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Jun. 11, 2015 @ 10:09 PM

Gallery-Orange High School Commencement

Orange High School Commencement The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 09:48 PM

Gallery-Cedar Ridge High School commencement exercise.

Cedar Ridge High School commencement exercise. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

GALLERY: Northern High School Graduation 2015

Photos from the Northern High School graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. (The Herald-Sun | John Joyner)

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Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

UNC med school gets OK for faculty buyouts

UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine has secured permission to use buyouts over the next year to encourage some of its retirement-eligible faculty to step down.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Churches eye security in Charleston’s wake

The Rev. Anita Thompson, pastor of Emmanuel AME Church in Durham, will take a trip to Charleston, South Carolina next month with her two sisters. The trip had been planned before nine African-American women and men were gunned down during Bible study on June 17.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Durham County Government holiday closings

Durham County Government will close most offices for the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3. All offices will reopen and resume normal hours of operation on Monday, July 6.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Cousins who are friends

I stood on the beach next to my cousin, looking out over the ocean off Nags Head. I wondered if the next shark attack would be out there in the waves. My cousin looked out to the sandbar, saying that he’d like to swim to it. He grew up in Florida, so he has a different view of the ocean.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

Puzzling folly on billboards is North Carolina’s tragedy

It isn’t clear why a powerful North Carolina senator from Onslow County, has been relentlessly working over the past five years on behalf of the billboard lobby, but it is extremely puzzling.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 07:06 PM

Lawyers seek audit of NCCU chancellor

Lawyers for a trio of former N.C. Central University professors and administrators suing the school for discrimination say they’ve asked state auditors to look into Chancellor Debra Saunders-White’s expense claims.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

RDU seeks public input for master plan

Raleigh-Durham International Airport will host a public discussion in Durham as it prepares its master plan study, Vision 2040.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

Police log: Driver found shot to death in car Friday

Durham police are investigating a homicide that happened Friday afternoon near the intersection of Holloway and Raynor streets.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

GAY MARRIAGE: Durham has issued 240 same-sex marriage licenses

The Durham County Register of Deeds Office has issued 240 same-sex marriage licenses since gay marriage became legal in North Carolina last year. Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states will not affect the office’s practice. ... Also, local and regional reaction to Friday's high court ruling.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 06:55 PM

ALL EYES: Duke Eye Center addition a ‘game changer’

Duke is ready to open a 116,000-square-foot addition to the Duke Eye Center, a building its ophthalmology chairman says will be a “game changer” for his department in terms of elbow room and the patient experience.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:29 PM

Bond set at $10M for teen charged in grandfather's slaying

A judge set bond at $10 million Friday for a 16-year-old accused of murdering his grandfather.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Supreme Court says same-sex couples have right to marry in all 50 states

Supreme Court says same-sex couples have right to marry in all 50 states.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 09:23 PM

Seinfeld sets 2nd DPAC show Sept. 11; tickets on sale Friday, June 26

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld on Thursday added a second performance to his already scheduled Durham Performing Arts Center show on Sept. 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for both Seinfeld shows, one at 7 p.m., the other at 9:30 p.m.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 09:25 PM

LICKING THE HEAT: Tigers cool down with ice, showers

Two tigers run across a field, zeroing in on their end goal. But they’re not in the savannah stalking an animal of prey. They’re at Carolina Tiger Rescue, and at the end of their enclosure they settle in front of two ice blocks, licking them as happily as kids licking Popsicles.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Avalara opens to tiki torches, tunes

Surfboards, tiki huts and a house band. This was how Avalara marked the opening Thursday of its new offices at 512 S. Mangum St. in the Diamond View I building at the American Tobacco Campus.