News: Local

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Police log

Collision closes road, injures motorcyclist

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 08:21 PM

More than 100 kids at Prodigal Farm

“It’s goats everywhere mommy!”

Four-year-old Finn Butler said it best during his visit to Prodigal Farms Sunday afternoon for its Open Farm Day. More than 160 kids were out and about to greet visitors to the farm and dairy.
“We had over 160 babies born in about a month,” said Kathryn Spann, owner and cheesemaker at Prodigal Farm. “It’s obviously a big job. But today we can really focus on people and being hospitable.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

City Hall repairs delayed

Plans for a $6.4 million facelift of City Hall’s exterior suffered a setback in recent months, pushing the start of work to at least the late summer.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Bell, commissioners debate anti-poverty strategy

County Commissioners may be cooperating with Mayor Bill Bell’s neighborhood-level anti-poverty initiative, but that doesn’t mean they lack for questions about it.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Thousands take part in Art Walk

Local artists were on display Saturday as part of the two-day Art Walk and Spring Market.

With more than 200 artists spread across more than 30 locations in downtown Durham, patrons were able to enjoy sunny skies and the visual arts on foot.

The Art Walk and Spring Market will continue from 1-5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Durham.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Durham to mark Earth Day April 27

Are you looking for ways to “love” the earth on a local level and make a global impact? If so, attend Durham’s 2014 Earth Day Festival and learn how you can help Durham save energy and reduce our carbon footprint.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

New buildings dedicated on Duke campus

Duke University dedicated two new buildings Thursday on West Campus.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Police log, April 12

Sheriff’s deputies arrested 24-year-old Rashad Ahmad Adams after a vehicle chase through East Durham late Thursday afternoon.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

Argument preceded gunshots in Durham mall parking lot

J.L. Potts, an off-duty Durham County Sheriff’s deputy, heard an argument involving several people in the Northgate Mall parking lot on Thursday.

He approached the group near Dress Barn and Bank of America, planning to intervene, and saw a man firing shots in the direction of Club Boulevard

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 06:26 PM



Having dramatically improved one sport at Duke, David Cutcliffe and some of his football players are lending a hand – and two feet – to another this spring.

Five Duke football players, coming off a season where a school-record 10 wins were recorded on the football field, have joined the track team as sprinters.

This is far from a gimmick to help the guys stay in shape. It’s all part of the plan to make the Blue Devils even better in football while helping Duke’s overall athletic department.

“Coach was telling us how we want to elevate the program and how we are going to compete with elite teams,” Duke running back/sprinter Josh Snead said. “There are some things that are going to change. We are going to have an edge in everything.”

At Cutcliffe’s suggestion, Snead joined the track team along with defensive back DeVon Edwards and wide receivers Issac Blakeney, Ryan Smith and Anthony Nash.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:42 PM

UNC: Student-athlete literacy claims lack valid data

Three experts hired by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say data cited by Mary Willingham doesn’t support her allegations about literacy problems among student-athletes.

On Friday, UNC officials released reports by professors from the University of Minnesota, University of Georgia and University of Virginia who examined Willingham’s data and found it lacking.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

More than a statistic

Shereka Littlejohn Dunston said to the small group, “I’m that one in four.”

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Dunston talked about her journey, citing that she is part of the statistic that one in four college women has survived rape or attempted rape.
According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, SAAM was first observed nationally in April 2001. SAAM and its teal ribbon have been designated to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent sexual violence.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

When things collide

Meredith Burgess of American Underground put the finishing touches on a sign that invites visitors to “come play” and help build a Rube Goldberg machine. The structure of the machine was just beginning to take shape in the green space across from CCB Plaza downtown during the second day of Paradoxos 2014.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 09:32 PM

Willingham: Student-athlete problems go far beyond UNC

Mary Willingham’s not out to smear the UNC Tar Heels, she told an N.C. Central social work class Thursday night.

It’s a broader problem, throughout the NCAA, she said: Student-athletes are promised a real education, put to work without pay in sports that rake in money for the NCAA and universities and then left to fend for themselves if they’re not star athletes with pro prospects.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

Suspect in officer’s shooting sentenced to 10 years

 A man whose family claims he’s a victim of racial profiling received a 10-year federal prison sentence in connection with the 2012 shooting of a Durham Police Department officer.

The sentence was the maximum Carlos Antonio Riley Jr., 22, could have received after pleading guilty to a count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.