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Feb. 26, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

GALLERY: Snow in the Triangle (Feb. 26, 2015)

A storm dumped several inches of snow in the Triangle area, leaving thousands without power. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen and Bernard Thomas

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

GALLERY: Unexpected snow surprises area residents

Photos from Tuesday's unexpected snow storm. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 07:07 PM

GALLERY-A memorial for Dean Smith

A memorial for Dean Smith The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Mar. 26, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

DATA buses get new name: GoDurham

GoTransit, a new family comprising bus services formerly known as DATA (Durham), CAT (Raleigh) and Triangle Transit (Triangle-wide), unveiled its new GoDurham bus Wednesday, and will be gradually switching over its entire fleet to the names GoDurham, GoRaleigh and GoTriangle.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Annual Earthskills gathering comes to Shakori Hills

At the Piedmont Earthskills Gathering, which runs through Sunday at Shakori Hills farm north of Pittsboro, visitors can learn to make fire, tan animal hides, make stone tools, learn about edible plants and other skills that were common knowledge to our ancestors.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 04:45 PM

UNC likely to draft new campus master plan

A Board of Trustees committee on Wednesday endorsed the idea of creating a new campus master plan for UNC and hiring a Baltimore architect to lead the project. The effort will be the first in about 20 years to look at all the university’s landholdings, taking in not just the main campus and the future site of the Carolina North satellite campus, but environmentally sensitive areas like the Mason Farm tract too.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Estes Hills Elementary School celebrates ‘HBCU Week’

During her first year working at Estes Hill Elementary, Turquoise Parker noticed that in-state universities were being promoted to students. She saw signs that advertised Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University, among others. But conspicuously absent was her own alma mater, N.C. Central University, less than 10 miles from Estes Hills’ front entrance.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

Pair of benefit 5K races set Saturday

Two races to raise money for schools, cancer patients and other groups will kick off Saturday in northern and southern Durham.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 08:03 PM

Sidewalk project runs into roadblocks

Some residents of west Durham aren’t happy that County Commissioners seem reluctant to offer financial backing to a sidewalk project that would link their neighborhood to Forest View Elementary School. The walkway, and a traffic signal, would make it easier for children and adults to cross Erwin Road at its intersection with Randolph Road.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 07:51 PM

Police log: Woman shot, listed in 'stable' condition

A woman who was shot Tuesday was in stable condition Tuesday evening at a local hospital.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

UNC system announces teaching awards

A political science professor who’s helped presidents ease into office and an English professor who runs a campus-wide writing program are the local winners of UNC system teaching awards announced Tuesday.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

County jobless rate rises in January

Durham County’s unemployment rate increased by seven-tenths of a point to 5 percent from December to January (4.3 to 5.0), the Department of Commerce reported Friday.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

County signs off on Whitted project changes

County Commissioners agreed this week to a couple of changes the Durham school board asked them to make to the development agreement for the former Whitted Junior High School.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 04:59 PM

Durham icon Willie Bradshaw mourned by fans, colleagues

Willie Bradshaw, an iconic high school coach and administrator who spent much of his career at Hillside High School, died Monday after a lingering illness.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

Orange County Health Department workers step up

Step by step, staff members at the Orange County Health Department are inching closer to their goal of “walking” to California.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

Duke study: Chance plays key role in HPV/cancer development

For people infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV), the likelihood of clearing the infection and avoiding HPV-related cancer may depend less on the body’s disease-fighting arsenal than has been generally assumed.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 12:29 PM

Woman in serious condition after shooting

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a woman in Durham earlier today. 

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 08:50 PM

Page: County oversight to make more use of data

County officials are going to strengthen the oversight of key programs, to ensure that it can show taxpayers they’re “showing great stewardship” of their money, County Commissioners Chairman Michael Page said.