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Nov. 01, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

GALLERY: Halloween on Franklin Street

Thousands flock to Franklin Street for ‘Homegrown Halloween.’

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

GALLERY: Githens Middle School Principal Tonya Williams is named DPS Principal of the Year

Githens Middle School Principal Tonya Williams is named DPS Principal of the Year. Photo by Christine T. Nguyen Click here to buy photos!

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

GALLERY: Lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center

The Duke Lemur Center is taking part in the World Lemur Festival week-long celebration. World Lemur Festival aims to raise awareness about lemurs and Madagascar's heritage. The Duke Lemur Center is home to nearly 250 individuals across 21 species. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Dec. 11, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

HEAVEN SENT: Firefighters foot bill for hungry shoppers

Staratta Black had her heart set on some delicious pork chops when she entered Los Primos grocery on East Main Street Thursday afternoon. What she didn’t expect was that someone in a red-and-white suit would pay her bill at the checkout line. That someone was Santa Claus.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Police log, Dec. 12

  • Police locate missing woman
  • Police seek information in stolen credit cards case


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

UNC poverty, civil rights centers draw scrutiny

In the final stages of a review process that has 34 University of North Carolina centers and institutes facing possible funding cuts or closure, the political advocacy roles of two UNC Chapel Hill centers came under fire Thursday.  The UNC Chapel Hill Center for Civil Rights and the UNC Chapel Hill Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity are two of 34 centers still under review by the working group, which could recommend them for funding cuts, closure, redirection or validation to the full UNC Board of Governors.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

Ruth Dzau wins Duke Energy citizenship award

Civic leader Ruth Dzau was recently awarded the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award, which pays tribute to individuals who have made a profound impact on the lives of citizens through exemplary service.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 02:55 PM

Close encounter of the modern dance kind

The audience will have a very close encounter with modern dance when Durham Independent Dance Artists presents the premiere of Justin Tornow’s work “No. 13” (aka “The Weights”) Saturday and Sunday at The Carrack Modern Art Gallery in downtown Durham. That’s because at times, dancers will be just six inches away from the audience.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

UNC civil rights center draws scrutiny from BOG group

In the final stages of a review that has 34 University of North Carolina centers and institutes still in consideration for possible closure, funding cuts, redirection or “validation,” the UNC-Chapel Hill School’s Center for Civil Rights’ “advocacy” role came under fire Thursday.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 10:40 PM

10 arrested during protest

Ten people were arrested Wednesday night after a protest shut down Fayetteville Road for about 40 minutes.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 09:26 PM

Duke Divinity discussion responds to ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Duke Divinity School responded theologically to anti-black violence in the U.S. with a service of “Litany, Lament and Liberation” and an “I Can’t Breathe” discussion Wednesday night with Divinity school professors, the dean and students.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 09:59 PM

SHUT DOWN: Protesters block Fayetteville Road

Protesters once again took to the streets of Durham to voice their outrage over recent grand jury decisions in the deaths of black men at the hands of white police officers in Missouri and New York. This time, though, the protesters took their message to Southpoint Mall and Fayetteville Road. A group of close to 40 protesters made their way through the mall until they were allowed out onto Fayetteville Road where they shut down all lanes of traffic.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 07:21 PM

Duke, UNC medical students hold protest die-ins

Chanting we “can’t breathe” to echo some of Eric Garner’s last words, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine students joined in protesting Wednesday the decision not to indict the officer who killed the unarmed man in a chokehold.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 09:25 PM

2 UNC faculty to support Ebola research in West Africa

Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members have been cleared to travel to Guinea and other countries hard-hit by Ebola to provide support for research into potential treatments for the virus.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

UNC library school lands $25M contract

The UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science has been awarded a five-year contract worth $25.3 million to operate the Environmental Protection Agency’s Research Triangle Park Library.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

Belief Briefs: A rundown on Christmas offerings by area churches

Belief Briefs: Worship, fellowship and music offerings for Yule season around the area.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

American Underground grows across the board

Companies with headquarters in American Underground have raised nearly $28 million this year, according to American Underground’s recent annual report.