New or old, City Council members stressed the need Monday night for unity as they said goodbye to longtime Councilman Howard Clement and swore in his replacement, Eddie Davis.
Clement, leaving office after 30½ years on the council, used his valediction speech to urge the city’s elected and appointed officials to continue working together.
“I want all of you to remember that Howard Clement never worked in his behalf: He worked on behalf of the citizens of Durham,” he said. “And all of you, my colleagues on the council, you’re a team.”
A man was shot and killed in the 1300 block of Fidelity Drive just before 7 p.m. on Monday.
They may have repealed an ordinance making participation mandatory, but County Commissioners agreed Monday they should continue asking large employers to voluntarily help prod workers to use alternatives to commuting alone by car.
A dog died in a house fire Monday morning, but firefighters saved a cat’s life by using oxygen.
No humans were hurt.
Fred Foster’s run as chairman of the County Commissioners proved a short one, as his colleagues voted Monday to replace him after a single year to give the post back to Commissioner Michael Page.
A daily commuter train from Charlotte to Raleigh struck and killed a pedestrian Monday while passing through Durham.
More than two years after a partial roof collapse scattered nonprofits, artists and others leasing space at the Liberty Warehouse on Rigsbee Avenue, a lawsuit connected to the incident has been voluntarily dismissed.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham Inc. completed the 2012-13 fiscal year with a financial surplus, its first profitable year since 2008, according to audited financial statements presented to its Board of Trustees.
The friendship between Ann Atwater and Claiborne Paul (C. P.) Ellis is often cited as a quintessentially Durham story. In 1971 Atwater, an African-American community organizer, and Ellis, then head of Durham’s Ku Klux Klan, were picked to co-chair a committee to address community concerns about the integration of Durham’s public schools.
In mid-November, Durham murder suspect Timothy Burns was moved to the state’s Central Prison complex in Raleigh under a safekeeping order.
On Saturday, the former Durham police officer died at a Rex Medical Center in Raleigh.
It’s not clear yet whether Burns, who reportedly tried to commit suicide after police say he stabbed his wife, Maxine, to death, succumbed to those injuries or if something else caused his death.
Former UNC-Chapel Hill African and Afro-American Studies Department chairman Julius Nyang’oro was indicted Monday by an Orange County grand jury on a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretenses.
The lighting of the Christmas tree in downtown Chapel Hill didn’t mark the beginning of the holiday season this year but it still brought out the young and young at heart.
University Baptist Church and Downtown Chapel Hill Partnership teamed up for the seventh year to continue what some are calling the town’s tree-dition.
In observance of World AIDS Day, two 12x12 pieces of history hang in the sanctuary of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
What began in the summer of 1987 as a way to memorialize those who lost their lives to AIDS, the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt has grown into the world’s largest community art project with more than 94,000 names on 1.3 million square feet of fabric.
To keep people like 27-year-old Jeff Elliott, a father of three, out of jail for not paying child support and to collect some money for families before the holidays, the Durham County Department of Social Services is holding “Amnesty Day” Wednesday at Durham County Justice Center.