The Rev. Philip R. Cousin Jr. has been reassigned from St. Joseph AME Church in Durham, where he has served since 1992, to a church in San Francisco.
Woman held in scissors attack
Phillips Middle School teacher Mike Harris has been named 2013 District Teacher of the Year for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
Harris, a social studies teacher, has 14 years of teaching experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biomechanics from the University of California at Davis and a teaching certificate from Chapman University in Orange, Calif.
For his accomplishment, Harris received a $1,000 check from Harrington Bank as well as gifts from local businesses.
Reversing his previously stated stance, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told Sports Illustrated on Saturday that he could remain Team USA’s coach for the 2016 Olympics.
In a story posted on the magazine’s website, Krzyzewski said “there is a chance” he’ll remain the U.S. Men’s National team’s coach and strive to win a third consecutive Olympic gold medal.
The Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival was music to the ears for thousands Saturday as the annual event electrified downtown.
The celebration of African and African-American cultural art brought people of all ages, including 74-year-old Carolyn Brewer of Durham, whose theme was green.
Brewer wore green clothing and even green lipstick, drawing questions from passers-by. She said she chose the color to celebrate the festival and last month’s Earth Day.
“I’ve enjoyed coming to the festival since 2008,” Brewer said after a heavy downpour threatened, but failed, to drown out the music. “I love music, and I love to be around people and dancing.” She said gospel and reggae are her favorites.
Summer calendar planning is fun.
I have one of those big desktop calendars I write all my story assignments and deadlines on, in pen.
In pencil, I make notes of things I come across that would be fun to do off the clock. If you read our Entertainment section this past Friday, you saw the bevy of free outdoor music and movies showing throughout the hot months. The best ones are on weekends, not weeknights, because not everyone works and lives right next to venues. Just saying.
Duke University was nearly encircled Saturday as an estimated 1,000 dogs and their best friends marched in a huge line along the East Campus wall at the annual Walk for the Animals fundraiser.
From Great Danes to Chihuahuas, the animals came.
Donations were expected to at least meet the goal of $100,000, all of which goes to the Durham Animal Shelter.
Brian Gregory Minton, who was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Joshua Bailey, has appealed his conviction saying the case against him was weak and prosecutors bolstered it by using inadmissible character evidence.
Atrayus Goode, at 27, isn’t too far removed in age from the young graduates in blue robes who sat before him on Friday afternoon.
Family tied up during home invasion
Wreck closes Franklin Street Friday
Police seeking man for armed robbery
It’s important to invest as much as possible in your dreams, Middle College High School senior Eeyi Oon told her classmates on Friday afternoon.