News: Local

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 06:58 PM

‘Screams Echo’ at Hayti to be followed by dialogue

In “Screams Echo: A Story of Racism from Slavery to the Present,” audiences hear three stories of African-American characters through narration, music and acting.

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Three injured in head-on collision

A head-on crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on Stadium Drive Sunday morning.

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

UNC Center for Civil Rights faces board scrutiny

The fate of UNC Chapel Hill’s poverty center may be getting the headlines now, but a long-term controversy is shaping up over the future of a legal-aid group based in the university’s law school. The same Board of Governors work group that favored closing the poverty center wants officials on the Chapel Hill campus to undertake a year-long review of the Center for Civil Rights.

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Neil Offen: Turning the page on the Internet (sort of)

A few days ago, just as I was all geared up to waste a few hours on mindless digital drivel, my Internet went down.

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 01:56 PM

A REVIEW: Dance performance – alive live music, innovative moves

Reynolds Industries Theater was alive with the sound of music and dance moves Saturday night when Jason Moran’s The Bandwagon and Ronald K. Brown’s EVIDENCE Dance company teamed up for the world premiere of “The Subtle One.”

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

Moffitt: Avoid “monumental” police HQ design

Designers of the Durham Police Department’s next headquarters should shy away from any impulse to create a “monumental” structure akin to the county’s Health and Human Services Building, a city councilman says.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

PPI drugs increase intestinal damage due to NSAIDs

Physicians have long recognized that popular pain relievers like aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen can harm the digestive tract. These nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a mainstay of arthritis treatment.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Hillsborough to observe Civil War’s end with series of April events

Hillsborough will host a month-long commemoration in April of the end of the Civil War on the home front.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

10 years of STEM for FEMMES

The Duke University group Females Excelling More in Mathematics, Engineering and Science (FEMMES) hosted its annual Capstone Day Saturday for fourth through sixth graders. In its tenth year hosting the all-day event, FEMMES had its largest group of girls to date.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Rivalries don’t matter when it really matters

Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill, for all their storied rivalry and occasionally sincere dislike for each other, lets that battle of the blues fall away when it really matters. At Wednesday’s game, Duke students wore “DEAN” T-shirts — in Duke blue naturally — but with the point of an in memoriam to the late great Dean Smith, storied UNC basketball coach and legend off the court as well.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Fire destroys vacant house early Saturday

Firefighters responded to the fire at 100 block of South Maple Street about 6:13 a.m. Saturday. The single-story house was fully engulfed by fire when first responders arrived on scene.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Local briefs: Durham Committee hosts 80th annual meeting Sunday

The 80th annual meeting of the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People (DCABP) will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 at St. Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville St.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 08:29 PM

Children’s testimony brings murder defendant father to tears

A man accused of murdering his 4-year-old son in 2010 wept Friday when his two other children testified, saying a man wearing a Halloween mask assaulted them as they slept.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

DPS fails to submit teacher pay proposal to state

Seventy-five of 115 North Carolina school districts have submitted proposals to the state in the hopes of participating in a state pilot program to reward “highly effective” teachers with bonuses. The Durham Public Schools was not among them.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

Frozen water lines likely led to Friday blaze

A propane heater is to blame for a fire that displaced two Durham residents Friday morning.