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Jun. 13, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

GALLERY: Carrboro High School Graduation 2015

Photos from the Carrboro High School graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Smith Center. (The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen)

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 07:29 PM

GALLERY: Chapel Hill High School Graduation 2015

Photos from the Chapel Hill High School graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Smith Center. (The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen)

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 07:26 PM

GALLERY: East Chapel Hill High School Graduation 2015

Photos from the East Chapel Hill High School graduation on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Smith Center. (The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen)

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Jul. 26, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Neil Offen: The man behind the words

Neil Offen is the internationally best-selling author of the international bestsellers Gidget Goes Red Chinese, The How to Get Fat Diet and other international bestsellers, as well as the man behind critically acclaimed supermarket shopping lists.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

ICE IN JULY: Triangle, South see uptick in winter sport of curling

Sixteen teams convened in Durham this weekend to compete in a sport that may not initially come to mind during July’s 90-degree temperatures. The Triangle Curling Club hosted its eighth annual Carolina Classic tournament, or bonspiel. The tournament saw teams from the Southeast, such as Atlanta and Virginia, and even some from further away, such as Boston and Columbus, Ohio.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

UNC apologizes for delay in explaining sirens

Attributing it to “two human errors” and “a glitch in the communications process,” UNC administrators have apologized for a delay in issuing follow-up explanations for a campus emergency declaration.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

Police log: Drug, assault, weapons, kidnapping charges filed

Russell Dukes, 23, of West Club Boulevard, has been arrested and charged in connection with a string of June 21 attempted robberies.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 04:39 PM

COMICS FEST: Comic book author’s message to kids hits home

What do an alien blob, a pirate and the Count of Monte Cristo have in common? Jimmy Gownley can turn them into a comic book character and he did so Saturday in front of a group of children and their parents Saturday while talking about the creative process behind drawing and writing comic books as part of the Durham County Library’s Durham Comics Fest.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

PickleFest debut a hit at The Rickhouse

Foodies celebrated Durham’s first PickleFest Saturday, sampling different varieties of the fermented foods in addition to other oddities.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: New game, new shoes

My 7-year-old son has moved up an age group in his summer basketball league. ... It’s a change from the pee-wee group. The shoes have changed, too. Sitting in the metal bleachers at a game, I looked at the other kids’ feet. Lots of Nikes out there. I looked up the price and chortled.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

ROCK CANON: Rock Academy Tour to stop at local venues

Since 2002, Paul Green has been applying his philosophy as a music teacher, first at the School of Rock that he founded, and now at his Paul Green Rock Academy in Woodstock, New York. The School of Rock changed hands in 2009 (and now has numerous franchises), and was the inspiration for the movie of the same title starring actor Jack Black.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Survey sheds light on need for bus stop shelters

A recent survey released by GoTriangle concerning the performance of GoDurham and the Bull City Connector showed an increase in rider satisfaction, but also showed where the service needs to improve.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 08:06 PM

Bethesda High ’55 reunites for 60th time

The defunct Bethesda High School Class of 1955 will celebrate its 60th reunion at 6 tonight (Saturday, July 25) at Croasdaile Country Club and most of the 28 surviving members of the class of 37 will be on hand.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 02:52 PM

UNC fundraising on the rebound

UNC launched a major fundraising campaign in fiscal 2014-15 by securing $447 million in cash donations and pledges, a record surpassing the single best year of its last one.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

SPEED TRAPS: Traffic cops set targets

Contrary to some public perceptions, the Traffic Services Unit of the Durham Police Department does not have a quota when it comes to writing tickets. As a matter of fact, whether it’s during a safety operation or routine stop for speeding it is up to the discretion of the officer what action to take.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

Health officials to walk ‘Appalachian Trail’

Orange County Health Department officials have thrown down the gauntlet to their counterparts in Durham, challenging them to walk the Appalachian Trail.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

1000 & COUNTING: The People’s Pharmacy celebrates 1,000th episode

Joe and Terry Graedon will air their 1,000th radio episode on WUNC 91.5 FM Saturday, July 25, and for more than 200,000 listeners over 150 public radio stations nationwide.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

Ex-Durham schools chief Becoats gets Philly post

Former Durham Public Schools superintendent Eric Becoats, who resigned from DPS in December 2013 amid a scandal over his handling of district finances, has been named the Philadelphia school district’s assistant superintendent for the Turnaround Network, a new office created to improve low-performing schools.