In The Herald-Sun

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Chocolate-dipped bananas a hit at Eno festival

At age 78, Retha Walker of Durham still has a sparkle in her eyes. One reason she’s happy is that she loves the Festival for the Eno and the joy it brings to others.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Cuban baseball stars on USA tour defect

Two Cuban baseball players have defected in North Carolina where the Cuban national team is playing a series of “friendly” games against U.S. collegians, the island’s official sports media website Jit — a phonetic rendering of “hit” in Spanish — confirmed Friday.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Cuba confirms defection of 2 baseball players during US trip

Defections have continued to hit Cuba's national team despite a decision in late 2013 to raise athletes' salaries and let them sign lucrative contracts to compete overseas during the offseason.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

Turner takes leading role on UNC's veteran offensive line

North Carolina fifth-year senior Landon Turner is wrapping up a tumultuous career marked by NCAA investigations, two coaching changes, an overhaul to a no-huddle offense, even a postseason ban that kept the Tar Heels out of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game in 2012.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

‘FIRST CLASS PARTY’: Festival for the Eno opens 2-day run

In a way, Trey Smith grew up at Durham’s West Point on the Eno park. Smith, 26, started helping his grandfather, Charlie Metts of Durham, set up his concession stand when he was 10. So the festival is almost like a second home to him. “I’ve been doing this since I could stand up and get splattered with grease,” Smith said Friday while setting up the Charlie’s Foods stand Friday. The Festival for the Eno begins its two-day run Saturday, July 4.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Students ask to help defend UNC admissions policy

Nine current or prospective students of UNC-Chapel Hill have asked a federal judge to let them help defend the UNC system from a lawsuit that seeks to bar the campus from using race as a factor in admissions.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Museum offers July 4th activities

Do you want to become a super scientist? If so, you’ll have a chance Saturday, July 4 at the Museum of Life + Science at 433 Murray Ave. in Durham.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

ADF REVIEW: Paul Taylor Dance Company

There’s something exciting and reassuring about seeing the Paul Taylor Dance Company performances over the years at the American Dance Festival.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 11:52 PM

Team USA blanks Cuba in another pitchers' duel

Team USA defeats Cuba in 2-0. 

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 08:58 PM

Good times, good work

One of Durham’s most treasured and enjoyable events will unfold this weekend – the annual Festival for the Eno.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 08:46 PM

PLAYING BALL: U.S., Cuba draw closer behind love of baseball

The Cuban national anthem — El Himno de Bayamo — was played at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Thursday night, followed immediately by the Star Spangled Banner. In years past, that would have represented the most visible example of positive relations between the two Cold War adversaries.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 08:36 PM

Motter, Mariñez selected for All-Star game

The Durham Bulls will have two players in Omaha for the annual All-Star game. 

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

UNC study: Sharks need better P.R.

Sharks get bad press, particularly from one top cable TV channel, and there isn’t much that can convince people they shouldn’t be scared of them.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

NCCU adds tight ends coach

N.C. Central hired Carl Funderburk as the Eagles' tight ends coach, the school announced Thursday.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Raw emotions captured in murder trial

Desperate screams from a 911 tape filled a Durham courtroom Thursday in the murder trial of a man accused of gunning down his victim in the street during a drive-by shooting in an East Durham neighborhood.