In The Herald-Sun

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.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Durham startup connects health apps, devices, with hospitals, businesses

Weight-monitoring mobile apps. Wearable devices that track fitness and nutrition. Glucose meters. Blood pressure monitors.

The Durham-based company Validic has developed technology that can get data from wearable healthcare-related devices and apps and that can send it to hospitals, corporate wellness programs and other businesses that want to analyze and track it.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

NCCU, 1st-year coach Jerry Mack to debut in spring game Friday

N.C. Central will host its annual Maroon-Gray spring football game at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium (6 p.m., free admission) Friday, April 11.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Shots fired outside Durham mall

Three men were in custody Thursday after reports of shots fired outside Macy’s at Northgate Mall.

No injuries were reported, although a car was damaged

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Optimists gearing up for Hog Day 2014

An Orange County favorite will be back this summer under new management.
The Optimist Club of Orange County has taken over management of Hog Day 2014 and is looking forward to giving visitors the nostalgic touch that drew them to the festival more than 30 years ago.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 04:45 PM

Rare morning (11:05 a.m.) start sees Bulls gore Knights

The Durham Bulls wrapped up their eight-game homestand Thursday with a 5-4 win over the Charlotte Knights at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Bulls erupted for five runs in the first four innings, then hung on as the pitching staff rang up 16 strikeouts.



Apr. 10, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

A country singer comes home, to write

Wyatt Easterling grew up in Chapel Hill and spent 33 years in Nashville, Tenn., as a country music songwriter, singer, producer and a record label talent scout. Last year he moved back to his hometown to write for a while away from the Nashville scene. He has a new record and will perform at the Durham Armory on Saturday afternoon during Durham Art Walk Spring Market.
Easterling moved to Nashville in 1981 upon releasing his first album, and has worked in the music industry ever since, from head of A&R (artist and repertoire, which handles talent scouting and artist development) for Atlantic Records in Nashville in 1990, to writing “Modern Day Drifter” for Dierks Bentley and “Life’s a Dance” for John Michael Montgomery.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Art Walk features sculpture pour, Storefront exhibits

The centerpiece of the twice annual Durham Art Walk and Market is visual art. The Durham Arts Council produces the walk to encourage visitors to buy local visual art.

The Arts Council Building, 120 Morris St., is the epicenter of the self-guided walk. Visitors may pick up a map at the building, which will direct them to 31 different sites, where more than 200 artists will have their work on view and for sale.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

Free, wearable art: Vega Metals creates another Art Walk ornament

By the time the Durham Art Walk and Spring Market opens Saturday, Cindy Vega and Neal Carlton, co-owners of Vega Metals on Hunt Street, will have cut out and hand prepared 800 metal ornaments to give away to visitors who stop by the shop during the two-day event.
Since the first Art Walk, Vega Metals has created a new ornament to commemorate each event (held in the fall and spring every year). The ornaments are free. “We say wear them,” Vega said of the popular metal works of art.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 01:01 AM

New neighbors

On a recent afternoon, visual artist Rachel Campbell was working on a commission of Chapel Hill paintings in her studio. In another section of Mercury Studio’s new location, Janice Smith was working on her education resources website. Nearby, part of a sculpture sat on a table

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Romero, Bulls shut down Charlotte at the DBAP

Three Durham Bulls pitchers combined on a three-hitter, as the home side crushed the Charlotte Knights 8-1 at the DBAP on Wednesday night.