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Dec. 25, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Gallery- Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill annual Mitzvah day at Duke Park

Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill annual Mitzvah day at Duke Park The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

GALLERY: 2014 Herald-Sun Pictures of the Year

From college sports to community events, here's a gallery of The Herald-Sun photographers' favorite photos from 2014.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

VIDEO: Michael Shoaf's Christmas light show

Michael Shoaf 's Christmas light show synchronized to "All I Want for Christmas is You."  Visitors can tune in to 104.5 FM while in front of the Shoaf home, located at 3518 Donnigale Ave, to listen to five songs and watch the light show synchronized to the music.

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Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

City, county join in belated MLK service

City and county government leaders and employees joined together Friday for their 10th annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. program at First Presbyterian Church.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 01:56 PM

Malcolm X anniversary marked by Duke, UNC

Local and visiting scholars from a variety of fields will mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination (Feb. 21, 1965) with a public conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Saturday.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 07:39 PM

STIR CRAZY? Parents detail antidotes to cabin fever

Durham Public Schools and surrounding districts have been closed for four straight days — including today (Friday, Feb. 20) — since a winter storm rolled through the Triangle dumping snow, sleet and ice Monday night and into Tuesday and leaving many secondary roads impassible. For many parents, the past three days, and now a fourth, have presented them with the challenge of keeping their children both entertained and on task when it comes to school work.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 07:20 PM

Testimony may begin today in Joseph Mitchell murder trial

Joseph Anthony Mitchell is charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 suffocation of Blake Mitchell at the family’s home on Thistle Trace in Durham. He’s charged with attempted first-degree murder in attacks on his other children, who were 10 and 13 at the time.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 07:17 PM

City to resume recycling, trash collection

After curtailing services this week because of the weather, Durham’s Solid Waste Management Department announced Thursday that it will collect from blue week recycling customers Saturday and resume normal collections for all other services on Monday.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

FROZEN: Schools close again as arctic temps linger

Although the snow is over in Durham — for now — the danger isn’t. Temperatures were expected to dip into single digits Thursday night into this morning and a wind chill advisory has been issued for the area.

The advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Person and Granville county public schools as well as Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools announced Thursday evening that they would all be closed today, the fourth straight day without classes.

Wind chill effects varied from minus 5 to minus 10 degrees throughout Thursday morning and afternoon and were expected to run between minus 15 and minus 5 through this morning.

A wind chill chart issued by the NWS said that wind chill temperatures this low can cause frostbite within half an hour.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 07:02 PM

Mayor sees 2015 as a time to deliver

Mayor Bill Bell didn’t roll out any new initiatives on Thursday during his annual state of the city speech, but he stressed that officials have a lot still to do to deliver on the ones they’re already pursuing.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

Area pizza chain operators get jail time

The father and son owners and operators of I Love New York Pizza stores in the area were sentenced to prison on Feb. 18 after skimming approximately $1.34 million from the company’s various stores. Thair Alwan was sentenced to serve one year and one day in prison and will also pay a $10,000 fine while his son, Saill Fadhil, will serve 30 days in prison and pay a $5,000 fine.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 20

  • Traffic stop turns to drug bust
  • Two arrested after assault

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Carolina Theatre to get new seating

The Carolina Theatre has surpassed its Kickstarter campaign goal of $25,000, collecting $32,395 in pledges, and will be getting new seats.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 06:10 PM

SCHOOLS CLOSED: Durham, Orange, Chatham, Person, Granville

Durham, Orange, Chatham, Person and Granville county public schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 20, the systems have announced.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Lawyers: Class-action ball now in UNC, NCAA court

Lawyers representing former student-athletes who played for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have put the ball in the hands of UNC and the NCAA, both of them defendants in a class-action lawsuit challenging those two institutions to make good on what are claimed to be irregular course offerings that failed to provide sound academics in exchange for what ballplayers did on the fields and courts of competition.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

REVIEW: ‘Motown the Musical’ a hit of hits

Get ready, cause here they come. Dozens of hits from the iconic Motown label and legends are packed into a lively, wonderful performance in “Motown the Musical,” on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday. The show is sold out. From the sound of the first beat of the first number, “Motown” takes you back and brings you up.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

‘THE SUBTLE ONE’: Brown, Moran debut new collaboration

Ronald K. Brown and Jason Moran expect explosive things to happen when their groups — Brown’s EVIDENCE Dance Company and Moran’s The Bandwagon jazz trio — take the stage for the world premiere of their collaboration: “The Subtle One,” Feb. 20-21 at Duke's Bryan Center.