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Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:21 PM

Gallery-Carolina Rollergirls' Raleigh Ruckus and the Chapel Hill Thrillers at the Wheels Fun Park.

Carolina Rollergirls' Raleigh Ruckus and the Chapel Hill Thrillers at the Wheels Fun Park. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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

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Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

UNC develops tool to predict doctor shortages

A new web-based tool developed at a UNC-Chapel Hill health research center will help predict physician shortages and other workforce trends, according to a news release sent Wednesday.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Assistant police chief sues city

A Durham Police Department assistant chief filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the city late Tuesday afternoon, contending he was denied a promotion because he’d complained about the department’s treatment of black officers.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:41 PM

DPS makes several key personnel changes

Jerome Leathers, principal of Jordan High School, will become the new principal of the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.The school board approved the move Tuesday, along with several other key personnel changes.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Accident knocks out service for some Frontier customers

Frontier Communications customers in Durham's Holt Exchange area are experiencing a major service interruption with telepphone and high-speed interent service because of a  vehicle accident overnight. 

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

New minister named at Duke Chapel

A new ministerial position at Duke University Chapel honors a late professor and is designed to reach more students.
The C. Eric Lincoln Minister at Duke Chapel is named for man who taught religion and culture at Duke University from 1976 to 1993. He was also a scholar, pastor, social activist, novelist and hymn-writer. Lincoln died in 2000.
Joshua Lazard was chosen as the Lincoln minister and started his new job last week. Lazard, who is seeking ordination through the United Church of Christ, previously worked at Dillard University in New Orleans. 

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:29 PM

New effort targets unsolved homicides

It’s been almost 25 years since Cynthia Jones Kirk was found stabbed to death at her home. And it’s been almost 25 years since her older sister lost her best friend.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

Police log, July 30

  • Officers make arrests in two stabbings
  • Police seearching for missing toddler, adult
  • Man charged with shooting at 4
  • Armed robbery charged

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:14 PM

Commissioners OK four salary increases

County Commissioners this week approved pay raises for County Attorney Lowell Siler and three other senior officials.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

First-graders’ reading suffers in segregated schools

A study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has found that African-American students in first grade experience smaller gains in reading when they attend segregated schools — but the students’ backgrounds likely are not the cause of the differences.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 03:58 PM

Justice Department: Fracking firm violating state law

The N.C. Department of Justice issued a cease-and-desist order in a letter Monday to a company seeking mineral rights in Durham and Chapel Hill, noting it is in direct violation of North Carolina law.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 03:44 PM

Registration starts for free dental clinic

Traditional schools will begin soon, but many children in Durham County will start the school year without proper dental care.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

Lovette jury resumes deliberations Wednesday

Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Laurence Lovette resume deliberations Wednesday after not reaching a verdict Tuesday.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

Fire station getting facelift

Residents of the Hope Valley community and neighbors near Fire Station 6 will notice repairs being made to the building this summer.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:39 PM

County raises incentives offer to drug maker

County Commissioners have raised their business-incentive offer to a Durham-based pharmaceutical company that’s developing new treatments for kidney cancer, HIV and lupus.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

Moral Monday comes to the Bull City

Moral Mondays came to Durham Monday evening, with a rally at CCB Plaza downtown.

The N.C. NAACP-organized Moral Mondays were held in Raleigh the past two years when the North Carolina General Assembly was in session, to protest policies of the Republican-majority legislature. Moral Mondays are now being held in cities across the state this summer as part of the NAACP’s “Moral Freedom Summer” initiative to get out the vote for fall elections.