CHAPEL HILL -- Sarah M. Bufkin of Atlanta, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a Rhodes Scholarship.
A long time before I became superintendent of Durham Public Schools, I began my career in Washington, D.C., as a teacher for seriously emotionally disturbed middle school students. I then became principal of a high school for troubled adolescents. These were all children and youth who, somewhere along the way, had become disconnected from their school communities and families. We worked hard to bring them back around. We weren’t always successful.
Knoxville, Tennessee-based band The Black Lillies have released their album “Runaway Freeway Blues” and will bring their tour to Cat’s Cradle’s Back Room, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit www.catscradle.com.
Firefighters battled two blazes in Durham on Sunday that left two occupants displaced and destroyed a shed. No one was hurt.
The Blue Devils have one more regular-season game to play before their bowl assignment
Eight-year-old Yiyhetzi Doncel smoothed her burgundy dress and sat with her hands in her lap and her ankles crossed. She was poised, calm and ready to play the piano in front of a room full of people.
Coffee gurus from the eastern part of the country brought their skills here for a weekend-long competition showcasing their creativity and expertise.
The long-awaited Whitted Junior High School redevelopment project hit a major snag last week when members of the school board questioned whether Durham Public Schools can afford to be a partner.
LeChase Construction’s work on Duke University’s Paul M. Gross Hall has won an Eagle Award in the Excellence in Construction Awards from the Carolinas Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.
Dear Mr. Berko: What are tax liens? A local businessman offers a course for $2,700 that supposedly would show how I could keep my AutoZone job and make $75,000 or more buying tax liens part time. I could cash in $13,000 from my wife's individual retirement account to begin with. It sounds like a dream come true and something I could easily do, and I could use my truck as an office. It wouldn't require a college degree, and I could quit my AutoZone job, which pays $12 an hour, because I don't need to make $75,000 a year; $50,000 would be plenty.
The current edition of The Time Jumpers includes 11 members, among them vocalist Vince Gill, “Ranger Doug” Green, Paul Franklin and Dawn Sears. The Time Jumpers will bring their western swing styles to the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham, at 8 p.m. Monday. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.
Blue Devils clamp down defensively to claim Coaches vs.Cancer Classic championship
Veterans who run afoul of the law may soon have a special court in Durham where the focus will be on helping instead of punishing.
Works by more than 200 artists are on display at the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market in downtown through Sunday, Nov. 23.
BY DAWN BAUMGARTNER VAUGHAN
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.