charges being brought against them.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

School board to consider later start times tonight

By Gregory Childress; 919-419-6645

DURHAM – The school board will be asked to consider an assortment of items from a busy agenda Thursday, including one to start the school day 10 minutes later.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Judge seals internal-affairs records in officer shooting

By KEITH UPCHURCH; 919-419-6612

DURHAM -- A Durham County Superior Court judge on Wednesday sealed police internal-affairs documents related to the shooting of a Durham police officer.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Audit looks at “take-home” vehicle use by city workers

City staffers likely can save taxpayer money by more tightly controlling the use of “take-home vehicles” by the Durham Police Department and other departments, the city’s in-house auditors say.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Arrest made in October homicide

The Durham Police Department arrested a Durham teen Tuesday in connection with an October homicide on Weaver Street.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:16 AM

Attorney seeks police records in officer shooting

A judge is expected to rule Wednesday on an attorney’s request for police internal-affairs documents related to the shooting of a Durham police officer in 2012.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:14 AM

NCCU leaders eye master plan update

In response to lower-than-projected enrollment, N.C. Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White said university officials plan to update the school’s master plan.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Local briefs, Nov. 19

  • Black Nurses Council to hold luncheon
  • Durham offers free environmental job training

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:09 AM

School board to ask for local control of school calendars

The Durham school board is set to join others across the state in adopting a resolution that supports local control of school calendars.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:11 AM

UNC Chapel Hill trustees committee to get report on reforms

A UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees committee is expected to hear from the school’s chief academic officer Wednesday about reforms directed at athletics, advising for student-athletes and independent studies at the school.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:35 AM

Hillsborough man has largest folk art building collection in U.S.

Every day when Steven Burke and Randy Campbell walk the halls of their home, they are surrounded by cottages, churches, schools and factories. In every room, the miniature buildings and structures sit proudly on pillars and line shelves – the individual and unique pieces that come together to make their collection of folk art buildings the largest in the country.