In The Herald-Sun

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

NC attorney general won't defend gay marriage ban

North Carolina's attorney general said Monday his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

Duke’s first female history department chair honored at White House

The first female chair of the Duke University History Department was honored Monday for her work studying Southern women.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Fire tied to lightning damages home

Fire from a power surge caused by a lightning strike damaged a home Sunday at 1607 Homewood Ave., fire officials said. No one was hurt.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

Jury deliberations resume Tuesday in Lovette trial

Jury deliberations resume Tuesday in Durham County Superior Court in the robbery and first-degree murder trial of Laurence Lovette.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Man arrested in July 3 homicide

Lequan Kashawn Wilson, 20, of Durham was arrested this morning and charged with the July 3 murder of Marquise Keshawn Mangum.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

DPS Corner: All children, schools matter

Last week 3,100 eager students poured into our five year-round schools for the start of the school year. They were excited to meet new classmates, teachers and challenges, and their energy was catching. As I visited these schools on the first day, I felt just as excited. It was a new beginning for all of us.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Final arguments slated today in Lovette trial

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will make their final arguments to the jury today in the murder trial of Laurence Lovette, accused of murdering a Duke University graduate student in 2008.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Point guard Kithcart leaving Hillside

Hillside has a new coach but has lost its best player.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 28

Merge Records’ celebration of its 25th anniversary continues Wednesday when Merge artists Stephin Merritt and Mark Eitzel (in photo) perform at 7:30 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

Jeff Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:52 PM

Panthers' Hardy: 'I hate I've distracted my team'

Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy, the franchise player for the Carolina Panthers who was convicted of assaulting a female and communicating threats, likes it in Charlotte and wants to stay with the team. But Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman last week refused to discuss how the conviction might impact Hardy's long-term future with the organization.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

Rams DE Quinn back for more sacks

The former North Carolina defender led the NFC with 19 sacks last season.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:20 PM

Roller derby rolls on

Women clad in fishnets, American flag pants, paint-covered shirts, helmets and kneepads whiz around the skating rink, smashing into each other’s hips, often sending someone onto the ground.

A man in the crowd on the outskirts of the rink, standing up from his lawn chair, yells “knock her out,” and some five referees blow their whistles intermittently.
It’s Sunday evening at Wheels Fun Park in Durham. It’s the Chapel Thrillers vs. Raleigh Ruckus bout in roller derby, one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:55 PM


Hillside's Kithcart shuts it down in Las Vegas.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 09:40 PM

City expanding parking restrictions around NCCU

City officials are likely to add to the existing parking restrictions in neighborhoods around N.C. Central University, to the dismay of some residents and pleasure of others.