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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. 23, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Whitted school project hits a snag

The long-awaited Whitted Junior High School redevelopment project hit a major snag last week when members of the school board questioned whether Durham Public Schools can afford to be a partner.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Durham on track to get veterans’ court

Veterans who run afoul of the law may soon have a special court in Durham where the focus will be on helping instead of punishing.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

HOLIDAY MARKET: Artists bring color to downtown

Works by more than 200 artists are on display at the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market in downtown through Sunday, Nov. 23.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Police Log: Durham man charged with rape

Melvin Scott, 42, of Trail View Lane, was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree rape. An arrest warrant said the victim was “mentally incapacitated and physically helpless.”

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Dance Review: 'Sadeh21' incites raw, powerful emotions

The Batsheva Dance Company’s one-night only performance of “Sadeh21” Friday at UNC’s Memorial Hall literally started with a bang.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

Golden Leaf Award winners honored

Eight projects were honored for excellence in design and preservation of their properties at the 2014 Golden Leaf Awards for Community Appearance Thursday.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Most Durham city, county offices to close for Thanksgiving

Most City of Durham and County of Durham offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Police, fire and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency problems or concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

Brown wants “nefarious” signs taken down

City Councilman Eugene Brown has had enough of the signs all around town that label Sheriff Mike Andrews “nefarious.” Branding them “someone’s memorial and paranoia against our county sheriff,” Brown spoke up in a council work session on Thursday to say he thinks they should be treated as “political” signs subject to a post-election time limit

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Renovations to begin soon at Durham City Hall

Much-needed repairs to Durham’s City Hall and Annex will begin in early December.

The City’s General Services Department is overseeing the nine-month renovation project that will consist of three major sub-projects.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 08:21 PM

Fire damages house, displaces 5 occupants

Fire heavily damaged a home south of downtown Friday afternoon, displacing five residents. No one was hurt.

Firefighters were called at 4:45 p.m. to a one-story house at 1204 Franklin St., off Alston Avenue , and saw flames inside and heavy smoke coming from the attic.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 07:01 PM

DKU celebrates opening

Duke University leaders formally celebrated this fall’s launch of Duke Kunshan University with a campus opening ceremony on Monday.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

UNC faculty member inquires about former faculty chair's status

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt said that keeping private the employment status of employees implicated in the report by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein until their review processes are over passes “my smell test.”

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 07:26 PM

Police log, Nov. 22

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Nov. 21, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

Court: Orange regulators overstepped

A unanimous N.C. Court of Appeals panel says regulators in Orange County have exceeded their authority by trying to inspect “spray irrigation” septic systems.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill’s accrediting agency raises compliance questions

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s accrediting agency has raised questions about the school’s compliance with 18 standards in light of the findings of former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation into the school’s academic and athletic scandal.