In The Herald-Sun

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

D.A. won’t seek death penalty in grandmother’s stabbing

Durham County District Attorney Leon Stanback said Friday his office will not seek the death penalty against a teen accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother.
Treyvon Evans, 17, was arrested in February in the slaying of 62-year-old Carolyn Hemingway in the apartment they shared on Glasson Street in West Durham. He’s also accused of wounding his 4-year-old brother.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

Duke grad takes on lacrosse scandal for new book

His publisher wanted him to write a fourth book about Wall Street.

But William D. Cohan, a 1981 Duke University alumnus and business writer, said he felt compelled instead to write an exhaustive book – more than 600 pages – about the 2006 Duke lacrosse scandal.
 


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:40 PM

Fire heavily damages printing company

A printing press was heavily damaged early Friday when large rolls of paper caught fire at a business in southern Durham and forced a midnight evacuation of 41 employees, fire officials said.

No one was hurt.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

LOVE & BASEBALL

NCCU's LeVelle Moton can coach, shoot and throw.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Google Inc. opens doors to showcase Franklin Street office

A peek into Google Inc.’s downtown Chapel Hill offices on Thursday revealed employees sitting or standing in front of two and sometimes three computer screens, and white boards on the walls for drawing or writing.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:29 PM

Perfectionist heptathlete Xenia Rahn has 'tough' day

Only moments earlier, North Carolina’s Xenia Rahn completed her first day of heptathlon competition at the ACC Track Championships with a ninth-place finish in the 200. The result left Rahn in second place, with 3,267 points with the final three events to be completed today at UNC’s Fetzer Field and Irwin Belk Track.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Durham firefighter who helped integrate department dies

Velton Thompson, one of the first black firefighters hired by the city of Durham, died Monday after a long illness. He was 81.

Mr. Thompson was one of 10 blacks hired as a group who integrated the Fire Department after a history of exclusion and racial segregation.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Duke's Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood headed to NBA

Jabari Parker announced Thursday that he’s leaving the Blue Devils after one outstanding season to enter this summer’s NBA Draft. Late Thursday night, Duke redshirt sophomore forward Rodney Hood confirmed to The Herald-Sun that he too will declare for this year’s NBA Draft. He said he had yet to hire an agent.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

School board divided over next super’s salary

When the school board adopted an aggressive timeline for selecting a superintendent last week, the vote was a unanimous one.
But public records from that April 9 meeting show a wide divide over the $225,000 advertised salary the board eventually approved.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Listen to the stories

Tim Duffy and Captain Luke Mayer walked out of the StoryCorps mobile recording booth and performed a brief concert in the American Tobacco
courtyard Thursday. The captain’s fluid bass voice treated the crowd and passers-by to his versions of “I’m a King Bee,” “Polk Salad Annie” and other blues and folk songs while Duffy played guitar.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Cousteau: Good people can work together for environment

In 2009, Alexandra Cousteau used a grant from Coca-Cola to travel the developing world for 100 days exploring water conservation issues.

But it wasn’t until a year later, when she spent 150 days traveling around North America, especially the United States, that she came to grips with the real problems.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

DeSHIELDS TO TRANSFER

NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF YEAR DIAMOND DeSHIELDS TO LEAVE UNC

Diamond DeShields, the top freshman women’s basketball player in the country, is transferring from North Carolina.

DeShields’s decision is a stunning blow to a program that expected to return every player from this year’s team. The Tar Heels went 27-10 and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008 despite the absence of Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell, who was undergoing treatment for leukemia.

DeShields scored 648 points, more than any freshman in ACC history, and set a UNC freshman record with 38 points in a win at N.C. State. The Norcross, Ga., native averaged 18 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game and was named the freshman of the year by espnW and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Hatchell said in a statement that she did not “know or understand” why DeShields decided to leave the program.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Want a treat? Buy a record

If you are still suffering from the post-winter blues, or simply need an excuse for a treat, Saturday is Record Store Day, and local stores and music labels will have limited-edition releases and special deals to bring out music lovers.

All Day Records in Carrboro will have discounts on records, and a sidewalk sale of stereo equipment, said Jeremy Harris. Ryan Richardson of CD Alley in Chapel Hill said labels across the country have produced some 300 special releases for the annual event, and CD Alley has ordered about 180 of them. “It’s amazing how much stuff there is,” he said.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Stories along the way: Ben Sollee to perform

Like Maya Beiser, the duo 2Cellos and Durham cellist Shana Tucker, cellist Ben Sollee has pioneered new repertoire and styles for his instrument. Listeners may know him for his work with Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, or from his three recordings – “Learning to Bend,” “Inclusions” and “Half-Made Man.”

Now, Sollee is adding dance and documentary to his concerts. He is still “experimenting with the show,” he said in a phone interview, and local audiences will get to see and hear his new approach when he performs this weekend at The Carolina Theatre and at the spring edition of the Shakori Hills Festival.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

No. 8 Duke scores lone OT goal in 7-6 2OT win over No. 3 UNC

Junior attacker Kerrin Maurer buried a shot with 26.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift eighth-ranked Duke over third-ranked North Carolina Wednesday evening in the first women’s lacrosse game to be played at Kenan Stadium. The regular season meeting between the Tobacco Road rivals went into overtime for the second-straight year, with the Blue Devils coming out on top by a 7-6 score.