I stood on the beach next to my cousin, looking out over the ocean off Nags Head. I wondered if the next shark attack would be out there in the waves. My cousin looked out to the sandbar, saying that he’d like to swim to it. He grew up in Florida, so he has a different view of the ocean.
It isn’t clear why a powerful North Carolina senator from Onslow County, has been relentlessly working over the past five years on behalf of the billboard lobby, but it is extremely puzzling.
Lawyers for a trio of former N.C. Central University professors and administrators suing the school for discrimination say they’ve asked state auditors to look into Chancellor Debra Saunders-White’s expense claims.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport will host a public discussion in Durham as it prepares its master plan study, Vision 2040.
Durham police are investigating a homicide that happened Friday afternoon near the intersection of Holloway and Raynor streets.
The Durham County Register of Deeds Office has issued 240 same-sex marriage licenses since gay marriage became legal in North Carolina last year. Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states will not affect the office’s practice. ... Also, local and regional reaction to Friday's high court ruling.
Duke is ready to open a 116,000-square-foot addition to the Duke Eye Center, a building its ophthalmology chairman says will be a “game changer” for his department in terms of elbow room and the patient experience.
Raynor Street between Miami Boulevard and Holloway Street is shut down so police can investigate a homicide.
Police also said Holloway Street between Miamia Boulevard and Bunn Terrace is shut down.
Residents are urged to avoid the areas.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld on Thursday added a second performance to his already scheduled Durham Performing Arts Center show on Sept. 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for both Seinfeld shows, one at 7 p.m., the other at 9:30 p.m.
Two tigers run across a field, zeroing in on their end goal. But they’re not in the savannah stalking an animal of prey. They’re at Carolina Tiger Rescue, and at the end of their enclosure they settle in front of two ice blocks, licking them as happily as kids licking Popsicles.
Surfboards, tiki huts and a house band. This was how Avalara marked the opening Thursday of its new offices at 512 S. Mangum St. in the Diamond View I building at the American Tobacco Campus.
Live music venue and restaurant Blue Note Grill opened at its new location Thursday at 709 Washington St., near historic Durham Athletic Park.
A 20-year-old Durham man was arrested after a traffic stop when police said he fled from a Sheriff’s deputy. ... Police believe a vehicle driven by an impaired driver struck a house on West Trinity Avenue on Wednesday afternoon causing thousands of dollars in damage.
A member of the UNC system’s Board of Governors faces a criminal charge in Wake County court that accuses him of assaulting a female. Raleigh Police Department officers arrested R. Doyle Parrish, 61, of 2609 Kingsley Road, Raleigh, on May 12.
Actress Taraji P. Henson will portray Durham civil rights activist Ann Atwater in a feature film based on the book, “The Best of Enemies,” which documents Atwater’s life-changing relationship with then-Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis.