In The Herald-Sun

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

New buildings dedicated on Duke campus

Duke University dedicated two new buildings Thursday on West Campus.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

Argument preceded gunshots in Durham mall parking lot

J.L. Potts, an off-duty Durham County Sheriff’s deputy, heard an argument involving several people in the Northgate Mall parking lot on Thursday.

He approached the group near Dress Barn and Bank of America, planning to intervene, and saw a man firing shots in the direction of Club Boulevard

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 06:26 PM



Having dramatically improved one sport at Duke, David Cutcliffe and some of his football players are lending a hand – and two feet – to another this spring.

Five Duke football players, coming off a season where a school-record 10 wins were recorded on the football field, have joined the track team as sprinters.

This is far from a gimmick to help the guys stay in shape. It’s all part of the plan to make the Blue Devils even better in football while helping Duke’s overall athletic department.

“Coach was telling us how we want to elevate the program and how we are going to compete with elite teams,” Duke running back/sprinter Josh Snead said. “There are some things that are going to change. We are going to have an edge in everything.”

At Cutcliffe’s suggestion, Snead joined the track team along with defensive back DeVon Edwards and wide receivers Issac Blakeney, Ryan Smith and Anthony Nash.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Curator for company describes ‘immersive art’ in hotels

In a Cincinnati hotel, there’s an art installation along the walls leading to the spa that’s designed to simulate the experience of walking through a wind-blown, grassy field. And in a hotel in Bentonville, Ark., an installation uses fishing line to make it look like a sudden gust of wind has blown 400 sheets of paper permanently into the air.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:42 PM

UNC: Student-athlete literacy claims lack valid data

Three experts hired by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say data cited by Mary Willingham doesn’t support her allegations about literacy problems among student-athletes.

On Friday, UNC officials released reports by professors from the University of Minnesota, University of Georgia and University of Virginia who examined Willingham’s data and found it lacking.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Separating fiction from reality

It’s probably for the best that I never plan to run for public office.
After all, I’ve pretended to be an affable talking bull with a penchant for smashing things on World of Warcraft.
I’ve portrayed a maniacal general, bent on declaring martial law on someone else’s sovereign planet.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

More than a statistic

Shereka Littlejohn Dunston said to the small group, “I’m that one in four.”

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Dunston talked about her journey, citing that she is part of the statistic that one in four college women has survived rape or attempted rape.
According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, SAAM was first observed nationally in April 2001. SAAM and its teal ribbon have been designated to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent sexual violence.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

New adventures of Conte, Longmire, Sir Sidney’s Circus

With “The Accidental Pallbearer,” Duke University literature professor Frank Lentricchia began his series of crime dramas starring former private investigator Eliot Conte. The second novel in the series, “The Dog Killer of Utica,” is available in paperback April 22 (Melville House, $15.95), and, like the first novel, is set in Utica, N.Y., Lentricchia’s home town.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

When things collide

Meredith Burgess of American Underground put the finishing touches on a sign that invites visitors to “come play” and help build a Rube Goldberg machine. The structure of the machine was just beginning to take shape in the green space across from CCB Plaza downtown during the second day of Paradoxos 2014.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

NCCU SPRING GAME: Wilkins, Billerman shine

N.C. Central wide receiver Adrian Wilkins emerged from the doghouse and made some moves during the Maroon-Gray spring game Friday evening that left first-year head coach Jerry Mack with a creative-writing assignment. Mack said he’s going to have to draw up some more plays for Wilkins.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Moton, Magic and more

A little bit of this and a little bit of that from Herald-Sun columnist John McCann.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

Canes close out home slate with 5-2 loss to Caps

Troy Brouwer scored two goals and the Washington Capitals routed the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Thursday night. All three members of Washington’s third line — Joel Ward, Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr — had a goal and two assists. They helped the Capitals claim an easy win in this Metropolitan Division matchup of teams knocked out of the playoff race.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 09:32 PM

Willingham: Student-athlete problems go far beyond UNC

Mary Willingham’s not out to smear the UNC Tar Heels, she told an N.C. Central social work class Thursday night.

It’s a broader problem, throughout the NCAA, she said: Student-athletes are promised a real education, put to work without pay in sports that rake in money for the NCAA and universities and then left to fend for themselves if they’re not star athletes with pro prospects.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

AT&T proposal for high-speed fiber network takes step forward

From the pack of providers in the running to possibly bring a high-speed, fiber Internet network to the Triangle, AT&T Inc. has taken a step forward.

The company announced Thursday that its proposal for an ultra-high speed network has been sent on by a group of Triangle universities and towns that asked for proposals -- called the North Carolina Next Generation Network or NCNGN -- to the municipalities in the group for closer scrutiny.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

Suspect in officer’s shooting sentenced to 10 years

 A man whose family claims he’s a victim of racial profiling received a 10-year federal prison sentence in connection with the 2012 shooting of a Durham Police Department officer.

The sentence was the maximum Carlos Antonio Riley Jr., 22, could have received after pleading guilty to a count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.