News: Local

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.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

Students, the bell tolls for thee

For nearly 30,000 Durham Public Schools students who attend schools on a traditional calendar, the long summer break has come to an end.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 02:20 PM

Two take tandem tour across America

Cycling across the country from coast-to-coast on a two-person bicycle, Bill Kier and Kathleen Smith encountered rain, sleet, and snow, temperatures above 100 degrees and forest-fire-caused road detours.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 01:05 PM

Family of hospitalized UNC senior turns to community for help

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior has been hospitalized for almost three weeks for treatment of severe head injuries after a car accident in Durham. Her family is turning to the community for help with medical costs.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Habitat for Humanity helps create 'miracle' on Ashe Street

The dedication of the latest Habitat for Humanity home on Ashe Street brought out a crowd of people who helped refurbish the home and those who have supported Susan Mowery, the recipient of the house, throughout her journey.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

Durham police investigating Saturday homicide

A 34-year-old Durham man died Saturday morning after he was shot driving his SUV near North Duke Street and Horton Road.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 03:50 PM

A 'berry' festive day in Carrboro

The Elderberry Festival is a celebration of community, resilience and sustainability in the town of Carrboro, and for founder Rodger Lenhardt, it’s a happening full of passion.