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Jul. 14, 2014 @ 10:07 PM

GALLERY: Allan Dykstra crowned Triple-A Home Run champion

Allan Dykstra crowned champion during the Triple-A Home Run Derby at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Monday, July 14, 2014.GALLERY: Triple-A Home Run Derby at the DBAP. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen and Morgan McCloy

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

GALLERY: Bert L’Homme sworn in as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent

Bert L’Homme is sworn in as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent Monday on the steps of J.D. Clement Early College High School on the campus of North Carolina Central University. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Gallery-Durham Bulls Athletic Park, All-Star Fan Fest.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park, All-Star Fan Fest. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas Click here to buy photos!

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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Assistant police chief sues city

A Durham Police Department assistant chief filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the city late Tuesday afternoon, contending he was denied a promotion because he’d complained about the department’s treatment of black officers.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:14 PM

Commissioners OK four salary increases

County Commissioners this week approved pay raises for County Attorney Lowell Siler and three other senior officials.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

First-graders’ reading suffers in segregated schools

A study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has found that African-American students in first grade experience smaller gains in reading when they attend segregated schools — but the students’ backgrounds likely are not the cause of the differences.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 03:58 PM

Justice Department: Fracking firm violating state law

The N.C. Department of Justice issued a cease-and-desist order in a letter Monday to a company seeking mineral rights in Durham and Chapel Hill, noting it is in direct violation of North Carolina law.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 03:44 PM

Registration starts for free dental clinic

Traditional schools will begin soon, but many children in Durham County will start the school year without proper dental care.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

Lovette jury resumes deliberations Wednesday

Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Laurence Lovette resume deliberations Wednesday after not reaching a verdict Tuesday.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

Fire station getting facelift

Residents of the Hope Valley community and neighbors near Fire Station 6 will notice repairs being made to the building this summer.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:39 PM

County raises incentives offer to drug maker

County Commissioners have raised their business-incentive offer to a Durham-based pharmaceutical company that’s developing new treatments for kidney cancer, HIV and lupus.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

Moral Monday comes to the Bull City

Moral Mondays came to Durham Monday evening, with a rally at CCB Plaza downtown.

The N.C. NAACP-organized Moral Mondays were held in Raleigh the past two years when the North Carolina General Assembly was in session, to protest policies of the Republican-majority legislature. Moral Mondays are now being held in cities across the state this summer as part of the NAACP’s “Moral Freedom Summer” initiative to get out the vote for fall elections.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

NC attorney general won't defend gay marriage ban

North Carolina's attorney general said Monday his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

Duke’s first female history department chair honored at White House

The first female chair of the Duke University History Department was honored Monday for her work studying Southern women.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Fire tied to lightning damages home

Fire from a power surge caused by a lightning strike damaged a home Sunday at 1607 Homewood Ave., fire officials said. No one was hurt.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

Jury deliberations resume Tuesday in Lovette trial

Jury deliberations resume Tuesday in Durham County Superior Court in the robbery and first-degree murder trial of Laurence Lovette.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Man arrested in July 3 homicide

Lequan Kashawn Wilson, 20, of Durham was arrested this morning and charged with the July 3 murder of Marquise Keshawn Mangum.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Final arguments slated today in Lovette trial

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will make their final arguments to the jury today in the murder trial of Laurence Lovette, accused of murdering a Duke University graduate student in 2008.