Brian Gregory Minton, who was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Joshua Bailey, has appealed his conviction saying the case against him was weak and prosecutors bolstered it by using inadmissible character evidence.
Atrayus Goode, at 27, isn’t too far removed in age from the young graduates in blue robes who sat before him on Friday afternoon.
It’s important to invest as much as possible in your dreams, Middle College High School senior Eeyi Oon told her classmates on Friday afternoon.
A trio of former Duke University lacrosse players has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower-court ruling and reinstate their federal civil-rights case against the city and its police.
The would-be developers of the controversial 751 South project have filed new applications for city water and sewer service and annexation of the project site into the city.
Students graduating from Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School on Friday have received a gift. It’s their duty to put that gift of education to good use, said Irving Joyner, a law professor at N.C. Central University.
“You’re here to stir up your gift,” guitarist Jonathan DuBose Jr. told a roomful of guitarists who gathered in the Griffith Film Theater at Duke University Friday for the third annual Guitar Summit. Before he played his first note on the guitar, DuBose gave a build-up that included numerous references to scripture before finally working into a funk-gospel groove that ended with DuBose’s version of Jimi Hendrix’s arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Durham Nativity School, a middle school for boys, is mourning the death of its founder, Joseph Moylan Jr., M.D., who died Thursday night at 74. Dr. Moylan visited Durham Nativity School during the school day on Thursday.
East Franklin Street between Park Place and Boundary Street is closed to vehicular traffic in both directions as electrical crews remove and replace an electric pole and lines following a traffic accident Friday afternoon.
Drivers should expect significant delays and are advised to avoid the area until further notice.
Little more than a year ago, Rosanna Courtney was in a Chinese orphanage, waiting to come home to America with her adoptive parents.
On Thursday, the 10-year-old third-grader took to the front row of Hillandale Elementary School students, proudly belting out a roster of patriotic American songs, from “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Yankee Doodle” to “God Bless America” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”
“I’m very happy to be in the U.S.A.,” Rosanna said after the day’s second performance in the gymnasium. “I’m still learning English and still learning to read. I don’t miss China.”
Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed revamp of statewide transportation spending appears likely to continue to shortchange urban areas and may make it difficult for Wake County to finance its portion of a regional transit system, local officials say.
Members of the joint panel that oversees road and transit planning for Durham and Orange counties have asked their state senators for help as the governor’s proposal moves to their chamber.
They argue now’s the time to get it right.
Durham County remains a healthy place for the creative economy, according to a report released Thursday. Durham scored above the national average on the Creative Vitality Index. Creative jobs in the county also increased 22 percent from 2006 to 2011.
The figures were announced during an introductory session of the Creative Entrepreneur Expo, held at the Durham Arts Council. The expo included booths by vendors, and workshops on marketing, business planning and other aspects of entrepreneurship and the arts.
The Creative Vitality Index is a measure of the health of the creative economy in a locality, and encompasses the number of people employed in arts-related jobs, and public participation in the arts through sales of tickets, books, artwork and other items.
Several tax reform proposals now being discussed in the N.C. Senate would have a “decimating” effect on their ability to provide services, leaders of local arts nonprofit organizations say.
Nothing has been set in stone yet, but a tax reform package that state Sen. Phil Berger, president pro tem, and other tax writers are discussing would cut individual and corporate tax rates, but extend sales taxes to more goods and services, according to news reports. Arts North Carolina, a nonprofit arts advocacy organization, stated in a recent newsletter that the proposals “would have negative consequences for nonprofit organizations.”
This week, Arts North Carolina issued a call to action, urging leaders of arts nonprofits to call their legislators to oppose the measures, said Karen Wells, the organization’s executive director.
Will newly rediscovered evidence in the trial of Raven Abaroa reveal the truth about what happened the night Janet Abaroa was stabbed to death on April 26, 2005?
On Thursday morning, after receiving information about the location of evidence in the Raven Abaroa trial, Detective Charles Sole of the Durham Police Department went to the department's forensic office, unlocked a cabinet and found evidence from the Abaroa case stored there, said Assistant District Attorney Charlene Coggins-Franks Thursday.
The evidence included some handwritten notes from the police department's computer analyst, the hard drive from Janet Abaroa's work computer and a Palm Pilot, which is believed to have belonged to Raven Abaroa. The Palm Pilot was recovered from the Dodge Durango that Abaroa drove on the night of the murder.
The items were apparently placed in the locked cabinet years ago and never analyzed.