In The Herald-Sun

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

NCCU athletics report due in June

A Board of Trustees working group that’s reviewing N.C. Central University’s athletics program is meeting every week and should have its report ready for the board’s June meeting, the group’s chairman says.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:11 PM

DPD joins ‘Start By Believing’ campaign

The Durham Police Department is the first N.C. agency to join the national “Start By Believing” campaign to believe sexual assault victims.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

Lopez: Durham police ‘digesting’ federal report

A recent report on the City of Durham released by the Department of Justice’s Office for Justice Programs showed that gun crimes were becoming an increasing worry.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: 'The Liar'

Deep Dish Theater of Chapel Hill will present “The Liar,” David Ives’ adaptation of the classic comedy by Pierre Corneille, beginning Friday. The production continues through  May 23 in the company's theater in University Mall. For tickets, call 919-968-1515 or visit

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 06:52 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Women of color at the capitol

The confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general of the United States is a historic one for the fact of her being the first African-American woman AG, but it’s also historic because she grew up here in Durham. Born in Greensboro, she moved here as a kid.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

2-time reigning NCAA champ Duke coming on fast; plays for ACC title Sunday, April 26

Coming off a shocking upset of No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 6 Duke will take on No. 4 Syracuse at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26 (ESPNU) at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., with the ACC Men's Lacrosse Tournament championship on the line.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Two East Chapel Hill students ace ACT

The junior class of East Chapel Hill High School took the ACT college admission test during a school day. Two students received a perfect 36.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Orange eyes $125M bond referendum

The Orange County Board of Commissioners made decisions during the week regarding the board’s intent to set a $125 million bond referendum coming up on next year’s ballot.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:11 PM

LIVING HISTORY: Re-enactors relive 1865 surrender talks

On Saturday, Bennett Place was filled with some 400 re-enactors and hundreds of visitors during the first day of the weekend-long remembrance events of the April 26, 1865 surrender of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. Visitors were able to witness what the the final negotiations would have been like back 1865 — lack of electricity and all. During the day both the Union and Confederate States of America armies conducted drill demonstrations.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Bands battle Thursday for slots at Tour de Fat

Four North Carolina bands will be competing for a chance to perform at this year’s Tour de Fat. Dark Water Rising of Chapel Hill, Spaceship Days of Durham, Falling Through April of Charlotte, and songwriter Nick Driver of Raleigh will perform at Motorco Music Hall for the first round Thursday, April 30. Two finalists will be chosen from the Motorco event. Representatives of New Belgium Brewing Co., which sponsors Tour de Fat, will pick a winner based on audience applause and participation.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Duke to offer civic-engagement certificate

Duke University will give students the chance to earn a certificate in “civic engagement and social change” that ties their academic and community-service work more closely together.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Shared notes of sorrow, joy: Peter Kramer remembered

Peter Kramer, a licensed clinical social worker by profession, died in December while battling cancer. On April 18, some 200 friends and family members attended a memorial service at Schley Grange north of Hillsborough, and an outdoor concert at his beloved Down Yonder Farm in northern Orange County.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

DPS driver’s ed gets new lease on life

In spite of a potential loss of $700,000 in state funding, Durham Public Schools is moving ahead with driver education classes this summer.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

One dead, one seriously injured in 3-car crash

One person was killed and another person was seriously injured in a three-car accident early this morning on South Miami Boulevard near East Cornwallis Road.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 11:20 PM

Orange oust UNC in men's lacrosse

Syracuse will face Duke for ACC title on Sunday