Two of the county’s big-three political groups have changed leaders, with the biggest moves coming in the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People.
Committee members recently voted in an all-new slate of officers, beginning by electing former state Sen. Ralph Hunt, D-Durham, as the group’s chairman.
Students will soon be able to take Durham Technical Community College classes while living on N.C. Central University’s campus, an evolving agreement between the two institutions that will be a first for the state.
Arrest made in Saturday hit and run
Backstage at the Durham Performing Arts Center, past the scrawled signatures on cement walls for shows such as “Grease” and “Book of Mormon,” 10-year-old Masiah Hodges prepared to share his dance moves with Durham.
After shoving sunglasses onto his face, he threw one hand up in the air, swaying his upper body. He was doing the Nae Nae, a new dance trend.
Duke undergraduates are looking at a $60,533 price tag to attend Duke University in the 2014-15 academic year.
The Duke Board of Trustees on Saturday approved a 3.9-percent increase in the total cost of attending the university during the 2014-15 school year.
The characters of "Freeman," by Leonard Pitts Jr. have been 30 years in the making. But their stories are as old as the Emancipation Proclamation.
Lawyer Scott Holmes laid out his recommendations to the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham for how Durham police, the district attorney and community can foster restorative justice.
Holmes, who is a Quaker, spoke during the Religious Coalition’s monthly roundtable Thursday. Restorative justice is a term to describe justice beyond punishment, when those who commit the crime and those who are victims of crime meet in a circle atmosphere and discuss justice beyond what the law prescribes.
NO. 7 DUKE WOMEN VISIT NO. 14 UNC HOPING TO AVENGE HOME LOSS
A regular season that’s been thrilling at times and troubling at others winds down for Duke and North Carolina in women’s basketball Sunday, March 2.
The rival Blue Devils and Tar Heels will play for the second time this season with the game at UNC’s Carmichael Arena today (1 p.m., ESPN).
The last time the teams met, UNC carried a three-game losing streak into the Feb. 10 contest at Cameron Indoor Stadium. But the Tar Heels, behind freshmen stars Diamond DeShields and Allisha Gray, beat Duke 89-78 for their first win in Durham since 2008.
The main photographic image in the new, permanent “Confronting Change” exhibit at the Carolina Theatre is an archive photo from this newspaper, taken when Faye Mayo was at the front of the ticket line at the then-segregated theater, asking to buy a movie ticket for the regular seats, not the ones way up in the balcony through the side door. The photograph was of a “round robin” protest, where protestors rotated through the line. Chances are someone else had just asked at the window and Mayo was simply next. But visually, she was at the front of the line, and in history, she was at the front of the line. Being part of the civil rights movement meant you were on the frontline. Now that Black History Month has segued to Women’s History Month, it is time to honor those who stepped up – to the plate, to the box office window, to the podium.
Benjamine Kaz Page, 35, of Hearthside Street in Durham, was arrested Saturday and charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released from Durham County Jail on a $1,000 bond.
\While it’s true blacks in Durham are searched and arrested out of proportion to their share of the overall population, they’re also the victims of crime more often than other ethnic groups, Police Department commanders say.
Audience members snapped their fingers, the popping noises reverberating across the auditorium, in agreement with Cornel West’s words.
“Try again, fail again, fail better. We all fall on our face,” West said.
But the question is, he asked, what kind of people are we when we bounce back?
On Friday, last day of Black History Month, West spoke to a packed audience at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and race issues affecting both North Carolina and the world.
The first tours of “Kinky Boots” and “Motown the Musical” and the return of “The Phantom of the Opera” are highlights of the upcoming Broadway season at the Durham Performing Arts Center, revealed Friday night to a full house of season-ticket members.
State Sen. Mike Woodard and state Rep. Mickey Michaux must fight to retain their seats in the fall, but three of their colleagues in Durham’s General Assembly delegation got a pass from both parties and will be re-elected.
Filing for this year’s legislative races closed Friday without opponents emerging to take on Reps. Larry Hall and Paul Luebke, or state Sen. Floyd McKissick. Like Woodard and Michaux, they are Democrats.
Michaux and Woodard are unopposed for the Democratic Party nomination, but will face Republican opponents in the fall.
Durham traffic defense attorney Mark Simeon filed Friday for District Court judge, hoping to unseat incumbent Doretta Walker.
Simeon, 57, who specializes in defending clients with suspended drivers’ licenses, said he’s helped an underserved population for the 25 years he’s practiced in Durham.