News: Local

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

Cyclist killed in hit-and-run identified

DURHAM - Police are investigating a hit-and-run Saturday night on North Roxboro Street north of Chateau Road near the Old Farm neighborhood.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 11:06 PM

Cyclist killed in hit-and-run accident

Durham police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident Saturday night on North Roxboro Street north of Chateau Road near the Old Farm neighborhood.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 08:01 PM

BOUNCING BACK: Duke star’s 7-year-old brother in battle of life

Before Sept. 10 Malachi Briggs was by all accounts a happy, healthy 7-year-old boy. He loved to play basketball. He loved to joke around with his classmates. He even loved going to school and was excelling in his classes.

But on Sept. 10 Malachi’s world changed.

He was rushed to the hospital after his parents found a large protrusion under his right rib cage. It was that trip to the hospital when Malachi and his family was given the news — he had cancer.

His tumor would later be diagnosed as a Wilm’s tumor, which is highly receptive to treatment.

Since his family received the news, an outpouring of support has come in not only from their hometown of Las Vegas, but also from Durham.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Triangle Champions Track Club family dismayed at coach's slaying

Shareef Muhammad, 29, coached hurdlers for the club. Muhammad was shot last Tuesday during an attempted robbery at his home on the 1300 block of Rosewood Street. His next door neighbor said he’d only been living in the house for a few months, but knew him to be a sweet man.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Durham teacher turnover remains virtually the same

The teacher turnover rate for Durham Public Schools remained virtually unchanged for the 2013-14 school year, holding steady at 20.21percent compared to 20.16 percent the previous year, according to a recent report by the state Department of Public Instruction.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 03:23 PM

Community leaders launch ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

More than 150 community leaders came together Thurday  to address the challenges faced by Durham’s young men of color as they attempt to make a successful life. 

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Local briefs, Nov. 15

  • Orange’s 21st rabies case involved skunk
  • Interfaith service planned Thursday
  • Tobacco Trail section temporarily closed

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

Two arrested after deputies search house

Two people were arrested Thursday on Cook Road after a Durham County Sheriff’s Office investigation into street-level drug sales.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Slain coach remembered for his energy, positivity

Shareef Muhammad is being remembered for his energy and positive attitude in coaching.

Muhammad, 29, was a former track athlete at N.C. Central University before taking his time and talents to the Triangle Champions Track Club, a Durham-based track club for young athletes.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

UNC-system budget committee deliberates budget-cut strategy

The budget committee for the UNC system’s governing board deliberated Wednesday about how to implement a proposed 2 percent state budget cut to each campus.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Judge orders school to let banned student return

A judge on Friday ordered Mount Zion Christian Academy to allow a student who was banned due to fear of Ebola to return to school immediately.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Lenovo, Boys and Girls Club package 50,000 meals

About 210 Lenovo employees from across the continent partnered with about 30 kids Thursday to reach a big goal in just two hours.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:07 PM

Missing Chapel Hill man found dead

A body found in a parking lot at 1001 Airport Blvd. has been identified as Raymond Franklin Huntington, 57, according to a news release issued by the Morrisville Police Department.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Study: Judges more likely to acquit

A study on the recently approved amendment allowing defendants to waive jury trials says there’s evidence that judges are more likely than juries to acquit.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Attorneys clash on letting defendants waive jury trials

Voters approved a state constitutional amendment this month allowing criminal defendants to be tried by a judge instead of a jury, but not everyone is happy about it.