News: Local

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

Still a scholar, but retiring as rabbi

Rabbi John Friedman’s professional life will come full circle next month. After 34 years as the leader at Judea Reform Congregation, he’ll return to where his clergy career began and also where he met his wife.

The 64-year-old and his wife, Nan, a retired physician, leave Durham Sept. 1 for Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. John Friedman will be the Marcus Center Director’s Fellow at the American Jewish Archives of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. They’ll stay in the same building that was once his seminary dormitory.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Child dies after being struck by car

A 4-year-old girl struck by a car Monday night on Dearborn Drive has died, according to the Durham Police Department.


Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

UNC Lineberger researchers identify eight breast cancer

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers used a new approach to pinpoint the genetic drivers of cancer to uncover eight genes that could be viable for targeted breast cancer therapy.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Scientists identify possible malaria treatment candidates

A Duke University scientist and collaborators have identified compounds -- including some that are already being tested as potential cancer treatments -- as possible treatments for malaria.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

White House honors owner of Intrepid Life amid closing

The White House will honor Matt Victoriano for his business, Intrepid Life Coffee and Spirits on Wednesday -- days before the shop is set to close.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

A call for action at NCCU rally

At a rally in front of the N.C. Central University School of Law on Monday protesting the shooting death of a black, unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, a law professor called on students to do more beyond the demonstration.

The rally was organized by the NCCU Black Law Students Association to protest the killing of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. It drew students as well as leaders. NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White attended, and the Rev. William J. Barber, North Carolina National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President delivered remarks along with student-leaders.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Excitement in the air as Orange, CHCCS begin new year

A low buzz filled the main room as students greeted each other and gathered around four long tables. Some grabbed breakfast from the far end of the room while others sat and chatted or doodled in notebooks. Principal John Williams said hello to each student personally as they entered the school, welcoming them with hugs and handshakes. Soon, the seats at the four tables were filled by the entire student body of Phoenix Academy High School.


Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Cyclist injured when hit by car

A Durham teenager was hit by a car Sunday night while riding a bike.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Nearly 30,000 Durham students start school

If 6-year-old Aiden White, a first-grader a Parkwood Elementary School, was trying to impress his teacher on the first day of school, then he accomplished his mission.

White, who is in Karen O’Connor’s class, spelled his name loud and clear for a reporter, showing his new teacher that he knows his alphabet and how to spell his name.
“Well, I know you’re ready,” O’Connor said before she was pulled away by parents and students in need of her attention on the first day of school.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Museum gets donation for outdoor exhibit

The Museum of Life + Science in Durham has received a $55,000 donation from SunTrust Foundation to help build Hideaway Woods, one of two new outdoor learning centers planned for the museum on Murray Avenue.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Cop log: Durham police investigate hit-and-run

Durham police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred early this morning on East End Avenue near Angier Avenue.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

TROSA graduates celebrate two years sober

On Sunday afternoon, 19 people looked back at the past two years of their lives and smiled.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Legacy Center constructs garden for Ronald McDonald House

Jacqueline Thomas had two weeks to raise money to build a Serenity Garden at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Revival at NCCU offers help to community

It may have been a back-to-school event, but it wasn’t just for students.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

County unsure of Whitted subsidy needs

The deputy county manager who is riding herd on the Whitted Junior High School redevelopment says it will be “several weeks” before local governments know whether they might have to raise their $7 million contribution to the project.