News: Local

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

DPS breakfast program wins $50,000 award

The school district’s Child Nutrition Services division continues to get high marks and awards, too, for its program started this year to provide all Durham Public Schools students with free breakfast.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Panelists talk STEM collaboration, employment and design

At a panel discussing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education Tuesday morning, President and CEO of Research Triangle Park Bob Geolas said society has turned math and science into something scary.

 

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

GoPass available to Durham Tech students

More than 500 Durham Tech students have picked up a GoPass in the first week of its distribution.

GoPass is a free bus pass from Triangle Transit that allows eligible Durham Tech students to ride city and regional buses via Triangle Transit to get to and from the college.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Head Start to celebrate grand (re)opening

Durham Head Start is inviting the community to attend a 2 p.m. grand opening ceremony Friday at the agency, 215 West Seminary Ave.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Board by board to a new beginning

A year ago, Achilles Cook was trying to get a job on a construction site when his resume was passed to Phillip Jackson, who leads New Beginnings Outreach, a faith-based nonprofit that helps mostly young African-American men get themselves on track in work and life.
New Beginnings is a six-month training program that matches them with jobs in building deconstruction, renovations, rehabilitations and grass-cutting.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 03:22 PM

Funding climate stalls Carolina North project

Work on Carolina North, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s planned satellite campus, is stalled due to funding issues.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

Hillside grieves loss of student

Durham law enforcement agencies are continuing to investigate a car accident that left Hillside student Chase Kyshann Booker dead early Sunday.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 08:53 PM

Crime up 11 percent in first half of 2014

A spike in the crime rate that began showing up last year continued through the first half of 2014, the overall count of major crimes by the end of June being up 11 percent on levels the year before.
Violent crime – homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults – was up 30 percent as of June 30 compared to the same point in 2013.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Police log, Sept. 16

  • Man shot on Fayetteville St.
  • Woman charged in fatal stabbing

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Firefighters lose pounds, gain energy

Durham firefighters know it’s important to lead by example, and that’s why a group of chiefs has made healthy eating and exercise a priority.
Fire Chief Dan Curia has shed 63 pounds since May 2013, dropping from 232 to 169.
And now, Curia and others in the department are ready for the next phase of their fitness campaign. They’ll run a half-marathon (13.1 miles) on Oct. 19 at Myrtle Beach, S.C.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

DPS sees influx of ‘Border Children’

The Durham Public Schools is seeing an increase in enrollment of so called “Border Children” fleeing gang violence, sexual violence and abject poverty in Central America.

 

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

NCCU to launch computer science, business degree program

Starting next spring, N.C. Central University is planning to offer a combined bachelor’s of science degree in computer science and business.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Duke Energy partners with Strata on solar energy

In a plan to invest $500 million in solar power expansion in North Carolina, Duke Energy will partner with Chapel Hill-based Strata Solar to develop a 65-megawatt (MW) solar facility in Duplin County.

 

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 09:03 PM

Domestic argument said to lead to homicide

Durham police say they are investigating a homicide Saturday night on North Maple Street. An arrest has been made in the case.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

More streets getting two-hour limit on curbside parking

City officials are expanding a two-hour curbside parking time limit that’s now in place downtown to the nearby Brightleaf, West Village, American Tobacco, West and Central Park districts.