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Dec. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

VIDEO: Michael Shoaf's Christmas light show

Michael Shoaf 's Christmas light show synchronized to "All I Want for Christmas is You."  Visitors can tune in to 104.5 FM while in front of the Shoaf home, located at 3518 Donnigale Ave, to listen to five songs and watch the light show synchronized to the music.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 09:23 PM

Gallery-A live nativity program at the Rock Hill Farm

A live nativity program at the Rock Hill Farm. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 08:53 PM

Gallery-North Carolinians Against Gun Violence during a service of mourning and remembrance.

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence during a service of mourning and remembrance, at the Judea Reform Congregation The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

‘A place of my own’

Since November, Alicia Smith has been sheltered by an agency that serves the homeless. But on Wednesday, she watched as movers unloaded a coach, chairs, a glider and other furniture into a sunlit apartment on Merrimac Street that is all her own.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

City Council members call for restraint on both sides

Protesters and police both need to act with more restraint at events like those that triggered dozens of arrests in recent weeks, Mayor Bill Bell and other City Council members said Thursday.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

‘Brother’s’ world glints with humor, but has a shadow side

What can two, 30-something, modern dance guys do with a minimum of costumes, props, lighting and sound system in a space with bare walls? In “Brother Brother,” dancers/choreographers Tommy Noonan and Clint Lutes answer that question: a lot.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

CLUCKS & BUCKS: Fowl bingo ‘drops’ fuel charity giving

Stakes were high at the Durham Farmers Market Saturday afternoon as people gathered to throw money into the pot and guess where chickens would next "do their business." The name of the game was “chicken poop bingo” — that’s not a typo — and 3-year-old spectator Charlie Read summed it up best: “Chickens can poop on my letter and I’m gonna win a prize.”

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Local briefs, Dec. 21

  • Tax Administration wins award
  • Durham to host Kwanzaa celebration
  • Parks and Recreation plans Fun Fitness Week
  • First Day Hikes offered at state parks Jan. 1
  • Retail and Professional Services Grant applicants sought

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Holidays alter bus schedules

Triangle Transit and the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) will alter bus schedules over the holidays.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Cyclist appeals ruling in accident case

A bicyclist and her lawyer want the N.C. Supreme Court to overturn lower-court decisions that ended her attempts to recover damages from the driver of a car that hit her in 2009.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Police log, Dec. 20

Durham police and U.S. marshals arrested a man at a motel this week on robbery and kidnapping charges.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Duke chases another record – for holiday sweaters

Duke is attempting to make another bit of history at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Legislature, Congress maps upheld by N.C. high court

The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Tampa-bound Montoyo bids farewell to Durham Bulls

Charlie Montoyo spent eight seasons winning lots of games for the Durham Bulls while periodically telling players they were heading to the big leagues. For a change, Montoyo is on the receiving end of the promotion talk.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 10:18 AM

Lincoln Center evacuated, closed for day

Due to an intense burning odor permeating the building, Lincoln Center, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools central office, was evacuated this morning. 

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

Board to seek state repeal of school grading law

The Durham Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution that asks state lawmakers to repeal a law requiring public schools to be given letter grades ranging from A to F based on student achievement.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Guaranteed: A “reactionary, bourgeois” good time

Ken Bloom, the clarinetist and guitarist for the local band Mappamundi, leaps into a guitar solo on an Eastern European song titled “Opium,” a song which is not really about drugs but about love. The singer declares that “your love poisons me like opium.”