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Feb. 22, 2015 @ 07:07 PM

GALLERY-A memorial for Dean Smith

A memorial for Dean Smith The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 01:36 AM

GALLERY: Bonfire celebration at Duke

Duke fans celebrate with a bonfire on campus after the Blue Devils beat the North Carolina Tar Heels 92-90 in overtime. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 08:47 PM

GALLERY- Durham winter storm

Durham winter storm The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Apr. 14, 2015 @ 02:21 PM

‘Old Durham Home Tour’ set April 25-26

Preservation Durham ’s 2015 “Old Durham HomeTour,” which focuses on the architecture of prolific, local early 20th century architect George Watts Carr will run from noon to 4 p.m. April 25-26.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 01:42 PM

Free Last Fridays concert series to begin

Experience spring fever at its finest at the Hillsborough Arts Council’s kick off of Last Fridays beginning Friday, April 24 from 6-9 p.m. at the Old Orange County Courthouse lawn.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 10:55 AM

Man held in 2012 double homicide

A South Carolina man was arrested Tuesday morning on murder charges in connection with a 2012 double homicide on Dawkins Street in Durham.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 09:38 PM

County agrees to sidewalk project

County Commissioners agreed Monday to accept an offer from the N.C. Department of Transportation to install a traffic light and sidewalk just outside the city at the intersection of Erwin and Randolph roads.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 09:31 PM

Duke researchers: Ebola stigma like AIDS hysteria

Two Duke researchers who traveled to West Africa during the Ebola epidemic said they were struck by how much stigma was attached to survivors of the often-fatal disease, and drew comparisons to the beginning of AIDS in the 1980s.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

DPS sees substantial growth in homeless students since 2009

The number of homeless children attending Durham Public Schools has grown 69 percent since the 2009-10 school year.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 07:04 PM

Local briefs, April 14

  • Public input sought on Eno-Haw hazard mitigation
  • Orange County Democrats elect new officers

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 06:46 PM

Duke Divinity dean to step down in 2016

Duke Divinity School Dean Richard B. Hays will step down as dean after the next academic year, the university announced Monday.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 06:13 PM

Hillsborough parking lot construction postponed

Downtown construction originally scheduled for today has been postponed until Wednesday.

The town decided to postpone the work because of a rainy forecast for Tuesday.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

Police log: Police investigate reported embezzlement

Investigators are looking into reports that $5,221.80 was embezzled from a Family Dollar store in the 5100 block of Wake Forest Highway.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

‘Variations’ advance legacy of dance legend’s classic

Carolina Performing Arts’ presentation of the Martha Graham Dance Company today and Wednesday includes a work by Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance, an  award-winning tap dancer/choreographer.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

Our wild neighbors

Linda Ostrand picks up a baby opossum in a small hand towel serving as a blanket.

It’s important to keep them warm, she explains. This litter of nine has never lived in the outside world; they came straight from the pouch of their mother, who was hit by a car.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

APRIL 1865: Bull City recalls historic role in Civil War’s end

In April 1865, Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnson and Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman reached a final agreement seven miles from the then rural Durham Station community in what would be the largest troop surrender of the Civil War. And now, 150 years later, Durham is commemorating the surrender at what is now the Bennett Place State Historic Site, The surrender there ended the war in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida, and paved the way for the Durham’s economy to blossom.


Apr. 12, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Moral Mondays featured in 'Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation'

As the four-day downtown Full Frame Documentary Film Festival came to a close Sunday, one of the invited films showed a different media medium. “Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation” is a new documentary by Barbara Kopple about the liberal weekly print magazine as it reaches a milestone anniversary.


Apr. 12, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Police charge four in alleged murder conspiracy

Four people were arrested Sunday on either charges of assault with a deadly weapon or conspiracy to commit assault with the intent to kill.