In The Herald-Sun

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

Durham DA to seek death penalty for murder suspect

The Durham District Attorney's office confirmed Monday it will seek the death penalty against Craig Stephen Hicks of Chapel Hill. 

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 09:49 AM

UNC to host talk on climate change, watersheds

CHAPEL HILL -- James McCann will deliver a talk on changes in hydrology in sub-Saharan Africa at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in room 1005 at the FedEx Global Education Center.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 01:01 AM

Best Bet: Tinsley Ellis

Blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis will be appearing at the Blue Note Grill in Durham Thursday  to support his new album “Tough Love.” Blue Note Grill is at 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. For information, visit

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 08:53 PM

Duke rallies past UNC

Blue Devils turn 12-point deficit into 15-point lead before holding off Tar Heels

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 09:28 PM

Hatchell vows to toughen Tar Heels for tourney

UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell says her Tar Heels will be ready to handle business this week during the ACC Tournament.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 06:34 PM

LONG STRANGE TRIP: Woman eschews body piercing to become PA

Teresa Clayton wanted more from life than being a body piercer, so she set her sights on medicine. Now, she’s a physician assistant at Duke Medicine, helping people in need.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

'That Championship Season of 1965' recalled

Sunday was a day of many celebrations – it was a reunion among friends and former teammates and rivals, as well as the kickoff event for a week set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “That Championship Season of 1965.” In 1965, schools were still segregated. The athletic teams from black high schools were overseen by the North Carolina High School Athletic Conference, which disbanded in 1969 shortly after desegregation. But 1965 was special – the Triangle picked up championship wins from local schools in NCHSAC divisions 1-A through 4-A.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

PAC wants Durham school board to forgive snow days

The People’s Alliance is lending its voice to the chorus of parents and others calling on the school board to forgive some of the days students have missed due to inclement weather.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

Neil Offen: Off to a running head start

Although I am not, at this time, a candidate for president in 2016, I have decided to create an exploratory committee that will explore ways I can avoid saying I am a candidate for president in 2016.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 01:53 PM

Seesaw 20-win season for UNC

Sustaining success will be the thing for North Carolina going down the stretch.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: yMusic

New York sextet yMusic will perform compositions that Duke University Ph.D. candidates have written for the ensemble at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 10:09 PM

JUSTISE IS SERVED: Freshman star leads No. 4 Duke rout of Orange

Quinn Cook uncharacteristically missed 3-pointers and Jahlil Okafor’s free throw woes continued Saturday night. Still, it was no problem for No. 4 Duke because freshman Justise Winslow filled in the gaps. Winslow scored a season-high 23 points, his second time scoring 20 or more in the last three games, as the Blue Devils notched their ninth consecutive win by beating Syracuse 73-54 in ACC basketball at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 08:48 PM

NCCU rips Bethune-Cookman, wins MEAC regular-season title

Led by senior stars Jordan Parks and Nimrod Hilliard, N.C. Central slammed Bethune-Cookman 72-49 on Senior Day at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium, clinching the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-seasion title and the No. 1 overall seed at the upcoming MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Harsh winter weather leaves farms with growing pains

As Durham recovers from a round of winter storms, area farmers are looking forward to a break from having to prepare greenhouses and crops for blasts of ice and snow. Growers like George O’Neal with Lil’ Farm knew what was coming and was ready for it. At Saturday’s Durham Farmers’ Market, O’Neal said he and some helpers spent Wednesday night clearing greenhouses in anticipation of the storm that dumped about half a foot of snow on the area.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Johnson slams Miami as Heels snap 4-game skid vs. Canes

Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Johnson repeatedly outmaneuvered the Hurricanes inside and shot 11 for 15. He also had 11 rebounds.