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Feb. 21, 2014 @ 03:31 AM

VIDEO: UNC fans celebrate on Franklin Street

Fans celebrate on Franklin Street after UNC's 74-66 win over rival Duke on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in Chapel Hill.

Feb. 21, 2014 @ 01:38 AM

GALLERY: Fans celebrate on Franklin St. following UNC's 74-66 win over Duke

Right as the game clock ran out Thursday before midnight, cementing a 74-66 UNC win over Duke, fans in Carolina blue ran out of bars and restaurants joining the mob morphing in the middle of Franklin Street. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Feb. 14, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

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Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Keeping the wave going

After I wrote about my son’s first day of kindergarten last fall, I heard from a reader about her own child’s first day of school. After her daughter got on the Durham school bus, the mom got in her car and followed the bus to school before returning home. It was a mom thing to do.

I love the sitcom “The Goldbergs” first, because it’s hilarious. I identify with being an ’80s kid, too. But the best part is the mom who goes lovingly overboard as her kids grow up.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

New buildings dedicated on Duke campus

Duke University dedicated two new buildings Thursday on West Campus.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Police log, April 12

Sheriff’s deputies arrested 24-year-old Rashad Ahmad Adams after a vehicle chase through East Durham late Thursday afternoon.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

Argument preceded gunshots in Durham mall parking lot

J.L. Potts, an off-duty Durham County Sheriff’s deputy, heard an argument involving several people in the Northgate Mall parking lot on Thursday.

He approached the group near Dress Barn and Bank of America, planning to intervene, and saw a man firing shots in the direction of Club Boulevard

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 06:26 PM



Having dramatically improved one sport at Duke, David Cutcliffe and some of his football players are lending a hand – and two feet – to another this spring.

Five Duke football players, coming off a season where a school-record 10 wins were recorded on the football field, have joined the track team as sprinters.

This is far from a gimmick to help the guys stay in shape. It’s all part of the plan to make the Blue Devils even better in football while helping Duke’s overall athletic department.

“Coach was telling us how we want to elevate the program and how we are going to compete with elite teams,” Duke running back/sprinter Josh Snead said. “There are some things that are going to change. We are going to have an edge in everything.”

At Cutcliffe’s suggestion, Snead joined the track team along with defensive back DeVon Edwards and wide receivers Issac Blakeney, Ryan Smith and Anthony Nash.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:42 PM

UNC: Student-athlete literacy claims lack valid data

Three experts hired by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say data cited by Mary Willingham doesn’t support her allegations about literacy problems among student-athletes.

On Friday, UNC officials released reports by professors from the University of Minnesota, University of Georgia and University of Virginia who examined Willingham’s data and found it lacking.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Separating fiction from reality

It’s probably for the best that I never plan to run for public office.
After all, I’ve pretended to be an affable talking bull with a penchant for smashing things on World of Warcraft.
I’ve portrayed a maniacal general, bent on declaring martial law on someone else’s sovereign planet.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

More than a statistic

Shereka Littlejohn Dunston said to the small group, “I’m that one in four.”

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Dunston talked about her journey, citing that she is part of the statistic that one in four college women has survived rape or attempted rape.
According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, SAAM was first observed nationally in April 2001. SAAM and its teal ribbon have been designated to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent sexual violence.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

When things collide

Meredith Burgess of American Underground put the finishing touches on a sign that invites visitors to “come play” and help build a Rube Goldberg machine. The structure of the machine was just beginning to take shape in the green space across from CCB Plaza downtown during the second day of Paradoxos 2014.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 09:32 PM

Willingham: Student-athlete problems go far beyond UNC

Mary Willingham’s not out to smear the UNC Tar Heels, she told an N.C. Central social work class Thursday night.

It’s a broader problem, throughout the NCAA, she said: Student-athletes are promised a real education, put to work without pay in sports that rake in money for the NCAA and universities and then left to fend for themselves if they’re not star athletes with pro prospects.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

Suspect in officer’s shooting sentenced to 10 years

 A man whose family claims he’s a victim of racial profiling received a 10-year federal prison sentence in connection with the 2012 shooting of a Durham Police Department officer.

The sentence was the maximum Carlos Antonio Riley Jr., 22, could have received after pleading guilty to a count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Shots fired outside Durham mall

Three men were in custody Thursday after reports of shots fired outside Macy’s at Northgate Mall.

No injuries were reported, although a car was damaged

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Optimists gearing up for Hog Day 2014

An Orange County favorite will be back this summer under new management.
The Optimist Club of Orange County has taken over management of Hog Day 2014 and is looking forward to giving visitors the nostalgic touch that drew them to the festival more than 30 years ago.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Firefighter suffers burns battling blaze

A Durham firefighter was burned early Thursday fighting a house fire, officials said.
He was treated at Duke University Hospital for second-degree burns to the backs of his hands and released later in the day.