In The Herald-Sun

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

REVIEW: Daniel Wallace’s latest is indeed ‘The Cat’s Pajamas’

BY DAWN BAUMGARTNER VAUGHAN

dvaughan@heraldsun.com; 919-419-6563

CHAPEL HILL – Daniel Wallace hadn’t written a children’s book until his new one launched into the literary stratosphere this past week, but he knows how to please a roomful of children.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Dance Review: 'Sadeh21' incites raw, powerful emotions

The Batsheva Dance Company’s one-night only performance of “Sadeh21” Friday at UNC’s Memorial Hall literally started with a bang.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

Golden Leaf Award winners honored

Eight projects were honored for excellence in design and preservation of their properties at the 2014 Golden Leaf Awards for Community Appearance Thursday.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Most Durham city, county offices to close for Thanksgiving

Most City of Durham and County of Durham offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Police, fire and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency problems or concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

Brown wants “nefarious” signs taken down

City Councilman Eugene Brown has had enough of the signs all around town that label Sheriff Mike Andrews “nefarious.” Branding them “someone’s memorial and paranoia against our county sheriff,” Brown spoke up in a council work session on Thursday to say he thinks they should be treated as “political” signs subject to a post-election time limit


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Renovations to begin soon at Durham City Hall

Much-needed repairs to Durham’s City Hall and Annex will begin in early December.

The City’s General Services Department is overseeing the nine-month renovation project that will consist of three major sub-projects.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 02:17 PM

At Chapel Hill galleries, visions in glass and paint

There is nothing that beats the downer of a gray day than looking at art and, last Thursday, Chapel Hill had much to lift the spirits.  At the Frank there is a group of glass artists from the North Carolina mountains plus  a couple of local ones; at Jane Tyndall, Gayle Lowry’s paintings are a travelogue of desire — the viewers, through the artist’s eyes, can only see in.  They are not allowed inside.  And at Light Art+Design Casey Cook uses modest materials to make large paintings and monumental sculpture;


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Parker to discuss ‘All I Have in This World’

Michael Parker talks about “All I Have in This World” on North Carolina Bookwatch today at noon and Thursday at 5 p.m.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Coach K, Dawkins set to face off

Duke faces Stanford tonight at 9:30 p.m., which means former Duke star and assistant coach Johnny Dawkins has to coach the Cardinal against his mentor


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 02:04 AM

Duke slogs through poor shooting night, drops Temple

Blue Devils reach Coaches vs. Cancer Classic title game, where Coach K will face off against Johnny Dawkins' Stanford Cardinal

Style points, or any points for that matter, were in low supply on Friday night.

No. 4 Duke found a way to slog through the muck and get a win anyway.

The Blue Devils survived a poor night of shooting, playing tight defense of their own to stifle Temple, beating the Owls 74-54 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semifinals at the Barclays Center.

Duke (4-0) will face Stanford (3-0) in the tournament championship game Saturday night (9:30 p.m., TruTV) in an intriguing coaching matchup. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will face off against his former player and assistant coach, Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins, for the first time.

The Blue Devils remained unbeaten and reached the tournament final despite their poorest night of offense in the young season. Duke’s 74 points were far below the season average of 101 it carried into the game.

Duke’s shooting was below 30 percent well into the second half before the Blue Devils finally heated up to pull away from the equally cold Owls.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:11 PM

BIG FOUR: Southern, Hillside, Chapel Hill, Orange sweep 2nd round

The area's four remaining high school playoff entries pulled a perfecto Friday night, to move into the state quarterfinals where three members of the Big East 3-A Conference are among the last eight 3-AA programs standing. Southern will host Chapel Hill on Friday in one quarterfinal, Orange will host Northern Guilford in another, and Hillside will travel to No. 1 seed New Bern in 4-A in a rematch of the Hornets' season-opener.

Click on live links below for complete game-by-game reports:

Hillside 27, Fayetteville Seventy-First 0
Southern 67, Clayton Cleveland 48
Chapel Hill 23, Fayetteville Terry Sanford 20
Orange 42, Wendell Corinth Holders 13


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 08:21 PM

Fire damages house, displaces 5 occupants

Fire heavily damaged a home south of downtown Friday afternoon, displacing five residents. No one was hurt.

Firefighters were called at 4:45 p.m. to a one-story house at 1204 Franklin St., off Alston Avenue , and saw flames inside and heavy smoke coming from the attic.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

GameDay | NCCU

The MEAC title will be on the line when the Aggies and Eagles knock
heads for the 86th time.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 07:01 PM

DKU celebrates opening

Duke University leaders formally celebrated this fall’s launch of Duke Kunshan University with a campus opening ceremony on Monday.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

UNC faculty member inquires about former faculty chair's status

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt said that keeping private the employment status of employees implicated in the report by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein until their review processes are over passes “my smell test.”