News: Local

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

COPING: A look at how some are beating the snowy-day blues

Watching old movies, catching snowflakes on the tongue and dreaming of spring kept many residents from going mad Thursday as the area struggled through another round of wintry weather. “Coping? Who’s coping?” said Realtor Cortney Lo, who explained how she and her family enjoyed the snowfall in Hillsborough. “We are playing with the snow!” she said. “We’ve been exploring, tunneling, following bird tracks, taking pictures and catching snowflakes on our tongues. Yah!”

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 11:49 PM

WHITEOUT? Triangle braces for half foot of snow

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continues through noon Thursday as the biggest snow storm of the season was expected to bury the Triangle with between four and 10-plus inches or more of snow, most likely in the higher part of that range for Durham and Chapel Hill, more in some surrounding areas. ... All area public schools to be closed Thursday, Feb. 26.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Slain 4-year-old's grandfather: 'He was like a doll'

Emotions ran high Wednesday afternoon as the 911 recording from the night 4-year-old Blake Mitchell was attacked was played in a Durham County courtroom.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

UNC art show to raise funds for Habitat

Guests at Friday's fourth annual Mixed Concrete art show can enjoy wine, purchase art and help others in their community. The show will be held at TRU Deli + Wine from 6:30 to 11 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the UNC chapter of Habitat for Humanity. ... NOTE: Event postponed because of snow. Will be rescheduled for late March.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

University research faces restructuring, panel says

Given stagnant federal funding, universities like Duke that focus on biomedical research likely will have to make big changes in how they go about their business, particularly when it comes to training new researchers.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

SACRED SPACE: Faith leaders discuss Duke Chapel symbolism, use

A month after Duke University Chapel reversed its decision to have Muslim students issue their Friday call to prayer from the chapel tower amid controversy and security threats, university religious leaders Wednesday discussed “sacred space.”

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR: 18 Ugandan girls and boys to perform in Durham

The African Children’s Choir will perform a concert next week at King’s Park International Church in Durham. An offering will be taken to support the work of the choir program of international organization Music for Life.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

2,400 area students get free tickets to ‘Selma’

More than 2,400 Triangle students in grades 7-9 have received free tickets to see the movie “Selma,” thanks to several patrons who made contributions to buy tickets through the “Selma Project in the Research Triangle Project.”

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 08:11 AM

Orange County Schools closed today

Orange County Schools will be closed Wednesday. 

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 07:50 AM

CHCCS schools closed today

All Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools schools will be closed for students today.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 06:42 PM

UNC, Willingham reach settlement

Former UNC-Chapel Hill learning specialist Mary Willingham has reached a settlement with UNC in her lawsuit against the school, UNC confirmed Tuesday.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 07:19 PM

SNOW MORE: White stuff to return tonight, schools close

A surprise winter storm left the North Carolina Department of Transportation adrift Tuesday as it tried to get in front of the event. Transportation officials were prepared for an afternoon snowfall Tuesday — brine trucks were filled, salt and sand were at the ready — but the forecast was off by hours. ... More snow scheduled Wednesday night and into Thursday ... Durham, Granville, Person schools to be closed Wednesday ... Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to open on two-hour delay ... Orange schools on three-hour delay ...

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

DPS school year may be extended

The Durham school board is set Thursday to consider extending the school year by at least two days to make up days missed due to winter storms this week and last.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

Police log: Methadone, cash, jewelry, electronics stolen

According to police records a total of 45 methadone pills valued at $100 were stolen from a residence on the 2500 block of Wedgedale Avenue on Feb. 20. The case is under investigation.