News: Local

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 02:26 PM

One gun found after shooting

An attempted robbery escalated to murder Tuesday in Northeast Durham just blocks from Fletchers Chapel Road.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 07:24 PM

Durham Bulls advocate, former council member dies

One of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park’s major advocates died Tuesday, nearly 20 years after the facility first opened its doors.

Charles “Chuck” Grubb served on Durham’s City Council from 1989 to 1992. His fight for the then-unpopular stadium cost him his seat on the council in a race against Frank Hyman.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 07:07 PM

City wants access solution for Liberty Arts foundry

City officials are trying to referee an access-rights dispute between a Durham arts group and the Chapel Hill developer that’s putting up a new building on the site of what was the Liberty Warehouse.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Second man in Bahama plane crash identified

Clay Thomas, a Durham business owner, has been identified as the second person in a plane that crashed in Bahama last week.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Duke-UNC research center to focus on healthy food choice promotion

A new research center at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will develop strategies to promote healthy food choices, particularly among Americans receiving federal food benefits.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Sleeping juror booted from trial

A juror was removed from a first-degree murder trial Tuesday after falling asleep during testimony.

Durham County Superior Court Judge Henry Hight dismissed the juror after he apparently couldn’t stay awake. The juror gathered his belongings and left the courtroom.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Former Jordan teacher was suspended in 2012

The former Jordan High School teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student was first investigated by district officials in 2012.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Group to honor men for opposing death penalty

Two Durham political leaders will be honored in November for their work against the death penalty.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

NCCU holds rally and march to get students to the polls

After calling on N.C. Central University students to go vote, Chancellor Debra Saunders-White led a march to the early voting site at the NCCU student union Tuesday.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Sheriff Police Alliance makes endorsements

The North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance Political Action Committee has released its endorsements for the Nov. 4 election.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Bull City steel

CCB Plaza now has a new, permanent sculpture honoring Bill Kalkhof, whose leadership of Downtown Durham Inc. helped spur creation of the plaza, along with other visible signs of the redevelopment of downtown.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Conference to be held for business leaders

On Tuesday, Earl Hadden, founder and principal of the Small Business Success Project, invited Triangle business leaders to participate in a free daylong conference in Chapel Hill on Nov. 13.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Security guard arrested for sexual assault on minor

Chapel Hill police arrested a security guard on Oct. 18 who was accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 08:59 AM

Ethics center head implicated in Wainstein report replaced

Days after an investigation revealed that she knew about the paper class scheme at the heart of the athletics and academic scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill, Jan Boxill has been replaced as director of the Parr Center for Ethics.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

UNC’s DeSimone elected to all three National Academies branches

Dr. Joseph DeSimone, a chemistry professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.