News: Local

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

Argos breaks ground on new facility

While pharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics debated a site for its headquarters and manufacturing lab, Durham wasn’t always at the top of the list.

“There were a couple places outside North Carolina (that) had a significant amount of incentives in place, especially for a cancer company,” said Argos President and CEO Jeff Abbey. “At one point, I didn’t think we were going to get there with Durham.”

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

One dead after plane crash in Bahama

One person died and another was injured when a small plane crashed in northern Durham County Tuesday afternoon.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

Violence and justice discussed at Duke Chapel

Duke Chapel hosted a panel discussion about violence and justice this week with those who know it firsthand through their life or work.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:29 PM

Council OKs police site purchase

City Council members signed off Monday on the choice of a site for Durham’s next police headquarters, agreeing to spend $5.7 million to buy a 4.5-acre property for it off East Main Street.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Six to receive the North Carolina Award

The state's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six North Carolinians, including two from Chapel Hill and one from Durham,  Nov. 13, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:31 PM

Following her heart to Duke

Duke always had a place in Jenna Frush’s heart.

Her parents both graduated from Duke’s medical school and she grew up in Durham, an avid fan of the Blue Devils men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Four years ago, as a senior at Northern High School, she had a choice.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Armory vandalized by protesters claiming support for Ferguson

On Saturday, members of the National Guard arrived at the armory off North Duke Street in Durham to find it locked and vandalized.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Duke, NCSSM alum gives $1 million for scholarships

Sean Fahey, a 1989 graduate of N.C. School of Science and Mathematics and a 1993 Duke University graduate, has given the two schools a $1 million gift to provide scholarships for NCSSM students to attend Duke.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

UNC academic probe results to be released

Former U.S. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein will release the findings from his eight-month investigation into academic irregularities at UNC-Chapel Hill on Wednesday.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 08:07 AM

Fire damages house on Nash Street

A fire caused by an electric stove damaged a house Sunday at 511 Nash St. off Fayetteville Road, officials said. No one was hurt.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

UNC professors speak on Wainstein report expectations

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members are in a “holding pattern” while waiting on the results of an independent investigation into academic irregularities in one department, one professor said this week.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

SNCC’s peaceful protest discussed at Durham library

People gathered at Durham County’s Main Library on Sunday afternoon to discuss a message they found important in light of recent violent events in the media – nonviolent resistance and the civil rights movement.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

‘He has built cultural bridges’

In announcing the Bessie Award to Chuck Davis, the awards’ organization recognized this Durham-based dance maker’s achievements that include his founding and stewardship of DanceAfrica!, a festival he started in 1977 at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

Taste-testing to put food on tables

People with cups in hand came to Carrboro Sunday afternoon on a twofold mission: to foster beer education and alleviate local hunger.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

Davis, master of ‘theater magic,’ honored for outstanding service

The man who has opened every performance for decades with “Peace! Love! Respect! For everybody!” will receive an award that represents the respect that others in his field have for him.