News: Local

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Court wants explanation for DWI blood sample

A divided N.C. Court of Appeals panel wants the judge in a Chatham County drunk-driving case to explain why he thought a Chatham sheriff’s deputy didn’t have time to get a warrant before forcing the driver to give a blood sample.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Community health event set

The Durham County Department of Public Health and Durham Diabetes Coalition (DDC) have teamed with Radio One Raleigh to host a combined Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize celebration and Take a Loved One to the Doctor event at the Durham County Human Services Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

On patrol: A night in the life of a Durham police officer

I’m accustomed to seeing the red and blue flashing lights of a police cruiser from outside the car, usually after a few feet of police tape has gone up or I’m slowly going by them on roadways when they’ve stopped drivers.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Orange health offers help for pre-exposure to HIV

The Orange County Health Department is offering preventive measures -- counseling and prescriptions -- for people who are at high risk for exposure for HIV infection.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:00 PM


As unlikely as it sounds, North Carolina controls its own destiny -- at least in the ACC’s Coastal Division.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

Man who died after being found in car had been beaten

Police say a man who died after being found unresponsive in a car on Weaver Street on Wednesday had been beaten. 


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

Professor, critic calls for ‘big, meaningful changes’ at UNC

Academic failures revealed in an investigation into one UNC-Chapel Hill department Wednesday occurred because of a system that requires athletic “eligibility to be prioritized over educational enrichment,” a university professor said Thursday.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Speakers zero in on domestic violence

Panelists weighed in Thursday on domestic violence in Durham, suggesting ways to make the reporting system safer and more effective.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Police log

  • Police investigate suspicious death
  • Arrests made in Wednesday shooting


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Winkler sculpture to remain in Durham

"Winding Out,” by Asheville sculptor Robert Winkler, one of 12 pieces in the Bull City Sculpture Show, has been chosen as the piece that will remain in Durham, pending a City Council vote.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Coaches removed from academics, investigation finds

When asked Wednesday how involved he was in his players’ academics, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said he was only focused on his next opponent.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Hands of clay: Durham potters to hold first studio tour

Ceramic artist Cynthia Aldrich opens up one of her kitchen cabinets and handles several coffee cups made by local potters. She matches each cup with its maker, and among the names are Deb Harris, Dorothy Davis and others. All are artists whose work she admires, and on her artist website, Aldrich says drinking coffee from the mugs is like “breakfasting with friends.”


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

Petition seeks DA's removal

A man involved in a running feud with the Durham County Sheriff's Office and judicial officials has asked that District Attorney Roger Echols be removed from office.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Carolina community questions leaders in wake of probe’s release

Questions were raised at a meeting held for the UNC-Chapel Hill community Wednesday about the impact on current Department of African, African-American and Diaspora Studies students from the scandal involving the department and what athletic coaches should have known about it.