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May. 09, 2015 @ 12:50 PM

GALLERY: N.C. Central University Graduation 2015

N.C. Central University Spring Commencement Ceremony The Herald-Sun | Alex Tricoli

May. 04, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

GALLERY-Teacher appreciation, at Shepard International Baccalaureate Magnet Middle School

Teacher appreciation at Shepard International Baccalaureate Magnet Middle School, in Durham. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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May. 23, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Annual APS Walk for Animals raises $79,000

Children gave their birthday money to help the Animal Protection Society of Durham raise $79,000 at this month’s Walk for the Animals — $4,000 more than last year.

May. 22, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Graduation 2015: Durham Academy

Under a canopy of towering oak trees in an Alabama park, Duke University football coach David Cutcliffe learned a valuable lesson as a child, he said at Durham Academy’s 41st commencement exercises Friday.

May. 22, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

Graduation 2015: Middle College High School

Kelcie Bullock on Friday told her fellow Class of 2015 graduates that they chose to attend Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College because they are mavericks. Bullock said there are many different definitions for maverick but her favorite is the one that defines it as an unbranded calf that’s separated from its mother.

May. 22, 2015 @ 08:12 PM

NCAA hands up notice of allegations to UNC

Closer, yes, but no closure for those anticipating the end of the academics scandal that both has hurt credibility and continues to impact recruiting in athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC officials have 90 days to let the NCAA know what they plan to do with a notice of allegations from the governing body that is poised to punish the school not only for roughly 18 years of irregular course offerings but also possible infractions of NCAA bylaws.

May. 22, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

UNC leaders fill Greensboro chancellor slot

For the UNC system’s Board of Governors, Friday was another day, and another chancellor hiring. This time around, the board filled an impending vacancy at UNC-Greensboro, naming political scientist Franklin Gilliam Jr. to replace departing Chancellor Linda Brady.

May. 22, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

Accused killer gets 1st day in court

The man accused of killing a 52-year-old property managed faced a District Court judge on Friday. Shatique Kamel Skinner, 21, of Mimosa Street was arrested Thursday morning, just days after police allege he shot and killed Fred Edgerton at an apartment complex on the 1800 block of Cheek Road.

May. 22, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Deputy manager leaves county for Triangle J

After three years as Durham deputy county manager, E. Lee Worsley Jr. will leave to take a job with the Triangle J Council of Government (TJCOG).

May. 22, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Dry cleaning site remediation ongoing

Nearly 23 years after toxic contamination was discovered at a defunct Durham dry cleaning site, remedial efforts continue to rid the area of health risks.

May. 22, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Graduation 2015: City of Medicine Academy

N.C. Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White urged graduates of City of Medicine Academy to not oversleep as they begin the next chapter in their lives. Saunders-White was the commencement speaker Friday for the small, specialty high school which focuses on health care.

May. 22, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Memorial Day: Fallen heroes to be honored

The United States observes Memorial Day as a national holiday, and veterans’ graves are often decorated with flags. In Chapel Hill, Butner and Durham, observances are planned this weekend to remember and honor the members of the U.S. armed forces who died while fighting for their country.

May. 22, 2015 @ 09:11 PM

Graduation 2015: Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School

Daniel Robinson was among the 2015 graduating class of the Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School at N.C. Central University on Friday.

May. 21, 2015 @ 08:05 PM

Irate homeowners pitch case to City Council

Dozens of residents of Durham’s Ravenstone subdivision packed the City Council chambers on Thursday to express their discontent with a city proposal to contribute a set amount of money toward infrastructure improvements while each homeowner is saddled with an almost $5,000 lot assessments.

May. 21, 2015 @ 07:44 PM

UNC leaders name new UNC-Pembroke chancellor

Making the first of two major hiring decisions expected this week, UNC system leaders voted Thursday to make the state’s Medicaid director the next chancellor of UNC-Pembroke. Robin Cummings, a surgeon who studied at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University, will take over the Pembroke administration on July 15. He will make $280,000 a year.

May. 21, 2015 @ 08:25 PM

HAYTI HQ: Durham Committee makes statement with new home

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, an 80-year-old political action and community advocacy group, opened the doors at its first permanent location Thursday. The facility at 601 Fayetteville St. is in the historic African-American Hayti district of Durham and across the street from the Hayti Heritage Center.

May. 21, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Man charged in wreck near stopped school bus

A 35-year-old Durham resident is facing charges of reckless driving after a Wednesday afternoon crash shut down Cornwallis Road for several hours, police said Thursday.