In The Herald-Sun

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

PACE Academy to fight for its charter

PACE Academy will fight for its future Tuesday, July 7 when the public charter school goes before an administrative law judge to contest a state panel’s recommendation that it be closed permanently.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 02:32 PM

Neil Offen: Auto-correct, a useless know-it-all

Dear Technology Expats, Sorry, make that Experts. ... I have a zone to stick with you. Actually, what I mean is I ve a bone to lick with you. No, pick. Yes, pick. ... It’s about auto-correct, the program that thinks it knows better than I do what I’m trying to wipe. ...  mean write.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 02:14 PM

‘Chapter Three’

 When Sin Yu moved to North Carolina from South Korea in 1974, he worked a variety of jobs, from welding to textile manufacturing.

But it took only several years for him to find the right fit, which led him to have his own business by 1985.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Woman injured in fire dies

A woman critically injured in a fire Friday in northern Durham County died Saturday.

Margaret Spruill, 80, died from injuries sustained in the fire that also sent her son, John Spruill Jr., to the hospital.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

World Beer Festival tickets go on sale July 10

The 20th annual World Beer Festival returns to Durham Bulls Athletic Park Oct. 10. Tickets, priced at $45 per person, go on sale to the public Friday, July 10 but a pre-sale for All About Beer Magazine subscribers begins Tuesday, July 7. The events are limited to patrons 21 and older and no children are allowed.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Album cover art

Maggie Fost, creative director at Merge Records, will give a presentation on “Where Album Covers Come From” Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Durham County Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Fost will trace Merge’s 25-year history from DIY cassettes through the re-emergence of vinyl. Merge co-founder Mac McCaughan from the band Superchunk will also talk about how musicians, designers and visual artists collaborate to make music visible. Admission is free

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 09:01 PM

Rehabbing Jaso gets his swings for Bulls

Coming back from a wrist injury, Rays' Jaso gets one hit in five at bats as Norfolk beats Durham 8-5


Jul. 05, 2015 @ 10:24 PM

UNC Confederate statue vandalized

A statue of a Confederate soldier on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus known as Silent Sam was vandalized sometime this weekend.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 06:25 PM

Driver ed begins in Durham under funding uncertainty

On June 6, shortly after midnight, the enrollment page for summer driver education classes popped up on the Durham Public Schools’ website.

It only took about 90 minutes for the classes, which thanks to state funding uncertainties are now worth their weight in gold, to fill up at the eight high schools where they will be held starting Monday.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Silent Sam

Graffiti on the "Silent Sam" Confederate soldier monument on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus included "KKK."

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Police log, July 6

Christopher Harris, 28, of Hitchcock Drive in Durham, was arrested on breaking and entering and assault charges

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: The Old Ceremony

Local band The Old Ceremony’s first studio album in three years will be released Friday. To celebrate the release of “Sprinter,” The Old Ceremony will perform at 9 p.m. July 17 and 18 in the Back Room at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. For more details and tickets, visit


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 09:52 PM

Bulls fall short on Independence Day

A standing room-only crowd of 11,871 watched on as Durham squandered a four-run lead and fell to Norfolk 5-4 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park Saturday night.

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 08:04 PM

Dancing in the Park

The Diamond Cutters, the DBAP's dancing sweepers, excite the crowds with their dances in between the sixth and seventh innings. 

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Independence Day on the Eno

The Festival for the Eno is a distinctly Durham tradition that draws crowds of all ages for a two-day riverside festival and on Saturday it kicked off its 36th anniversary. The festival continues Sunday, July 5 at West Point on the Eno park.