In The Herald-Sun

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Coaches removed from academics, investigation finds

When asked Wednesday how involved he was in his players’ academics, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said he was only focused on his next opponent.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Hands of clay: Durham potters to hold first studio tour

Ceramic artist Cynthia Aldrich opens up one of her kitchen cabinets and handles several coffee cups made by local potters. She matches each cup with its maker, and among the names are Deb Harris, Dorothy Davis and others. All are artists whose work she admires, and on her artist website, Aldrich says drinking coffee from the mugs is like “breakfasting with friends.”


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Get scared at ‘A Night of Local Horror’

Get a spooky jump on Halloween when A Night of Local Horror brings local short horror films to the screen on Tuesday night at Motorco Music Hall.  Eight films will be shown, including film festival winners and premieres.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

Professor, critic calls for ‘big, meaningful changes’ at UNC

Academic failures revealed in an investigation into one UNC-Chapel Hill department Wednesday occurred because of a system that requires athletic “eligibility to be prioritized over educational enrichment,” a university professor said Thursday.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

Petition seeks DA's removal

A man involved in a running feud with the Durham County Sheriff's Office and judicial officials has asked that District Attorney Roger Echols be removed from office.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Speakers zero in on domestic violence

Panelists weighed in Thursday on domestic violence in Durham, suggesting ways to make the reporting system safer and more effective.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Winkler sculpture to remain in Durham

"Winding Out,” by Asheville sculptor Robert Winkler, one of 12 pieces in the Bull City Sculpture Show, has been chosen as the piece that will remain in Durham, pending a City Council vote.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

‘Real people stories’: Drama focuses on black men and health

Anita Woodley compares the process of writing her new one-woman show to channeling. Woodley has been listening to tapes of African-American men who participated in focus groups to discuss their experiences with medical issues. The people in the tapes are anonymous, but Woodley has given their stories faces and names like “B.B. Blues” and “Conscious Rap” in her show “Bucking the Medical and Mental Bull,” which she will premiere Tuesday at the Carolina Theatre.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten, along with Tiny Ruins, will perform at 9 p.m. today at Cat's Cradle, 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

‘Paper’ classes propped up more than athletes, report said

A system of “paper classes” in UNC’s Department of African and Afro-American Studies became an eligibility prop for more than just some of the university’s athletes, a former federal prosecutor’s report says.

The classes also became popular with campus fraternities, which “had an incentive to direct their members to” them so they could more easily secure the aggregate grade-point average required to retain official campus recognition, investigator Kenneth Wainstein and his team said.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Report aftermath: No closure for UNC athletics

With the release of Kenneth Wainstein’s report detailing the paper class system in the UNC Chapel Hill Department of African and Afro-American Studies, the academic side of campus can begin the process of moving on.

But there will be no such closure for the athletic side, which is in the midst of an NCAA investigation and now must deal with the unsettling reality of how responsible UNC’s athletic advising staff was for pushing athletes to the fraudulent courses.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

Herald-Sun moving to Northgate area

After 24 years on Pickett Road, The Herald-Sun will be moving to a new space this winter.

The newspaper will be moving to 1530 N. Gregson St., into the same building as a BB&T bank branch. It is across Gregson Street from Northgate Mall.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Longtime flight instructor ID’d as plane crash victim

Michael John Ratty of Chapel Hill has been identified as the man killed in Wednesday’s Durham County plane crash.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

NCCU program focuses on exoneration of brothers

The exoneration of two half-brothers who falsely admitted to murdering an 11-year-old girl shows that confessions aren't always true, according to an attorney for one of the men.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Early voting gets underway with new rules

With the Nov. 4 Election Day just weeks away, residents of Durham County can begin voting Thursday at four locations in the county.