In The Herald-Sun

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Rise to open first franchise location

After announcing plans to launch a franchise program last summer, Rise Biscuits & Donuts will open its second location, in Morrisville.

The restaurant will open this summer in the Park West Village shopping center.

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

Ritual, digital images and words

Joseph Jordan points to “Resting Place,” one of the images in a new exhibit of digital art and spoken word by husband and wife team Michael Platt and Carol Beane. The digital print shows the interior of a New Orleans building. In the foreground are several figures, who appear ghostlike.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 12:16 PM

The flaw in School Performance Grades

When your child’s quarterly report card arrives, is that the beginning or the end of a conversation? When my children brought theirs home, I never looked at their grades and thought, “Case closed.” I talked with them about their teachers, homework and challenges. We made plans for improvement and we celebrated successes based on their grades, but I always knew that there was more to their learning experiences — positive and negative — than could be revealed in a single letter on a page.

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

Lakewood places 2nd in mock trial competition

Lakewood Montessori Middle School recently placed second in the state in the Middle School Regional Mock Trial Competition and will represent North Carolina in the Battle of the Carolinas competition in Pittsboro, against teams from both North Carolina and South Carolina Feb. 6-7.

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: 'Local Quilts'

The Hillsborough Arts Council art gallery will host an opening reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., during the Last Fridays Art Walk for a group exhibition of quilts produced in Orange and Durham Counties by six artists. The exhibition “Local Quilts” will feature a variety of quilt making techniques with some innovative approaches to the folk art tradition. The Hillsborough Arts Council gallery is located at 102 N. Churton St. Gallery hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. For more information, call 919- 643-2500 or visit

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 11:05 PM

Video hopes to go viral, help family in need

It only takes two minutes to change a life.

That’s the idea behind a video campaign marketed with the hashtag #2Minutes4Patti, which is geared toward making a video go viral and donating $50,000 to a terminally ill mother of four.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 08:03 PM

Vintage Krzyzewski, and new-school inventiveness

Mike Krzyzewski offered a dash of old-school fury and a dose of new-school inventiveness to claim his latest career milestone.

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

Master baker brings taste of France to Durham

Benjamin Messaoui, who earned the distinction of Master Baker after studying in Paris, has been baking for 35 years. And now, after 10 years as a head chef at Raleigh-based Neomonde, he’s opened his own business in Durham. Messaoui opened The French Corner Bakery, at 2005 North Pointe Drive, last month and said he’s astounded by the reception it has received.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

Prescription drug abuse film for teens to be shown

Healthy Carolinians of Orange County on will host special screenings of “Out of Reach,” a short documentary about medicine abuse created by a teen filmmaker. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill High School, and at 7 p.m. Thursday at C.W. Stanford Middle School in Hillsborough.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

Grassroots group wants new faces on Chapel Hill council

Some Chapel Hill residents are calling for change.

Rumblings of the Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town began last spring when a website popped up. The grassroots organization held its first event Sunday afternoon, calling it “What Makes Chapel Hill A Livable Town?”

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

Police log, Jan. 26

Chris Emmanuel Wiggins, 19, of Durham, was arrested in both Durham and Orange counties on felony charges.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

The late show or, never ever early

Now, I’m not naming any names here —except, of course, for the repeated references to my wife, Carol — but there are certain people who just can’t seem to be on time.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

Duke rallies to give Coach K his 1,000th win

Blue Devils erase 10-point deficit in final eight minutes to beat St. John's

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

Trial over flawed Duke cancer research set to start

A lawsuit against Duke University and one its discredited former cancer researchers is set to be heard starting today in Durham County Superior Court in a case that has drawn national headlines.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

Bulls’ mural proposed for wall near DBAP

City Council members appear likely to get behind a request to the N.C. Department of Transportation to allow the painting of a mural on a retaining wall along Willard Street across from the American Tobacco complex.