News: Local

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 06:23 PM

House completes 2015 elections for UNC board

N.C. House members elected eight people to the UNC system’s Board of Governors on Thursday, in the process opting to replace a trio of board members who’d sought another term.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 06:10 PM

Police log: Armed robbery suspect sought

The Durham Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a man who officials believe robbed the Gold Assay store at 7001 Fayetteville Road about 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday. ... Also, Durham woman, Catherine Marie Nance, 55, reported missing.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Entertainment briefs: Jim Jefferies, Brian Regan, David Crosby

The Back Porch Music on the Lawn series returns to American Tobacco’s quad May 14-Sept. 10. The eight free Thursday evening concerts are a joint production of the American Tobacco Campus and N.C. Public Radio WUNC-FM 91.5.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 01:34 PM

Duke study links later school start to trouble

Children who are older when they start kindergarten do well in the short term, academically and socially. But as teenagers, these old-for-grade students are more likely to drop out and commit serious crimes, says new research from Duke University.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

Fire damages vacant house

Fire heavily damaged a boarded-up house in southeastern Durham late Wednesday, officials said. No one was hurt.



Mar. 18, 2015 @ 09:26 PM

Duke Divinity hosts ‘Black Lives Matter’ panel

As the “Black Lives Matter” protest movement begun in Ferguson, Missouri, expanded across the nation in late 2014, Duke Divinity School hosted a service and discussion that drew a few hundred students. Led by the Office of Black Church Studies, the conversations would continue into 2015, said Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman, and they have.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 07:18 PM

Durham Co-op Market opens its doors

After about six years of planning, the Durham Co-op Market opened Tuesday with nearly 2,000 community members holding stock in the grocery.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 06:23 PM

State senate elects eight to UNC Board of Governors

State senators on Wednesday re-elected four members of the UNC Board of Governors and added four new faces to the panel that sets policy for the 16-university system.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 06:14 PM

Ex-teacher indicted in sex-with-student case

A Durham County grand jury has indicted a former Jordan High School teacher on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old student. Michelle Smith White was indicted Monday on two felonies — engaging in a sex act with a student and taking indecent liberties with a student.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Police log: Gas ‘attack’ lands man in jail

A Hillsborough man was arrested in Durham this week after police allege he attempted to fill a house with gas. Joshua Brian Macy, 35, was arrested and charged with breaking and or entering a building with intent to terrorize, cruelty to animals and misdemeanor stalking.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

DCIA discusses affordable housing

Durham Congregations In Action continued its months-long discussion this week on how its member congregations can work together on housing, work and poverty issues.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Man, 75, faces 60-plus animal cruelty counts

A 75-year-old Durham man was arrested Wednesday after law enforcement officials charged him with more than 60 counts of animal cruelty after deputies found a multitude of cats in his possession.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Chapel Hill recalls its role in space race

Nearly 46 years after the astronauts on Apollo 11 landed on the moon, the state honored the program that provided the training that helped them to get there.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 04:05 PM

New tuition-free K-2 school planned in Durham

Deborah Watkins and three other retirees, all N.C. Central University alumni, are starting an independent, nonprofit, tuition-free K-2 school for low-income families that will focus on providing children with a strong foundation in reading and math to improve their chances of academic success.