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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

May. 10, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

GALLERY- University of North Carolina 2015 Commencement

University of North Carolina 2015 Commencement The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

May. 10, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

GALLERY: Duke University Graduation 2015

Photos from Duke University's 163rd commencement exercises on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 08:25 PM

HAYTI HQ: Durham Committee makes statement with new home

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, an 80-year-old political action and community advocacy group, opened the doors at its first permanent location Thursday. The facility at 601 Fayetteville St. is in the historic African-American Hayti district of Durham and across the street from the Hayti Heritage Center.

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.

May. 21, 2015 @ 02:33 PM

Accused Durham police officer gets new court date

A Durham police officer accused of domestic violence has a new court date after his hearing was postponed this week in Wake County District Court.

May. 21, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

Police charge Durham man, 21, in Monday slaying

A 21-year-old Durham man has been arrested in connection to a Monday homicide on Cheek Road.