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Jul. 05, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

GALLERY: Festival for the Eno

The 35th annual Festival for the Eno featured musicians and performers, food trucks and vendors and crafts. The festival is held to encourage appreciation for the Eno River and raise money for its preservation.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

GALLERY: Hillsborough Fourth of July Celebration

Hillsborough celebrates Independence with picnic, parade and pony rides. The Herald-Sun | Elizabeth Mendoza

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

VIDEO: Durham soccer fans support Team USA

Team USA had no shortage of support in the Bull City.  Durham soccer fans watch the World Cup match between the United States and Belgium at Mattie B's Public House. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Jul. 23, 2014 @ 08:38 PM

Pennsylvania firm seeks mineral rights for gas exploration in Triangle

In early June, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill that opened North Carolina to hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking.

Now, a Pennsylvania-based company is attempting to buy mineral rights from landowners in Durham and Chapel Hill for oil and natural gas exploration and development.
Celeste Burns, director of conservation for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, said the association has received interest letters from Crimson Holdings Corporation seeking to buy several parcels of land.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

McKissick votes for sales-tax cap

One of Durham’s legislators, Sen. Floyd McKissick, was the only Triangle senator to vote Wednesday for a bill that could make it harder for Wake County to join Durham and Orange counties in financing a regional transit system.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

UNC-CH finance officer: ‘a lot up in the air’ regarding FY15 finances

UNC-Chapel Hill leaders don’t have a final budget from state lawmakers yet, but they’re taking steps to prepare for state cuts in fiscal year 2015.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 06:58 PM

Senate majority favors local sales-tax cap

Voicing a good bit of anti-urban rhetoric beforehand, state senators voted 33-16 on Wednesday in favor of a bill that likely would make it more difficult for Wake County to join in developing a regional transit system.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Ideal Fastener to create 155 jobs

Ideal Fastener Corp. will be expanding its facility in Oxford, and plans to create 155 jobs and invest more than $5.7 million by the end of 2019.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Police log: Bottle explodes on bus; vandals hit church

  • Police seek suspects in bottle incident on public bus
  • Vandal break church windows

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

UNC researchers part of study on schizophrenia underpinnings

Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine were part of a multinational study that identified more than 100 locations on the human genome associated with risk for developing schizophrenia.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Police seek suspects in bottle incident on bus

The Durham Police Department is investigation a small explosion on a Bull City Connector bus Tuesday night.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 07:24 PM

Jury hears key witness implicate Lovette

For the first time, a Durham County Superior Court jury heard a prosecution witness in the slaying of a Duke University student implicate Laurence Lovette, the man accused of murdering him.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 08:45 PM

Duke sells site of former lacrosse house

A replacement for the notorious “Duke lacrosse house” on North Buchanan Boulevard is due in the near future, judging from city permit filings.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 08:33 PM

Duke-National University of Singapore study compares weight-loss programs

In a study of the cost-effectiveness of diet programs and pills, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School researchers found that Weight Watchers and the drug Qsymia were best values.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

‘The last lioness’

Selena Warren Wheeler was an instrumental influence during her 102 years of life. Mrs. Wheeler was known for her work with the Stanford L. Warren Library and being a clear support system for not only her husband and family, but also the city of Durham.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

Trustees committee looks to grow commercialization at UNC-Chapel Hill

A committee of UNC-Chapel Hill leaders wants to raise the profile of the university as a job creator through its research discoveries.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

Police release more details on shooting

Police on Tuesday released more information about an officer-involved shooting at the Burton Apartments on Mathison Street that still has a man hospitalized in critical condition with a head wound.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Duke professor schools financial advisers on self-control

Who would give up the Garden of Eden for an apple?
According to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, we’re all doing that sort of thing all the time.