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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

GALLERY: Githens Middle School Principal Tonya Williams is named DPS Principal of the Year

Githens Middle School Principal Tonya Williams is named DPS Principal of the Year. Photo by Christine T. Nguyen Click here to buy photos!

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

GALLERY: Lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center

The Duke Lemur Center is taking part in the World Lemur Festival week-long celebration. World Lemur Festival aims to raise awareness about lemurs and Madagascar's heritage. The Duke Lemur Center is home to nearly 250 individuals across 21 species. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Gallery-“Get Out the Vote” march to the polls celebration, Downtown Durham.

"Get Out the Vote” march to the polls celebration, Downtown Durham. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:14 PM

UNC has spent $782,000 on outside PR firm during scandal

The University of North Carolina has spent about $782,000 since May to hire an outside public relations firm to help with communications on the athletics and academics scandal, a university spokesman said Wednesday.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Athletics financial data released for UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke

Financial information was released Thursday for athletics departments at Duke University and University of North Carolina.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Carrboro gets creative with costumes

Sid Keith says the various treasures in his shop come from constantly collecting worldwide. He answers a business call and speaks in Russian.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 12:51 AM

Jury could get murder case today

A jury is expected to begin deliberating today in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused of shooting his wife in the chest during an argument.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 08:57 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill students discuss Wainstein report

UNC-Chapel Hill student Kelly Corish, a member of the swimming and diving team, said Thursday she was “absolutely” shocked about the findings of academic fraud in one university department released last week.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

County gets another top hire from NCCU

Another administrator from N.C. Central University has moved to a top job in county government, this time to head its Budget & Management Services Department.

The new budget director is Claudia Odom Hager, who was formally re-introduced to County Commissioners earlier this week.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

City fields request to honor fallen bicyclist

Former co-workers of a bicyclist who died after being injured in a collision with a pickup truck want city leaders to help honor him by letting them sponsor a bike rack in his memory.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

Police log: Child sustains burns from water

The Durham Police Department is investigating an incident where a young boy was burned at a local motel.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Orange, Person counties experiencing issues with 911 calls

Residents in Orange County should call 919-732-5856 or use cell phone to dial 911. Residents in Person County 336-597-0545.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

Williams defends ethics; Swofford says he was unaware of issues at UNC

ACC Commissioner John Swofford said that he chose a career in athletics administration because of his belief in the marriage between academics and athletics.

“How special that can be when it's done correctly,” Swofford said. “When it's not done correctly, it can be ugly.”


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:49 PM

Willingham seeks funds for reading program for young student-athletes

Former UNC-Chapel Hill learning specialist Mary Willingham, a public critic of college athletes’ academic preparedness, particularly in football and basketball programs, says she wants to help athletes before they get to college.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:23 PM

UNC bans student travel to three W. African countries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has banned student travel sponsored by the university and health care system to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:12 PM

City general services boss to retire

They say you shouldn’t change horses in midstream, but the city government will have to change General Services Department directors in the midst of planning its new police headquarters.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Doctor: Woman died from bullet to chest

A medical examiner told a jury Wednesday that a woman whose husband is on trial for first-degree murder was a homicide victim and died from a bullet to her chest.