Human Relations Commission members agreed Tuesday to ask the City Council to revamp the system for handling complaints about police officers, to make it one more clearly under civilian control.
NCCU BASKS IN AFTERGLOW OF MEAC REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP
A whole bunch of folks saw NCCU's overtime win against Savannah State on ESPNU on Monday.
The victory allowed the Eagles to clinch their first Division I league title.
German composer Richard Strauss may or may not have approved. Members of The Bulltown Strutters street band played the opening fanfare to Strauss’ piece “Thus Spake Zarathustra” as several members of The League of the Tutu fastened and secured a tutu around the torso of the Major the bull sculpture in CCB Plaza Tuesday.
The transformation of Major into “Bullerina” marked the beginning of the 2014 Mardi Gras Parade. Mary Yordy, the member of the Tutu league who started this pre-parade ritual in 2011, said she wanted the band to play a Cajun song, but Strauss was all right.
Tuesday’s parade had several firsts.
At the 22nd Annual Vigil Against Violence on Tuesday, there came a time during the service for the part that changes every year: reading the list of names. Thirty-two people were victims of homicide in 2013 in Durham.
The name was read aloud, a bell was rung, and loved ones were invited to walk up to the front of the sanctuary at Shepherds House Church in Northeast Central Durham, to be recognized and loved by the vigil’s organizers, the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and Parents of Murdered Children.
“This is a person. This is not just a name, not just a statistic, not just a number,” said Effie Steele, a leader in the Religious Coalition.
Orange High School might be sailing through uncharted waters as it prepares for the boys 3-A Eastern Regional semifinals Wednesday, March 5 at Fayetteville's Crown Coliseum, but Panthers coach Greg Motley won’t change the way his team approaches its game against West Brunswick.
Guards Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd represent the unbeaten Fighting Irish (29-0) on the first team. Duke had center Elizabeth Williams and guard Tricia Liston. They were joined by North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields, N.C. State’s Markeisha Gatling, Wake Forest’s Dearica Hamby, Georgia Tech’s Tyaunna Marshall, Florida State’s Natasha Howard and Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas.
The Blue Devils haven’t played since beating last-place Virginia Tech 66-48 on Feb. 25 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. They return to action at Wake Forest Wednesday, March 5 (7 p.m., ESPN2).
A short list of the great athletes connected to NCCU will ultimately leave out many deserving name, but hopefully the following names will remind area college sports fans that NCCU stands proudly as a university in athletics along with academics.
Slick roads on late Monday and early Tuesday kept motorists slipping and sliding, resulting in dozens of traffic accidents for police to manage.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a Durham man accused in the fatal January shooting of a 9-year-old boy who was riding in a car with his mother.
Durham County District Attorney Leon Stanback confirmed Tuesday that his office will seek the death penalty against Everett Lamont Graves, 23. He declined to elaborate.
Durham restaurants will be serving up donated soups ranging from all-beef chili to butternut squash bisque to Italian wedding soup on Thursday as part of a fundraiser for Urban Ministries of Durham.
The restaurants will be competing for donation-based votes for their soups at the eighth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser presented this year by Olive & Olive P.A.
None of the top teams will be playing in Wednesday’s opening round which pits No. 13 seed Clemson vs. No. 12 Virginia Tech (1 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas), No. 15 Boston College vs. No. No. 10 Virginia (3:30 p.m., FSC) and No. 14 Pittsburgh vs. No. 11 Wake Forest (6:30 p.m., FSC). UNC opens play Thursday, Duke has a double-bye and opens on Friday.
The second annual Bull City Food & Beer Experience brings together the expertise of chefs and breweries for pairings of, as the name of the event states, food and beer. The Durham Performing Arts Center, Sam’s Quick Shop and Tyler’s Restaurant & Tap Room are collaborating to present the event on Sunday afternoon at DPAC.
Among the 30 restaurants and 50 breweries who will share samples are Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chef Jason Cunningham of Fairview said he was excited to be paired with Sierra Nevada, one of the first craft breweries to hit the stage nationwide in the 1990s, he said, which coincided with his college years.
One of Duke University’s most prominent medical researchers will become its new provost this summer, taking over from political scientist Peter Lange.
The university’s Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Duke School of Medicine cell biologist Sally Kornbluth over the weekend. She will replace Lange on July 1.
The assignment will put Kornbluth in charge of the academic-affairs side of Duke, including admissions and financial aid.