July will mark the 50th anniversary of the integration of the Carolina Theatre.
On Wednesday, the theater kicked off a fundraiser for an exhibit to be titled “Confronting Change” that will chronicle this chapter of Durham’s civil rights history.
Bob Nocek, president and CEO of the Carolina Theatre, said that when he arrived in Durham and learned that the venue had once been segregated, he was touched by the dedication of those whose protests led to desegregation.
“I knew that story had to be told in a permanent way,” Nocek said.
A union that some city workers belong to has asked officials to consider adding $1,000 to the regular cost of living pay increases that the city gives employees in fiscal 2013-14.
Mike Krzyzewski will make at least one more run for the gold.
Duke’s Hall of Fame basketball coach, having led Team USA to gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games, has agreed to remain in that position for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Raven and Janet Abaroa were playful with each other, loving and considerate of each other, a family friend testified in the murder trial of Raven Abaroa Wednesday.
City officials and the Norfolk Southern Corp. are preparing for a new round of talks on the potential city purchase of the former Duke Beltline, a rail spur that loops around the western and northern edges of downtown.
The UNC campus is going greener this fall with the addition of three charging stations to power electric vehicles.
More North Carolina drivers are expected to hit the road with the kick-off of the summer travel season this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA Carolinas.
About 100 injured military veterans and those on active duty are competing against each other this week in the Valor Games Southeast. The games opened Tuesday at UNC Chapel Hill, continued Wednesday at Duke University and wrap up today at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.
The American Cancer Society has awarded a Medal of Honor to Dr. Barbara K. Rimer, dean and alumni distinguished professor of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A man and woman were killed in an apparent murder-suicide outside an office complex on a service road along Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard on Wednesday.
Durham police investigators are trying to locate Michael Todd Pollard Jr., who was last seen on Sunday, May 19.
Pollard was last seen leaving his home around 11 a.m. on May 19 to go visit a relative but he never arrived at the relative’s home.
A tractor trailer transporting mail for the Postal Service struck a barrier along Interstate 64 in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday morning, causing the truck to flip and become engulfed in flames.
The contract driver was not injured, but most of the first-class and priority mail items were destroyed, the United States Post Office reported. Officials say the truck contained mail tendered in Louisville, but destined for areas served by processing plants in Greensboro and Raleigh.
As a tornado tore apart her Oklahoma home on Monday, Duke soccer player Ana Hunt cried as she heard her mother praying. Inside a specially built shelter attached to the side of the house in Moore, Okla., mother and daughter heard the deafening roar of the storm.
The defense of Raven Abaroa began in earnest Tuesday as the jury was allowed to read emails that Janet Abaroa sent to her ex-boyfriend in the month before her death.
Raven Abaroa, 33, is on trial for first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife, Janet Marie Christiansen Abaroa, 25, on Aug. 26, 2005, at their home on Ferrand Drive.
The first witness for the defense was Jason McCullough, a digital forensics examiner, who testified that he found emails between Janet Abaroa and her ex-boyfriend, Scott Hall, on Janet's work computer. A copy of the computer's contents had been locked in a cabinet at the Durham Police Department since the summer or fall of 2005 and was only discovered last Thursday morning.
Budget writers in the N.C. Senate are tinkering with Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed shakeup of state transportation spending to make it even harder for local governments to obtain state aid for transit projects.
The draft Senate budget includes language that says transit projects of any sort – including “intercity rail, commuter rail [and] light rail” – can qualify only for the lowest-level allocations the governor has proposed.
That’s the 30 percent of the money, statewide, that’s destined for allocation on an equal-share basis to each of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s 14 operating divisions.