With a full career in dentistry under his belt, Dr. Guillermo Evers Airall has turned his talents to writing.
The now-author examines his Panamanian roots and time in the military in his upcoming book “Silver and Gold: Untold Stories of the Immigrant Life in the Panama Canal Zone” Airall reflects on his early life and what life was like growing up while the Panama Canal was being built.
Orange High School agriculture students prepare pigs, steer and lambs for the annual Central Piedmont Livestock show held in Hillsborough, NC. For more than six decades, youths from Durham, Person, and surrounding counties have shown animals at the show that are judged, and eventually sold. Video by The Herald-Sun
District Attorney Leon Stanback said Tuesday his office won’t seek charges against N.C. Central University police in last fall’s fatal shooting of an armed man on campus.
N.C. Court of Appeals judges have declined a city trash-truck driver’s request that they order his bosses to clear his driving record of a report that he’d failed to show up for a random drug test.
Tuesday’s ruling went against Christopher Benjamin, who lost his job with the Solid Waste Management department just before Thanksgiving 2009 only to be reinstated about two weeks later.
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem spoke to a packed 1,600-seat Duke Chapel on a rainy Tuesday night. She talked about connections and how “we are linked, we are not ranked.”
Steinem recently turned 80 and told the audience that life is long and we are like Russian dolls. The original self doesn’t go away, she said, but stays the same and builds and builds.
On May 21, Joslin Simms will mark the ninth anniversary of the death of her son, Rayburn, fatally shot after his car was rear-ended at a Durham intersection.
In a major shift, Durham Public Schools will require admission tickets to attend graduations at Duke and N.C. Central universities in June.
Officials said the universities made the request in an effort to beef up security and better control graduation ceremonies in the wake of increasing acts of random violence, such as the bombing attack that took place during the Boston Marathon a year ago.
Outside Organic Transit’s headquarters on West Corporation Street on a recent Friday morning, green and orange solar-and-pedal-powered trikes were parked in rows.
An employee was test-driving some of them, and at one point, a small orange trike could be seen in the distance climbing a hill toward the office.
So far the city’s only had to spend $35,000 to $40,000 of its own money to secure the completion of streets and other infrastructure in the “failed and struggling developments” left behind by 2008’s market crash.
That’s a small amount compared to the $8½ million or so in private-sector spending that’s gone into street and drainage work in 30 or so subdivisions the crash left in danger of going unfinished, Public Works Department and other city officials say.
But an estimated $5 million in work in 23 neighborhoods remains, and a pending court case is likely to play a big role in determining how much of that bill lands on the public’s shoulders.
Vivian Connell’s urgency is real as she works to give her students what she hopes will be a life-changing experience.
In a Facebook post, Connell disclosed that she has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. She likely has three to five years to live, and said she wants those close to her to help her do a few things.
Along with making sure her two children remember her and donating to the Duke ALS Clinic, she wants to do something for her students.
Overall, the trio of academics hired by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill backed up assertions that Mary Willingham’s data about student-athletes didn’t support claims of widespread illiteracy.
Willingham reported in January that about 60 percent of UNC’s student-athletes tested between 2004 and 2012 had a literacy level between fourth and eighth grade.
New County Manager Wendell Davis pledged Monday to spend his time working to boost Durham’s “human capital” in cooperation with the city government, educators and the private sector.
“We can talk about crime, we can talk about poverty, we can talk about health disparities and all these other factors that impact and influence our communities on a daily basis,” Davis said. “But if we can figure out how to create access and opportunity, for young people, for all people, to get a solid education, then we create opportunity for people to change their lives.”
Police on Monday identified the motorcyclist who was injured in a wreck on North Duke Street over the weekend.
Durham Public Schools could name a new superintendent in June under an aggressive timeline recently adopted by the school board.
The board and its consultant, Ray & Associates, hammered out a timeline last week that places the job of hiring the new superintendent in the hands of the current board.
There had been some debate over whether the job should go to the board that’s currently seated or the one elected May 6. That election could produce as many as three new board members.
Durham County home sales ticked up 4.5 percent in March year-over-year while home sales across four counties in the Triangle were down 1 percent.
Compared with February, however, sales were up both in the Triangle and in Durham, according to Triangle Multiple Listing Service data.
If your car has turned yellow, nature is about to shower you with a free wash.
Forecasters say Tuesday's chance of rain is near 100 percent, which should clear the air of the thick pine pollen that’s coated Durham for days.
It’s also expected to create a run of yellow slime in the streets.