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Sep. 04, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

VIDEO: Connie Hedgepeth interview

Connie Hedgepeth, mother of murdered UNC student Faith Hedgepeth, speaks about her daughter in this video released by the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

Gallery-A traditional 18-foot maypole that friends and family constructed for a wedding gift.

A traditional 18-foot maypole that friends and family constructed for a wedding gift. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Gallery- First day of school at Parkwood Elementary School.

First day of school at Parkwood Elementary School. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Commissioners worried about further mental-health mergers

County Commissioners aren’t particularly sold on or happy about the idea that the state may soon force a further consolidation of the groups that orchestrate mental-health care for Medicaid recipients.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

RDU offers Wake rolling 1-year lease of Crabtree trail land

The RDU Airport Authority has offered Wake County a rolling, year-to-year lease extension for a 149-acre tract south of Interstate 40 that houses Lake Crabtree County Park’s walking and bike trails.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Woman pleads guilty to financial aid fraud

A Durham woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to making false statements on student financial aid application on Oct. 9.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

Police log, Oct. 17

  • Police charge man after standoff
  • Collisions send multiple people to area hospitals
  • Man charged with assault

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

NCCU to host health disparities conference

N.C. Central University will host a two-day conference Oct. 22-23 focusing on strategies for researching and addressing health disparities, according to the NCCU Office of Public Relations.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

UNC lung researchers, Durham biotech to partner

UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine researchers will be partnering with a Durham-based biotechnology company to test treatment strategies to help patients with lung disease using a $7.7 million grant.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

New program helps inmates learn life skills, earn GED

A new initiative at the Durham County Detention Center is helping young offenders prepare for life outside of the jail walls.

Modeled off a similar program in the Wake County Detention Center run by the Literacy Council of Wake County, the program has two components -- a GED education program and a life skills program.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Warrants shed light on beating, death of 4-year-old

Newly released search warrant show that a 4-year-old Durham girl received extensive internal wounds the night of her death.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty speak out on athletics issues

A UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member voiced concern at an athletics-focused forum Wednesday about the move to grant more decision-making autonomy to the NCAA “Big Five” athletics conferences.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Police log

  • Standoff ends with arrest
  • Chapel Hill police ID body
  • Collision shuts down Holloway

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

City getting $1.6M from DPAC

The Durham Performing Arts Center is returning nearly $1.6 million in revenue to the city for fiscal 2013-14, money officials will bank for the facility’s long-term maintenance and use in paying off the debt for building it.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Proposed charter school would be single-gender

In 2013, the school board shot down a proposal by then-Superintendent Eric Becoats to launch the district’s first single-gender academy.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

Durham health officials prepare for Ebola

County health officials are taking precautionary steps in case the deadly Ebola virus comes to Durham.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:02 PM

Duke, UNC health care officials detail Ebola preparedness efforts

Duke Medicine and UNC Health Care have run drills to prepare for possibility of an Ebola case, officials with the health systems said this week.