In The Herald-Sun

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Protesters’ court cases delayed

More than 30 protesters who were arrested by Durham police for allegedly impeding traffic and failing to disperse appeared Thursday in Durham County District Court and had their hearings postponed.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

VIDEO: Michael Shoaf's Christmas light show

Michael Shoaf 's Christmas light show synchronized to "All I Want for Christmas is You."  Visitors can tune in to 104.5 FM while in front of the Shoaf home, located at 3518 Donnigale Ave, to listen to five songs and watch the light show synchronized to the music.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Dazzler: 55,000 Christmas lights set to music

It started with one or two strands of lights when Michael Shoaf was a kid, helping his dad put up the Christmas lights. The next year, there were more lights. And more, and more. And more. Now the house at 3518 Donnigale Avenue in southwest Durham brings a steady stream of cars every night in December to see the light show Shoaf has rigged to blink along to five songs if you tune to 104.5 FM.

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. 18, 2014 @ 05:22 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 @ 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 @ 06:36 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 @ 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.