In The Herald-Sun

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:02 PM

Duke, UNC health care officials detail Ebola preparedness efforts

Duke Medicine and UNC Health Care have run drills to prepare for possibility of an Ebola case, officials with the health systems said this week.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 09:05 AM

‘Integrator and Innovator’: Exhibit celebrates life of John B. McLendon

John B. McLendon organized and played in the 1944 basketball game between Duke and N.C. Central University students that is known as “the secret game,” one of many gestures that helped break down the barriers of segregation. McLendon also gave basketball the fast break and other strategies that made it a fast-paced sport.

“Coach Mac: Integrator and Innovator,” a new exhibit at the Durham History Hub, pays tribute to both sides of McLendon’s legacy. Many Durham residents know about “the secret game” but don’t know about the man who organized it, said Patrick Mucklow, director of operations at the Durham History Hub. “When you start digging, you find out there’s so much more to him,” he said.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

Police remain at apartments in Durham after break-in call leads to evacuation

The Durham Police Department is still on scene at an apartment complex on the 4800 block of Danube Lane.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Festivals, Brunswick stew mark fall church events

Fall is the season of church festivals, bazaars and special dinners to gather congregations and the community together. Here are a few opportunities in the next few weeks in Durham and Orange counties. All are open to the community.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Police identify body found in Chapel Hill

The Chapel Hill Police Department has identified the body of a man found in Chapel Hill on Tuesday. 

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

Transgender people of faith: Pilgrim UCC holds series on transgender stories

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, whose pastor has officiated at several newly legal same sex weddings in North Carolina this past week, has also taken up another LGBT issue: transgender and faith. On Tuesdays in October, the church is hosting “LGBTQ: Learning About Our Transgender Neighbors and Friends.” This week the topic was “Transfiguring Faith: Voices in the crossings of faith and transgender.”


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: SomeKindaWonderful

SomeKindaWonderful are now on tour with New Politics and Bad Suns. All three bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

State Fair comes to N.C. Children’s Hospital

Kids at the N.C. Children’s Hospital applauded a one-man band and gasped at juggling and BMX tricks as performers from the N.C. State Fair brought their acts to the hospital’s play area.

Mark Dobson, a one-man band who plays 9.1 different instruments simultaneously, has toured around the world doing “every type of gig you can think of,” but didn’t get into the one-man band scene until about four years ago when he filled in for the only other one-man band in the country with a similar sound.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

Court upholds conviction in break-in case

Justice might be blind, but sheriff’s deputies and a jury don’t need to be when a list of stolen property includes a limited-edition commemorative coin that honors the inventor of Braille, a N.C. Court of Appeals panel says.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

Chapel Hill police investigating downtown death

Chapel Hill police received a call Tuesday afternoon of a body in the parking lot of the Lutheran Campus Ministry at 300 East Rosemary Street. They arrived and determined the unidentified person was dead.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Body found in Chapel Hill

The Chapel Hill Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a body was found Tuesday afternoon. 

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

RDU wants local incentives for new international air routes

RDU’s managers are poised to seek $2.1 million in local-government and business-sector subsidies to support new international flights, most likely to Paris or Frankfurt.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

School at risk of losing its charter

A Durham charter school that opened its doors only a year ago could already be in danger of losing its charter because of its poor performance on the recent round of state tests.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Man who killed wife outside school sentenced

A Carrboro man who fatally shot his wife as she sat in a carpool lane at Mary Scroggs Elementary School in May 2012 was sentenced to 30 to 42 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to kidnapping.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

DA won't seek death penalty in Durham pastor's death

District Attorney Jim Woodall said in court Tuesday he won't seek the death penalty against Matthew John Reed, who is accused of murdering a Durham priest.