News: Local

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Dinner planned to help UNC senior injured in car wreck

The Carolina Club is hosting a pasta dinner on Tuesday to raise money for Jacquelyn Segovia, a former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student who was injured in a car accident in August.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

Mother accused of murdering daughter makes 1st court appearance

With trembling hands pressed to her mouth, a Durham mother accused of murdering her 4-year-old daughter made an initial court appearance Monday.

Jessica Warren, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Armani Hodges.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

NCCU alumnus named as next Winston-Salem State chancellor

An N.C. Central University alumnus and former dean has been elected chancellor of Winston-Salem State University.

Elwood L. Robinson, provost and vice-president for academic affairs at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, was elected to the role at Winston-Salem State on Friday by the UNC Board of Governors. He will start the job Jan. 1.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

Death by train

Trains move through Durham County on a daily basis. Residents can hear them, and if they live close enough to tracks can feel them. And over the past 10 years, 17 people have lost their lives because of trains.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Carrboro’s free market celebrates 10 years

This Saturday, people in Carrboro Town Commons will be offering goods and services for free – there’s no catch. It’s just really, really free.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

Hit-and-run injures man

Police are searching for a vehicle that struck a pedestrian Monday morning and left the scene.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Club Blvd. talks find 'lot of commonality'

A face-to-face meeting this week left three groups on track to releasing a joint statement soon to city officials about what to do with a proposed traffic-calming project for West Club Boulevard.


Sep. 28, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Ancient ninja practices come to the Triangle

“We’re ninjas,” An-shu Stephen K. Hayes told a crowd of more than 50 students. “We don’t directly fight our enemies…we work with our enemies.”

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

Falling cabinets start stove fire

A house fire in northern Durham was blamed on cabinets that fell on a stove and turned on burners Saturday afternoon. No one was hurt.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

Chemical leak brings Hazmat Team, sickens occupants

Firefighters wearing protective suits investigated a chemical leak at a West Durham home Saturday that created a gas cloud and sickened occupants, officials said.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 08:41 AM

Nonprofit helps Durham family pay for dog’s cancer treatment

When Benedict, a 9-year-old Lab/shepherd mix, stopped eating a few weeks ago, his owners feared something was wrong.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 08:05 AM

No surprises in latest DOT project rankings

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s final rankings of region- and division-level road, rail and aviation projects didn’t unfurl any surprises for Durham and Orange counties, a city transportation analyst says.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

State takes program away from Durham group

A half-century-old Durham nonprofit has lost another key funding source, with state officials deciding it should no longer orchestrate energy-efficiency repairs to the homes of low-income residents.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Jerk Fest brings taste of Caribbean to Triangle

 It was a festival first in downtown Durham on Saturday as residents gathered to celebrate Caribbean culture and a culinary staple — jerk. Jerk Fest took over CCB Plaza Saturday to bring back traditional Caribbean values that many Triangle families want to pass on to their children.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 06:23 PM



The streets around Duke University’s East Campus were packed Saturday with hundreds of Bull City residents celebrating 30 years of North Carolina Pride festivals.

Celebrations happened all over the Triangle this weekend, but Duke’s East Campus became a meeting ground as the annual Pride Parade made it’s way down a 2.5-mile route.

Even though NC Pride has been happening for 30 years, newcomers are still making their way to the festival every year.

B.J. Moore and Leila Renollet are two of those newcomers. Moore and Renollet have been together for 31 years, and last year they got married. The couple is spending the next few years in the Triangle for Moore’s job, and thought coming out to the festival was a good way to spend the afternoon.

“It’s lovely,” Renollet said.