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Sep. 04, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

VIDEO: Roland Hedgepeth interview

Roland Hedgepeth speaks about 2012 murder of his daughter, UNC student Faith Hedgepeth, in this video released by the Chapel Hill Police Department.

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.

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Nov. 15, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Triangle Champions Track Club family dismayed at coach's slaying

Shareef Muhammad, 29, coached hurdlers for the club. Muhammad was shot last Tuesday during an attempted robbery at his home on the 1300 block of Rosewood Street. His next door neighbor said he’d only been living in the house for a few months, but knew him to be a sweet man.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: African-American women as the stars

I interviewed a Fairy Godmother this past week. Kecia Lewis, as you may have read about in the Friday Entertainment section, plays the Fairy Godmother in the national tour of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” It’s coming this week to the Durham Performing Arts Center.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Durham teacher turnover remains virtually the same

The teacher turnover rate for Durham Public Schools remained virtually unchanged for the 2013-14 school year, holding steady at 20.21percent compared to 20.16 percent the previous year, according to a recent report by the state Department of Public Instruction.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 03:23 PM

Community leaders launch ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

More than 150 community leaders came together Thurday  to address the challenges faced by Durham’s young men of color as they attempt to make a successful life. 

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Local briefs, Nov. 15

  • Orange’s 21st rabies case involved skunk
  • Interfaith service planned Thursday
  • Tobacco Trail section temporarily closed

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

Two arrested after deputies search house

Two people were arrested Thursday on Cook Road after a Durham County Sheriff’s Office investigation into street-level drug sales.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

MOVING DAY: Duke hosts Va. Tech; UNC hosts Pitt; NCCU on road

The road to the postseason is very much on the minds of Duke, North Carolina, N.C. Central and N.C. State today.


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Slain coach remembered for his energy, positivity

Shareef Muhammad is being remembered for his energy and positive attitude in coaching.

Muhammad, 29, was a former track athlete at N.C. Central University before taking his time and talents to the Triangle Champions Track Club, a Durham-based track club for young athletes.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

UNC-system budget committee deliberates budget-cut strategy

The budget committee for the UNC system’s governing board deliberated Wednesday about how to implement a proposed 2 percent state budget cut to each campus.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Judge orders school to let banned student return

A judge on Friday ordered Mount Zion Christian Academy to allow a student who was banned due to fear of Ebola to return to school immediately.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Lenovo, Boys and Girls Club package 50,000 meals

About 210 Lenovo employees from across the continent partnered with about 30 kids Thursday to reach a big goal in just two hours.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:07 PM

Missing Chapel Hill man found dead

A body found in a parking lot at 1001 Airport Blvd. has been identified as Raymond Franklin Huntington, 57, according to a news release issued by the Morrisville Police Department.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Study: Judges more likely to acquit

A study on the recently approved amendment allowing defendants to waive jury trials says there’s evidence that judges are more likely than juries to acquit.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Attorneys clash on letting defendants waive jury trials

Voters approved a state constitutional amendment this month allowing criminal defendants to be tried by a judge instead of a jury, but not everyone is happy about it.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Accrediting agency sends letter to UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC-Chapel Hill’s accrediting agency has sent a letter to the university listing ways it might be out of compliance, the agency’s president confirmed Thursday.