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Oct. 13, 2014 @ 02:47 PM

GALLERY: Same-sex couples wed in Durham

Same-sex couples get marriage licenses from the government and are legally married in Durham on Monday, Oct. 14, 2014. It was their first chance to get marriage licenses since a federal judge on Friday lifted North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:31 PM

GALLERY: N.C Pride Fest and Parade

The streets around Duke University’s East Campus were packed Saturday with hundreds of Bull City residents celebrating 30 years of North Carolina Pride festivals. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Photo-Cool lemonade and lime drinks and home grown vegetables.

Cool lemonade and lime drinks and home grown vegetables. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:16 AM

Attorney seeks police records in officer shooting

A judge is expected to rule Wednesday on an attorney’s request for police internal-affairs documents related to the shooting of a Durham police officer in 2012.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:14 AM

NCCU leaders eye master plan update

In response to lower-than-projected enrollment, N.C. Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White said university officials plan to update the school’s master plan.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Local briefs, Nov. 19

  • Black Nurses Council to hold luncheon
  • Durham offers free environmental job training

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:09 AM

School board to ask for local control of school calendars

The Durham school board is set to join others across the state in adopting a resolution that supports local control of school calendars.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:11 AM

UNC Chapel Hill trustees committee to get report on reforms

A UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees committee is expected to hear from the school’s chief academic officer Wednesday about reforms directed at athletics, advising for student-athletes and independent studies at the school.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:35 AM

Hillsborough man has largest folk art building collection in U.S.

Every day when Steven Burke and Randy Campbell walk the halls of their home, they are surrounded by cottages, churches, schools and factories. In every room, the miniature buildings and structures sit proudly on pillars and line shelves – the individual and unique pieces that come together to make their collection of folk art buildings the largest in the country.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:18 AM

Crime numbers improve some

The city’s crime count is still well ahead of 2013 levels, but it abated somewhat in the third quarter of the year, Police Chief Jose Lopez said.


Nov. 17, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

City settles lawsuit in police OT scandal

Addressing the continued fallout of a 2009 overtime scandal, city officials have agreed to pay $15,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed against them by a former Durham Police Department officer.

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Anti-affirmative action group sues UNC-Chapel Hill, Harvard

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard University have been sued over the way they consider race in admissions.

The Project on Fair Representation, a legal defense program of a Virginia-based nonprofit, filed lawsuits against the schools on Monday. According to director Edward Blum, the group opposes affirmative action practices in higher education.

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill announces December commencement speaker

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has tapped a professor from its Kenan-Flagler Business School to speak at the university’s December commencement ceremony.

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Black Cat Friday: A red letter day

Who ever heard of Black Cat Friday?

Well, the people at Independent Animal Rescue have.


Nov. 17, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

Duke investigating embezzlement

A Duke University employee was arrested on Friday and charged with one count of felony embezzlement after Duke Police allege she misused her university credit card.

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Students honor World War II veterans

Although Veterans Day just passed, students from Durham Academy are taking a semester to appreciate those who have served our country – and they paid tribute to World War II veterans Sunday in a ceremony.

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Student hackers code for social good

More than 500 college students from across the United States and Canada prepared Sunday to present the projects they’d spent all weekend working on at Duke University.

But these projects weren’t lab reports or term papers – they were projects with the potential to make a change in the community.

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

City, county want more economic-development cooperation

As closely together as they already work on economic-development matters, city and county officials are looking for more ways they can collaborate in the quest to bring more businesses and jobs to Durham.