News: Local

May. 18, 2015 @ 07:54 PM

Durham Tech graduates more than 300

Durham Tech sent more than 300 new graduates into the world Monday, including seven members of one family.

May. 18, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

Local briefs, May 19

  • Fair to stress health, wellness for seniors
  • Tea for Two event June 6
  • Luncheon to discuss gun legislation

May. 18, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Police log, May 19

A 52-year-old Durham man is dead following a shooting Monday morning in northeast Durham.

May. 18, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Cree subsidiary potentially going public

Cree has plans to spin-off its power and radio frequency subsidiary into a separate, public business.

May. 18, 2015 @ 06:55 PM

Woman charged with attempted murder after traffic confrontation

A traffic stop Monday afternoon led to a shot fired and a woman charged with attempted murder after she hit a police officer with her vehicle.


May. 18, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Grant to aid breast cancer screening

The Orange County Health Department has been awarded a $49,624 community health grant from the Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate. The funding will be used for “Project Access-Orange County," a breast cancer screening project of the health department.

May. 18, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Duke responds to prof’s racial comments

A senior professor’s racially charged response to a New York Times editorial has once again raised questions about how Duke University’s leaders handle such incidents.

May. 18, 2015 @ 09:51 AM

Bull City’s first book festival sees 97 local authors

Authors, publishers, bookstore representatives and bookworms gathered at Durham Central Park this weekend to celebrate the local literary community in Durham’s first-ever Read Local Book Festival.

May. 17, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Café in former Straw Valley space offers sneak peek

Kristen Benkendorfer has a bucket of strawberries fresh from the farmer’s market, and she and her employees discuss different ways to use them.

May. 17, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

Duke to host genetics testing panel

Several months ago, Mark Anthony Neal, a Duke University professor of black popular culture, had his DNA tested with the quick swipe of a cotton swab. Rick Kittles, a pioneer in genetic ancestry testing and co-founder of African Ancestry, Inc., will reveal the results during a panel discussion on race and genetics Wednesday, May 20 at Duke.

May. 17, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Neil Offen: The walk of life or, mettle tested

At 7:30 a.m. precisely, my daughter Nora and I began The Great Saunter, the 32-mile circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan. Why did we do it? Well, of course — because it was there.

May. 17, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Durham Tech commencement set at DPAC

Commencement exercises for Durham Technical Community College are being held Monday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St.

May. 17, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Fire destroys abandoned house

Fire destroyed an abandoned house in eastern Durham early Sunday and caused minor damage to an adjacent house, officials said. No one was hurt.

May. 16, 2015 @ 10:35 PM

City announces Memorial Day schedules

Most City of Durham government offices, including City Hall and other non-emergency city operations, will be closed on May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

May. 16, 2015 @ 08:30 PM

Thousands on hand for Bimbé festival

The 46th annual Bimbé Festival drew thousands and culminated in a music and art fest at Rock Quarry Park Saturday. The free festival, which was blessed by outstanding weather Saturday, included musical performances from DJ Kool, Mc Lyte, Campus Hills Dance Team and Souloworks Dance Company, among other artists, winding up a series of events and gatherings that took place late in the week.