In The Herald-Sun

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Carrboro grabs No. 2 seed in soccer playoffs

The perennial state power and Mid-State Conference champion Jaguars (18-2-1) were scheduled to host No. 31 Lenoir North Brunswick on Wednesday but learned Monday afternoon that North Brunswick had been removed from the playoffs. Carrboro thus gets a bye into the second round.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Klotman named to Institute of Medicine

Dr. Mary E. Klotman, chairwoman of the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Medicine, has been elected as one of 70 new members to the Institute of Medicine.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Parkwood teacher suspended in alleged altercation with student

A physical education teacher at Parkwood Elementary School has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation into charges the teacher hit an 11-year-old autistic boy.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

The value of archives

Tom Whiteside’s Durham Cinematheque studio has magic lanterns (some lit by candle), a Leitz slide projector from the 1930s, a Kodascope Model B film projector, and canisters with some of his extensive film collection. The studio is a museum dedicated to the history of film, and the importance of preserving the heritage of film.

Whiteside opened his studio in the Durham Arts Place (305 E. Chapel Hill St.) to visitors Monday afternoon in observance of UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. The 2014 theme for this program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was “Archives at Risk: Much more to do.” 

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

UNC’s Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine researcher Dr. Bryan L. Roth has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, according to an announcement by UNC Health Care.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Jury selection begins in murder trial

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting his wife to death in their home.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Chapel Hill prepares for huge Halloween celebration

Chapel Hill’s traditional “Homegrown Halloween” celebration is coming to Franklin Street once again this Friday – and as always, safety is a major focus for town officials.

Chapel Hill residents should expect traffic changes, road closures and altered Chapel Hill Transit service as the town gears up for thousands of costumed revelers who will flood the streets of downtown.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Husband faces 30-42 years for shooting wife outside school

Ali Cherfaoui, who was accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife in 2012 outside Mary Scroggs Elementary School in Chapel Hill, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court on Monday to second-degree murder. He faces 30 to 42 years in prison.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Orenda Fink

Orenda Fink will perform music from her new recording “Blue Dream,” the result of dream journals and psychotherapy, at 8 p.m. today at Cat's Cradle, 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 09:47 PM

Families pick perfect pumpkins at Ganyard Hill Farm

Children climbed haystacks Sunday afternoon, but a needle wasn’t what they were in search of — instead, they were looking for the perfect pumpkin.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

New-look Duke shows exciting possibilities in Blue-White scrimmage

Greenwell shows off shooting touch as Blue Devils display revamped roster

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Duke enters AP poll at No. 24, preps for Pitt

Blue Devils in AP Top 25 for first time this season

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Panel give advice to avoid confrontation with police

If stopped by a police officer, the best thing to do is to follow his or her orders -- even if you think the officer didn’t have a good reason for the stop.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Durham Tech program to help students START lodging careers

Durham Tech will launch its START Careers in Hotel and Lodging program beginning spring semester 2015.

The program will prequalify, train and certify future employees in 12 entry-level employment positions.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

Offen: Dance to the music

Not too long ago, at a celebratory event, I found myself dancing with my young adult daughter. Afterward, as I was receiving oxygen, my daughter said she wanted to tell me something.