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Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:21 PM

Gallery-Carolina Rollergirls' Raleigh Ruckus and the Chapel Hill Thrillers at the Wheels Fun Park.

Carolina Rollergirls' Raleigh Ruckus and the Chapel Hill Thrillers at the Wheels Fun Park. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 08:35 PM

GALLERY: Severe storms cause flooding in Durham

A cold front brought severe storms into the area, causing flooding in parts of Durham. Parts of Forest Hills Park were covered with at least two feet of water. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 10:07 PM

GALLERY: Allan Dykstra crowned Triple-A Home Run champion

Allan Dykstra crowned champion during the Triple-A Home Run Derby at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Monday, July 14, 2014.GALLERY: Triple-A Home Run Derby at the DBAP. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen and Morgan McCloy

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Oct. 19, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

UNC-CH officials develop health fee reduction plan

After the size of UNC-Chapel Hill’s health fee and its use for sexual health education programs raised the eyebrows of some UNC-system governing board members earlier this year, Chapel Hill leaders developed a three-year plan for paring it back.

 

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill team plans health fee reductions

After the size of UNC-Chapel Hill’s health fee and its use for sexual health education programs raised the eyebrows of some members of the system’s governing board earlier this year, Chapel Hill leaders developed a three-year plan for paring it back.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Drive makes it OK to play with food

The fourth annual Creative Food Drive (CFD) brought together businesses, schools and non-profits on Saturday to raise money and food for Housing of New Hope, a Durham non-profit that assists in finding shelter and food for those in need.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Local briefs, Oct. 19

  • Granville team top tobacco stringers
  • Residents asked thoughts for light-rail station infrastructure

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Duke makes game day affordable

I was all set to write a column griping about the high cost of attending an ACC football game. Tickets are $60 each now, which is costly for a family outing and all that goes with it. The recession has taken its toll on the wallets of college fans, and home televisions offer a cheaper view, if not the game day experience. I’m all about the game day experience.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

Treatment program seeks to expand to 'heal more lives'

Stephanie Eakes came to the UNC Horizons treatment program for the first time in June 2012 because she knew it was a safe place to have her baby.

“I knew I couldn’t use any drugs here,” Eakes said of the Chapel Hill-based program, which is a substance abuse treatment program for pregnant women and mothers.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Price of new police HQ site: $5.5M

The East Main Street property that’s in line to become the site of the Durham Police Department’s next headquarters comes with a price tag of $5.5 million, according to a staff memo that asks the City Council to approve the purchase.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

City, county, Marriott operator settle lawsuit

Lawyers for the city, county and a Pennsylvania hotel company have finally struck a deal that ends their quarrel about the use of space inside the building that houses the Durham Convention Center and the downtown Marriott.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:11 PM

PECKING ORDER: Fowl fans flock to Bull City Coop Tour

Fourth annual Bull City Coop Tour was held Saturday throughout the city of Durham. About eight homes opened their yards to guests to see what it was like living with and raising chickens.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

No charges in fatal Chapel Hill collision

The Chapel Hill Police Department is not filing charges against the driver that hit a cyclist in Chapel Hill on Oct. 3.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Durham man found innocent almost 40 years later

Almost 40 years after Willie Henderson Womble, 60, was convicted of murdering a man in Butner, a special three-judge panel in Granville County found him innocent of the crime.

In June, the state's Innocence Inquiry Commission recommended that the panel review Womble's case.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

TV actress shares story with Hillside students

Television actress and Hillside High School alum April Parker Jones must have given out 100 or more hugs Friday during a visit to her alma mater to talk with Wendell Tabb’s drama students.

Parker Jones, in town this weekend for her 20th class reunion, also posed for 100 or more selfies.

 

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Raleigh Little Theatre brings free preview of 'Brother Wind' to Durham

For the second year in a row, Raleigh Little Theatre, in partnership with Hayti Heritage Center, is bringing a free, preview event to Durham.

 

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Local briefs, Oct. 18

  • Golden Leaf Awards nominations sought
  • Homecoming at St. John’s Missionary Baptist
  • Haircuts help McDonald House this weekend          
  • Conversation on race Thursday
  • RSVP seeking volunteers
  • DHS Class of ’65 reunion set
  • Summit on domestic violence to be held
 

 


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Pantry in need donations

A local food pantry says it is in dire need of help to stock its shelves.