Heavy rains moved through Durham on Monday, dumping between 2 and 2.5 inches of rain in southwestern parts of the city and leading to flash flood warnings on Monday.
Scattered storms are expected throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service.
Mondays flooding followed last week’s rains that covered parts of Forest Hills Park with nearly two feet of water.
U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., and others in the U.S. House of Representatives, believe college athletics need increased financial transparency to ensure a fairness for student-athletes, non-athlete students, parents and, ultimately, taxpayers.
As a group of high school students looked on from the river bank, professor Brent McKee stuck a tool into the bottom of the Neuse River to collect sand, leaves, sticks and dirt.
Then he carried the core sample back to the shore and instructed the students to spread it out in sections.
A one-man sign campaign against Sheriff Mike Andrews could trigger a move by city officials later this year to rewrite Durham’s rules for placing non-commercial messages in public street rights-of-way.
While UNC Health Care was affected by significant costs last fiscal year from its a new electronic health record system, the Chapel Hill-based health care system is expecting to be more flush in fiscal year 2015.
Not a single tear was shed in Deborah Jones’ pre-K class at Holt Elementary Language Academy on Monday after her busy 4-year-olds said goodbye to their parents.
The students found Jones’ cache of toys and not a one whimpered when their parents said farewell and headed for the exit, leaving them in Jones’ able care.
“I need to see you smiling,” Jones prodded anxious parents as they left the classroom.
A witness in the murder trial of Laurence Lovette testified Monday that he falsely told police after the slaying of a Duke University graduate student that he had been with Lovette that night.
Let’s see, here’s the current list: my right foot, my left hip, the middle of my central back, my left eye, my left wrist, my other wrist. Yes, those are the parts of my body that currently aren't quite working at optimal efficiency.
Programming for the American Dance Festival’s sixth week proves, once again, that the house of modern dance has many tenants (and tenets).
The party is over for more than 3,100 students who attend Durham Public Schools five year-round schools.
There are a lot of competitors when it comes to listing and ranking the most hard-hearted and destructive acts of the last couple of General Assemblies and the first year and a half of the Pat McCrory administration.
ANNUAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CYCLING, RUN FUNDRAISER UPS THE ANTE
It was eight years ago when Habitat for Humanity decided to change the equation for how to hold a fundraiser.
It stuck to something fairly normal — a bicycle ride throughout the city, but instead of holding it in the morning, it went out on a limb and held it at night and offered free food and beer for those who registered.
The nighttime ride was a big draw for Sharon Johnson and Melva Peed.
Both women have been involved with Habitat for a few years, working on building houses. Johnson enjoys being able to help build Habitat houses because of the connections she makes not only with the fellow volunteers, but the families that will eventually live in the houses.
“The families are engaged too,” Johnson said. Hearing the stories from each family helps her realize that the work she’s doing can be a big part of the community. Saturday was Johnson’s first time participating in the ride, but Peed had been on it last year.
Peed said being able to participate in the ride last year was amazing because she was able to see another side of Durham she hadn’t seen before. It also allowed her to enjoy the ride.
“It’s not for competition, it’s strictly for enjoyment,” she said.
Beth Yerxa, director of Triangle Artworks, thinks art can do much more than entertain.
“Arts create jobs,” Yerxa said. “They bring people to downtown, they fill up restaurants and hotels…but the important thing to remember is arts are jobs.”
Odis Aristides Banegas-Almendarez, Winfred Lee Rogers and Martin Mendoza each held in separate cases.
With light-rail transit on the drawing board following approval of a half-cent sales tax in Durham and Chapel Hill, the Durham City/County Planning Department is co-sponsoring a community meeting to encourage development of affordable housing near rail lines.