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.
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.
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.
Duke capitalized on three N.C. Central errors and turned other miscues by the Eagles into runs and won 11-2 at Durham Athletic Park on Wednesday.
On May 21, Joslin Simms will mark the ninth anniversary of the death of her son, Rayburn, fatally shot after his car was rear-ended at a Durham intersection.
In a major shift, Durham Public Schools will require admission tickets to attend graduations at Duke and N.C. Central universities in June.
Officials said the universities made the request in an effort to beef up security and better control graduation ceremonies in the wake of increasing acts of random violence, such as the bombing attack that took place during the Boston Marathon a year ago.
Outside Organic Transit’s headquarters on West Corporation Street on a recent Friday morning, green and orange solar-and-pedal-powered trikes were parked in rows.
An employee was test-driving some of them, and at one point, a small orange trike could be seen in the distance climbing a hill toward the office.
With a full career in dentistry under his belt, Dr. Guillermo Evers Airall has turned his talents to writing.
The now-author examines his Panamanian roots and time in the military in his upcoming book “Silver and Gold: Untold Stories of the Immigrant Life in the Panama Canal Zone” Airall reflects on his early life and what life was like growing up while the Panama Canal was being built.
Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann chats with former Triangle sports writer Terry Hill about N.C. State sophomore T.J. Warren's decision to opt for the NBA.
NOTE: Fomer NBA player and NBA assistant coach Michael Curry has been hired to coach men's basketball team at Florida Atlantic University.
The Rev. Randy Thompson, minister of music at Braggtown Baptist Church, says the choir’s Easter musical won’t be a performance.
“We are servants. … It’s a celebration of worship, not just a show,” said Thompson, 65, who retired a few years ago after serving churches with choirs large and small. He came back into ministry part time at Braggtown Baptist.
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem spoke to a packed 1,600-seat Duke Chapel on a rainy Tuesday night. She talked about connections and how “we are linked, we are not ranked.”
Steinem recently turned 80 and told the audience that life is long and we are like Russian dolls. The original self doesn’t go away, she said, but stays the same and builds and builds.
More than 10,000 fans bought tickets to what they hoped would be another classic between North Carolina and N.C. State Tuesday night. What they got was a rainout.
So far the city’s only had to spend $35,000 to $40,000 of its own money to secure the completion of streets and other infrastructure in the “failed and struggling developments” left behind by 2008’s market crash.
That’s a small amount compared to the $8½ million or so in private-sector spending that’s gone into street and drainage work in 30 or so subdivisions the crash left in danger of going unfinished, Public Works Department and other city officials say.
But an estimated $5 million in work in 23 neighborhoods remains, and a pending court case is likely to play a big role in determining how much of that bill lands on the public’s shoulders.
Honeybees are in trouble.
Each year, the United States loses about a third of its honeybee population, said David R. Tarpy, an associate professor and extension beekeeper at N.C. State University.
N.C. Court of Appeals judges have declined a city trash-truck driver’s request that they order his bosses to clear his driving record of a report that he’d failed to show up for a random drug test.
Tuesday’s ruling went against Christopher Benjamin, who lost his job with the Solid Waste Management department just before Thanksgiving 2009 only to be reinstated about two weeks later.