A lawsuit against Duke University and one its discredited former cancer researchers is set to be heard starting today in Durham County Superior Court in a case that has drawn national headlines.
City Council members appear likely to get behind a request to the N.C. Department of Transportation to allow the painting of a mural on a retaining wall along Willard Street across from the American Tobacco complex.
Are anti-anxiety agents and sleeping pills making us stupid? That is a question that is giving some scientists nightmares.
A lawsuit challenging a Durham Police Department officer’s use of a Taser is once again on the doorstep of the state Supreme Court.
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill recently published the paperback edition of Gabrielle Zevin’s novel “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” ($14.95). Zevin will read and sign copies of the novel at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill.
While Los Angeles stands alone in its transportation issues, here in the Triangle we can also go on forever about what’s the best route to get to points A, B, C and back. I never tire of traffic talk. A few years ago I wrote about those late mergers when the Durham Freeway merges onto Interstate 40, and got some of the more salty comments from readers who also do not like those who, ahem, cut in line at the last minute when the rest of us were waiting patiently.
Saturday's My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Durham Youth Summit brought together young men between the ages of 11 and 21 to discuss the challenges they face every day. The summit was part of a nationwide challenge proposed by President Barack Obama in September 2014.
Newly released Durham County search warrants pertaining to the recent rape allegations reportedly involving members of a Duke University fraternity show that police collected DNA and cellphones from multiple men that were in contact with the victim on the night in question.
A real-estate closing that was to occur Friday for the site of Durham’s next police headquarters is instead being delayed another 60 days, city officials say. The move buys time for consultants working for the city to finish their analysis of the site’s environmental problems, which mainly involve potential soil contamination from spilled oil and gasoline.
A standoff reported Friday afternoon in southeast Durham ended without major conflict. Police evacuated businesses on the 600 block of Ellis Road Friday afternoon and were allowed back in about 1 p.m.
The Durham Fire Department responded to 897 fires in Durham last year, a 1.59 percent increase over 2013, according to officials.
According to Durham Police Department reports, Charles Ellis Hinnant, whose body was found on Monday, reported having his wallet, three credit cards, his check book and $350 worth of cash taken from him on Jan. 15, four days earlier.
The school board on Thursday voted 6-1 to contribute an additional $800,000 to the $21.5 million Whitted Junior High School redevelopment project.
City Council members retreated behind closed doors Thursday to iron out a last-minute snag that threatened their government’s plan to buy land off East Main Street to use as the site of Durham’s next police headquarters.
Kathy A. Perkins, the lighting designer for PlayMakers Repertory Company’s presentation of “Trouble in Mind,” was a friend of its playwright, Alice Childress. Perkins said that Childress’ “Trouble in Mind” was performed off-Broadway but while it was optioned for Broadway, it didn’t go forward because Childress said no to changing the ending.