In The Herald-Sun

Nov. 28, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Local shopping week starts Saturday

Sustain-a-Bull kicks off its fifth year of Shop Independent Durham Week Saturday with promotions from 50 local businesses.

Holding your hands up in the “Bull’s horn” signal will get you bumped up to an additional 5 percent discount when checking out with six bottles of wine or more at Wine Authorities. At Blue Corn Café, children eat free Monday through Friday and at Morgan Imports, select mahogany and elm furniture will be discounted 20 percent.

Nov. 28, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Zoning hearing likely to focus on turn lane

Residents of a south Durham neighborhood want the City Council to use an upcoming zoning vote to fix a problem intersection that links their area to N.C. 54 and The Streets at Southpoint mall.

Nov. 28, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

Black Cat Friday organizers hope to overcome adoption challenges

For centuries, certain cultures have viewed black cats as omens of bad luck.

“In speaking of his intelligence, my wife, who at heart was not a little tinctured with superstition, made frequent allusion to the ancient popular notion, which regarded all black cats as witches in disguise,” writes Edgar Allan Poe in the 1843 short story “The Black Cat.”

Nov. 28, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

Participants relieve stress, create art at Scrap Exchange’s Smashfest

The sound of breaking glass is really satisfying, Stacey Burkert said on Friday, explaining part of the draw of The Scrap Exchange’s fourth annual “Smashfest” for her and her family.

Nov. 28, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Police log, Nov. 29

  • ID released in fatal Durham Freeway wreck
  • Police investigating gunshot by McDougald Terrace

Nov. 28, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

DPS revises policy to reflect new law requiring EpiPens at each school

The Durham school board has approved a revision to district policy governing the administration of medicine to students to include giving epinephrine in cases of suspected anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.

Nov. 28, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Share Your Christmas, Nov. 29

Share Your Christmas is a program of The Volunteer Center and the Durham Department of Social Services. This program matches individuals, businesses and community groups that want to help those in need during the holiday season. To help any of the individuals or families listed, call 919-998-8595 or 919-613-5101 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Dec. 3. We suggest that you spend at least $50 per person in the household you sponsor.

Nov. 28, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

ID released in fatal Durham Freeway crash

Police have identified a 17-year-old man who was killed Wednesday night in a crash on the Durham Freeway. 

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

After Saturday’s game, work begins at Wallace Wade

Fans invited to be part of groundbreaking as transformation of Duke's football stadium begins

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

DA to announce death penalty decision

 District Attorney Jim Woodall plans to announce next month if he’ll seek the death penalty against two men accused of murdering a University of North Carolina professor.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Review: 'Madagascar' spin-off hatches family fun


AP Film Writer


For a movie that's more paint by numbers than Picasso, "Penguins of Madagascar" begins with something completely unexpected: a Werner Herzog voiceover.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Tree lighting, ‘Messiah,” ‘Nutcracker’ and other events ring in holidays

DURHAM -- The American Tobacco Campus is set to ring in its 10th holiday season in 2014. The season begins with the tower lighting Dec. 5. Other events include a reunion of former factory workers, a campus block party, Music on the Lawn concerts and the launch of Bee Downtown.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Ornaments on the Eno, Santa Paws mark holiday events in Durham

DURHAM -- Durham Parks and Recreation is presenting many opportunities to celebrate the season. Here is the lineup:

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Library to screen ‘American Promise’

DURHAM -- Durham County Library will host a screening of excerpts from the award-winning film “American Promise” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

Driver, passenger flee fatal wreck

Police are looking for the driver and front-seat passenger of a  vehicle involved in a fatal accident about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.