Having played more than 3,700 snaps for Duke football while starting 50 consecutive games, Perry Simmons limped off Bank of America Stadium’s playing field hopeful on Saturday night.
A motorcyclist died Friday after crashing into a bridge rail in northern Durham, officials said.
He was identified as 70-year-old Luther Yates Jr. of Hillsborough.
The Malcolm X Liberation University was one of the topics discussed during a meet the author session Sunday afternoon with professor and author Richard D. Benson II, Ph.D.
Sponsored by the Durham County Library and the Hayti Heritage Center, the session included a preview of Benson’s soon to be released book “Fighting for Our Place in the Sun: Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement, 1960-1973.”
It was less than 24 hours before opening night. Ballerinas grabbed their water bottles and stretched their weary legs on UNC Memorial Hall’s stage, sliding off their broken-in ballet shoes to replace the tape and padding around their toes with new strips, protecting their feet from brutal pointe work.
Another Christmas tradition to add to the list is having the furriest member of the family’s photo taken with Santa during Paws and Claus.
Sunday’s cold, wet weather did not deter many from going out to Northgate Mall to have their pets’ pictures taken with Santa.
City Council members signaled last week that they’ll approve a new lease for Durham’s old city hall to the Durham Arts Council later this month.
The deal for the Arts Council headquarters at 120 Morris St. will run to at least the end of 2024, and includes renewal options that could take it to the end of 2034
Man accused of assault
Alvin Bryant walked through Woodlawn cemetery six years ago on Veterans Day, placing small American flags on the graves of five of his brothers. On Saturday, Alvin joined them, the last out of seven brothers who served in World War II to pass away. He was 87 when he died Wednesday at the Durham VA Medical Center hospice.
Modest decorations peppered the Historic Stagville plantation home on Saturday, the plain white house surrounded by gray skies and barren trees. Wreaths hung from few doors, and strings of cranberries and popcorn lined a cupboard.
Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning on Commerce Street.
Alex Jermaine White, 20, of Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with assault on a female and common law robbery.
The Duke University Board of Trustees Saturday approved six new graduate degree programs that will be offered in 2014.
Three local charter schools are up for consideration for 2014 renewals.
Starting Monday, the new N.C. Charter School Advisory Board interviews representatives from Carter Community Charter School, Kestrel Heights School and Research Triangle Charter Academy.
PACE Academy in Carrboro also is among the eight schools the board has asked to attend Monday and Tuesday to make presentations about concerns the board might have about issues of noncompliance before members vote on whether to renew the charters.
In exchange for $350, a judge recalled arrest orders for 26 non-custodial parents who owed child support at Durham County Social Services’ Amnesty Day last week, according to a department official.
The parents will still be required to pay the debt that they owe. But Geri Nettles, assistant county attorney, said the day allowed the parents to avoid jail time, as well as to collect some money for families in time for the holidays.
Dry, cracked skin and winter go hand in hand, but the risk for diabetics is greater than the general population, according to health care workers.
Cold weather makes it harder to keep skin hydrated, but moisturizers can help, according to Katie Kelly, family nurse practitioner for the Durham Diabetes Coalition.