News: Local

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 08:03 PM

Sidewalk project runs into roadblocks

Some residents of west Durham aren’t happy that County Commissioners seem reluctant to offer financial backing to a sidewalk project that would link their neighborhood to Forest View Elementary School. The walkway, and a traffic signal, would make it easier for children and adults to cross Erwin Road at its intersection with Randolph Road.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 07:51 PM

Police log: Woman shot, listed in 'stable' condition

A woman who was shot Tuesday was in stable condition Tuesday evening at a local hospital.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

UNC system announces teaching awards

A political science professor who’s helped presidents ease into office and an English professor who runs a campus-wide writing program are the local winners of UNC system teaching awards announced Tuesday.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

County jobless rate rises in January

Durham County’s unemployment rate increased by seven-tenths of a point to 5 percent from December to January (4.3 to 5.0), the Department of Commerce reported Friday.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

County signs off on Whitted project changes

County Commissioners agreed this week to a couple of changes the Durham school board asked them to make to the development agreement for the former Whitted Junior High School.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 04:59 PM

Durham icon Willie Bradshaw mourned by fans, colleagues

Willie Bradshaw, an iconic high school coach and administrator who spent much of his career at Hillside High School, died Monday after a lingering illness.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

Orange County Health Department workers step up

Step by step, staff members at the Orange County Health Department are inching closer to their goal of “walking” to California.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

Duke study: Chance plays key role in HPV/cancer development

For people infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV), the likelihood of clearing the infection and avoiding HPV-related cancer may depend less on the body’s disease-fighting arsenal than has been generally assumed.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 12:29 PM

Woman in serious condition after shooting

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a woman in Durham earlier today. 

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 08:50 PM

Page: County oversight to make more use of data

County officials are going to strengthen the oversight of key programs, to ensure that it can show taxpayers they’re “showing great stewardship” of their money, County Commissioners Chairman Michael Page said.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

Sheriff promotes 5 deputies

Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews announced the promotion of five deputies Monday, including one to the rank of major.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 09:09 PM

Official: 3 dead in scaffolding collapse in downtown Raleigh

Workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project when a piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, killing three men and sending another to a hospital.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

As Durham’s growth continues, community leaders plan ahead

The growth of downtown Durham in recent years has many residents and community leaders wondering what the city’s next steps should be.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

No bond reduction for accused dog thief

A woman accused of stealing a dog from a Durham attorney's family and trying to extort money from them made her first court appearance Monday and was denied a bond reduction.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Local briefs, March 24

  • West Durham neighborhood hike is Saturday
  • Doula ‘Speed Dating’ event April 26
  • ER doctor charged with tax offenses