Residents of McDougald Terrace lined up outside the T.A. Grady Recreation Center Sunday afternoon, waiting for a special person who would come bearing Christmas gifts.
Snowmen, reindeer and Santas abounded in Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday afternoon as fans prepared to cheer on the Duke Blue Devils as the women’s basketball team faced off against the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
Families had the opportunity to make holiday crafts and learn about other cultures Saturday at the Doris Duke Center of Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and there’s no such thing as a paving program that can keep Durham’s streets in what’s now their average condition without spending $2.6 million to $5.9 million a year. That’s the judgment of the Public Works Department, which is telling elected officials that it can, if they want, save money by lowering paving standards for streets that carry relatively little traffic.
A 16-year-old Scrabble aficionado is helping to bring back a charity tournament to Duke Medicine, whose doctors helped him become who he is today. The Triangle Scrabble Club’s 5th Annual Charity Scrabble Tournament will be held Jan. 16-19 at Duke University Hospital’s North Pavilion.
Stakes were high at the Durham Farmers Market Saturday afternoon as people gathered to throw money into the pot and guess where chickens would next "do their business." The name of the game was “chicken poop bingo” — that’s not a typo — and 3-year-old spectator Charlie Read summed it up best: “Chickens can poop on my letter and I’m gonna win a prize.”
Preliminary data show that the Durham Public Schools ranks a lowly 75th among the 115 in the state when it comes to school attendance.
The data for 2013-14 show that 44.4 percent of the district’s 54 schools have attendance rates that fall below 95 percent.
The Tar Heels are headed to Detroit for the Quick Lane Bowl. Former UNC tight end Eric Ebron plays for the Detroit Lions.
This edition of the Tar Heels looked like a 1980s version on Saturday.
Duke had six players in double figures in an 89-68 win over Kentucky.
NBA’s Marvin Williams was one-and-undone.
The Quick Lane Bowl on Friday will bring to an end the college careers of UNC seniors like Tim Scott.
’Twas the Monday before Christmas,
when all through the manse,
not a hashtag was stirring, no tweets had a chance.
It’s time for my seasonal attempt at humor, in the sort of format of “A Visit from St. Nicholas (’Twas the Night Before Christmas)” by Clement C. Moore. But first, a “The Simpsons” reference. My writing below does not exactly fit the definition of a limerick, so I’ll call it a lime rickey, which is close enough. A lime rickey is a drink I heard of because of Mr. Burns. So enjoy this written lime rickey. Season’s greetings, ya’ll.
Each December, Duke Chapel’s sanctuary gets a Christmas makeover. At the helm are two longtime members of the Congregation at Duke Chapel, Jim and Ellie Ferguson.
Jamison Crowder is within reach of two lofty ACC records, not that he or anyone on the Blue Devil football team cares that much. Crowder has 276 career receptions, seven short of matching the ACC mark of former Blue Devil Conner Vernon. And Crowder has 3,539 receiving yards heading into his final game, the Hyundai Sun Bowl Saturday against No. 15 Arizona State, 210 yards shy of Vernon’s ACC record.