News: Local

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill gets $5 million for academic leadership endowment

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences has received a $5 million gift that will help the college create an academic leadership endowment.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Museum gets new red wolves

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is home to two new red wolves -- a breeding pair that museum officials hope will produce offspring.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Durham, Detroit and other cities’ reps talk inclusivity

Through a collaboration between Durham, Detroit, Cleveland and New Orleans, representatives from each city began convening Monday to discuss strategies to be more broadly inclusive with economic revitalization.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Whitted school decision due next month

County Commissioners and the school board could have a decision about whether to fund the $21.5 million Whitted Junior High School redevelopment project sometime in January.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Hillside has state’s No. 1assistant principal

Jason Jowers, assistant principal at Hillside High School, has been named the 2015 North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year by the N.C. Association of Principals and Assistant Principals.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Dancers exude strong sense of connection in intimate space

On Sunday night, the plain exterior of the building at 111 W. Parrish Street St. revealed no clue as to what was about to take place inside. Even the usual portable sign, with the name, The Carrack Modern Art Gallery, had not yet appeared on the sidewalk in front. Just the address, on the front glass door signaled that, yes, this was the place where Justin Tornow’s dance group, Company, was about to perform the premiere of her dance, “No. 13” (aka “The Weights.”)

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 08:09 PM

Shoppers enjoy Durham holiday bazaar, find local gifts

Shoppers browsed booths from more than 40 local vendors in search of the perfect Christmas gift at Yelp’s first-ever Holiday Bazaar, Sunday afternoon in the Cotton Room.

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

December graduates celebrate commencement at Carolina

Sunday afternoon saw temperatures in the low 60s and graduates joining the ranks of 2,182 students that graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014 – all under a Carolina blue sky.

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

Whitted redevelopment concerns on table

The Whitted Junior High School redevelopment project will be among the topics discussed Monday, Dec. 15 when the school board and County Commissioners meet for their quarterly, joint worksession. The school district has pledged to partner with the city, county and a private developer to convert the old school into elder housing and a preschool, which the Durham Public Schools would operate.

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

UNC senior celebrates graduation, healing

Like any college senior preparing to graduate, Katie Savage was feeling emotional Sunday, reminiscing on her time at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But unlike other college seniors, Savage’s journey on the campus began much earlier than the first day of her freshman year.

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

A REVIEW: “Nutcracker’ production once again delivers seasonal delight

In its 20th anniversary production of “The Nutcracker,” the Chapel Hill-based Triangle Youth Ballet delivered a concoction of wonder and joy -- a testament to the direction and choreography of Lauren Lorentz de Haas and esprit de corps of this large cast of more than 100 performers.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 07:49 PM

School board has questions about Made in Durham

The Durham school board has asked staff members for more information before it considers a $100,000 funding request to help establish the Made in Durham initiative as a 501(3) non-profit Organization.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

NCCU adds new major

N.C. Central University will offer a new major in environment and geographic sciences beginning in the fall of 2015, the university announced.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

Fire guts East Durham house; no one hurt

Fire heavily damaged a house in East Durham early Saturday, fire officials said.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

A taste of Germany in the heart of Durham

Even without snow on the ground, visitors packed Guglhupf bakery, patisserie and cafe on Saturday for the sixth annual Weihnachts Christmas Market, taking in a small piece of German tradition in the South.