News: Local


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 08:08 PM

Police reveal names of three murder victims

Durham Police on Wednesday released the names of three previously unidentified bodies all found in Durham in a 24-hour period that spanned parts of Monday and Tuesday.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 07:33 PM

UNC wrestling coach Mock pushes for sexual assault discussion

For UNC wrestling coach C.D. Mock, the message of a well-known anti-domestic violence, anti-sexual assault PSA echoes a message he’s tried to convey in a website he started to tell the ongoing saga of his son’s sexual assault case at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 06:52 PM

City catches heat over crime-map change

A Web publisher and some of its customers are objecting to a decision by city officials to stop using in-house mapping software to relay word to the public about where crime happens in Durham. Officials earlier this month announced that they had shut down the former CrimeMapper system in favor of posting the same data to a Web service called RAIDS Online.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

Durham business owner arrested on tax charges

Pharis Hugh Lambert, 63, of Trotter Ridge Road, was charged on Jan. 20 with one count of embezzlement of state property, one count of embezzlement of Durham County property and four counts of willful failure to file return, supply information or pay tax.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 06:17 PM

Religion Briefs: Walk for the Homeless set for Saturday

The 5th Annual Open Table Ministry Winter Walk For The Homeless will be held Saturday, Jan. 24 at the American Tobacco Trail, starting at Solite Park on Fayetteville Road in Durham.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 08:06 PM

South Durham intersection getting new roundabout

N.C. Department of Transportation engineers are getting ready to install another “roundabout” or traffic circle in Durham, this time in the southern part of the city at the intersection at Barbee, Herndon and Massey Chapel roads.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Durham Public Schools banking on fall referendum

Few of the details have been worked out, but the school board hopes to have a bond referendum on the Nov. 3 ballot to help Durham Public Schools begin to address more than $450 million in capital needs, including several new schools.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Durham grand jury indicts alleged killer

A Durham County grand jury this week indicted a man on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old whose body was found inside a car. The defendant, Chan Tavares Thomas, 35, faces charges of murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle inflicting serious bodily injury. He was being held in the Durham County Jail without bond.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

Former Durham prosecutor Freda Black charged with DWI

Former Durham County Assistant District Attorney Freda Black was arrested Tuesday night in Orange County after police allege she was driving while impaired.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

‘Ultimate haberdasher’ leaves behind clothing legacy

Polo jackets, tweed, loafers and Oxford shirts — the style made popular on college campuses throughout the country — brings one family’s name to the minds of many: Julian. Milton Julian, known as Chapel Hill’s “ultimate haberdasher” and the brother of Maurice Julian, passed away last Saturday at the age of 96.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Durham Committee elects new political action chairman

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People will go into 2015’s City Council election cycle with a new leader of its political-action arm, Ralph Hunt Jr.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

National Readathon Day a real page turner

If you are planning to sit down with a good book Saturday afternoon, you can also participate in the first National Readathon Day.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

24 hours: 3rd body found in Bull City

In a span of 24 hours the Durham Police Department found itself investigating a pair of homicides and another death it labeled “suspicious.” “One thing I can say is that none of these incidents appear to be connected in any way at this time,” Police Chief Jose Lopez said at a news conference Tuesday after the third body was found.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 01:04 PM

Police: Third body found in 24 hours

In the span of 24 hours the Durham Police Department found itself investigating two homicides and one suspicious death.