Hillside High School freshman Desmond “Dez” Jackson is positioned to become the state’s first amputee to compete in high school track and field. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen and John McCann
Alvin Bryant walked through Woodlawn cemetery six years ago on Veterans Day, placing small American flags on the graves of five of his brothers. On Saturday, Alvin joined them, the last out of seven brothers who served in World War II to pass away. He was 87 when he died Wednesday at the Durham VA Medical Center hospice.
Modest decorations peppered the Historic Stagville plantation home on Saturday, the plain white house surrounded by gray skies and barren trees. Wreaths hung from few doors, and strings of cranberries and popcorn lined a cupboard.
Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning on Commerce Street.
Alex Jermaine White, 20, of Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with assault on a female and common law robbery.
The Duke University Board of Trustees Saturday approved six new graduate degree programs that will be offered in 2014.
Parties in the three federal lawsuits challenging voting law changes signed into law here in August will appear before U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder on December 12 to map out a schedule for proceedings moving forward. And while they’ve reached agreement on some preliminary litigation matters, the parties are not budging on one critical date: when the case should be tried.
Christmas in Durham. Tell me about it. How many Christmases have you spent in Durham? At home? At work? Do you buy your Christmas tree from a Durham lot every year? Or you did, until you bought a pink aluminum tree that one year, then back to the green-grown? Remember that white Christmas in Durham? Which one? Did you march in the parade? Did you get the best Christmas present ever in Durham?
Three local charter schools are up for consideration for 2014 renewals.
Starting Monday, the new N.C. Charter School Advisory Board interviews representatives from Carter Community Charter School, Kestrel Heights School and Research Triangle Charter Academy.
PACE Academy in Carrboro also is among the eight schools the board has asked to attend Monday and Tuesday to make presentations about concerns the board might have about issues of noncompliance before members vote on whether to renew the charters.
In exchange for $350, a judge recalled arrest orders for 26 non-custodial parents who owed child support at Durham County Social Services’ Amnesty Day last week, according to a department official.
The parents will still be required to pay the debt that they owe. But Geri Nettles, assistant county attorney, said the day allowed the parents to avoid jail time, as well as to collect some money for families in time for the holidays.
Dry, cracked skin and winter go hand in hand, but the risk for diabetics is greater than the general population, according to health care workers.
Cold weather makes it harder to keep skin hydrated, but moisturizers can help, according to Katie Kelly, family nurse practitioner for the Durham Diabetes Coalition.
As the Duke Blue Devils prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles today at 8 p.m. in Charlotte, fans and the university are not just celebrating an ACC championship game, but also a historic 10-win football season.
The road to the championship reminds older Duke fans of the last time the team had near this many wins - 1941.
As an audience countdown struck “one,” the Lucky Strike tower at the American Tobacco Campus Friday lit up with rows of multicolored bulbs. Families gasped, craning their necks, as fake snow flurries swirled around them.
The holidays were ushered in, Durham-style, with not only the lighting of the tower, but the kick-off to the fourth annual Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge, where 57 nonprofit organizations decorated trees in a competition for cash prizes. The trees are lined up outside of the Durham Performing Arts Center, and voting runs through Dec. 20.
County officials would never have agreed to give Durham Public Schools an additional $2.4 million this year had they known the district was flush with a $19.7 million unassigned fund balance.
Sweepstakes raid yields two arrests, a few citations
No. 20 Duke, No. 1 FSU meet for ACC title in Charlotte Saturday
Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell is not offended the No. 20 Blue Devils are a 29-point underdog to Jameis Winston and top-ranked Florida State for tonight’s ACC championship game at Bank of America Stadium (8 p.m., WTVD). “Florida State has been blowing everybody out,” he said. The Seminoles (12-0, 8-0) have beaten opponents on average 54-11 this season behind Winston, who set ACC freshman records by throwing for 3,490 yards and 35 touchdowns. They have defeated all but one of their opponents by at least 27 points.