Cindy Bennett’s great-great-grandmother fed Union Gen. William T. Sherman 150 years ago at the Bennett family farm in Durham during negotiations that led to the end of the Civil War.
Bennett Place has opened a new museum exhibit gallery that includes a pitcher used to serve buttermilk to Gen. William Sherman and Gen. Joseph Johnston as they negotiated a Civil War surrender agreement.
City auditors are wrapping up their investigation of an ethics complaint that alleges the Water Management Department has been falsifying the data that goes into some of its reports to the state about how much water it produces.
Before a home-opening sellout crowd at Norfolk, the Durham Bulls scored four runs in the fourth inning and held off the Norfolk 5-3 on Saturday night at Harbor Park.
Ronald Thompson boosted N.C. Central into first place of the Southern Division of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after a walk-off two-run blast to the roof of the warehouse in right field to lift the Eagles over Savannah State 7-5 in the 10th inning in game one of the doubleheader on Saturday at historic Durham Athletic Park.
Due to inclement weather this week and muddy conditions on the field at Rock Quarry Park, Durham’s Earth Day Festival Sunday, April 19 will be moved indoors.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Joan Armatrading’s “Me Myself I” world tour features her performing her entire set solo. The tour comes to the Carolina Theatre of Durham today at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org. The theater is at 309 W. Morgan St.
The Virginia women’s golf team ran away from the competition, posting a 27-under team score to capture the 2015 ACC Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on Saturday.
Top-ranked Notre Dame scored three extra-man goals in the final 1:15 of the game after a two-minute non-releasable penalty call against second-ranked North Carolina, escaping with a 15-14 win over the Tar Heels in a men’s lacrosse showdown before 4,522 fans at Arlotta Stadium.
The Riverwalk in Hillsborough has provided an ambience and appeal that is symbolic of the character of Hillsborough. On Saturday, April 25, the grassy area that traces Riverwalk downtown will be home to the inaugural River Park Concert.
History tells us that this beautiful area of the lower Eno earned its name from the scenic bluff where Willie Duke would practice his preaching to the woods.
Norfolk beat Durham for the third night in a row at the DBAP.
Settlement papers show the city government paid $5,000 to resolve a wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by a former Durham Police Department lieutenant. The deal with former Lt. John Shelton also stipulated that city officials will provide a “neutral” job reference.
North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto’s recent decision to forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft surprised a lot of people. Not James Michael McAdoo. McAdoo faced the exact same choice last year — come back to UNC for his senior season or embark on an uncertain path. Even after being undrafted and spending most of his rookie year in the D-League, McAdoo said recently he was happy with his decision to go pro. Of course, it helps that he was speaking from the locker room at Golden State, the No. 1 seed in the West, which enters the playoffs at home today (3:30 p.m., WTVD) against the No. 8 seed New Orleans Pelicans.
Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred Thursday night around 8:44 p.m.
Following mediation, city officials have settled a lawsuit filed by a former Durham Police Department lieutenant who claimed he was fired in retaliation for his involvement in the Duke lacrosse case.