N.C. Central closed out the regular season with a 63-53 MEAC women’s basketball road win at Norfolk State Thursday night.
Zuri White scores 27 points and Justine Lyon 18 as No. 5 Hillside girls rout No. 1 Millbrook in state quarterfinals Thursday night to move on to state semifinal game Saturday at 2 p.m. in Fayetteville.
No. 1 Chapel Hill is a game away from another shot at a state championship. The Tigers beat No. 4 Cameron Union Pines 64-37 in the 3-A girls’ state quarterfinals Thursday.
Senior guard Tricia Liston, the nation’s No. 1 3-point shooter at 50 percent, is No. 10 Duke’s lone player on the Wooden Award ballot, which was released Thursday. She also joined Williams on the all-ACC team that was compiled earlier this week.
Propelled by property offenses, major-crime totals in Durham rose by 4.3 percent in 2013, Police Chief Jose Lopez told elected officials on Thursday.
Violent offenses – homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults – were down an overall 5.9 percent. But an increase in the always much-more-numerous category of property crimes offset those gains.
Major property crimes include, by the FBI’s reckoning, burglaries, larcenies and motor-vehicle thefts. As a group, they rose nearly 6 percent. Each of the three main types of property offenses was up, with larcenies leading the way.
Larceny by itself accounted for 54 percent of all Durham’s major crimes in 2013.
Jeff Faris, a former Duke safety who has been a graduate assistant for the last two seasons, is Duke’s new wide receivers coach, Cutcliffe said Thursday.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski supervised Blue Devil practice as usual Thursday even though he was examined at Duke University Hospital less than 24 hours earlier after suffering bouts of dizziness.
Contractors working on the city’s Rolling Hills redevelopment should begin finishing buildings in April, enabling the first tenants to start moving in a month later, Community Development Director Reginald Johnson said.
Work on one of the 12 buildings at what officials are now calling The Lofts at Southside is lagging and likely won’t finish until November. But people will be able to live in the others “and not be impacted” by the ongoing construction, Johnson told the City Council.
The project’s St. Louis-based developer has a list of about 250 potential tenants in hand for the 132 apartments, and now needs only to open some model units to begin signing people to leases.
Carrington Middle School teacher Jeff Whitt has been named the 2014 Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted by the N.C. Association for the Gifted and Talented
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced its list of new documentaries and invited programming Thursday for the 17th annual festival to be held April 3-6 in downtown Durham.
The opening night film April 3 will be the world premiere of “112 Weddings,” an HBO Documentary Film by director Doug Block, a filmmaker and part-time wedding videographer who tracks down couples he has filmed over the years.
Durham firefighters remind residents to change their smoke alarms batteries Sunday when they set their clocks forward for the start of daylight-saving time.
“We’re always stressing the importance of a working smoke alarm,” Fire Marshal Edward Reid of the Durham Fire Department said. “Smoke alarms with old batteries aren’t reliable and may not function well or soon enough to alert you that smoke or fire is near.”
A year has passed since Durham’s new courthouse opened, and no one has opened fire there.
But that’s no guarantee it won’t happen, which is why the Durham County Sheriff’s Office has created a “courthouse response team.”
These Trojans exchange a few seconds of fame for 32 minutes of team ball.
When Broadway producer Hal Luftig saw the original production of “Evita” in New York in 1979, it changed how he saw theater. It was the first time he had seen something sung through like that, and using very little set, he said. It starred Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin and won a Tony Award in 1980. “Evita” is the story of the rise of Argentina’s first lady Eva Peron in the 1940s.
Fast forward to London in 2006, when a new production debuted that was “authentic and completely reorchestrated,” Luftig said, with so much more knowledge of the Perons.
No. 1-seeded Orange had more flair, both in the introductions and after the ball was tipped, throwing down dunks and offering some pizzazz in a 69-56 win in the East Regional 3-A boys’ basketball semifinals at Crown Coliseum here late Wednesday.