In The Herald-Sun

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Murder suspect makes 1st court appearance

The man accused of killing and decapitating a 38-year-old Durham man appeared in front of a Durham County District Court Judge Wednesday morning.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

Cleaning firm explains back-pay decision

Service Solutions Inc., the company that has agreed to pay school custodians more than $100,000 they are owed in back pay by an SSI subcontractor, said Wednesday that doing so is the right thing to do.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Urban foresters eye decline of Durham's willow oaks

To counter the likely die-off of Durham’s surviving willow oaks, officials need to figure on planting more than three times as many trees each year as they’re managing to now, an advisory board says.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Study links HPV, genomic changes in head, neck cancers

A study co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted disease HPV — the latest finding of a collaborative scientific effort designed to map out the genomic changes driving cancer.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

DCIA supports living wage, school programs; officers reinstalled

Durham Congregations in Action reinstalled officers for another term during its annual banquet Tuesday night at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Hundreds of people attended the annual banquet for the collaborative organization of about 60 congregations, and learned about DCIA’s support of new initiatives.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

'TO DO GOOD:' Duke Divinity professor gives keynote at DCIA

J. Kameron Carter, an associate professor of systematic theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, said he would try preaching rather than give an academic lecture to Durham Congregations in Action at its annual banquet meeting Tuesday night at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church downtown.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

Belief Briefs: Churches to join wellness challenge

Seven Durham churches are participating in the 2015 Congregational Wellness Challenge for their spirit, soul and body, organized by DurhamCares, the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School and Bull City Forward.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: 'Dunsinane'

The National Theatre of Scotland will perform “Dunsinane,” writer David Greig’s sequel to Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” in Memorial Hall at UNC Chapel Hill. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday. For tickets, call 919-843-3333 or visit

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:58 PM

Wildcats sweep PAC-6 championship

East Chapel Hill boys, girls race to league title

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 07:16 PM

Duke promotes Guerrieri to assistant coach

Grad assistant for the last three years will fill staff position vacated by Petri departure

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

Board rejects appeal of W. Club Blvd. traffic-calming plan

A legal challenge to the city’s West Club Boulevard traffic-calming plan came up short Tuesday, Durham’s Board of Adjustment ruling that the resident who filed it didn’t have the right to have the case heard.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

Stern tests continue for No. 4 Duke

Blue Devils face top-10 foes Notre Dame, Virginia on road over next four days

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 06:25 PM

GOOGLE IT: High-speed Internet, TV en route to Triangle

After a failed bid in 2010, Durham will now be getting access to the high-speed Google Fiber Internet service. Google announced plans to expand service to Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh, Cary, Garner and Morrisville on Tuesday amid elected officials from each city and Gov. Pat McCrory.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 12:49 PM

Arrests made in pair of slayings

Just over a week after the bodies of Charles Hinnant and Trinity Wilkins were found police have made arrests in their murders.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Police log: Thieves steal wiring, HVAC system

Copper wiring and an HVAC system was taken from a property on the 2600 block of Owen Street, according to Durham police records.