News: Local

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Drive makes it OK to play with food

The fourth annual Creative Food Drive (CFD) brought together businesses, schools and non-profits on Saturday to raise money and food for Housing of New Hope, a Durham non-profit that assists in finding shelter and food for those in need.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Local briefs, Oct. 19

  • Granville team top tobacco stringers
  • Residents asked thoughts for light-rail station infrastructure

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

Treatment program seeks to expand to 'heal more lives'

Stephanie Eakes came to the UNC Horizons treatment program for the first time in June 2012 because she knew it was a safe place to have her baby.

“I knew I couldn’t use any drugs here,” Eakes said of the Chapel Hill-based program, which is a substance abuse treatment program for pregnant women and mothers.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Price of new police HQ site: $5.5M

The East Main Street property that’s in line to become the site of the Durham Police Department’s next headquarters comes with a price tag of $5.5 million, according to a staff memo that asks the City Council to approve the purchase.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

City, county, Marriott operator settle lawsuit

Lawyers for the city, county and a Pennsylvania hotel company have finally struck a deal that ends their quarrel about the use of space inside the building that houses the Durham Convention Center and the downtown Marriott.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:11 PM

PECKING ORDER: Fowl fans flock to Bull City Coop Tour

Fourth annual Bull City Coop Tour was held Saturday throughout the city of Durham. About eight homes opened their yards to guests to see what it was like living with and raising chickens.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

No charges in fatal Chapel Hill collision

The Chapel Hill Police Department is not filing charges against the driver that hit a cyclist in Chapel Hill on Oct. 3.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Durham man found innocent almost 40 years later

Almost 40 years after Willie Henderson Womble, 60, was convicted of murdering a man in Butner, a special three-judge panel in Granville County found him innocent of the crime.

In June, the state's Innocence Inquiry Commission recommended that the panel review Womble's case.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

TV actress shares story with Hillside students

Television actress and Hillside High School alum April Parker Jones must have given out 100 or more hugs Friday during a visit to her alma mater to talk with Wendell Tabb’s drama students.

Parker Jones, in town this weekend for her 20th class reunion, also posed for 100 or more selfies.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Raleigh Little Theatre brings free preview of 'Brother Wind' to Durham

For the second year in a row, Raleigh Little Theatre, in partnership with Hayti Heritage Center, is bringing a free, preview event to Durham.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Local briefs, Oct. 18

  • Golden Leaf Awards nominations sought
  • Homecoming at St. John’s Missionary Baptist
  • Haircuts help McDonald House this weekend          
  • Conversation on race Thursday
  • RSVP seeking volunteers
  • DHS Class of ’65 reunion set
  • Summit on domestic violence to be held


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Pantry in need donations

A local food pantry says it is in dire need of help to stock its shelves.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Independent Animal Rescue saves lives

It was a pitiful sight: A kitten with a broken leg trying to drag himself across U.S. 15-501 in Durham.

But a Good Samaritan saved the day. She got out of her car on the busy highway and scooped him up. Surgeons fixed the kitten’s leg, and he’s doing well now.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

WADE & KENAN: Duke hosts Virginia, UNC hosts Tech

Duke and UNC host ACC games with potential post-season implications today, while surprising N.C. Central travels to Baltimore for a showdown with MEAC foe Morgan State.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Man arrested on firearm charges

A Durham man was arrested Thursday morning on charges stemming from a shooting Oct. 3 on Elizabeth Street near Commerce Street.

The person fired on was not injured.