News: Local

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Merrick Moore/Mill Grove reunion this weekend

The 2014 Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove All-School Reunion will be today through Sunday at Durham’s Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd. The classes of 1963 and 1964 will celebrate 50 years and receive the “Golden Tiger Award.”


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Orange County not perfect, but optimistic

Some statistics are still bleak for Orange County on Tuesday morning, but overall many things are looking up for the area, according to the seventh annual State of the Community Report.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

New DA will target violent criminals

Durham’s incoming district attorney says he’ll make prosecuting violent offenders a high priority when he takes office next week.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

Orange County Schools turns power over to public

About 40 members of the community met Wednesday at C.W. Stanford Middle School to begin what could be considered a daunting task.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

With help of technology, Duke prof tells autobiographic story through dance

A big move to take a job at Duke University proved more so and made such an impression on Thomas F. DeFrantz, that he named his new dance after that journey.

He and Duke University doctoral music composition student Kenneth David Stewart worked together to create the autobiographical work, “where did I think I was going? [moving into signal].”

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

The art of ‘yarn bombing’

In March 2011 the Durham-based Off the Hook Crochet Guild “yarn bombed” Major the Bull, the sculpture in CCB Plaza downtown. The volunteer organization wrapped the city symbol with several panels made of brightly colored yarn.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

School board meets Thursday

Thursday, the school board will hold its first meeting since schools opened for the majority of students attending Durham Public Schools.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Police log: One dead after I-85 crash

The Durham Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler carrying tomatoes.  
Investigators said the crash happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 09:05 PM

LGBTQ allies gather at Duke Divinity Convocation

Dozens of Duke Divinity School students and faculty gathered at the school’s convocation Tuesday morning to show support for the LGBTQ community after an alleged conflict at the school’s orientation.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Pond ruling delays Rescue Mission expansion

Plans for a 300-bed expansion of the Durham Rescue Mission are on hold until early next year so designers can rework the placement of a drainage-retention pond.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

UNC office examines alcohol-related hospitalizations

The number of UNC-Chapel Hill students transported to the hospital with alcohol-related health issues during the first week of school has drawn the eye of the university’s Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Number of juror scam victims grows

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating more reports of Durham residents being targeted in a scam involving jury duty.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

School board to continue studying later start times

It appears the school board was on to something when it asked staffers to look at the possibility of delaying start times for most schools by 30 minutes.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Durham Tech awarded Duke Energy grant

Duke Energy has awarded Durham Technical Community College a $182,299 grant to purchase eight Mechatronic Training Systems modules.