It was all fun and games -- mixed in with some serious competition -- at the Durham Center for Senior Life Tuesday afternoon.
Police and senior citizens gathered at the center on Rigsbee Avenue to compete in a variation of the Olympics, except this annual game doesn’t have a full-sized track or big-name athletes. Instead it has pool cues and horseshoes.
Public confidence in the Durham Police Department dropped in early 2014, with only 43.5 percent of the people who answered a survey saying they thought the department was doing a good job.
While pharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics debated a site for its headquarters and manufacturing lab, Durham wasn’t always at the top of the list.
“There were a couple places outside North Carolina (that) had a significant amount of incentives in place, especially for a cancer company,” said Argos President and CEO Jeff Abbey. “At one point, I didn’t think we were going to get there with Durham.”
Voters will decide Nov. 4 if three Durham County District Court judges keep their seats in a race that has often focused on evaluation of their performance by fellow attorneys.
Incumbent Nancy Gordon and challenger Fred Battaglia so far have garnered the most contributions to their campaigns for a Durham County District Court judgeship among the six contenders for three seats, according to campaign finance reports filed with the North Carolina Board of Elections.
A committee of the University of North Carolina system’s governing board Thursday will consider a pilot program that would allow changes to minimum admissions standards at N.C. Central University and two other schools.
Sam Moss (in photo), Ezekiel Graves, and banjo duo The Lowest Pair will perform an evening of American roots music at 8 p.m. today at The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. For tickets, visit thepinhook.com.
Durham-based nonprofit MDC Inc. has released its latest State of the South report, called “Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity for the Next Generation,” which analyzes the infrastructure for young people’s employment opportunities in nine Southern communities.
The shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August sparked a national conversation about the often-strained relations between law enforcement officers and black communities across the country.
A good judge has a judicial temperament, but defining that trait is hard, according to a professor emeritus at the UNC-CH School of Government.
Friends of Durham, one of the city’s three major political-action committees, has announced endorsements in the race for three Durham County District Court judgeships.
One person died and another was injured when a small plane crashed in northern Durham County Tuesday afternoon.
Duke Chapel hosted a panel discussion about violence and justice this week with those who know it firsthand through their life or work.
SoomSoom Pita Pockets, a food truck focused on a fusion of Middle Eastern and American cuisine, has begun service in Durham and surrounding areas.
Jillette Johnson (in photo) and Mary Lambert will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. For tickets, visit motorcomusic.com.
NCCU basketball coach LeVelle Moton explains why he stayed in the Eagles' nest and why each of the players on this year's team has to stand in his own two sneakers.