News: Local

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill’s accrediting agency raises compliance questions

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s accrediting agency has raised questions about the school’s compliance with 18 standards in light of the findings of former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation into the school’s academic and athletic scandal.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Duke faculty react to proposal to build new health center on ‘Anderson Woods’ site

BY LAURA OLENIACZ; 919-419-6636


DURHAM – Two acres of woods on Duke University’s West Campus have some oak trees that are several hundred years old, scientists say, and have been untouched by farming. Faculty members have used the woods for decades for teaching and research.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

Thanksgiving meals can be healthy

By KEITH UPCHURCH; 919-419-6612

DURHAM – Stuffing yourself on Thanksgiving can lead to weight gain, but health officials said it’s possible to enjoy your favorite foods without paying a price.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 09:47 PM

Later school start times could come in the 2016-17 school year

The school board on Thursday adopted a resolution setting a goal not to start middle schools or high schools before 8 a.m. or later beginning in the 2016-17 school year.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Council to keep close tabs on take-home car policy

An audit of the use of “take-home vehicles” by the Durham Police Department and other city departments raised important policy issues, according to City Council members, who on Thursday said they want to be kept in the loop about any follow-up.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

UNC provost, chancellor describe reforms in response to scandal

Despite a number of reforms implemented in response to the athletic and academic scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the school’s provost, James W. Dean Jr., said that he doesn’t expect “anyone to do the victory dance any time soon.”

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Council reshapes draft “memorials” policy

City Council members appear likely to endorse a policy that allows the removal of roadside memorials on public property, but signaled Thursday they don’t want one as strict as what the city staff initially proposed.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Police log, November 21

  • One man charged after robbery, chase
  • Search for toddler gets help

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Sheriff’s Office seeks information about man’s beating

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what happened to a man before he was beaten and left in a ditch.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:19 PM

Autopsy: trauma could have contributed to death

By Lauren Horsch; 919-419-6646


DURHAM – The autopsy of a Durham pastor shows that blunt force trauma could have contributed to his death.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Interfaith clergy pray together in gratitude

Only a few community members came, but the community’s clergy turned out for an Inter-Religious Celebration of Gratitude midday Thursday at Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church in Northeast Central Durham.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

After deaths, cyclists call for changes

By Lauren Horsch; 919-419-6646


DURHAM – Saturday night was the latest in a string of incidents that cost bicyclists their lives while riding on highly-traveled roads.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences dean to step down

UNC-Chapel Hill’s dean of College of Arts and Sciences is stepping down to return full-time to teaching at the university.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

UNC ipolice arrest student in on-line threat

The University of North Carolina Department of Public Safety has arrested someone in connection with threats made on Yik Yak.