In The Herald-Sun

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Pittsburgh Symphony

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, directed by Manfred Honeck, with guest artist  Valentina Lisitsa on piano, will perform at 8 p.m. today, and at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Memorial Hall at UNC Chapel Hill. For tickets, call 919-843-3333 or visit



Sep. 28, 2014 @ 12:46 AM

Duke comes up short

Miami shuts down Duke's offense to hand Blue Devils their first loss of the season

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 12:32 AM

Clemson QB Watson throws 6 TDs, beats UNC 50-35

North Carolina focused on stopping Clemson’s run game Saturday, daring a true freshman quarterback making his first collegiate start to win the game with his arm.
Deshaun Watson more than obliged.
Watson tied an ACC record with six touchdown passes and threw for 435 yards as the Tigers beat the Tar Heels 50-35 at Memorial Stadium.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 11:11 PM

Miami stuffs Duke

Duke's offense ineffective as Blue Devils suffer first loss

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

State takes program away from Durham group

A half-century-old Durham nonprofit has lost another key funding source, with state officials deciding it should no longer orchestrate energy-efficiency repairs to the homes of low-income residents.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Jerk Fest brings taste of Caribbean to Triangle

 It was a festival first in downtown Durham on Saturday as residents gathered to celebrate Caribbean culture and a culinary staple — jerk. Jerk Fest took over CCB Plaza Saturday to bring back traditional Caribbean values that many Triangle families want to pass on to their children.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 06:23 PM



The streets around Duke University’s East Campus were packed Saturday with hundreds of Bull City residents celebrating 30 years of North Carolina Pride festivals.

Celebrations happened all over the Triangle this weekend, but Duke’s East Campus became a meeting ground as the annual Pride Parade made it’s way down a 2.5-mile route.

Even though NC Pride has been happening for 30 years, newcomers are still making their way to the festival every year.

B.J. Moore and Leila Renollet are two of those newcomers. Moore and Renollet have been together for 31 years, and last year they got married. The couple is spending the next few years in the Triangle for Moore’s job, and thought coming out to the festival was a good way to spend the afternoon.

“It’s lovely,” Renollet said.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Silver Alert issued for Durham man, 26

Quinton Tyler Page, 26, was last seen at 117 William Penn Plaza in Durham. He was seen riding toward Roxboro Road on a burgundy mountain bike.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

DENR cuts AmeriCorps program; Eno State Park loses naturalist

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has decided to cut the AmeriCorps program, which provided environmental education and outreach staff in parks, zoos and other departments and facilities, for next year.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 03:37 PM

Police: Mother confessed to beating daughter, 4, who died

The Durham Police Department confirmed Saturday that Jessica Warren, 27, has confessed to beating her 4-year-old daughter, Armani Hodges, prior to calling 911 on Thursday night.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 03:26 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill instructors reshaping intro science course instruction

It was the discrepancy between numbers of black students and their white and Asian peers who earned a D or an F in her Biology 101 large lecture course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that was a wake-up call for Kelly Hogan.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

City seeks operator for East Durham rec center

Extending a program already in place at two other buildings, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a nonprofit group that wants to operate a small community center on Harvard Avenue.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Harrell’s new heart

You know that phrase, “Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy?” Well, that’s how I feel about Ivan Harrell, whom I first met in 2011. He was the subject of a front-page story I wrote about his daily life as he waited for a heart transplant. His bag was packed. Finally, on Sept. 14, 2013, he got the call and went to UNC Hospital that night in Chapel Hill. The next day he had a new heart, and in the year since is doing just fine.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Ministry registers high school students to vote

Two members of the John W. Edwards Social Justice ministry at Union Missionary Baptist Church have spent the past several days registering area high school students to vote.

Sep. 26, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Bike-sharing program launches at Duke

A new bike-sharing program at Duke University aims to help the school meet its environmental impact goals by reducing the number of campus driven-alone trips taken by employees, students and staff.

The university launched a new program Friday through a contract with the Boston-based company Zagster. There are now 50 Zagster bicycles on campus parked at four stations, said Timothy Ericson, Zagster’s CEO, at the program’s official launch Friday.