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May. 22, 2015 @ 06:54 PM

GALLERY: Early College High School 2015 Graduation

Photos from Early College High School's graduation ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015. The Herald-Sun | John Joyner

May. 22, 2015 @ 07:16 PM

GALLERY: Middle College High School 2015 Graduation

Photos from the Middle College High School commencement ceremony on May 22, 2015. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

May. 22, 2015 @ 07:08 PM

GALLERY: City of Medicine Academy 2015 Graduation

Photos from the City of Medicine Academy graduation ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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May. 22, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Dry cleaning site remediation ongoing

Nearly 23 years after toxic contamination was discovered at a defunct Durham dry cleaning site, remedial efforts continue to rid the area of health risks.


May. 22, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Deputy manager leaves county for Triangle J

After three years as Durham deputy county manager, E. Lee Worsley Jr. will leave to take a job with the Triangle J Council of Government (TJCOG).


May. 22, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

Accused killer gets 1st day in court

The man accused of killing a 52-year-old property managed faced a District Court judge on Friday. Shatique Kamel Skinner, 21, of Mimosa Street was arrested Thursday morning, just days after police allege he shot and killed Fred Edgerton at an apartment complex on the 1800 block of Cheek Road.


May. 22, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Graduation 2015: Durham Academy

Under a canopy of towering oak trees in an Alabama park, Duke University football coach David Cutcliffe learned a valuable lesson as a child, he said at Durham Academy’s 41st commencement exercises Friday.


May. 22, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

Graduation 2015: Middle College High School

Kelcie Bullock on Friday told her fellow Class of 2015 graduates that they chose to attend Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College because they are mavericks. Bullock said there are many different definitions for maverick but her favorite is the one that defines it as an unbranded calf that’s separated from its mother.


May. 22, 2015 @ 08:12 PM

NCAA hands up notice of allegations to UNC

Closer, yes, but no closure for those anticipating the end of the academics scandal that both has hurt credibility and continues to impact recruiting in athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC officials have 90 days to let the NCAA know what they plan to do with a notice of allegations from the governing body that is poised to punish the school not only for roughly 18 years of irregular course offerings but also possible infractions of NCAA bylaws.


May. 22, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

UNC leaders fill Greensboro chancellor slot

For the UNC system’s Board of Governors, Friday was another day, and another chancellor hiring. This time around, the board filled an impending vacancy at UNC-Greensboro, naming political scientist Franklin Gilliam Jr. to replace departing Chancellor Linda Brady.


May. 22, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Graduation 2015: City of Medicine Academy

N.C. Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White urged graduates of City of Medicine Academy to not oversleep as they begin the next chapter in their lives. Saunders-White was the commencement speaker Friday for the small, specialty high school which focuses on health care.


May. 22, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Memorial Day: Fallen heroes to be honored

The United States observes Memorial Day as a national holiday, and veterans’ graves are often decorated with flags. In Chapel Hill, Butner and Durham, observances are planned this weekend to remember and honor the members of the U.S. armed forces who died while fighting for their country.


May. 22, 2015 @ 09:11 PM

Graduation 2015: Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School

Daniel Robinson was among the 2015 graduating class of the Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School at N.C. Central University on Friday.


May. 21, 2015 @ 08:05 PM

Irate homeowners pitch case to City Council

Dozens of residents of Durham’s Ravenstone subdivision packed the City Council chambers on Thursday to express their discontent with a city proposal to contribute a set amount of money toward infrastructure improvements while each homeowner is saddled with an almost $5,000 lot assessments.


May. 21, 2015 @ 07:44 PM

UNC leaders name new UNC-Pembroke chancellor

Making the first of two major hiring decisions expected this week, UNC system leaders voted Thursday to make the state’s Medicaid director the next chancellor of UNC-Pembroke. Robin Cummings, a surgeon who studied at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University, will take over the Pembroke administration on July 15. He will make $280,000 a year.


May. 21, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Man charged in wreck near stopped school bus

A 35-year-old Durham resident is facing charges of reckless driving after a Wednesday afternoon crash shut down Cornwallis Road for several hours, police said Thursday.


May. 21, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

UNC system seeks more potential bond funding

Gov. Pat McCrory’s plan for a $3 billion statewide bond referendum includes $504 million for the state’s universities. UNC system leaders are pushing for more. But they stopped on Thursday of rolling out a list of things they’d like to add to the governor’s request.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

MUSIC SCENE: Brightleaf Square, American Tobacco, parks, malls host free concerts

Get your calendars out and pencil in all the free concerts you can go to this summer in Durham. The Bull City’s distinctive historic brick tobacco factory buildings are the backdrop for two major free summer music series. The city’s parks and shopping malls also provide free music throughout the summer.