Preservation Durham’s leader on Friday urged City Council member to vote against a request by the owners of the Liberty Warehouse to rescind the building’s status as a local historic landmark.
Wendy Hillis, the nonprofit’s executive director, spoke up a day after a Chapel Hill developer, Roger Perry, acknowledged that he has the old tobacco-auction house on Rigsbee Avenue under contract.
Perry on Thursday said his purchase of the property is contingent upon the council’s going along with present owner Greenfire Development’s request for removal of the landmark label.
If you haven’t already made reservations at your favorite restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day, then it is probably too late. Local eating establishments are expected to be jammed beyond capacity this weekend as families gather to celebrate mothers and the achievements of more than 12,000 students who will receive degrees from UNC and Duke and N.C. Central universities during commencement exercises this weekend.
Johnny C. Taylor Jr., president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, told more than 400 N.C. Central University graduates who received master’s and law degrees Friday that they are beginning a journey, not ending one.
A new public parking lot opened Friday at the 140 West Franklin complex. The lot may be accessed at 104 W. Rosemary St.
Recently, Cynthia Watkins became a grandmother.
She showed photos of the infant to students in her kindergarten class at Spring Valley Elementary School.
One of the children asked: “Miss Watkins, are you now Mrs. Grandma?”
Reube Holmes, who graduates Sunday from Duke University, spent part of her freshman year in a homeless shelter with her family, but that didn’t prevent her from learning.
A N.C. Court of Appeals panel has ordered Durham Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson to explain why he dismissed a lawsuit against the city last year filed by its one-time transit boss.
A blood spatter analyst testified Friday that the crime scene indicated there was no struggle when Janet Abaroa was stabbed to death.
Durham Police Department command staff and officers assigned to police Districts 3 and 4 will visit neighborhoods beginning next week as part of the department’s 2013 Commander’s Tours. Commander’s tours bring district commanders and uniformed patrol officers to the heart of the neighborhoods they serve to meet residents and discuss safety concerns and community issues in a casual, outdoor setting.
The way Vickie Lineberry sees it, Frank Porter Graham Elementary School has always been a step ahead.
“We were eons ahead of our time,” said Lineberry, who taught at FPG for 30 years before retiring last year.
Mayor Bill Bell confirmed Thursday that he’s been talking behind the scenes with the would-be developers of 751 South about the future of their controversial real-estate project.
The first lead investigator in the murder of Janet Abaroa testified that her husband, Raven Abaroa, was open about their previous marital problems when he spoke to Abaroa immediately after Janet's death.
Chapel Hill developer Roger Perry has signed a contract to buy the Liberty Warehouse complex, with an eye toward redeveloping the site with a mix of homes and commercial space.
Durham-based Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc.’s stock was trading up about 5 percent at the market’s close on Thursday in the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange for the biopharmaceutical services company.
Durham County sheriff’s deputies raided two Internet sweepstakes cafés Thursday and cited the owner and customers after an undercover investigation determined the cafes were operating illegally.