News: Local


May. 20, 2015 @ 07:35 PM

Lori Khan named DPS Teacher of the Year

Lori Khan, an 11th and 12th grade science teacher at Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College, has been named the Durham Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year for 2016.


May. 20, 2015 @ 06:58 PM

Local briefs, May 21, 2015

John “Buck” Everett is expected to announce his candidacy for mayor at a news conference Thursday, May 21.


May. 20, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Police log: Weekend break-ins reported, no arrests made

Thousands of dollars worth of belongings were stolen from two Durham homes, one on Kent Street, one on Bivins Street, over the weekend, according to police reports.


May. 20, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Old Crown Park Hotel downtown set for new life

Chicago-based AJ Capital Partners has acquired the shuttered Crown Park Hotel for $7.6 million, and plans to renovate it to add another hotel to the downtown Durham portfolio. The company will begin renovations to the 150-room hotel at 600 Willard St., later this year, with plans to have it open by late 2016.


May. 20, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

MORE THAN A GAME: Disabled heroes compete now on playing fields

Laura Root’s brow was dripping sweat as she pulled back hard on a rowing machine Wednesday at Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. The effort paid off for Root with a third-place showing during the second day of the Valor Games Southeast, a series of adapted sports for emotionally and physically disabled military veterans.


May. 20, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

'Wide net' vowed in search for new UNC chief

Executive-search headhunters in the running to help the UNC system find President Tom Ross’ replacement promised Wednesday to cast a wide net for “non-traditional” candidates from outside academia.


May. 20, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

Sheriff’s office nabs alleged traffickers

Three people have been arrested in a Durham County Sheriff’s Anti-Crime and Narcotics Unit drug investigation that involved 10 kilos of cocaine.


May. 19, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

Valor Games: ‘Better than a pill’

The Valor Games are sponsored by the VA and North Carolina nonprofit Bridge II Sports. They are free and open to the public and continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium and from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 21 at Lake Crabtree Park in Morrisville.


May. 19, 2015 @ 06:29 PM

Bonfield: Future bright for Durham

In a nod to Mayor Bill Bell’s “State of the City” address, Durham City Manager Tom Bonfield Monday night told the City Council that the future is bright for residents of Durham.


May. 19, 2015 @ 06:10 PM

Officials: UNC quick to fix animal-welfare issues

U.S. Department of Agriculture regulators say UNC’s animal-care monitors “acted promptly” to fix problems that contributed last year to the deaths of a rabbit and two ferrets used in research work.


May. 19, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Schools’ CTE program to create summer jobs

Director of the Durham Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education program, Rick Sheldahl, has developed a new partnership with the City of Durham’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) to create a program that could offer up to 50 paid internships this coming summer that are directly related to a student’s field of study or pathway.


May. 19, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

Local briefs, May 21, 2015

Stadium 10 at Northgate will present a series of free, family-friendly films as part of its Kids’ Free Summer 2015 Movie Camp. Free for children and their adult companions, films will screen three days a week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning June 16 and concluding Aug. 20.


May. 19, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Bull City father indicted in infant daughter's death

Alex Lee Noel, 22, of Durham, has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his 2-month-old daughter, Karina Noel, in early May.


May. 19, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

Palmetto State man indicted in 2012 Bull City double slaying

Tyrone Alexander Thompson, 38, was indicted Monday on two counts of murder in the deaths of two men on Dawkins Street. He is accused of fatally shooting Paul Noel and Timothy McGhee in January 2012.