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Apr. 04, 2014 @ 08:18 PM

VIDEO: Debra Saunders-White installed as NCCU's 11th chancellor

Debra Saunders-White installed as NCCU's 11th chancellor during a ceremony on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 08:15 PM

GALLERY: Debra Saunders-White installed as NCCU's 11th chancellor

Debra Saunders-White is installed as N.C. Central University's 11th chancellor during a ceremony at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Lemur Week 2014, at the Duke Lemur Center.

Lemur Week 2014, at the Duke Lemur Center. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Apr. 13, 2014 @ 08:21 PM

More than 100 kids at Prodigal Farm

“It’s goats everywhere mommy!”

Four-year-old Finn Butler said it best during his visit to Prodigal Farms Sunday afternoon for its Open Farm Day. More than 160 kids were out and about to greet visitors to the farm and dairy.
“We had over 160 babies born in about a month,” said Kathryn Spann, owner and cheesemaker at Prodigal Farm. “It’s obviously a big job. But today we can really focus on people and being hospitable.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Neil Offen: How to tax your brain

Final check before filing:

Begin by adding line 18 — number of people you run into whose names you can’t remember — to line 14, number of times you try to avoid saying their names during a conversation.
Add lines 23 through 35 and try doing it without a calculator if you start to get cocky.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 10:36 PM

Dissatisfaction with Common Core State Standards crosses political lines

Strange bedfellows – two words that may come to mind when considering the growing opposition movement to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that is taking place not only in North Carolina, but also across the nation.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

City Hall repairs delayed

Plans for a $6.4 million facelift of City Hall’s exterior suffered a setback in recent months, pushing the start of work to at least the late summer.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Bell, commissioners debate anti-poverty strategy

County Commissioners may be cooperating with Mayor Bill Bell’s neighborhood-level anti-poverty initiative, but that doesn’t mean they lack for questions about it.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Thousands take part in Art Walk

Local artists were on display Saturday as part of the two-day Art Walk and Spring Market.

With more than 200 artists spread across more than 30 locations in downtown Durham, patrons were able to enjoy sunny skies and the visual arts on foot.

The Art Walk and Spring Market will continue from 1-5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Durham.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Durham to mark Earth Day April 27

Are you looking for ways to “love” the earth on a local level and make a global impact? If so, attend Durham’s 2014 Earth Day Festival and learn how you can help Durham save energy and reduce our carbon footprint.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Keeping the wave going

After I wrote about my son’s first day of kindergarten last fall, I heard from a reader about her own child’s first day of school. After her daughter got on the Durham school bus, the mom got in her car and followed the bus to school before returning home. It was a mom thing to do.

I love the sitcom “The Goldbergs” first, because it’s hilarious. I identify with being an ’80s kid, too. But the best part is the mom who goes lovingly overboard as her kids grow up.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

New buildings dedicated on Duke campus

Duke University dedicated two new buildings Thursday on West Campus.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Police log, April 12

Sheriff’s deputies arrested 24-year-old Rashad Ahmad Adams after a vehicle chase through East Durham late Thursday afternoon.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

Argument preceded gunshots in Durham mall parking lot

J.L. Potts, an off-duty Durham County Sheriff’s deputy, heard an argument involving several people in the Northgate Mall parking lot on Thursday.

He approached the group near Dress Barn and Bank of America, planning to intervene, and saw a man firing shots in the direction of Club Boulevard

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 06:26 PM



Having dramatically improved one sport at Duke, David Cutcliffe and some of his football players are lending a hand – and two feet – to another this spring.

Five Duke football players, coming off a season where a school-record 10 wins were recorded on the football field, have joined the track team as sprinters.

This is far from a gimmick to help the guys stay in shape. It’s all part of the plan to make the Blue Devils even better in football while helping Duke’s overall athletic department.

“Coach was telling us how we want to elevate the program and how we are going to compete with elite teams,” Duke running back/sprinter Josh Snead said. “There are some things that are going to change. We are going to have an edge in everything.”

At Cutcliffe’s suggestion, Snead joined the track team along with defensive back DeVon Edwards and wide receivers Issac Blakeney, Ryan Smith and Anthony Nash.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:42 PM

UNC: Student-athlete literacy claims lack valid data

Three experts hired by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say data cited by Mary Willingham doesn’t support her allegations about literacy problems among student-athletes.

On Friday, UNC officials released reports by professors from the University of Minnesota, University of Georgia and University of Virginia who examined Willingham’s data and found it lacking.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Separating fiction from reality

It’s probably for the best that I never plan to run for public office.
After all, I’ve pretended to be an affable talking bull with a penchant for smashing things on World of Warcraft.
I’ve portrayed a maniacal general, bent on declaring martial law on someone else’s sovereign planet.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

More than a statistic

Shereka Littlejohn Dunston said to the small group, “I’m that one in four.”

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Dunston talked about her journey, citing that she is part of the statistic that one in four college women has survived rape or attempted rape.
According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, SAAM was first observed nationally in April 2001. SAAM and its teal ribbon have been designated to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent sexual violence.