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Sep. 06, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Photo-Cool lemonade and lime drinks and home grown vegetables.

Cool lemonade and lime drinks and home grown vegetables. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

VIDEO: Roland Hedgepeth interview

Roland Hedgepeth speaks about 2012 murder of his daughter, UNC student Faith Hedgepeth, in this video released by the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Gallery- Fast food protest downtown Durham.

Fast food protest downtown Durham. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Sep. 16, 2014 @ 03:22 PM

Funding climate stalls Carolina North project

Work on Carolina North, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s planned satellite campus, is stalled due to funding issues.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

DPS breakfast program wins $50,000 award

The school district’s Child Nutrition Services division continues to get high marks and awards, too, for its program started this year to provide all Durham Public Schools students with free breakfast.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 09:23 PM

Durham VAMC addresses concerns at town hall meeting

Veterans had the chance to express their healthcare concerns at a town hall meeting Tuesday evening outside of the Durham VA Medical Center.

A panel of executives of the Durham VA and other regional staff fielded questions for about 90 minutes and provided some information regarding what is being done to address problems associated with patient wait times.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 08:24 AM

Pedestrian killed by vehicle

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle around 8:38 p.m. Tuesday on Old Oxford Road between Roxboro Street and Dearborn Drive.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 07:42 AM

Creedmoor Sun Trust Bank robbed

A young man police say was dressed as an elderly female robbed the Sun Trust Bank at 201 S. Main St. in Creedmoor Tuesday afternoon.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

City adopts written-consent policy for searches

Starting Oct. 1, all Durham Police Department officers will obtain a person’s written permission before undertaking a so-called “consent search” of a vehicle or building.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Court upholds 2012 search by DPD

Police officers were within their rights in 2012 to detain a man they found sleeping in a car at the Liberty Street public-housing complex long enough to have a police dog check the vehicle, state appellate judges say.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

UNC School of Education revamping teacher education

A proposed program redesign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education would raise the requirements for many aspiring preschool, elementary and middle school teachers.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Panelists talk STEM collaboration, employment and design

At a panel discussing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education Tuesday morning, President and CEO of Research Triangle Park Bob Geolas said society has turned math and science into something scary.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

GoPass available to Durham Tech students

More than 500 Durham Tech students have picked up a GoPass in the first week of its distribution.

GoPass is a free bus pass from Triangle Transit that allows eligible Durham Tech students to ride city and regional buses via Triangle Transit to get to and from the college.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Head Start to celebrate grand (re)opening

Durham Head Start is inviting the community to attend a 2 p.m. grand opening ceremony Friday at the agency, 215 West Seminary Ave.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

Hillside grieves loss of student

Durham law enforcement agencies are continuing to investigate a car accident that left Hillside student Chase Kyshann Booker dead early Sunday.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 08:53 PM

Crime up 11 percent in first half of 2014

A spike in the crime rate that began showing up last year continued through the first half of 2014, the overall count of major crimes by the end of June being up 11 percent on levels the year before.
Violent crime – homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults – was up 30 percent as of June 30 compared to the same point in 2013.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Police log, Sept. 16

  • Man shot on Fayetteville St.
  • Woman charged in fatal stabbing

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Firefighters lose pounds, gain energy

Durham firefighters know it’s important to lead by example, and that’s why a group of chiefs has made healthy eating and exercise a priority.
Fire Chief Dan Curia has shed 63 pounds since May 2013, dropping from 232 to 169.
And now, Curia and others in the department are ready for the next phase of their fitness campaign. They’ll run a half-marathon (13.1 miles) on Oct. 19 at Myrtle Beach, S.C.