News: Local

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 01:01 PM

Fireworks, baseball to mark Durham Fourth of July festivities

The public is invited to celebrate patriotism and civic pride with Durham Parks and Recreation and the Durham Bulls on Independence Day, July 4, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 12:37 PM

Truck strikes overpass, halts traffic

Another Durham railroad overpass was the site of a truck collision Tuesday afternoon. The bridge over West Chapel Hill Street near Durham Station was struck by a truck about 10:48 a.m., police said.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 09:59 PM

RDU embarks on 2040 plan

Raleigh-Durham International Airport held its first of multiple meetings over the next 18 months to identify the airport’s development goals through 2040.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 06:27 PM

NCCU faces another complaint

A N.C. Central University professor has hit the school with another federal equal-opportunity complaint, alleging mistreatment on the basis of gender in his quest to regain the chairmanship of the Department of Language and Literature.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 06:07 PM

Local briefs, June 30

  • City forum postponed
  • Southern Folklife Collection receives $986,000
  • Grant money bolsters local nonprofits
  • Red Cross urges donations to offset holiday shortfall
  • Registration open for Hillsborough Citizens Police Academy
  • Board of Adjustment meeting canceled


Jun. 29, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

Identity of found body released

The mystery surrounding a body found off of Interstate 85 has been partially solved.

The body found off of the Redwood Road exit on I-85 has been identified as 26-year-old Franklin Martinez.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Leave fireworks to professionals, firefighters warn

Lighting and watching fireworks is a popular way to celebrate Independence Day, but one mistake can turn the celebration tragic, firefighters warn.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 05:24 PM

Durham schools get Duke Energy grant

The Durham Public School has received a $15,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support early literacy skills and social/emotional skill development in pre-K programs.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

Durham students get CSI experience

Beware of a certain lab room at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics. It's full of blood.
There's a corpse on the floor and a baseball bat nearby. Police crime-scene tape criss-crosses the entrance.
It's all staged, of course, as part of a summer camp for Durham middle-school students.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

Ensemble takes on Jagger and Richards

The Duke University Vespers Ensemble concentrates on sacred music of the Renaissance by composers such as Dieterich Buxtehude and Christobal de Morales. In recent months, the choir also has been rehearsing the music of composers Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the principal songwriters of The Rolling Stones, with whom the Vespers Ensemble will perform when the Stones take the stage Wednesday at Carter Finley Stadium.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 04:18 PM

Sanchez named principal at Spring Valley

Sarah Sanchez, the assistant principal at Lucas Middle School, has been appointed principal of Spring Valley Elementary.  She begins her work there Monday.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Duke Diet & Fitness names program director

William S. Yancy Jr., M.D. MHSc, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, will be the new program director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center, said Adam Perlman, associate vice president of Duke Health and Wellness.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

NCCU to celebrate 105th anniversary

A collection of 105 artifacts dating back to the early years of N.C. Central University will be exhibited on campus Wednesday, July 1 in celebration of the university’s 105th anniversary which will be July 5, 2015. The pop-up exhibit will be in Room 110 of the James E. Shepard Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 1.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 07:26 PM

‘Around the world in a teacup’

B.C. Dash was one of several speakers on Sunday afternoon at the Durham County Library for a joint event with Sister Cities of Durham to bring people together over varieties tea made from countries across the world.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

New food truck also re-entry program for ex-cons

The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham has a new program rolling out soon, on wheels. 2econd Helpings will be a new food truck “where a conviction is not a barrier, but a requirement.” The food truck will employ only those Durhamites returning to the community after serving time in prison.