News: Local

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Police log: Chapel Hill/Durham chase leads to arrest

Dontay Antwann Rone was arrested and charged with felony speeding to elude arrest, felony hit and run, careless and reckless driving, failure to yield to a blue light and siren, resisting arrest and other misdemeanor traffic violations after the chase.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:16 PM

RTP STEM Expo hosts 600 students

Greg Merritt’s explanation of the approximately 23-year life span and manufacturing process of Cree’s LED bulbs was peppered with outbursts of “that’s cool” from a group of students. Cree was one of several dozen organizations that came to Research Triangle Park’s (RTP) The Frontier to introduce 600 middle and high school students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career paths.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

Art of Cool Festival debuts downtown Friday with taste of jazz

With bass player Sean Geist of The MPS Project playing the opening notes to the Miles Davis tune “So What,” the second annual Art of Cool Festival got underway Friday afternoon with a free concert in Durham Central Park.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Teacher ‘rights’ get 11th-hour reprieve

The Durham school board has unanimously approved a plan that restores due process rights for teachers, tweaking the proposed policy at the eleventh hour to grant the rights one year earlier than initially planned.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 09:55 PM

DPS presents $411M budget request

The Durham school board on Thursday got its first look at the Durham Public Schools administration’s proposed $411 million spending plan for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 07:12 PM

East End Connector impacts outlined for Council

One day after the official groundbreaking for the East End Connector, the Durham City Council was presented with more information concerning the project that will take nearly five years to complete.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Attorney General's mom: Happy and proud

Loretta Lynch’s mother said she’s proud and relieved that her daughter has been confirmed as the nation’s new U.S. Attorney General.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:35 PM

GOING TO THE CHAPEL (AGAIN): Couple celebrates 70th anniversary at Duke Chapel

As Lois and Elbert Wethington processed down the aisle of Duke Chapel together Thursday afternoon to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, the bride thought about the first time she walked that aisle, on a rainy Wednesday evening in 1945.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:19 PM

Police probe shots-fired reports

The Durham Police Department recently responded to four shootings across the city. One person was shot in the foot. No one else was hurt.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

FARM TO PLATE: Local produce, livestock featured

Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough will be one of 40 farms showcased for the 20th annual Piedmont Farm Tour Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

OneChatham, Circles Chatham merge

OneChatham, Inc. and Circles Chatham have merged and named a new executive director and board members.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

NetSuite acquires Durham-based Bronto Software for $200M

American Tobacco Campus-based Bronto Software has been acquired by California-based software company NetSuite for $200 million.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

U.S. Senate confirms Durham High grad Loretta Lynch as attorney general

Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, a Durham High School alumna, won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, 55, now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as the first black woman in the nation’s top law enforcement post.

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 08:12 PM

Rape charge against ex-UNC star dropped by Durham DA

A second-degree rape charge against former UNC-Chapel Hill basketball player Melvin Scott has been dropped, Durham District Attorney Roger Echols said Wednesday.