A year ago, Achilles Cook was trying to get a job on a construction site when his resume was passed to Phillip Jackson, who leads New Beginnings Outreach, a faith-based nonprofit that helps mostly young African-American men get themselves on track in work and life.
New Beginnings is a six-month training program that matches them with jobs in building deconstruction, renovations, rehabilitations and grass-cutting.
Roland Hedgepeth speaks about 2012 murder of his daughter, UNC student Faith Hedgepeth, in this video released by the Chapel Hill Police Department.
Work on Carolina North, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s planned satellite campus, is stalled due to funding issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Durham Head Start is inviting the community to attend a 2 p.m. grand opening ceremony Friday at the agency, 215 West Seminary Ave.
Durham law enforcement agencies are continuing to investigate a car accident that left Hillside student Chase Kyshann Booker dead early Sunday.
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.
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.