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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

GALLERY: Lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center

The Duke Lemur Center is taking part in the World Lemur Festival week-long celebration. World Lemur Festival aims to raise awareness about lemurs and Madagascar's heritage. The Duke Lemur Center is home to nearly 250 individuals across 21 species. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Gallery-“Get Out the Vote” march to the polls celebration, Downtown Durham.

"Get Out the Vote” march to the polls celebration, Downtown Durham. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 07:21 PM

Gallery-Durham School of the Arts rehearsal of Midsummer Night's Dream

Durham School of the Arts' rehearsal of Midsummer Night's Dream a comedy play by William Shakespeare, in the Black Box Theater. The performances are: October 16-18, 7:30 p.m. October 18, 3:00 p.m. For more info, call (919) 560-3926 X 23498 The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Dec. 13, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

NCCU adds new major

N.C. Central University will offer a new major in environment and geographic sciences beginning in the fall of 2015, the university announced.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

Fire guts East Durham house; no one hurt

Fire heavily damaged a house in East Durham early Saturday, fire officials said.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

A taste of Germany in the heart of Durham

Even without snow on the ground, visitors packed Guglhupf bakery, patisserie and cafe on Saturday for the sixth annual Weihnachts Christmas Market, taking in a small piece of German tradition in the South.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

City sets up downtown holiday tree in CCB Plaza

The downtown holiday tree on the CCB Plaza has been a tradition since 2006.

It is a 45-foot-tall Norway Spruce from Sugar Mountain Nursery in Boone. Boone continues to supply the holiday tree every year.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

EAGLES FLY: 600-plus earn NCCU diplomas

More than 600 people joined the ranks of alumni from N.C. Central University Saturday morning as the school celebrated its 124 commencement ceremony on Saturday.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 04:19 PM

Durham CROP Hunger Walk holds awards event

The Durham CROP Hunger Walk brought together some of its top teams, individual walkers, sponsors, and recipient agencies to celebrate having raised $145,000 last year, all of which will go to agencies who are fighting hunger. 

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Police crack down on school zone violations

Durham police wrote 37 citations Friday as part of a “What’s the Rush?” operation focusing on school bus safety. The operation targeted speeding violations in school zones, people passing stopped school buses and seatbelt violations.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

Police Log: Party chaperone recovering after drive-by shooting

A 28-year-old man was in stable condition Saturday after being shot Friday night during a party.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Do Christmas however you want

“Frosted windowpanes, candles gleaming inside, painted candy canes on the tree…” As Frank Sinatra sang it, I’m ready for all of it. The frosty windows, the candles, the painted, well, the made-in-a-factory candy canes on the tree. I’ve only just started putting candy canes on the tree even though I haven’t had a dog in 20 years. Growing up, our dog Tootsie would definitely eat candy canes or any other ornament that appeared to be food. In third grade, I made an ornament that used glue, foam, fabric and an old ice cream cone. Guess who ate the cone right off the tree? Lesson learned.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

Nutcracker at Carolina Theatre at 7 tonight

Say “The Nutcracker,” and for many, the strains of this music start dancing in the head. Say Triangle Youth Ballet’s production of this ballet to Tchaikovsky’s score, and images abound for countless audience members who have attended this performance over the past 19 years.

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Chimerix CEO talks about ethical challenges of West Africa Ebola drug tests

The chief executive of a Durham company whose lead experimental drug is expected to be tested as  a treatment for Ebola in a clinical trial in West Africa spoke Monday about the challenges of carrying out the trial in the midst of a “tragic epidemic.”

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

UNC Chapel Hill chancellor praises school's centers, institutes

UNC Chapel Hill Carol Folt spoke at a faculty meeting on Friday in support of the school’s centers and institutes, some of which have been under scrutiny by a working group of the UNC system’s governing board.

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

EPA administrator lauds Durham Habitat homes

For the new residents of two Habitat for Humanity homes on Ashe Street, utility bills won’t be much of a burden.

Through energy efficient measures, heating and cooling bills at the homes won’t exceed $30 per month.

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Local briefs, Dec. 13

  • Rogers-Herr hosts academic contest
  • Christmas musical set Sunday
  • Assistance-dog program is set
  • Three join Special Olympics team
  • New Year’s Eve concert planned

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 08:56 PM

Vigil speaker: ‘All of us bleed when bullets dance’

It’s been nearly two years since a lone gunman opened fire in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut killing 27 people, and then himself. Since then there have been at least 95 more school shootings across the country, according to Everytown for Gun Safety. Thursday’s vigil at the Judea Reform Congregation was part of a nation-wide movement where more than 190 vigils were held in 36 states.