An email campaign instigated by Preservation Durham has produced dozens of messages to the City Council asking members to uphold a 2011 decision declaring the Liberty Warehouse a local historic landmark.
Wadley, a young Haitian girl, always loved school, but when the 2010 earthquake displaced her family, they could not afford to send her to school. Wadley saw a tent school near the camp where her family was living and decided to attend, with or without money.
Two key N.C. Department of Health and Human Services officials on Wednesday soft-pedaled the likelihood that out-of-state companies will secure the lion’s share of the work when the state reorganizes the management of its Medicaid program.
A detective who pointed out inconsistencies in Raven Abaroa’s story found his own investigation under fire during defense questioning on Wednesday.
Abaroa, 33, is standing trial for first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife, Janet Marie Christiansen Abaroa, 25, at their home on Ferrand Drive in Durham on April 26, 2005.
Prosecutors have been presenting evidence against Abaroa for more than two weeks starting with statements he made to the lead detective after he came home from a soccer game and found his wife dead in the upstairs office of their home.
Since then, the case has had a number of lead detectives, and for a day and half, the most recent lead detective, Charles Sole, was on the stand. On Wednesday, defense attorney, Amos Tyndall, continued his cross-examination of Sole.
It may be one of the most innovative efforts that Durham Public Schools has considered to try and reach at-risk youths.
A Durham woman died Tuesday in a crash in northern Durham, police said.
She was identified as Krystal Lashay Langley, 24.
Police said the accident occurred shortly before noon at the intersection of North Roxboro Street and Bon Air Avenue when Langley tried to make a left turn from Bon Air to the southbound lanes of North Roxboro.
Setting aside a recommendation by the town’s Personnel Appeals Committee, Town Manager Roger Stancil has upheld the firing of Kevin Thompson, a veteran Parks and Recreation Department employee accused of using town equipment to conduct personal business.
The committee unanimously recommended in February that Thompson, fired in October by Parks and Recreation Department Directory Butch Kisiah, be reinstated and given a lesser punishment.
In reaching its recommendation, the committee said the fact that the town has no defined or written policy specifically addressing town personnel performing work on private property was a major factor in Thompson’s favor.
Raven Abaroa said that police overlooked one of his knives when they searched his home following the murder of his wife.
That knife, he alleged, showed up in his belongings when he unpacked in Utah, according to the testimony of a detective Tuesday.
Currently, Abaroa is on trial for first-degree murder of his wife, Janet Marie Christiansen Abaroa. He was arrested in February 2010 while living in Idaho.
Shortly after his wife's death in 2005, Abaroa took his six-month-old son and moved back to the Salt Lake City area, where his family lived, and later moved to Montpelier, Idaho.
A Durham woman who “died” for more than 50 minutes is alive today because first responders never gave up on her after her heart suddenly stopped.
Stacy Lee credits the Durham firefighters and EMS personnel who used CPR that day for what she calls the “miracle” of her survival.
“I’m God’s miracle, because everything happened for a reason,” Lee said in an interview Tuesday at a cardiac resuscitation academy at the Durham Hilton on Hillsborough Road.
Fire heavily damaged a single-family house in northern Durham County early Tuesday, leaving three adults and a child displaced but no one injured.
Two dogs also escaped the inferno at 909 Wendy Way in a suburb off Milton Road, fire officials said.
James Thomas, assistant county fire marshal, said firefighters were called to the house at 2 a.m. and saw the front porch and attic in flames.
County Commissioners on Monday postponed a decision on whether to support a new initiative designed to better organize services for “disconnected” youth who’ve fallen off the track leading to education and jobs.
The Town Council approved several changes to its food truck ordinance on Monday, one of which lowers to regulatory fee for vendors from $600 to $200.
Town Manager Roger Stancil on Monday recommended a $91.1 million budget for fiscal year 2013-14 that would require a two cent tax increase, the first proposed for the town in several years.