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Dec. 10, 2014 @ 10:11 PM

Gallery-Protesters blocking Fayetteville Road near the Streets at Southpoint

Protesters blocking Fayetteville Road near the Streets at Southpoint. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 01:26 AM

GALLERY: People protest in Durham against recent decisions not to prosecute white police officers involved in the killing of black men

People in Durham join nationwide protests against recent decisions not to prosecute white police officers involved in the killing of black men. The protestors clashed with police after blocking traffic along the Durham Freeway and other streets in downtown Durham.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Gallery-"Shakespeare's Holiday Classics" Lucas Middle School Department of Theatre

"Shakespeare's Holiday Classics" , a collection of classic scenes from Shakespeare's finest works performed in the spirit of the holiday season, by the Lucas Middle School Department of Theatre. Friday, December 5 at 6:30pm The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

‘Atheist church’ to start up next month

Sunday Assembly began in London in 2013 and has since been dubbed “the atheist church” by the media. Since then, more than 70 Sunday Assembly branches have sprung up across the world, with one coming to Chapel Hill in January.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

Planetarium offers family-friendly New Year’s Eve

The Morehead Planetarium invites families back for another day of New Year’s Eve fun at its second annual Night Lights event.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Durham County government holiday schedules

Durham County government will close most of its offices on Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 24-26, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

The faces behind Christmas at Duke Chapel

Each December, Duke Chapel’s sanctuary gets a Christmas makeover. At the helm are two longtime members of the Congregation at Duke Chapel, Jim and Ellie Ferguson.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

CLUCKS & BUCKS: Fowl bingo ‘drops’ fuel charity giving

Stakes were high at the Durham Farmers Market Saturday afternoon as people gathered to throw money into the pot and guess where chickens would next "do their business." The name of the game was “chicken poop bingo” — that’s not a typo — and 3-year-old spectator Charlie Read summed it up best: “Chickens can poop on my letter and I’m gonna win a prize.”

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Local briefs, Dec. 21

  • Tax Administration wins award
  • Durham to host Kwanzaa celebration
  • Parks and Recreation plans Fun Fitness Week
  • First Day Hikes offered at state parks Jan. 1
  • Retail and Professional Services Grant applicants sought

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Holidays alter bus schedules

Triangle Transit and the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) will alter bus schedules over the holidays.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

‘A place of my own’

Since November, Alicia Smith has been sheltered by an agency that serves the homeless. But on Wednesday, she watched as movers unloaded a coach, chairs, a glider and other furniture into a sunlit apartment on Merrimac Street that is all her own.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

‘Brother’s’ world glints with humor, but has a shadow side

What can two, 30-something, modern dance guys do with a minimum of costumes, props, lighting and sound system in a space with bare walls? In “Brother Brother,” dancers/choreographers Tommy Noonan and Clint Lutes answer that question: a lot.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Cyclist appeals ruling in accident case

A bicyclist and her lawyer want the N.C. Supreme Court to overturn lower-court decisions that ended her attempts to recover damages from the driver of a car that hit her in 2009.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Police log, Dec. 20

Durham police and U.S. marshals arrested a man at a motel this week on robbery and kidnapping charges.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Duke chases another record – for holiday sweaters

Duke is attempting to make another bit of history at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Legislature, Congress maps upheld by N.C. high court

The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Tampa-bound Montoyo bids farewell to Durham Bulls

Charlie Montoyo spent eight seasons winning lots of games for the Durham Bulls while periodically telling players they were heading to the big leagues. For a change, Montoyo is on the receiving end of the promotion talk.