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Mar. 25, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

VIDEO: N.C. Central students and faculty get 'happy'

N.C. Central students and faculty create a rendition of Pharrell William's 'Happy.'  Video courtesy of N.C. Central University

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Gallery-North Carolina Central University fans gathered in front of the McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium to see the Eagles off on their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.

NCCU fans gathered in front of the McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium to see the Eagles off on their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

VIDEO: Durham Bulls National Anthem tryouts

More than 100 people auditioned to perform the National Anthem during the Durham Bulls 2014 season.  Video by The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Apr. 21, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Durham diabetics get tips to manage disease

More than 2,500 Durham residents on Medicaid have diabetes, and their medical costs are more than twice that of non-diabetics, according to research from a nonprofit.

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

Firefighters battle 2 blazes

Five people were displaced Monday when fire broke out in their kitchen in North-East Central Durham. And Saturday, a woman's home caught fire when she fell asleep while smoking.

No one was hurt

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Willingham departing UNC, cites “irreconcilable differences”

Mary Willingham, the academic adviser at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who alleged widespread illiteracy among student-athletes, is leaving the university.

On Monday afternoon, she confirmed that she would leave UNC after her last class today.

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Capping privilege tax worries city

State legislators are working on a tax-cut proposal for business that could wind up costing Durham’s city government up to $2.3 million a year in local revenue.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan column: DHS Forever, with Lougee’s daughter

Bobby Lougee loved to socialize. Even when age made it harder to get around, Lougee kept it up because his old friends appreciated his efforts. He liked it, too, of course. Lougee, who died Memorial Day weekend 2013, was a World War II veteran, a Marine, a good friend to many, and a man who remembered a time in Durham when you could get six hot dogs for a quarter.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

Board still undecided about open search process

The Durham Public Schools board has yet to resolve whether the board will conduct an open search for a new superintendent, a closed one or a hybrid in which only finalists are introduced to the public.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 02:06 PM

Easter service: Tradition with a different feel

The Easter sunrise service at Duke Chapel brought out a sizeable crowd before daybreak.

The 6:30 a.m. service was moved into Duke Chapel from Duke Garden because of mud, but that did not deter the more than 100 people who came together to worship Sunday morning.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Neil Offen: Will you be drinking tonight?

On our wine list this evening, you’ll find several stains and a few grease marks, along with:

A 2007 Slovakian gamay or gamay not, with hints of goat cheese and leftover macaroni, and a finish full of crabapple and a satisfying aroma of drying cement. Great paired with the last Peppermint Pattie in the bag.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:28 PM

COPLOG: Amber Alert issued for 10-month-old in Durham

Durham police and state officials issued an Amber Alert on Saturday for 10-month-old Tamiyah Elssy Bryant.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

Council to review gigabit-Internet deal with AT&T

The push for gigabit-per-second-speed Internet service in Durham reaches the City Council this week, in the form of a proposed agreement with AT&T officials hope will yield its first connections in mid-2015.

The deal calls for the city to cooperate with AT&T network-installation efforts, speeding the review of any needed regulatory approvals and inspections so the project can move forward quickly.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Museum workshop puts parents, kids on same page

It was drizzling and overcast outside, but was bright and busy on Saturday morning inside a Museum of Life and Science room where children, their parents, friends and relatives were busy assembling small robots from kits. This was the second of three sessions held as part of the museum’s new Tinker Tech Family Workshop series that aim to bring science, technology, engineering and math to children outside of school.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Dance, music, yoga at Shakori Hills Festival

While the cold made it harder to move his fingers, George Stewart and his partner in the two-man band Ed and George walked away with a positive feeling from a competition on Saturday that included bands playing old-time, bluegrass and other types of music. “We really enjoyed it; we think it’s nice that people came out (to) show their appreciation,” said Stewart’s band partner Ed Davis, as they walked away from the stage where the competition was held as part of Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Dance and Music.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:30 PM

Changes coming to Central Park area

The redevelopment of Liberty Warehouse into apartments with ground-floor shops may be just the beginning of new development in the Durham Central Park area.

Potential developers are looking into buying other properties and buildings in the area, and additional business owners also are looking to set up shop in the lively district.

The area around Foster Street, Geer Street and Rigsbee Avenue is already home to the Durham Farmers’ Market at the Durham Central Park Pavilion, Fullsteam Brewery, Motorco Music Hall, Cocoa Cinnamon, King’s Sandwich Shop, the restaurant and bar Geer Street Garden, and multiple bars.

To add to the mix, the owners of The Blue Note Grill, a barbecue and rib restaurant that has live blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and other music each night on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, has signed a lease to relocate to two bays of a building on Washington Street near the Durham Athletic Park.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Sheriff installs medicine drop box at courthouse

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office has installed a drop box where people can discard unwanted over-the-counter or prescription medications.
The drop box is in the lobby of the Durham County Courthouse at 510 S. Dillard St. The lobby is open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding certain holidays. Medications deposited in the box will be disposed of in a safe and non-hazardous way. All drop-offs are anonymous.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:42 PM

Fire hits Exchange Club Industries

Fire damaged a Durham Exchange Club Industries warehouse Friday, forcing an evacuation of employees. No one was hurt.