Durham roads are expected to be dangerously icy Tuesday morning – at least in spots – and the rest of the week looks bleak compared to Sunday’s touch of spring.
“It will be noon before temperatures rise above freezing, but the day will be dry,” said Nick Petro, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service at N.C. State University in Raleigh. Tuesday morning’s low could be in the teens.
The Durham school board was set to discuss plans for making up days missed last month due to snow.
But as luck would have it, the board’s Instructional Services Committee meeting was canceled Monday due to the threat of inclement weather.
A Durham Public Schools bus driver turned left onto Wake Forest Highway into the path of an oncoming car Monday, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
A two-month undercover Durham police investigation focused on heroin sales resulted in 11 arrests.
Raleigh author, writing coach, arts advocate and organizer Carrie Knowles has been selected as the region's 2014 Piedmont Laureate. During 2014, Knowles will appear at workshops, reading programs and speaking engagements throughout Durham, Orange, Alamance and Wake counties.
Firefighters from the Caldwell, Cedar Grove and Orange Rural fire departments and the North Carolina Forestry Service contained a woods fire on Sunday afternoon.
The fire, off Little River Church Road threatened a barn and adjoining properties. "It burned about 4 acres total," said Brad Allison, chief of Caldwell Fire Department.
No. 14 North Carolina swept the regular season series from No. 7 Duke for the first time in six years, defeating its rival 64-60 Sunday at Carmichael Arena.
Diamond DeShields scored 18 points – making her the first freshman in UNC history to score 500 points in a season – and fellow freshman Allisha Gray scored all 12 of her points in the second half as the Tar Heels won 64-60 in the teams' regular-season finale.
Two of the county’s big-three political groups have changed leaders, with the biggest moves coming in the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People.
Committee members recently voted in an all-new slate of officers, beginning by electing former state Sen. Ralph Hunt, D-Durham, as the group’s chairman.
Students will soon be able to take Durham Technical Community College classes while living on N.C. Central University’s campus, an evolving agreement between the two institutions that will be a first for the state.
Arrest made in Saturday hit and run
Backstage at the Durham Performing Arts Center, past the scrawled signatures on cement walls for shows such as “Grease” and “Book of Mormon,” 10-year-old Masiah Hodges prepared to share his dance moves with Durham.
After shoving sunglasses onto his face, he threw one hand up in the air, swaying his upper body. He was doing the Nae Nae, a new dance trend.
Duke undergraduates are looking at a $60,533 price tag to attend Duke University in the 2014-15 academic year.
The Duke Board of Trustees on Saturday approved a 3.9-percent increase in the total cost of attending the university during the 2014-15 school year.
The characters of "Freeman," by Leonard Pitts Jr. have been 30 years in the making. But their stories are as old as the Emancipation Proclamation.
Lawyer Scott Holmes laid out his recommendations to the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham for how Durham police, the district attorney and community can foster restorative justice.
Holmes, who is a Quaker, spoke during the Religious Coalition’s monthly roundtable Thursday. Restorative justice is a term to describe justice beyond punishment, when those who commit the crime and those who are victims of crime meet in a circle atmosphere and discuss justice beyond what the law prescribes.
NO. 7 DUKE WOMEN VISIT NO. 14 UNC HOPING TO AVENGE HOME LOSS
A regular season that’s been thrilling at times and troubling at others winds down for Duke and North Carolina in women’s basketball Sunday, March 2.
The rival Blue Devils and Tar Heels will play for the second time this season with the game at UNC’s Carmichael Arena today (1 p.m., ESPN).
The last time the teams met, UNC carried a three-game losing streak into the Feb. 10 contest at Cameron Indoor Stadium. But the Tar Heels, behind freshmen stars Diamond DeShields and Allisha Gray, beat Duke 89-78 for their first win in Durham since 2008.