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Dec. 25, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Gallery- Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill annual Mitzvah day at Duke Park

Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill annual Mitzvah day at Duke Park The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

GALLERY: 2014 Herald-Sun Pictures of the Year

From college sports to community events, here's a gallery of The Herald-Sun photographers' favorite photos from 2014.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

VIDEO: Michael Shoaf's Christmas light show

Michael Shoaf 's Christmas light show synchronized to "All I Want for Christmas is You."  Visitors can tune in to 104.5 FM while in front of the Shoaf home, located at 3518 Donnigale Ave, to listen to five songs and watch the light show synchronized to the music.


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Jan. 28, 2015 @ 09:17 PM

‘Because Black Lives Matter’ discussed at church

Hundreds of people packed the sanctuary at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church Wednesday night for “Sacred Conversations: Because Black Lives Matter.”


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 07:03 PM

Amid conflicting claims, IBM confirms layoffs

Following reports that IBM would lay off as many as 112,000 employees, the company confirmed Wednesday that it has begun to reduce staff but will also continue hiring. It was unclear how many of the layoffs, if any, would or have taken place in the Triangle area.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Police Log: Southern High student charged with rape

A 16-year-old Southern High School student was arrested and charged with assault by strangulation, first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense, second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

Company to lay off 319 Durham workers

Cree Inc. will cut 319 temporary employees who work for the company’s manufacturing facility, according to a government filing. The employees are provided to Cree through the Raleigh-based recruiting firm Greene Resources, which issued the filing.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Murder suspect makes 1st court appearance

The man accused of killing and decapitating a 38-year-old Durham man appeared in front of a Durham County District Court Judge Wednesday morning.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

Cleaning firm explains back-pay decision

Service Solutions Inc., the company that has agreed to pay school custodians more than $100,000 they are owed in back pay by an SSI subcontractor, said Wednesday that doing so is the right thing to do.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

Firehouse Subs’ gift to aid DTCC Fire Academy

The Fire Academy at Durham Tech has received a $23,000 donation from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase a variety of equipment, including a forcible entry-door simulator, face shields, fire hooks, nozzles and other firefighting equipment.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Urban foresters eye decline of Durham's willow oaks

To counter the likely die-off of Durham’s surviving willow oaks, officials need to figure on planting more than three times as many trees each year as they’re managing to now, an advisory board says.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Study links HPV, genomic changes in head, neck cancers

A study co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted disease HPV — the latest finding of a collaborative scientific effort designed to map out the genomic changes driving cancer.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

Belief Briefs: Churches to join wellness challenge

Seven Durham churches are participating in the 2015 Congregational Wellness Challenge for their spirit, soul and body, organized by DurhamCares, the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School and Bull City Forward.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

Board rejects appeal of W. Club Blvd. traffic-calming plan

A legal challenge to the city’s West Club Boulevard traffic-calming plan came up short Tuesday, Durham’s Board of Adjustment ruling that the resident who filed it didn’t have the right to have the case heard.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 06:25 PM

GOOGLE IT: High-speed Internet, TV en route to Triangle

After a failed bid in 2010, Durham will now be getting access to the high-speed Google Fiber Internet service. Google announced plans to expand service to Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh, Cary, Garner and Morrisville on Tuesday amid elected officials from each city and Gov. Pat McCrory.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 12:49 PM

Arrests made in pair of slayings

Just over a week after the bodies of Charles Hinnant and Trinity Wilkins were found police have made arrests in their murders.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Police log: Thieves steal wiring, HVAC system

Copper wiring and an HVAC system was taken from a property on the 2600 block of Owen Street, according to Durham police records.