A standoff reported Friday afternoon in southeast Durham ended without major conflict. Police evacuated businesses on the 600 block of Ellis Road Friday afternoon and were allowed back in about 1 p.m.
The Durham Fire Department responded to 897 fires in Durham last year, a 1.59 percent increase over 2013, according to officials.
According to Durham Police Department reports, Charles Ellis Hinnant, whose body was found on Monday, reported having his wallet, three credit cards, his check book and $350 worth of cash taken from him on Jan. 15, four days earlier.
Teyanna Johnson, a Hillside High School senior, felt inspired Friday by what she heard from a panel of attorneys who came to the school to talk to the Class of 2015 about preparing for college.
The school board on Thursday voted 6-1 to contribute an additional $800,000 to the $21.5 million Whitted Junior High School redevelopment project.
City Council members retreated behind closed doors Thursday to iron out a last-minute snag that threatened their government’s plan to buy land off East Main Street to use as the site of Durham’s next police headquarters.
Kathy A. Perkins, the lighting designer for PlayMakers Repertory Company’s presentation of “Trouble in Mind,” was a friend of its playwright, Alice Childress. Perkins said that Childress’ “Trouble in Mind” was performed off-Broadway but while it was optioned for Broadway, it didn’t go forward because Childress said no to changing the ending.
Durham police are investigating separate shootings in the area of Fayetteville Street and the 400 block of Linwood Avenue that left two women with gunshot wounds.
UNC-Chapel Hill startups will now have access to $5 million in funding after the university’s Board of Trustees (BOT) announced a new fund Wednesday.
A new program aimed at reducing poverty in East Durham has just finished its first training session and matched 14 families in poverty with allies to support their goals to succeed.
The Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu famously said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” One group of fourth graders at E.K. Powe Elementary School also believes it can begin with a single book.
The Carolina Theatre has begun a Kickstarter campaign to help replace the 21-year-old seats in its cinemas.
Hillsborough is a step closer to being named America’s Coolest Small Town.
Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson agreed Thursday it’s his duty, not the prosecutor’s, to select the judge who will preside at the trial of a man accused of shooting a Durham police officer.
Durham police are reportedly on the brink of making arrests in connection with two of the three murders reported in the city Monday and Tuesday.