In The Herald-Sun

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 09:42 PM

County weighing in on proposed fracking regs

County officials will tell the state its draft regulations for the fracking industry aren’t tough enough, especially when it comes to allowing local governments a place at the table.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Bennett Place needs $310,000 fast to preserve historic road

Bennett Place is seeking donations to help rescue from development a portion of the original Hillsborough Road that Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston traveled to meet and discuss surrender terms with Union Gen. William T. Sherman. The state historic site must raise $310,000 to purchase the land by Sept. 30, according to the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

IBM opens center to protect companies’ data

IBM opened a new cloud data resiliency center Monday, which is part of the company’s 4 million-square-foot plot of property in Research Triangle Park.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Cedar Ridge students protest dress code

Cedar Ridge High students gathered in front of school Monday morning, chatting and laughing. It looked just like any other school day – until they all began putting on matching shirts.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

2015 Art of Cool makes Kickstarter goal

Organizers of this year’s Art of Cool Festival have successfully reached their first fundraising goal toward the second festival to be held in April 2015. The organization made $37,549 toward its $35,000 goal on the Kickstarter fundraiser platform when the donation period ended Friday.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 11:23 PM


NCCU freshman Kert Kilumets delivers HBCU national championship

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Some question schools’ race relations, policies

Recent events and a developing legal battle have left some questioning the standards in place throughout the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools system.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 04:45 PM

DPS middle schools see enrollment growth

Enrollment in the school district’s middle schools has grown by 15 percent since the 2008-09 school year.
The school district has also seen modest growth in enrollment in its high schools, but virtually no enrollment growth in its elementary schools over the past seven years.
Overall, enrollment for the school district has increased 3.7 percent – from 32,499 students to 33,692 students since the 2008-09 school year, the equivalent of 1,193 students.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

NCCU gets grant to prevent HIV

N.C. Central University’s Juvenile Justice Institute has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $897,840 to develop techniques for reducing rates of alcohol and drug abuse and HIV transmission among 18- to 24-year-olds.  

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

The nuts and bolts that put lives together

There are nuts and bolts to tighten and sights to bring true and new hands are learning new ways, and sometimes mistakes teach the best lessons.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 02:45 PM

Staying on a healthy path

The Partnership for a Healthy Durham’s website offers a fascinating snapshot into the health of the county’s population. In its State of the County Health Report, the partnership examines demographics, looks at the leading causes of death and examines the county’s six health priorities. It also spotlights emerging health issues.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Botanical Garden sculptures

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s 26th Sculpture in the Garden exhibit will showcase 35 large-scale works from 22 North Carolina-based sculptors in an assortment of materials including stone, steel, concrete, wood, ceramic and marble throughout five acres of the garden. Sculptures are now on view through Dec. 7. The garden is at 100 Old Mason Farm Road in Chapel Hill.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 10:21 PM

Duke endowment recovers from recession-era losses

The market value of Duke University’s endowment has risen to $7 billion in part due to a 20.1 percent return on university investments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, the university announced Saturday.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

Youth playing with lighter starts house fire

A youth playing with a lighter caused a Sunday afternoon fire that displaced four children and four adults, fire officials said. No one was hurt.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 10:07 PM

Sidewalk pressures on council heating up

The City Council’s recent decision to back-burner 11 “petition” sidewalk projects is already getting some push-back from one of the affected neighborhoods.