UNC students dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in the Pit on campus Friday. The dance session was promoting the Eve Carson Scholarship, which was established to remember former Student Body President Eve Carson, who was murdered in 2008. The scholarship is awarded to two juniors every school year who demonstrate academic matriculation, personal development, leadership and service since arriving at Carolina.
The Herald-Sun | April Dudash
Two suspects in black hoodies and blue jeans fled the scene of a shooting on Grace Lane Tuesday, a caller told a 911 operator.
Recordings released by the Durham City/County emergency communications department on Wednesday shed a little more light on the chaos minutes after two boys, 14 and 16, were shot and seriously injured at a vacant house.
A Riverside High School ninth-grader took a loaded pistol to class on Wednesday, according to Durham Public Schools officials and the Sheriff’s Office.
If balmy weather during the Christmas season is your cup of tea, wait until Friday.
Upper 70s are on the way.
But enjoy it while you can, because the world will change drastically the next day.
Durham Police Department commanders on Tuesday sharpened their response to recent racial-profiling complaints, acknowledging that most of the people the city’s cops arrest are black.
But “there’s no targeting of the group,” as the figures track with what victims and witnesses report when officers begin investigating crimes, Deputy Police Chief Anthony Marsh told the Human Relations Commission.
“We’re basically doing what we’re supposed to, following the information, following the evidence and arresting those people based on probable cause,” Marsh said. “That’s our role.”
Billy Moize recalls the day in 1993 when he walked into his parents’ home and told them he had been diagnosed with HIV.
They hugged him, and he burst into tears.
“I thought it was a death sentence,” Moize said. “But 20 years later, I’m still here.”
Moize isn’t simply here – he’s thriving.
Chris Rosati dreamt of stealing a Krispy Kreme delivery truck and driving it across town in a high-profile police chase. With glaze covering his face, he would give away doughnuts and incite smiles from complete strangers.
Rosati lived out his dream Tuesday without going to jail – he rolled up in the Krispy Kreme Cruiser, a 1960 Starliner bus that smells like a bakery, and delivered 1,000 doughnuts to Duke clinics and his old school, Durham Academy.
He doesn’t focus on the negative – Rosati is going to die soon. The 42-year-old was diagnosed three years ago with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It’s terminal, incurable, as doctors, researchers and patients around the world commit themselves to finding the cure and alternative therapies that would make the final stage of the disease more bearable.
On Grace Lane, in a small neighborhood nestled between Liberty and Holloway streets, Durham police Tuesday found two teenage boys at a vacant house, shot and fighting for their lives.
Julius Nyang’oro, former chairman of African and Afro-American studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, will plead not guilty to fraud and vigorously fight the accusations against him, his attorney said Tuesday.
Jordan High School social studies teacher Brian McDonald has been named the 2013 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year by the National Society of High School Scholars, an international organization that celebrates educators who demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholarship and commitment to community.
Everyone who attends the Friends of the Durham Library’s annual fall and spring book sales can attest to their popularity, as buyers go elbow-to-elbow looking for bargain prices for books, CDs and DVDs. The success of those annual events, along with everyday sales at the library system’s branches, has led to fewer books available for sale, and this week the library put out a call for more donations during the holiday season.
New or old, City Council members stressed the need Monday night for unity as they said goodbye to longtime Councilman Howard Clement and swore in his replacement, Eddie Davis.
Clement, leaving office after 30½ years on the council, used his valediction speech to urge the city’s elected and appointed officials to continue working together.
“I want all of you to remember that Howard Clement never worked in his behalf: He worked on behalf of the citizens of Durham,” he said. “And all of you, my colleagues on the council, you’re a team.”
A man was shot and killed in the 1300 block of Fidelity Drive just before 7 p.m. on Monday.
They may have repealed an ordinance making participation mandatory, but County Commissioners agreed Monday they should continue asking large employers to voluntarily help prod workers to use alternatives to commuting alone by car.
A dog died in a house fire Monday morning, but firefighters saved a cat’s life by using oxygen.
No humans were hurt.