News: Local

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 05:30 PM



It’s taken a few years, but the Scrap Exchange finally has a permanent location in the city.

It’s also not the first time the Scrap Exchange had to pick up and move its vast collection. In 2011, after the roof collapsed at the Liberty Warehouse, the Scrap Exchange had to relocate to the Cordoba Center for the Arts.

But finally having a place to call its own, it has the chance to expand in ways staff members and board of directors have only dreamed.

Ruth Warren, Scrap Exchange marketing manager, said finally being in the space was an amazing accomplishment, one that came with a lot of work.

That work was moving what was at the space on Franklin Street to the Lakewood Shopping Center.

Madeline James, Scrap Exchange store manager and volunteer coordinator, said more than 100 people helped work over the past week to get the building ready.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Town hall addresses problems facing youth

There was no lack of passion inside a Durham church Friday afternoon as residents tried to identify some of the problems facing Durham’s youth today.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Chapel Hill PD target of vandalism

A group of anarchists has claimed responsibility for damage to Chapel Hill police cars that took place early Thursday.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Durham art space teams up with Pittsboro skateboard park advocates

Local nonprofit groups have auctioned painted chairs and painted violins to raise money. Now a group of volunteers seeking to build a skate park in Pittsboro is auctioning skateboards painted by local artists to raise money for the project.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Police log: Men arrested in separate July incidents

Police made arrests this week in connection with incidents in July.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

DA stepping down, Echols named to post

After being appointed as Durham’s district attorney two years ago, Leon Stanback has decided to step down at the end of the month. 


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Couple remembered at vigil

On what would have been Jerron McGirt’s 35th birthday, his family and the community gathered for a vigil for him and his girlfriend, Jessica Liriano, who were both killed at their home  on Cheek Road in Durham on Dec. 16. Liriano’s ex-boyfriend, Michael Teon Brown, has been charged with first-degree murder in their deaths.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Intrepid closing elicits support, concerns from residents

After seven months at 106 W. Parrish St., Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits will be closing in a few weeks.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Police seek information in peeping Tom incident

Durham police investigators are asking for information about an Aug. 3 incident involving a peeping Tom in the area of Old Chapel Hill and Shannon roads. The male used a ladder to climb up and look in a female’s bedroom window, according to police.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Project gives voice to African-American history

When The HistoryMakers project was getting off the ground, founder Julieanna Richardson came to Durham to garner support from someone who definitely made history: John Hope Franklin.
She spent a few hours at his home and they talked about his orchids. He wrote a letter of support for The HistoryMakers, and his own interview recorded later became part of the 2,600 video oral history interviews archiving African-Americans who are an integral part of U.S. history.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

Common Core creator: Ask teachers what works

As North Carolina begins to review and possibly revise its Common Core standards, Michael Cohen, president of Achieve Inc., a Washington, D.C., education reform nonprofit, advised state education and business leaders Thursday to listen to what teachers have to say about what works best.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Duke would be ready for Ebola case

Although the Ebola virus outbreak is happening half a world away, health officials here are monitoring its spread daily and have plans in place to deal with patients who have contracted it.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Memorial for slain pastor canceled

A public memorial slated for this weekend to celebrate the life of Kent Hinkson has been canceled so his family can mourn in private.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

BioCryst funded for Ebola treatment trials

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals has received an additional $4.1 million in funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to advance treatment research for the Ebolavirus.