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Aug. 25, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Gallery- First day of school at Parkwood Elementary School.

First day of school at Parkwood Elementary School. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Gallery-The grand opening of a new Microsoft retail store at The Streets at Southpoint

The grand opening of a new Microsoft retail store at The Streets at Southpoint, The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Gallery-North Carolina Central University football new team member's Howell Brown III

North Carolina Central University football new team member's Howell Brown III who is recovering from surgery that removed a rare type of brain tumor, at NCCU. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Aug. 26, 2014 @ 09:05 PM

LGBTQ allies gather at Duke Divinity Convocation

Dozens of Duke Divinity School students and faculty gathered at the school’s convocation Tuesday morning to show support for the LGBTQ community after an alleged conflict at the school’s orientation.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

UNC office examines alcohol-related hospitalizations

The number of UNC-Chapel Hill students transported to the hospital with alcohol-related health issues during the first week of school has drawn the eye of the university’s Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Child dies after being struck by car

A 4-year-old girl struck by a car Monday night on Dearborn Drive has died, according to the Durham Police Department.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

Orange County Schools turns power over to public

About 40 members of the community met Wednesday at C.W. Stanford Middle School to begin what could be considered a daunting task.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

The art of ‘yarn bombing’

In March 2011 the Durham-based Off the Hook Crochet Guild “yarn bombed” Major the Bull, the sculpture in CCB Plaza downtown. The volunteer organization wrapped the city symbol with several panels made of brightly colored yarn.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

School board meets Thursday

Thursday, the school board will hold its first meeting since schools opened for the majority of students attending Durham Public Schools.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Police log: One dead after I-85 crash

The Durham Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler carrying tomatoes.  
Investigators said the crash happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:14 AM

Press problems may delay delivery

The Herald-Sun was experiencing signifcant problems with its press Tuesday night, and delivery of the paper to many subscribers will be delayed Wednesday morning. 

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Pond ruling delays Rescue Mission expansion

Plans for a 300-bed expansion of the Durham Rescue Mission are on hold until early next year so designers can rework the placement of a drainage-retention pond.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Number of juror scam victims grows

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating more reports of Durham residents being targeted in a scam involving jury duty.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

School board to continue studying later start times

It appears the school board was on to something when it asked staffers to look at the possibility of delaying start times for most schools by 30 minutes.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Durham Tech awarded Duke Energy grant

Duke Energy has awarded Durham Technical Community College a $182,299 grant to purchase eight Mechatronic Training Systems modules.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

Still a scholar, but retiring as rabbi

Rabbi John Friedman’s professional life will come full circle next month. After 34 years as the leader at Judea Reform Congregation, he’ll return to where his clergy career began and also where he met his wife.

The 64-year-old and his wife, Nan, a retired physician, leave Durham Sept. 1 for Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. John Friedman will be the Marcus Center Director’s Fellow at the American Jewish Archives of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. They’ll stay in the same building that was once his seminary dormitory.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

UNC Lineberger researchers identify eight breast cancer

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers used a new approach to pinpoint the genetic drivers of cancer to uncover eight genes that could be viable for targeted breast cancer therapy.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Scientists identify possible malaria treatment candidates

A Duke University scientist and collaborators have identified compounds -- including some that are already being tested as potential cancer treatments -- as possible treatments for malaria.