UNC (22-8, 10-6) enters the ACC Tournament Thursday, March 6 with a No. 13 national ranking in the AP poll but only a No. 6 seed in the ACC and will face an incredibly difficult task if they hope to win their first ACC title since 2008.
The Durham Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday voted unanimously to join a lawsuit opposing a new state law that, in four years, will end tenure or “career status” for North Carolina teachers.
In a statement read by board member Natalie Beyer, the board directed Chairwoman Heidi Carter and the school district’s attorney to take “any and all action necessary” to join a lawsuit the Guilford County school board plans to file seeking a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief. They’re opposed to a law that requires school districts to identify 25 percent of their teachers for four-year contracts and to offer bonuses to those who voluntarily give up “career status” before 2018.
NCCU took back seat to Norfolk State by one game in MEAC regular-season a year ago, but the teams didn't play. This time around, NCCU has clinched the No. 1 spot and meets No. 3 Norfolk State for the first time in two years Thursday, March 6.
Two former Durham Police Department detectives say a 2013 N.C. Supreme Court decision should trigger the dismissal of a malicious-prosecution lawsuit against them in the Duke lacrosse case.
The next opponent to face No. 5-seeded Hillside’s pressure is top-seeded Millbrook (24-3) when the two teams battle in the Eastern Regional semifinals Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville..
Southeast Raleigh is the No. 2 seed in the East, carrying a gaudy 24-2 record into the Thursday, March 6 8:30 p.m. game against No. 19 Riverside. Both losses came against out-of-state teams, and the Bulldogs dominated the Greater Neuse River Conference.
The resident of an apartment above Pizzeria Toro has sued the pizza shop as well as a kitchen equipment cleaning company for punitive damages related to a fire that damaged the apartment in early November.
The business and two others nearby were forced to close by the fire, which was the second at the shop in the year. The two other businesses have since re-opened, while Pizzeria Toro has not.
The school board could decide as early as today whether to join litigation challenging a new state law that requires school districts to offer four-year contracts to 25 percent of their teachers in exchange for a waiver of tenure rights.
The Durham Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday narrowed the list of potential superintendent search firms to four.
Board members voted 5-2 during a committee meeting to consider McPherson & Jacobson LLC of Omaha, Neb., Ray and Associates Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Ia., BWP & Associates of Libertyville, Ill. and the Raleigh-based North Carolina School Board Association.
They must finalize the vote in a special meeting next week. If confirmed, it means the board won’t invite PROACT Search of Wilmette, Ill., to town for an interview.
Human Relations Commission members agreed Tuesday to ask the City Council to revamp the system for handling complaints about police officers, to make it one more clearly under civilian control.
NCCU BASKS IN AFTERGLOW OF MEAC REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP
A whole bunch of folks saw NCCU's overtime win against Savannah State on ESPNU on Monday.
The victory allowed the Eagles to clinch their first Division I league title.
German composer Richard Strauss may or may not have approved. Members of The Bulltown Strutters street band played the opening fanfare to Strauss’ piece “Thus Spake Zarathustra” as several members of The League of the Tutu fastened and secured a tutu around the torso of the Major the bull sculpture in CCB Plaza Tuesday.
The transformation of Major into “Bullerina” marked the beginning of the 2014 Mardi Gras Parade. Mary Yordy, the member of the Tutu league who started this pre-parade ritual in 2011, said she wanted the band to play a Cajun song, but Strauss was all right.
Tuesday’s parade had several firsts.
At the 22nd Annual Vigil Against Violence on Tuesday, there came a time during the service for the part that changes every year: reading the list of names. Thirty-two people were victims of homicide in 2013 in Durham.
The name was read aloud, a bell was rung, and loved ones were invited to walk up to the front of the sanctuary at Shepherds House Church in Northeast Central Durham, to be recognized and loved by the vigil’s organizers, the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and Parents of Murdered Children.
“This is a person. This is not just a name, not just a statistic, not just a number,” said Effie Steele, a leader in the Religious Coalition.
Orange High School might be sailing through uncharted waters as it prepares for the boys 3-A Eastern Regional semifinals Wednesday, March 5 at Fayetteville's Crown Coliseum, but Panthers coach Greg Motley won’t change the way his team approaches its game against West Brunswick.
Guards Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd represent the unbeaten Fighting Irish (29-0) on the first team. Duke had center Elizabeth Williams and guard Tricia Liston. They were joined by North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields, N.C. State’s Markeisha Gatling, Wake Forest’s Dearica Hamby, Georgia Tech’s Tyaunna Marshall, Florida State’s Natasha Howard and Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas.