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Jul. 14, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

GALLERY: Bert L’Homme sworn in as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent

Bert L’Homme is sworn in as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent Monday on the steps of J.D. Clement Early College High School on the campus of North Carolina Central University. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Gallery-Durham Bulls Athletic Park, All-Star Fan Fest.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park, All-Star Fan Fest. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas Click here to buy photos!

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 03:34 PM

GALLERY: Durham's Long Ball League

Durham's Long Ball league is program that fosters growth in sports, academics and life skills through organized baseball leagues for youths ages 13-18. The Herald-Sun | Morgan McCloy

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Sep. 14, 2014 @ 07:11 AM

More streets getting two-hour limit on curbside parking

City officials are expanding a two-hour curbside parking time limit that’s now in place downtown to the nearby Brightleaf, West Village, American Tobacco, West and Central Park districts.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 07:50 PM

Durham Connects celebrates babies and families at birthday bash

Durham Connects on Saturday celebrated visiting more than 6,000 babies since about 2009, after the organization started keeping track of its numbers. Jeannine Sato, director of Durham Connects, said a pilot program began in 2008.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Chief explains DPD thinking on mental-health training

Classroom and funding bottlenecks help account for the Durham Police Department’s decision to offer “crisis intervention” training on dealing with people with mental illness only to officers who volunteer for it, Police Chief Jose Lopez says.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Butterfield speaks to NCCU students on race, inequality, elections

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st, championed investment in education as a means to repair the “damage that has been done” to African-Americans by slavery in a guest lecture at N.C. Central University on Friday.

 

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Suspect in south Durham break-ins surrenders to police

Traquan Adams, 18, who was wanted in connected to a string of break-ins in southern Durham, turned himself  to police Saturday afternoon.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Public gets behind-scenes look at at Person Co. buffalo farm

 Visitors to 14 Person County farms were treated Saturday to a behind the scenes look at what it means to be part of the number one industry in the county.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Abuse is your business

Seeing is believing. The Ray Rice video is forcing America to confront itself. It is most definitely our business. We’ve always known it’s our business, but it was easier to look the other way. American life is not more dangerous today that it was a few generations ago. We just know what’s happening now. Talk to someone long enough about life decades ago and you’ll hear stories of people being victims of abuse, and the abuser walked. I don’t mean they got off in court, though that certainly happens; I mean they were never even arrested.

 

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Blue Devils' fab freshmen began journey with USA Basketball

Two years ago, half a world away, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones helped win gold for USA Basketball. While that made the trip to Lithuania successful, it also set the stage for where the three are beginning their college basketball careers.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Hillandale Road sewer spill contained

A sanitary sewer on Hillandale Road overflowed Wednesday, but the spill was quickly contained.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Water weed spreading in the Eno

A “class A noxious weed” is spreading in the Eno River, and could eventually make its way into Fall Lake, Raleigh’s primary source of drinking water, local and state officials say.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Two very different, yet equally important police crews

If there’s one thing I never want to experience while I’m sitting at home watching the news, it’s hearing the distinctive boom of a “flashbang.” Whether it would be in my place or either of my neighbors’ apartments, it’s a blast that no one wants to deal with.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:26 PM

VA employees gather to address position downgrades

Michael Bishop is the sole employee in his department at the Durham VA Medical Center, where he matches veterans with jobs in the area.

Bishop said he is part of a national program that is supposed to end Oct. 1. But the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) office decided to keep it, although he said he “has more vets than I can work with.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Duke hosts Kansas, Charlotte at NCCU

Duke looks to go 3-0 today for the first time in 20 years when the Blue Devils host Kansas (1-0) of the Big 12 at Wallace Wade Stadium (3:30 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas).


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Educators partner with activists for voter registration drive

The Durham Association of Educators is partnering with the Durham Council of PTAs, Action NC, Public Schools First, Durham NAACP and You Can Vote to get as many Durham Public Schools employees, parents and students registered to vote as possible. 


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Students suffer minor injuries in school bus accident

Three elementary school students were taken to Duke University Medical Center on Friday with what were believed to be minor injuries after the bus they were riding was hit by a pickup truck traveling north on Roxboro Road.