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Sep. 04, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Gallery- Fast food protest downtown Durham.

Fast food protest downtown Durham. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

VIDEO: Connie Hedgepeth interview

Connie Hedgepeth, mother of murdered UNC student Faith Hedgepeth, speaks about her daughter in this video released by the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

Gallery-A traditional 18-foot maypole that friends and family constructed for a wedding gift.

A traditional 18-foot maypole that friends and family constructed for a wedding gift. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Parkwood teacher suspended in alleged altercation with student

A physical education teacher at Parkwood Elementary School has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation into charges the teacher hit an 11-year-old autistic boy.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

The value of archives

Tom Whiteside’s Durham Cinematheque studio has magic lanterns (some lit by candle), a Leitz slide projector from the 1930s, a Kodascope Model B film projector, and canisters with some of his extensive film collection. The studio is a museum dedicated to the history of film, and the importance of preserving the heritage of film.

Whiteside opened his studio in the Durham Arts Place (305 E. Chapel Hill St.) to visitors Monday afternoon in observance of UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. The 2014 theme for this program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was “Archives at Risk: Much more to do.” 

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

UNC’s Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine researcher Dr. Bryan L. Roth has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, according to an announcement by UNC Health Care.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Jury selection begins in murder trial

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting his wife to death in their home.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Chapel Hill prepares for huge Halloween celebration

Chapel Hill’s traditional “Homegrown Halloween” celebration is coming to Franklin Street once again this Friday – and as always, safety is a major focus for town officials.

Chapel Hill residents should expect traffic changes, road closures and altered Chapel Hill Transit service as the town gears up for thousands of costumed revelers who will flood the streets of downtown.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Husband faces 30-42 years for shooting wife outside school

Ali Cherfaoui, who was accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife in 2012 outside Mary Scroggs Elementary School in Chapel Hill, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court on Monday to second-degree murder. He faces 30 to 42 years in prison.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 09:47 PM

Families pick perfect pumpkins at Ganyard Hill Farm

Children climbed haystacks Sunday afternoon, but a needle wasn’t what they were in search of — instead, they were looking for the perfect pumpkin.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Panel give advice to avoid confrontation with police

If stopped by a police officer, the best thing to do is to follow his or her orders -- even if you think the officer didn’t have a good reason for the stop.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Durham Tech program to help students START lodging careers

Durham Tech will launch its START Careers in Hotel and Lodging program beginning spring semester 2015.

The program will prequalify, train and certify future employees in 12 entry-level employment positions.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

Offen: Dance to the music

Not too long ago, at a celebratory event, I found myself dancing with my young adult daughter. Afterward, as I was receiving oxygen, my daughter said she wanted to tell me something.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Minority hiring again in council crosshairs

Once again, the City Council wants a major contractor to explain why its workforce includes few blacks.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

Civil War tour caps off in Durham

History buffs from across the nation convened in North Carolina this weekend to take a bus tour of major Civil War sites – with the last stop in Durham at Bennett Place, the site of the largest surrender of the war.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

BALLOT BOOSTERS: Activists rally to encourage voter turnout

Signs proclaiming “Durham Votes Early,” “Vote Education” and even “Voting is Sexy” were all visible Saturday as more than a hundred people made their way through downtown Durham to land at the Board of Elections office on North Roxboro Street.

The Durham Association of Educators, Durham Council of PTAs, The Durham People’s Alliance, Greenpeace and Action NC banded together to create a march to bring people together to vote and raise awareness of issues that hit home for many Durham residents.

Even though the event was meant to help boost turnout for early voting in Durham County, some of the speakers weren’t even registered to vote — that’s because they’re still in high school. They urged voters to keep certain issues at the forefront of their minds once they get to the polls.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Traditions of the fair

Everyone who goes to the N.C. State Fair annually probably also has an annual tradition, too. They always go on a certain ride, eat a certain fried food, see a certain exhibit, or visit particular animals.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Proponents imagine front-yard gardens throughout city

Some Durham residents hope that within the next 10 years front-yard gardens will dominate the city.