News: Local

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

‘FANTASTIC’ NEW ROLE: Ex-‘Maude’ star Barbeau in ‘Pippin’ at DPAC

Actress Adrienne Barbeau, who has been on television more than 500 times, has taken on a new role: Berthe in the national tour of the long-running Broadway show “Pippin.” ... Barbeau joined the tour a month ago in Florida. It’s coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center May 12-17.


Apr. 30, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Duke, state VA ally to support veterans

Ajoint initiative between Duke EPIC and the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs will focus on increasing access to mental health services for vets and military families. It will provide the state’s 52 Veteran Service Officers & Veteran Service Technicians with enhanced training specifically developed for veterans and will certify these individuals as Veterans Support Specialists. Duke EPIC is working with the state to make North Carolina “the most veteran-friendly state in America,” according to Gov. Pat McCrory.


Apr. 30, 2015 @ 01:40 PM

Bike Month offers variety of options for cyclists here in May

National Bike Month will be celebrated throughout Durham in May and will include a variety of events including group rides, cyclist socials, giveaways, workshops and more.



Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:59 PM

Durham Council of PTAs collects honors

The Durham Council of PTAs and its president have recently won accolades at the state and local levels.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

New lawsuit alleges race-based policing

A lawsuit filed against the City of Durham and multiple police officers purports that the Durham Police Department continues to use unconstitutional and racially-motivated practices. The lawsuit filed Wednesday relates to a November 2012 incident in which the plaintiff, Keith Ragland, alleges he and his car were searched based on his race.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

Funds sought for $100M Duke facility

Duke University is seeking donations to pay for a new building on West Campus at the end of Science Drive to provide more classroom and lab space for the Pratt School of Engineering and the Department of Physics. Officials figure the building will cost about $100 million.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 09:40 PM

SOLDIERING ON: Fire officials seek answers; displaced families try to regroup

Twenty six area residents traumatized after being burned out of their homes late Monday and early Tuesday after firefighters thought they had extinguished an initial blaze but returned less than hour later to find the roof in flames.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Police probe string of possibly connected break-ins

Five break-ins were reported in a 48-hour time span, three  at the Magnolia Pointe Apartments on the 4800 block of Danube Lane.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Federal official visits Durham Innovation District

The Durham Innovation District could serve as a model for other similar districts across the country, Economic Development Administration head Jay Williams said Wednesday..


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Durham celebrates its state historic sites

More than 350 elected officials and civic and business leaders on Wednesday attended the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 2015 Annual Tribute Luncheon to celebrate Durham. This year, the event at the Durham Convention Center honored Durham’s three state historic sites and their role in preserving Durham’s history.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:54 PM

200-plus honor Durham, Orange volunteers

The Volunteer Center honored a dozen volunteers and companies at its annual Key Volunteer of the Year Recognition Luncheon this week.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

Umstead store, house get historic nod

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has included the D. C. Umstead Store and House near Bahama in northern Durham County as one of 18 individual properties and districts across the state that have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 06:53 PM

Scholarships to honor Dean Smith

UNC has begun raising money to endow a new set of scholarships that honor former men’s basketball coach Dean Smith.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

Health workers complete ‘walk’ to California

They’ve talked the talk, and now they’ve walked the walk. Staff members at the Orange County Health Department have reached their goal of walking the distance to Orange County, California — a week ahead of schedule.