News: Local

May. 26, 2015 @ 04:42 PM

Police log: Durham man charged in hit-and-run wreck

Investigators arrested 37-year-old Stanley Keitt Tuesday morning and charged him with felony hit-and-run, driving while his license was revoked, failure to yield right of way and driving left of center. ... Durham court clerk nabbed in parking lot ... Two Durham residents face drug trafficking, firearm charges.


May. 26, 2015 @ 12:48 PM

Rosenwald Schools conference set here June 17

The National Trust for Historic Preservation will host the 2015 National Rosenwald Schools Conference, “Sharing the Past, Shaping the Future,” June 17-20 here.


May. 26, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Church St./N.C. 54 intersection to close permanently

Contractors with the N.C. Department of transportation will permanently close the intersection of Church Street and N.C. 54 in Durham at 6 a.m. on June 8.


May. 25, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

3 N.C. Medal of Honor recipients remembered

Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor those who gave all, Lt. Col. Larry Coleman said at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2740 Memorial Day service Monday at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.


May. 25, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

Jurisdictional confusion adds to transit concerns

GoTriangle officials recently faced a crowd of homeowners in Downing Creek that wanted their concerns answered after they were told a route decision could impact their neighborhood. Downing Creek, a community just off N.C. 54 sits near the Durham-Orange county line. The route in question concerns where the proposed light rail transit would cross over Little Creek.


May. 25, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Union veteran, other Fitzgeralds remembered at Maplewood Cemetery

The late Pauli Murray recalled in her 1956 memoir, “Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family” how she observed Memorial Day, then also called Decoration Day, when Confederate flags marked the graves of Southern white men buried in the city’s Maplewood Cemetery. On the other side of a fence, Murray, then age 9, brought a United States flag to mark the grave of her grandfather, Robert G. Fitzgerald, who fought in the Union army during the Civil War.


May. 24, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Neil Offen: It’s on my schedule (maybe)

This is a cautionary tale. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, particularly if the eggs are digitally dependent and the basket comes with a multi-language instruction manual (also, don’t do it if you have high cholesterol and your cardiologist has told you to cut down on egg baskets, but that’s a cautionary tale only for those who know how to spell angioplasty).


May. 24, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

State budget restores driver-ed funding — for now

A budget proposal from the state House restores more than $26 million to fund driver education programs throughout North Carolina. That’s good news for students, but not the end of the story for the thousands of teens across the state for whom driver education remains an uncertainty this summer.


May. 24, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

MEMORIAL DAY: Pilot, 91, flew P-38s and F-4s in two wars

Outside Dougherty’s apartment, there’s a little shelf by the door in the hallway. He has two airplane models on display — a P-38 on a stand, and an F-4 hanging above. The World War II and Vietnam aviator is part of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association of Vietnam War veterans. He remembers those he served with, those who lived and died.


May. 24, 2015 @ 07:32 PM

Police seek hit-and-run suspect in Sunday a.m. fatality

Investigators with the Durham Police Department are investigating a hit-and-run fatality that was reported early Sunday morning.


May. 23, 2015 @ 09:11 PM

A WALK TO REMEMBER: Brown re-creates Washington Duke’s epic trip

It was intended to be a simple signpost in history, a commemoration of Washington Duke’s walk home from the Civil War 150 years ago. But for Civil War re-enactor Philip Brown, the punishing trek on blister-covered feet spanned more than just the physical 160 miles and two weeks. His journey plumbed the heights and depths of his own emotions, and illuminated his understanding of the plight of the returning post-war American soldier across the ages.


May. 23, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

FanFest a hit with kids, adults from all over

Left-handed hitter Carrick Ryan had the hottest bat at the ACC Championship baseball tournament, slamming the ball at an incredible 36 for 40 clip. That translates to an unimaginable .900 batting average. Well, full disclosure. Carrick is an 8-year-old student at Easley Year-Round Magnet School. And, OK, technically, he wasn’t IN the ACC tournament. His batting prowess was on display at an inflatable batting cage just outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park, host site of the six-day tournament which concludes with the Sunday, May 24 ACC title game between N.C. State and Florida State (1 p.m., ESPN2).


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Graduation 2015: Cresset Christian Academy

Cresset Christian Academy bade farewell to the Class of 2015 Friday night at the school’s Garrett Road campus.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

Police seek info on SECU robbery

Durham police are investigating a robbery that happened Friday evening at the State Employees Credit Union at 3810 Ben Franklin Blvd.


May. 23, 2015 @ 03:43 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: A minute on Memorial Day

At 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, if we are so inclined, we should pause for a minute of silence to remember our war dead. Not to remember why we fought, or who won or lost, or what it means today. But just to remember our war dead.