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Jun. 12, 2015 @ 09:25 PM

GALLERY-Kestrel Heights School Graduation.

Kestrel Heights School Graduation. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 10:41 PM

GALLERY: Durham School of the Arts Graduation 2015

Photos from Durham School of the Arts' graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (The Herald-Sun | John Joyner)

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 10:09 PM

Gallery-Orange High School Commencement

Orange High School Commencement The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

BEATING THE ODDS: Expanded CPR training saving lives in Durham

A woman was jogging with her fiancé in Durham when he collapsed from a heart attack, but she administered CPR and revived him. First responders arrived and took over, but he might have died without her help. Stories like that keep Capt. David Jacobs of the Durham Fire Department committed to a program that’s close to his heart: Training as many Durham residents as possible in CPR.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 03:42 PM

RUNNING FROM THE CALL: Rev. William Daye put off becoming a preacher for a decade

The Rev. William Daye was the 12th child in his family, growing up in northern Durham County near Lake Michie. His father was a church deacon and a tenant farmer.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 08:45 PM

Residence Inn opens amid subcontractor protests

The 143-room Residence Inn hotel opened downtown Tuesday while subcontractors continued to protest, saying they are owed back payments totaling more than $180,000.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

RTF to construct new facility for AgBiome

he Research Triangle Foundation will construct a new 30,000 square-foot facility that will be occupied by biotechnology company AgBiome.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 06:27 PM

Apartment building fire displaces 6

Fire damaged two apartments in the same building Tuesday afternoon and displaced six occupants. No one was hurt.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Durham Arts Council focuses on new strategic plan

Increasing the Durham Arts Council’s presence in the community, offering residents more opportunities to participate in the arts, and coping with the challenges of gentrification were among the suggestions participants offered during a focus group held Tuesday, the first step in the Durham Arts Council’s development of a new strategic plan.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Child poverty rate rises to 28 percent here

In the annual “Kids Count Data Book” report released by the Annie E. Case Foundation, it was found that one in four children across North Carolina lives in poverty, a 25 percent increase since the economic downturn of 2008.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:12 PM

Police log: Electronics reported stolen from home

Electronics were reported stolen from a home on Stanford Drive July 19.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

SUMMER TECH: Geek Squad helps kids become more tech-savvy

Caleb Riley is one of 150 young, low-income students enrolled in a free summer program that aims to improve their skills in technology and other subjects, including reading, math and science, so they can meet state academic standards.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

AT&T launches gigabit network service

AT&T and U-verse’s gigabit Internet service, GigaPower, is now available to small businesses and residents in Durham.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Underage driver charged with DWI in fatal wrong-way crash

One of the drivers in a wrong-way collision on Interstate I-85 that killed three people has been charged.

Chandler Michael Kania, 20, of Asheboro, was driving a Jeep Wrangler northbound on southbond I-85 when he hit a Suzuki head-on. The collision occured around 3 a.m. Sunday.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

State veterans office to move to medical center

The announcement of the closing of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs’ office on Market Street, raised red flags across the county last week.

However, the director of the NCDVA says the office is not shutting down. It is moving to the Durham V.A. Medical Center on Fulton Street in March 2016 when the current lease is up.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Mother of charter schools says myths drive critics

When former Minnesota state senator Ember Reichgott Junge talks charter schools, people generally listen to the woman who in 1991 authored the nation’s first charter school law.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 05:16 PM

GoTriangle adds trips to Raleigh from Durham, Chapel Hill

GoTriangle changes next month will add new trips on the Chapel Hill-Raleigh Express and Durham-Raleigh Express in rush hours and provide new service to Perimeter Park in Morrisville. 


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

Audio Under the Stars: Festival of local stories

Audio Under the Stars, an audio festival based in Durham, celebrates stories in the summer at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.