It was intended to be a simple signpost in history, a commemoration of Washington Duke’s walk home from the Civil War 150 years ago. But for Civil War re-enactor Philip Brown, the punishing trek on blister-covered feet spanned more than just the physical 160 miles and two weeks. His journey plumbed the heights and depths of his own emotions, and illuminated his understanding of the plight of the returning post-war American soldier across the ages.
Left-handed hitter Carrick Ryan had the hottest bat at the ACC Championship baseball tournament, slamming the ball at an incredible 36 for 40 clip. That translates to an unimaginable .900 batting average. Well, full disclosure. Carrick is an 8-year-old student at Easley Year-Round Magnet School. And, OK, technically, he wasn’t IN the ACC tournament. His batting prowess was on display at an inflatable batting cage just outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park, host site of the six-day tournament which concludes with the Sunday, May 24 ACC title game between N.C. State and Florida State (1 p.m., ESPN2).
Children gave their birthday money to help the Animal Protection Society of Durham raise $79,000 at this month’s Walk for the Animals — $4,000 more than last year.
A group of Orange County residents has sent a letter asking local officials to take steps to combat racial bias in policing.
In the end, North Carolina’s final goal of the first half only served to pad a lead that rival Duke was unable to overcome. That the goal was scored by Brittney Coppa in that NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament semifinal Friday night, though, perfectly fit in the tale of how the Tar Heels have returned to the national championship game.
The United States observes Memorial Day as a national holiday, and veterans’ graves are often decorated with flags. In Chapel Hill, Butner and Durham, observances are planned this weekend to remember and honor the members of the U.S. armed forces who died while fighting for their country.
Outside Dougherty’s apartment, there’s a little shelf by the door in the hallway. He has two airplane models on display — a P-38 on a stand, and an F-4 hanging above. The World War II and Vietnam aviator is part of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association of Vietnam War veterans. He remembers those he served with, those who lived and died.
Investigators with the Durham Police Department are investigating a hit-and-run fatality that was reported early Sunday morning.
Soprano Susannah Rhodes Stewart, currently a senior at Carrboro High School, will perform with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 W. Morgan St. The orchestra also will perform the entire score of Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” with narration by David Hammond. The Kidznotes Octet and The Concert Singers of Cary also will perform. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.
The Durham Bulls rode a three-run fifth inning and outstanding pitching by Matt Buschmann Saturday night to win their second straight game at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4-2.
After being held scoreless through five innings, No. 13-ranked Florida State broke the game wide open in the bottom of the sixth on its way to a decisive 6-0 victory over ACC regular-season champion No. 3 Louisville Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The win lifted the Seminoles (40-19, 20-13), the No. 4 seed entering the ACC baseball championship tournament, into a one-game title showdown with No. 6 seed N.C. State (33-20, 17-14 through Friday) Sunday, May 24 at the DBAP (1 p.m., ESPN2).
Cresset Christian Academy bade farewell to the Class of 2015 Friday night at the school’s Garrett Road campus.
Durham police are investigating a robbery that happened Friday evening at the State Employees Credit Union at 3810 Ben Franklin Blvd.
Ayr Mount, a historic house in Hillsborough dating back to 1815, continued celebrating its bicentennial with events last week, including the burial of a time capsule.
At 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, if we are so inclined, we should pause for a minute of silence to remember our war dead. Not to remember why we fought, or who won or lost, or what it means today. But just to remember our war dead.
A residency with violinist Gil Shaham and a collaboration between dancer Lil Buck and singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn are among the highlights of Carolina Performing Arts’ 2015-16 season.