In early June, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill that opened North Carolina to hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking.
Now, a Pennsylvania-based company is attempting to buy mineral rights from landowners in Durham and Chapel Hill for oil and natural gas exploration and development.
Celeste Burns, director of conservation for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, said the association has received interest letters from Crimson Holdings Corporation seeking to buy several parcels of land.
For the first time, a Durham County Superior Court jury heard a prosecution witness in the slaying of a Duke University student implicate Laurence Lovette, the man accused of murdering him.
Voicing a good bit of anti-urban rhetoric beforehand, state senators voted 33-16 on Wednesday in favor of a bill that likely would make it more difficult for Wake County to join in developing a regional transit system.
One of Durham’s legislators, Sen. Floyd McKissick, was the only Triangle senator to vote Wednesday for a bill that could make it harder for Wake County to join Durham and Orange counties in financing a regional transit system.
On Labor Day weekend, Amy Laura Hall wants the words “labor union” to be shared during religious services during a sermon, song or prayer by a clergyperson or layperson.
She’s leading the effort in Durham for the words to be used at a service Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and for this to be the first of 10 years of a Labor Sabbath.
The local Labor Sabbath sprung from a similar effort by the Chicago-based Interfaith Worker Justice group, which called for clergy to talk about labor from the pulpit. Calling it Labor Sabbath broadens the place and day the words are used, Hall said.
Ideal Fastener Corp. will be expanding its facility in Oxford, and plans to create 155 jobs and invest more than $5.7 million by the end of 2019.
Fire destroyed a house last night and melted part of a nearby car, but no one was hurt.
UNC-Chapel Hill will launch a formal program to allow former school athletes to return and complete their degrees, Chancellor Carol Folt announced.
Lakota John Locklear will perform Friday at the free Warehouse Blues series. All concerts in this series run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Durham Central Park.
UNC-Chapel Hill leaders don’t have a final budget from state lawmakers yet, but they’re taking steps to prepare for state cuts in fiscal year 2015.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine were part of a multinational study that identified more than 100 locations on the human genome associated with risk for developing schizophrenia.
The Durham Police Department is investigation a small explosion on a Bull City Connector bus Tuesday night.
The free Find Your Cool music series continues Thursday with rock and blues band John the Conqueror. This concert begins at 7 p.m. in CCB Plaza in downtown Durham.
For all the fun and excitement Monday night’s record-breaking Durham Bulls win created, Tuesday night represented the hangover.
One night after the Bulls delivered a win that gave manager Charlie Montoyo the team’s all-time wins record, Durham struck out 13 times while suffering a quiet 4-0 defeat to Rochester at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Starting pitcher Mark Hamburger and relief pitcher Ryan Pressly mowed through the Durham lineup, allowing just five hits. First-place Durham (56-47) had two runners on in the same inning only twice all night.
A replacement for the notorious “Duke lacrosse house” on North Buchanan Boulevard is due in the near future, judging from city permit filings.