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Jul. 15, 2014 @ 08:35 PM

GALLERY: Severe storms cause flooding in Durham

A cold front brought severe storms into the area, causing flooding in parts of Durham. Parts of Forest Hills Park were covered with at least two feet of water. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 10:07 PM

GALLERY: Allan Dykstra crowned Triple-A Home Run champion

Allan Dykstra crowned champion during the Triple-A Home Run Derby at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Monday, July 14, 2014.GALLERY: Triple-A Home Run Derby at the DBAP. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen and Morgan McCloy

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

GALLERY: Bert L’Homme sworn in as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent

Bert L’Homme is sworn in as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent Monday on the steps of J.D. Clement Early College High School on the campus of North Carolina Central University. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Jul. 19, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

David Price hopes to shine light on college athletic finances

U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., and others in the U.S. House of Representatives, believe college athletics need increased financial transparency to ensure a fairness for student-athletes, non-athlete students, parents and, ultimately, taxpayers.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

UNC-led summer program introduces high schoolers to geoscience

As a group of high school students looked on from the river bank, professor Brent McKee stuck a tool into the bottom of the Neuse River to collect sand, leaves, sticks and dirt.

Then he carried the core sample back to the shore and instructed the students to spread it out in sections.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

“Nefarious” campaign piques interest in sign-law changes

A one-man sign campaign against Sheriff Mike Andrews could trigger a move by city officials later this year to rewrite Durham’s rules for placing non-commercial messages in public street rights-of-way.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

UNC Health Care bounces back from operating loss

While UNC Health Care was affected by significant costs last fiscal year from its a new electronic health record system, the Chapel Hill-based health care system is expecting to be more flush in fiscal year 2015.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

A new start for year-round students

Not a single tear was shed in Deborah Jones’ pre-K class at Holt Elementary Language Academy on Monday after her busy 4-year-olds said goodbye to their parents.
The students found Jones’ cache of toys and not a one whimpered when their parents said farewell and headed for the exit, leaving them in Jones’ able care.
“I need to see you smiling,” Jones prodded anxious parents as they left the classroom.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 07:22 PM

Lovette trial witness: ‘I lied’

A witness in the murder trial of Laurence Lovette testified Monday that he falsely told police after the slaying of a Duke University graduate student that he had been with Lovette that night.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 08:35 PM

Police log, July 21

  • Cocaine trafficking charged
  • Wilmington man charged with identity theft

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Neil Offen: Where does it hurt? Everywhere

Let’s see, here’s the current list: my right foot, my left hip, the middle of my central back, my left eye, my left wrist, my other wrist. Yes, those are the parts of my body that currently aren't quite working at optimal efficiency.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Review: House of modern dance has many tenants – and tenets

Programming for the American Dance Festival’s sixth week proves, once again, that the house of modern dance has many tenants (and tenets).

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Year-round students return to the classroom

The party is over for more than 3,100 students who attend Durham Public Schools five year-round schools.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

The war on the poor becomes a war on the middle class

There are a lot of competitors when it comes to listing and ranking the most hard-hearted and destructive acts of the last couple of General Assemblies and the first year and a half of the Pat McCrory administration. 

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 09:27 PM



It was eight years ago when Habitat for Humanity decided to change the equation for how to hold a fundraiser.

It stuck to something fairly normal — a bicycle ride throughout the city, but instead of holding it in the morning, it went out on a limb and held it at night and offered free food and beer for those who registered.

The nighttime ride was a big draw for Sharon Johnson and Melva Peed.

Both women have been involved with Habitat for a few years, working on building houses. Johnson enjoys being able to help build Habitat houses because of the connections she makes not only with the fellow volunteers, but the families that will eventually live in the houses.

“The families are engaged too,” Johnson said. Hearing the stories from each family helps her realize that the work she’s doing can be a big part of the community. Saturday was Johnson’s first time participating in the ride, but Peed had been on it last year.

Peed said being able to participate in the ride last year was amazing because she was able to see another side of Durham she hadn’t seen before. It also allowed her to enjoy the ride.

“It’s not for competition, it’s strictly for enjoyment,” she said.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 08:35 PM

RTP 180 fuses science, business and art

Beth Yerxa, director of Triangle Artworks, thinks art can do much more than entertain.

“Arts create jobs,” Yerxa said. “They bring people to downtown, they fill up restaurants and hotels…but the important thing to remember is arts are jobs.”

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 07:38 PM

COPLOG: 3 charged with assault on a female, held without bond

Odis Aristides Banegas-Almendarez, Winfred Lee Rogers and Martin Mendoza each held in separate cases.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Meeting to encourage affordable housing near transit

With light-rail transit on the drawing board following approval of a half-cent sales tax in Durham and Chapel Hill, the Durham City/County Planning Department is co-sponsoring a community meeting to encourage development of affordable housing near rail lines.