News: Local

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Best friends for life

Reuben M. O’Neal turned 98 in June, but the party began Thursday night at home and then at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park among his family and friends – including his best friend, who is also 98.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Council scrutinizes funding request for housing project

A developer who wants to build 60 units of low-cost rental housing near Hope Valley Farms is seeking $193,506 in city subsidies for the project, drawing a lot of questions from City Council members as they return from their summer break.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 09:47 PM

American Underground doubles downtown

If you go into the American Underground on West Main Street, you’ll see a giant hamburger hanging from the ceiling, a bust of Teddy Roosevelt and a slide connecting two floors.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Duke Women’s Center marks 25 years

The Duke University Women’s Center held a celebration Friday to mark the 25th annivesary of the organization that provides advocacy, education and outreach on gender equity and issues affecting women.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Police log: Police ID three teens in bottle incident on bus

Durham police investigators took out warrants Friday charging three teens -- Demetrius Walton, 18, of Eva Street, Jaquan Marquise Cobb, 17, of East Main Street, and Christopher Lewis, 18, of Commerce Street – with attempted malicious use of an explosive device to damage property.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

DA: UNC professor was assaulted with rock

UNC professor Feng Liu was viciously beaten to death with a landscape stone, according to warrants for the two men accused of his murder.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 07:45 PM

Both sides rest in Lovette trial

After nearly two weeks of testimony from expert witnesses, investigators and other key witnesses, both the prosecution and defense rested in the Laurence Lovette trial.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Dads learn to break cycle of violence

Strong Fathers is a program that helps men who have a history of domestic violence learn to become better fathers.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:58 PM

UNC staff leader advocates for larger pay raises

Some UNC-Chapel Hill staff want support for larger pay raises this year, a staff leader told a UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees committee on Wednesday.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 11:07 PM

Duke tie brings Mellencamp, Farm Aid to Triangle

It took nearly eight months to finalize all the details, but music legends John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews are bringing Farm Aid to the Triangle as promised.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Program teaches techniques for staying calm, focused on science

It started about three years ago, when Bart Brigidi said he and his wife missed the deadline to enroll their two children, then aged 5 and 3, in summer camp. Since they couldn’t send their kids away to camp, they decided to create their own.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Police log, July 25

  • Police searching for missing woman
  • Suspects wanted in assault, robbery

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Manager: Two of bottle culprits turned selves in

Two of the three youths who left a bottle that burst on a Bull City Connector bus earlier this week have turned themselves in to police, City Manager Tom Bonfield says.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 07:24 PM

Owner of stolen Mercedes testifies in Lovette trial

The owner of a stolen Mercedes that a witness linked to murder defendant Laurence Lovette testified Thursday she was “devastated” when she discovered her home had been burglarized while she was sleeping.