In The Herald-Sun

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Police investigate homicide near NCCU

Police are investigating the second local homicide this week that resulted from gunfire. The most recent slaying happened early Wednesday. Officers responded at 12:23 a.m. to a “shots fired” call near the intersection of Concord and Cecil streets — near N.C. Central University — and found a man who had been shot inside a silver Nissan sport-utility vehicle.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

DA won’t seek death penalty in slaying of UNC prof

Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall said Wednesday he will not seek the death penalty against two men accused of murdering a UNC Chapel Hill professor.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Sun Bowl win top priority for Duke

Duke has accomplished a lot under David Cutcliffe, from winning the ACC Coastal Division championship last season and having a chance to win double-digit games in back-to-back years for the first time in school history with a win in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 27.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:42 PM

“Brother, Brother’ explores aspects of male relationships

Durham native Tommy Noonan, 31, marks his homecoming with the U.S. premiere of “Brother, Brother.” Performances take place today, Friday and Saturday at The Carrack Modern Art in downtown Durham.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Duke sets sights on 2014 national champs

The opponent lining up next against No. 2 Duke captured last April what the Blue Devils seek this April. While Connecticut won its fourth NCAA men’s basketball championship, it’s Duke which carries the mantle of national title contender this season as they two heavyweights meet tonight (8 p.m., ESPN) at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock are celebrating 40 years as an a cappella ensemble. They will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

UNSTOPPABLE: Williams’ 26-20 night ends Duke 3-game skid

Duke got off the naughty list on Wednesday night with a 92-72 win over Oklahoma thanks to senior center Elizabeth Williams.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

UNC locked in on Rutgers

UNC and Rutgers will meet in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

Duke 10th, UNC 22nd — and not in basketball

Duke University is No. 10 and UNC-Chapel Hill No. 22 in a new ranking by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine of the best value private and public U.S. colleges and universities for 2015.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

FDA continues delay in Chapel Hill drug approval

Pharmaceutical company Pozen said Wednesday that two versions of an experimental drug were denied approval for the second time by the Food and Drug Administration.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:50 PM

Estes Hills students bring Christmas cheer to nursing home

Estes Hills students bring Christmas cheer to nursing home

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

Filmmaker complains of police conduct

A local filmmaker has told City Council members he’s filed a complaint against a Durham police officer he claims struck him during a Dec. 5 protest march downtown. The filmmaker, Rodrigo Dorfman, is a well-known community activist and is well acquainted with at least several members of the council.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:21 PM

Attorney: Cops chafing at city handling of marches

Front-line police officers are worried the city’s approach to handling recent protest marches is setting up the Durham Police Department for a confrontation, City Attorney Patrick Baker recently told one City Council member.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Christmas Eve services celebrate coming of Christ

Candles, carols, communion to be featured at many area Christmas Eve services.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

NCCU trustees OK tuition, fee increases

After N.C. Central University’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a proposal to raise tuition and fees in the next two years, the school’s chancellor said “modest increases” are necessary amid state funding declines.