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Feb. 16, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

READER PHOTOS: Winter Storm 2014

Check out this gallery of snow photos submitted by Herald-Sun readers.

Feb. 13, 2014 @ 08:34 PM

GALLERY: Winter Storm (Feb. 13, 2014)

Wednesday and Thursday's winter storm left a trail of abandoned cars, black ice and plenty of snow to play in. Photos by Herald-Sun staff

Feb. 13, 2014 @ 02:34 PM

VIDEO: Durham Academy Weather announcment

Durham Academy Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner and Assistant Head of School/Upper School Director Lee Hark announce that school will be closed Feb. 13, 2014.  The video has received a lot of national attention.  Courtesy Durham Academy.

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Apr. 07, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Durham Food Bank to open new warehouse

The number of empty stomachs in Durham is growing, and that’s why the Food Bank is about to open a larger warehouse.

A ribbon-cutting for the 29,000-square-foot branch at 2700 Angier Ave. is set for 10 a.m. Thursday and will increase capacity by 60 percent.
The Durham location has seen an 83 percent increase in need since it opened in 1999, according to Christy Simmons, public relations manager for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 11:31 PM

Court upholds Northside parking rules

N.C. Court of Appeals judges say Chapel Hill officials have the right to ticket Northside landlords who allow tenants to park more than four cars in front of a rental house.

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

Third largest Durham CROP Walk turns 40

The third largest hunger walk in the nation started Sunday at Duke University.

About 2,000 people gathered in front of Duke Chapel for the 40th Annual Durham CROP Hunger Walk. Cool temperatures accompanied those embarking on the five-mile walk along with lots of enthusiasm.

“It’s such a great community event,” said Kaaren Johanson, the walk coordinator. “It brings so many people together. We’re working on building this into an event, not just a walk.”

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Police Beat

Local teen accused in assault

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Out of my control

The other day, I turned on my television and there was nothing there. And I don’t mean that it was only showing the usual re-runs of “Survivor: The Golden Girls Edition.”

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

‘Evolution of a Criminal’ among nine award winners at Full Frame

“Evolution of a Criminal,” a documentary by filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe, took the Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award and the Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award during Sunday’s ceremony at the final day of the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 09:52 PM

Durham committee offers candidate endorsements

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People on Saturday released its slate of endorsements for the upcoming primary election.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 08:54 PM

Habitat gives homeowner a new foundation

Retired pastor Joe Harvard was walking with his wife, Carlisle, last summer when he made a surprise announcement: His 50th wedding anniversary gift to her would be a house.

It wouldn’t be for them, however. Instead, it would be a Habitat for Humanity house for someone in need.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

East Durham fire displaces 4 people, dog

Four people and a dog were burned out of their East Durham home Saturday afternoon, Durham fire officials said.

No one was hurt.

Battalion chief Dan Cremeans of the Durham Fire Department said firefighters were called to the single-family house at 209 S. Adams St., off Holloway Street, about 3:30 p.m.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Police Beat

  • Woman accused in box knife assault

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

FULL FRAME: Connections to a disaster

In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and releasing billons of gallons of crude oil.

Filmmaker Margaret Brown, who is from the Gulf state of Alabama, wanted to tell the story that she said “kind of happened in my back yard.”

However, Brown did not want to make a film that pointed the finger exclusively at BP Oil, the company that leased the rig from Transocean, for its shortcuts in safety that led to the explosion.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

Durham Doughnut ambassador seeks to reconnect readers with sweet memories

With four doughnuts between them, Julie Jean Thomson was at the downtown doughnut shop Monuts Donuts with a friend recently.

The number and variety of doughnuts that they ordered sparked the interest of another customer, who asked if it was Thomson’s job to write about doughnuts

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

FULL FRAME: ‘The Hip-Hop Fellow’ about 9th Wonder at Harvard

“The Hip-Hop Fellow” premiered in a packed Fletcher Hall at the Carolina Theatre Saturday morning during the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in downtown Durham.

It’s the second film by Kenneth Price about hip-hop producer 9th Wonder, known first to North Carolina before he went on to stardom. “The Hip-Hop Fellow” depicts 9th Wonder’s year-long fellowship at Harvard University.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Pansy Dodson shares life story with granddaughter

Do you remember Pansy Dodson? I wrote about her last year and the letters she and her sister send out monthly to about 200 friends, in a June 2013 story headlined “Verses of Comfort.”

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 09:42 PM

Durham schools boost anti-obesity effort

As director of child nutrition for Durham Public Schools, James Keaten is transforming cafeterias into places where fresh fruits and vegetables are replacing junk food.

What may be surprising is that students, for the most part, love it.

Even salads offered in middle schools are being snapped up.