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Jul. 05, 2015 @ 06:55 PM

GALLERY: Festival for the Eno

Photos from the annual Festival for the Eno. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen and Nicki Jansen

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

GALLERY: Annual Fourth of July parade at Oval Park

Hundreds of people took part in the annual Watts Hospital-Hillandale neighborhood Fourth of July parade at Oval Park. (The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen)

Jun. 22, 2015 @ 08:06 PM

GALLERY: Heidi Latsky Dance performs "Triptych"

Heidi Latsky Dance performs "Triptych" at the American Dance Festival. (The Herald-Sun | John Joyner)

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Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Light rail: Environmental concerns abound

Months have passed since planning for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit system began, and it’s going to be years before the system will be operational, yet residents in Durham and Chapel Hill have yet to be sold on the project.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

UNC leaders interested in ‘century’ bonds

Like most large enterprises, UNC is no stranger to using long-term debt to finance construction, repairs and other major investments. But it has yet to dip a toe into a relatively new type of borrowing other top universities are using, 100-year, “century” bonds with payback periods that stretch out much longer than traditional bonds.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 09:29 PM

Missing Durham woman located by police

Durham police on Friday night announced that they had located an 18-year-old Durham resident for whom they'd been searching throughout the day..


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:12 PM

FILLING THE BUS: Community, Rotary support back-to-school benefit drive

Numerous food trucks lined up in Research Triangle Park Friday, drawing in crowds to donate school supplies to help “fill that bus.” “The ‘fill that bus’ initiative is just a giant drive for school supplies,” said Julie Marshall, executive director for Crayons2Calculators, the organization responsible for the drive. “We’ve got a goal of $120,000 worth of supplies and with about two weeks to go I’d say we’re halfway there.”


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:16 AM

Accident closes Hillsborough-Trent intersection

The intersection of Hillsborough Road and Trent Drive will be closed for several hours due to a traffic accident., Durham police said. 


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 09:39 PM

‘SENSELESS’: Vigil honors slain store clerk Amer Mahmood

Shelley Reaves was a daily customer at the Joy Mart on North Roxboro Street, just off Interstate 85. She knew the clerk usually behind the counter, Amer Mahmood, 48, a man she described as very kind. Mahmood was shot and killed during a robbery July 4. On Thursday evening, Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham held a prayer vigil in the parking lot of the store.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 06:12 PM

Police log: Thousands of dollars stolen from home

housands of dollars were reported stolen from a Shadow Hawk Drive home July 28.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

City Council may revisit ‘ghost bikes’ policy

The memorial policy adopted only a few months ago by the City of Durham could be revisited after complaints against “ghost bikes” prompted their removal from city property.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

Longtime Durham politico Willie Covington to retire

Durham County Register of Deeds Willie Covington announced on Thursday announced he will retire from Durham County Government effective September 30.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 03:42 PM

Bull City Connector announces routing change

The Bull City Connector announced new routing Thursday in response to growth in central Durham.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Fire marshal issues Colonial Inn order

The Hillsborough Fire Marshal has ordered the evacuation of Hillsborough’s condemned historic Colonial Inn, following an incident earlier this week.



Jul. 29, 2015 @ 07:25 PM

Defense focuses on racial attitudes in Riley jury selection

A judge cut short an attorney’s efforts to question jurors Wednesday about how they view the Durham Police Department during the trial of a man accused of shooting a police officer.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 07:14 PM

Former Navy officer to lead UNC safety programs

A former U.S. Navy captain starts work at UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday as head of the office that oversees campus safety programs, including the campus police force.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 06:47 PM

Utility demands prompt fee hike talk

An increased workload on the city’s public works department in light of the recent announcements of fiber optic Internet has prompted an evaluation of how it charges fees for private utility builds and permits.