In The Herald-Sun

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

Orange County Schools turns power over to public

About 40 members of the community met Wednesday at C.W. Stanford Middle School to begin what could be considered a daunting task.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

With help of technology, Duke prof tells autobiographic story through dance

A big move to take a job at Duke University proved more so and made such an impression on Thomas F. DeFrantz, that he named his new dance after that journey.

He and Duke University doctoral music composition student Kenneth David Stewart worked together to create the autobiographical work, “where did I think I was going? [moving into signal].”

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

The art of ‘yarn bombing’

In March 2011 the Durham-based Off the Hook Crochet Guild “yarn bombed” Major the Bull, the sculpture in CCB Plaza downtown. The volunteer organization wrapped the city symbol with several panels made of brightly colored yarn.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

School board meets Thursday

Thursday, the school board will hold its first meeting since schools opened for the majority of students attending Durham Public Schools.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Police log: One dead after I-85 crash

The Durham Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler carrying tomatoes.  
Investigators said the crash happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

‘Outsider’s faith’

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright preached about an outsider’s faith in a sermon Tuesday night at Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Durham. It was part of two days of speaking events for the Apex School of Theology. Wright is pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, and who received national attention as pastor of the church the Obamas attended.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: August 27

Asheville native Duncan Trussell, who runs the podcast “The Duncan Trussell Family Hour” is touring with comedian Johnny Pemberton. Trussell, Pemberton and local host Zack Levine will present a night of comedy at 8 p.m. Sunday at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. For tickets, visit

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:14 AM

Press problems may delay delivery

The Herald-Sun was experiencing signifcant problems with its press Tuesday night, and delivery of the paper to many subscribers will be delayed Wednesday morning. 

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

UNC addresses alleged hazing incident

A spokesman for the football team said that the school is investigating what Yahoo Sports called a “training camp hazing incident” that escalated into a “group assault” on walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer, a redshirt freshman from Chapel Hill.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

Season of change at NCCU

New coach, new season for Eagles looking to bury both the past and their opponents 

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Duke’s young defensive backs hungry for more

Blue Devils have two sophomore starters at cornerbacks, two freshmen backing them up; More young players at safety slots

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 09:05 PM

LGBTQ allies gather at Duke Divinity Convocation

Dozens of Duke Divinity School students and faculty gathered at the school’s convocation Tuesday morning to show support for the LGBTQ community after an alleged conflict at the school’s orientation.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Pond ruling delays Rescue Mission expansion

Plans for a 300-bed expansion of the Durham Rescue Mission are on hold until early next year so designers can rework the placement of a drainage-retention pond.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

UNC office examines alcohol-related hospitalizations

The number of UNC-Chapel Hill students transported to the hospital with alcohol-related health issues during the first week of school has drawn the eye of the university’s Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Number of juror scam victims grows

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating more reports of Durham residents being targeted in a scam involving jury duty.