At the traditional Thanksgiving Day meal at my house, also known as the traditional Thanksgiving Day disaster, there is always something new you can learn.
One year, I learned that there are more plastic bags inside the turkey than you really think there are. Or should be.
City Council members signaled last week that they’ll approve a new lease for Durham’s old city hall to the Durham Arts Council later this month.
The deal for the Arts Council headquarters at 120 Morris St. will run to at least the end of 2024, and includes renewal options that could take it to the end of 2034
Duke came into the ACC championship game with fewer negative-yardage plays than any team in the ACC, at 3.83 per game. Its very first play resulted in a one-yard loss on a run by Josh Snead. ... The rest of the game was more of the same.
SEMINOLES EXPLODE AFTER SCORELESS 1ST QUARTER, RIP DUKE
The nation’s best college football team didn’t knock out Duke with the haymaker it utilized so many times this season. ... Instead, No. 1 Florida State took care of the plucky underdogs with a series of big plays that finally subdued the No. 20 Blue Devils. ... Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Seminoles clinched a spot in the BCS National Championship game with a 45-7 win over Duke in the ACC championship game at Bank of America Stadium. ... “Obviously disappointed in the result of the game,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “Not disappointed in our preparation, not disappointed in our effort.”
James Michael McAdoo hit the boards, attacked the rim and looked active on defense. It helped shake the junior free of his recent struggles, not to mention help North Carolina follow its takedown of No. 1 Michigan State with an easy home win. McAdoo had 13 points in his first double-figure scoring performance in nearly three weeks, helping the Tar Heels beat UNC Greensboro 81-50 on Saturday night.
Riverside heavyweight Gary Whitaker was one of five repeat champions in the elite tournament. Cary took seven wrestlers into the finals and had four champions to win the team title.
The Duke Blue Devils were left scratching their heads after getting swept out of the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament, falling 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-22) to underdog American University Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Alvin Bryant walked through Woodlawn cemetery six years ago on Veterans Day, placing small American flags on the graves of five of his brothers. On Saturday, Alvin joined them, the last out of seven brothers who served in World War II to pass away. He was 87 when he died Wednesday at the Durham VA Medical Center hospice.
Modest decorations peppered the Historic Stagville plantation home on Saturday, the plain white house surrounded by gray skies and barren trees. Wreaths hung from few doors, and strings of cranberries and popcorn lined a cupboard.
Alex Jermaine White, 20, of Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with assault on a female and common law robbery.
Alfonzo Houston scored a game-high 24 points to lead N.C. Central (6-2). Jeremy Ingram scored 16 points, Jordan Parks 12 and Jay Copeland 10 for the visiting Eagles, who had won six straight.
There are games like Saturday’s 76-66 victory over Long Beach State at PNC Arena where Wolfpack fans get a glimpse of Cat Barber’s potential on both ends of the floor. Not only did he score 19 points, but he helped break open a close game in the second half and played stellar defense on the opponent’s top player.
Christmas in Durham. Tell me about it. How many Christmases have you spent in Durham? At home? At work? Do you buy your Christmas tree from a Durham lot every year? Or you did, until you bought a pink aluminum tree that one year, then back to the green-grown? Remember that white Christmas in Durham? Which one? Did you march in the parade? Did you get the best Christmas present ever in Durham?
Three local charter schools are up for consideration for 2014 renewals.
Starting Monday, the new N.C. Charter School Advisory Board interviews representatives from Carter Community Charter School, Kestrel Heights School and Research Triangle Charter Academy.
PACE Academy in Carrboro also is among the eight schools the board has asked to attend Monday and Tuesday to make presentations about concerns the board might have about issues of noncompliance before members vote on whether to renew the charters.