News: Local

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

Mitchell trial judge: ‘All dressed up, no place to go’

The trial of a man accused of murdering his 4-year-old son was put on hold Tuesday because of bad weather.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 10:46 AM

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools dismiss early

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will dismiss early due to the weather, the district announced at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

Orange, Chapel Hill school schedules

Orange County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 24. 

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

Durham Public schools closed today

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 07:31 PM

Czajkowski resigns from council

At Monday night's business meeting, council member Matt Czajkowski announced he would be resigning from the Chapel Hill Town Council effective March 30. 

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

Tearful neighbor remembers last goodbye to slain child

A woman broke down in tears Monday when she told a jury she ran her fingers through the hair of a lifeless 4-year-old boy as a final farewell.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 06:39 PM


UNC struggles pruned Golden State forward Harrison Barnes.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Eno group says office repair will cost nearly $108K

The post-sewage-backup repair bill for the Eno River Association’s offices on Guess Road will clock in at $107,650, and a debate is coming on how much of that the city should pay.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

Terminally ill Durhamite continues challenging students to do good

A man who last year challenged students to be kinder came back to Culbreth Middle School on Monday to reissue his challenge on a larger scale.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 06:10 PM

Local briefs, Feb. 24

  • Author, journalist to speak at ICON event
  • Glenn Campbell film to have special screening
  • Walk for the Animals to be May 16
  • Durham temporarily changes water disinfection
  • Dr. Seuss Week at the Granville library

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Mardi Gras celebration off until next year

Revelers hoping for a rain check for last week’s Durham Mardi Gras parade that organizers canceled because of winter weather will have to wait until 2016.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

UMD’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser March 5

Urban Ministries of Durham’s largest annual fundraiser, Empty Bowls, will be held March 5 at the Durham Convention Center.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Study looks at needs of patients who smoke

What is it like to be someone who smokes in today’s increasingly smoke-free world? How can providers best interact with their patients who smoke and support their efforts to become tobacco-free?

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 04:13 PM

Duke to give six honorary degrees in May

Duke University will award six honorary degrees at its commencement exercises on May 10, Duke President Richard H. Brodhead announced Monday.

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 08:21 PM

Remembering Dean Smith

Former President George H.W. Bush was on the phone trying to get up with North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams.

“I have a rule when a player’s in the office, nobody interrupts,” Williams said. “And if somebody calls, I don’t take the call.”