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Apr. 07, 2015 @ 07:23 PM

GALLERY: Duke welcome home ceremony

Thousands of fans welcome home the Duke basketball team after they beat Wisconsin to win the NCAA Championship. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 01:20 AM

GALLERY: Duke students celebrate on campus after winning the National Championship

Duke students celebrate on campus after beating Wisconsin to win the National Championship. The Herald-Sun | Alex Tricoli

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 09:19 AM

GALLERY: Easter Sunrise Service at Duke Gardens

Hundreds attend the annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Sunday, April 5, 2015. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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May. 01, 2015 @ 01:01 AM

Enoch out at NCCU amid player complaints

Eagles' women's basketball associate head coach had been on paid administrative leave since March; 3 players have also been removed from the team

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 07:15 PM

Bill could pump up funds for charter schools

Local charter schools could get an even larger slice of the public school funding pie if a bill approved by the state Senate this week becomes law. Senate Bill 456, which still has hurdles to cross in the General Assembly, would reverse a law that shields certain school funds such as sales tax refunds, reimbursements, fees, donations and trust funds, from being passed through to charter schools.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 06:21 PM

Police log: String of robberies lands half dozen in hot water

A half-dozen young men — most of them teenagers — were arrested Wednesday after police said they committed two robberies and linked some of them to as many as 10 other robberies.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

‘Durham Reads’ wins national award

The Durham County Library has won the American Library Association’s John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards for its 2014 “Durham Reads Together” program that featured “March: Book One,” by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Local briefs (May 1): A glimpse at what's coming up in our area

The Durham History Hub will launch the newest installment of its “Durham A-Z exhibit series: F is for Food” on Tuesday, May 5. The free, public party will be held at the Hub, 500 W. Main St., from 5:30-7 p.m.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

‘FANTASTIC’ NEW ROLE: Ex-‘Maude’ star Barbeau in ‘Pippin’ at DPAC

Actress Adrienne Barbeau, who has been on television more than 500 times, has taken on a new role: Berthe in the national tour of the long-running Broadway show “Pippin.” ... Barbeau joined the tour a month ago in Florida. It’s coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center May 12-17.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Duke, state VA ally to support veterans

Ajoint initiative between Duke EPIC and the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs will focus on increasing access to mental health services for vets and military families. It will provide the state’s 52 Veteran Service Officers & Veteran Service Technicians with enhanced training specifically developed for veterans and will certify these individuals as Veterans Support Specialists. Duke EPIC is working with the state to make North Carolina “the most veteran-friendly state in America,” according to Gov. Pat McCrory.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 01:40 PM

Bike Month offers variety of options for cyclists here in May

National Bike Month will be celebrated throughout Durham in May and will include a variety of events including group rides, cyclist socials, giveaways, workshops and more.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

CITY OF ARTISTS: 22 venues open for weekend’s Durham Art Walk

At the Durham Art Walk and Spring Market Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, visitors can purchase goods by local artists, and get a look at some of the process that goes into painting, jewelry making, textiles and other forms of visual art.

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:59 PM

Durham Council of PTAs collects honors

The Durham Council of PTAs and its president have recently won accolades at the state and local levels.

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

New lawsuit alleges race-based policing

A lawsuit filed against the City of Durham and multiple police officers purports that the Durham Police Department continues to use unconstitutional and racially-motivated practices. The lawsuit filed Wednesday relates to a November 2012 incident in which the plaintiff, Keith Ragland, alleges he and his car were searched based on his race.

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

Funds sought for $100M Duke facility

Duke University is seeking donations to pay for a new building on West Campus at the end of Science Drive to provide more classroom and lab space for the Pratt School of Engineering and the Department of Physics. Officials figure the building will cost about $100 million.

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 09:40 PM

SOLDIERING ON: Fire officials seek answers; displaced families try to regroup

Twenty six area residents traumatized after being burned out of their homes late Monday and early Tuesday after firefighters thought they had extinguished an initial blaze but returned less than hour later to find the roof in flames.

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Police probe string of possibly connected break-ins

Five break-ins were reported in a 48-hour time span, three  at the Magnolia Pointe Apartments on the 4800 block of Danube Lane.