News: Local

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

VA secretary makes medical recruitment pitch at Duke

The U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs told medical students, doctors-in-training and faculty at Duke University’s School of Medicine on Friday that he was there for one reason: to try to recruit them.

Robert McDonald, the former Procter & Gamble chief executive who was confirmed as secretary July 29, spoke at a medical conference that’s held weekly at Duke. McDonald had also visited the Durham VA Medical Center on Thursday and spoke at the American Legion 96th National Convention in Charlotte on Tuesday along with President Obama.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Free film series looks at Southern culture

The Southern Culture Movie Series, which features films on the culture and history of the U.S. South, will present three films during the fall. Films will be screened Sept. 4, Oct. 2 and Nov 20.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Durham native recounts tale of wrongful arrest to NCCU students

Charles Belk was just trying to avoid getting a parking ticket in Beverly Hills last week when he was stopped by the police.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Sanctuary Outreach a ministry for sexual abuse survivors

Sanctuary Outreach Ministry tries to provide just that – a sanctuary, a safe place for women to come who are survivors of sexual abuse. Almost a year old, the nonprofit operates out of Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church on Driver Street. The Rev. Tammy White Rodman, founder and director, talked about her ministry this week at the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s roundtable, which also meets at Shepherd’s House.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Incoming DA names chief assistant

Luke Bumm was named Thursday as incoming District Attorney Roger Echols' chief assistant prosecutor.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Cop log: Bouncer stabbed at Devine’s

  • Bouncer stabbed at Devine’s
  • Pedestrian-involved collision under investigation

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

It’s kickoff time

The offseason is over, and the Triangle’s four Division I college football teams open their seasons either at home or close to it today.

Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State play their season-opening games at home while N.C. Central makes the short trip to Greenville to face East Carolina.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Duke receives grant for STEM program

Duke University has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant to improve learning for science, technology, engineering and math students, the Duke Office of News & Communications announced Thursday.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

UNC-Chapel Hill releases new policy on sexual assault, violence

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a new sexual assault and violence policy Thursday, more than a year after a task force including students, faculty and staff began working on it.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Panel addresses rising costs, consumer health amid changing landscape

Five leaders of some of the largest healthcare insurance providers in North Carolina agreed Thursday morning that healthcare costs would go up over the next three years.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Majority of DPD officers live outside Durham

City Manager Tom Bonfield’s report on police issues gave the City Council and key political groups another one to chew on, namely whether enough of Durham’s cops actually live in the city.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Duke faculty to discuss Ferguson shooting

Duke University faculty will participate in a town hall forum on Monday about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Firefighters raise money for muscle disease

Firefighters boot up a campaign today to raise money for children and adults with muscle diseases throughout the Durham area.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Three gun crimes a day

In the first 201 days of the year, 742 crimes were committed in the Bull City with a gun present. That is almost 3.7 crimes a day.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Police log

  • Two injured in afternoon traffic accident
  • Police looking for woman who hit car, fled
  • Durham man arrested after assault on delivery driver