News: Local

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.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

UNC-CH officials develop health fee reduction plan

After the size of UNC-Chapel Hill’s health fee and its use for sexual health education programs raised the eyebrows of some UNC-system governing board members earlier this year, Chapel Hill leaders developed a three-year plan for paring it back.

 

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill team plans health fee reductions

After the size of UNC-Chapel Hill’s health fee and its use for sexual health education programs raised the eyebrows of some members of the system’s governing board earlier this year, Chapel Hill leaders developed a three-year plan for paring it back.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Drive makes it OK to play with food

The fourth annual Creative Food Drive (CFD) brought together businesses, schools and non-profits on Saturday to raise money and food for Housing of New Hope, a Durham non-profit that assists in finding shelter and food for those in need.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Local briefs, Oct. 19

  • Granville team top tobacco stringers
  • Residents asked thoughts for light-rail station infrastructure

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

Treatment program seeks to expand to 'heal more lives'

Stephanie Eakes came to the UNC Horizons treatment program for the first time in June 2012 because she knew it was a safe place to have her baby.

“I knew I couldn’t use any drugs here,” Eakes said of the Chapel Hill-based program, which is a substance abuse treatment program for pregnant women and mothers.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Price of new police HQ site: $5.5M

The East Main Street property that’s in line to become the site of the Durham Police Department’s next headquarters comes with a price tag of $5.5 million, according to a staff memo that asks the City Council to approve the purchase.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

City, county, Marriott operator settle lawsuit

Lawyers for the city, county and a Pennsylvania hotel company have finally struck a deal that ends their quarrel about the use of space inside the building that houses the Durham Convention Center and the downtown Marriott.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:11 PM

PECKING ORDER: Fowl fans flock to Bull City Coop Tour

Fourth annual Bull City Coop Tour was held Saturday throughout the city of Durham. About eight homes opened their yards to guests to see what it was like living with and raising chickens.