News: Local

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:27 AM

County to check Syngenta job performance

County Commissioners say they want a Swiss company’s Research Triangle Park operation watched to make sure it delivers the 15 new jobs it promised in return for a $225,000 incentive package.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 07:33 AM

An ancient Ojibway legend

Carl Nordgren was 15 years old when he had “the great experience of my life” as a fishing guide in Northwest Ontario, Canada. The first person he met upon arrival at the fishing camp was an Ojibway man who, decades later, would share the Ojibway legend that is now the central story of Nordgren’s new book, “Anung’s Journey: An ancient Ojibway legend as told by Steve Fobister.”

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

More than 200 turkeys given to food bank

More than 200 turkeys purchased by two different donation drives rolled in to the Durham branch of Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina Tuesday morning.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 09:26 PM

Video: Protesters block Durham Freeway Tuesday night

Demonstrators Tuesday night block Durham Freeway protesting Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

Teen shot in West Durham

Police are investigating the wounding of a teen who was shot late Monday afternoon at an apartment complex off Morreene Road.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

Protestors rally downtown to condemn Ferguson decision

Hundreds of protesters filled downtown Durham on Tuesday to condemn the grand jury process in Ferguson, Missouri, which failed to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

UNC releases name of employee fired

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released Tuesday the name of an employee fired in the wake of the investigation that unearthed a long-running academic scandal.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Thieves take bite of Apple

An Apple MacBook Pro, an Apple iPod, two rings and other jewelry worth $7,805 were stolen Thursday from a home in the 100 block of Wythebrook Lane.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

Power Shift: a Durham company seeks to change an industry

In 2009, Rodney Allam sat down with a four-function calculator and began to model an emissions-free power generation cycle.

Over the course of several months, he came out with pages of calculations and a crucial number, called net efficiency.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Price tag of Wainstein investigation: more than $3 million

The investigation into the “paper scheme” scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill by the law firm of former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein cost more than $3.111 million, university officials announced Tuesday.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

County prepping building-security changes

County officials are preparing to revamp their government’s system for handling building security, which in their view is now entirely too disorganized for its own good.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

UNC Faculty Exec Committee discusses response to accrediting agency

The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Executive Committee debated Monday how to respond to concerns raised by the school’s accrediting agency, including issues of academic freedom and integrity.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Man hit with drug, firearms charges

A Durham man faces drug and firearms charges after sheriff’s investigators searched a home and reported finding large quantities of controlled prescription pills and other narcotics.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Thanksgiving meal to be held for UNC mental health clinic clients, others

For the third year, the Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill will host a Thanksgiving Day meal for a community mental health center’s patients and their families.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Firefighters rescue boater, dog

Firefighters rescued a boater and his dog after their boat sank in the Eno River.

City firefighters were called at 4:51 p.m. Sunday after the boater called 911 and said he and his dog were stranded.