N.C. Central University’s Juvenile Justice Institute has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $897,840 to develop techniques for reducing rates of alcohol and drug abuse and HIV transmission among 18- to 24-year-olds.
The market value of Duke University’s endowment has risen to $7 billion in part due to a 20.1 percent return on university investments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, the university announced Saturday.
A youth playing with a lighter caused a Sunday afternoon fire that displaced four children and four adults, fire officials said. No one was hurt.
The City Council’s recent decision to back-burner 11 “petition” sidewalk projects is already getting some push-back from one of the affected neighborhoods.
Families welcomed fall and found nontraditional fun at Bennett Place this weekend as they stepped back into the nineteenth century.
Jazz music filled the streets of downtown Durham Sunday morning as people entered the balloon archway welcoming people to the 40th annual CenterFest, a festival where attendees could enjoy music, dancing, art of all kinds and, of course, food.
Little was known about the deaths of Ervin Daniels and Hattie Best when they were murdered in November 2000.
All media reports a few days after their death said that an elderly couple was murdered in the Few Gardens neighborhood. Where they were living in Few Gardens was a quiet part of a sometimes troublesome part of the city. Daniels and Best were friendly people, but they were careful about who they let into their lives.
The Durham County Sheriff’s Office has outfitted 31 deputies’ patrol cars with cameras, and nine more are on the way.
A policy proposal from the Community Development Department is triggering more questions about whether the city is requiring big enough maintenance reserves when it subsidizes low-income housing projects.
Nearly half of the North Carolina schools that won National Healthy School Awards from the Alliance from a Healthier Generation are from Durham Public Schools.
WATER BY NATURE, PRESERVATION BY ECWA
The Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association is known for one of its fundraising events — the eclectic Beaver Queen Pageant — but Saturday it took to a new event to raise awareness for the creek.
The first annual Ellerbe Creek Nature Tour featured five stops in Durham that allowed for visitors to take in the scenery and learn about the nature that surrounds them.
Chris Dreps, executive director for the ECWA, said the tours of the Ellerbe Creek Nature Preserves help create public awareness for the dangers they’re facing.
“Our missing is to protect and restore Ellerbe Creek and make it an asset to the people of Durham,” he said.
Brenda Solomon, 53, suffered a heart attack and has high blood pressure and sleep apnea. She’s overweight, and knows she should eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
But knowing doesn’t always translate into doing.
Free men's health fair and clinic continues Sunday, Sept. 21, at Duke Medical Center.
On Thursday evening, a New York City author will return to her hometown of Chapel Hill to share her story of survival and raise money for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.