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Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Durham Arts Council exhibit draws complaints

A new exhibit at the Durham Arts Council has drawn complaints about its placement in a gallery next to two dance studios that serve young students.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

GALLERY: Snow in the Triangle (Feb. 26, 2015)

A storm dumped several inches of snow in the Triangle area, leaving thousands without power. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen and Bernard Thomas

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

GALLERY: Unexpected snow surprises area residents

Photos from Tuesday's unexpected snow storm. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Apr. 27, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Tree-trimming powers concern from some residents

A recent spate of tree trimming done by Duke Energy across Durham has residents concerned.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 04:41 PM

DPS announces Teacher of the Year finalists

The school district has announced five finalists for the 2016 Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

The Teacher of the Year will be named at the annual Teacher of the Year banquet on May 20, where all school-based Teachers of the Year semifinalists and finalists will be honored.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

Duke hosts conference on hospital schooling

The Durham Public Schools Hospital School at Duke Hospital is hosting a national conference this week on schooling children with medical needs in hospital settings.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 11:53 AM

Piedmont Farm Tour offers glimpse at ‘simpler’ life

Forty farms participated in the 20th Piedmont Farm Tour this weekend, farmers welcoming visitors onto their land and showcasing their diverse offerings.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Neil Offen: Striding right into trouble

My final preparations for The Great Saunter, my epic 32-mile walk around Manhattan island, which I agreed to do because I actually thought I was agreeing to The Great Flaunter, an event in which I could flaunt my knowledge of old Alfred Hitchcock movies:

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 07:37 PM

Police log: Murder investigation underway

Thomas George Docher Jr., 29, of Durham was found dead Sunday afternoon of an apparent gunshot wound on the 1800 block of Fidelity Drive.... Also, Willie Poole, 55, of Lakeland Street, has been arrested and charged with felony murder in the Jan. 6 slaying of Mark Peaks, who was found dead from gunshot wounds.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

SURRENDER: Sherman, Johnston recreate 1865 capitulation at Bennett Place

Re-enactors in the roles of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman on Sunday rode in on horseback from opposite sides of the field, mimicking what had happened exactly 150 years earlier — Johnston’s surrender of the CSA armies in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida — at a farm in Durham.

The two generals had been fighting each other for years, but had never met in person before negotiations began on April 17, 1865, said Bob McKean, a volunteer at Bennett Place’s sesquicentennial commemoration.

They both traveled by train on April 26, 1865. Johnston from Greensboro and Sherman from Raleigh. Upon arriving in what was then known as Durham Station, they needed a place to meet. They asked the Bennett family for use of their home on Hillsborough Road, sending the family of yeoman farmers to the kitchen to wait.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

NCCU athletics report due in June

A Board of Trustees working group that’s reviewing N.C. Central University’s athletics program is meeting every week and should have its report ready for the board’s June meeting, the group’s chairman says.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:11 PM

DPD joins ‘Start By Believing’ campaign

The Durham Police Department is the first N.C. agency to join the national “Start By Believing” campaign to believe sexual assault victims.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

Lopez: Durham police ‘digesting’ federal report

A recent report on the City of Durham released by the Department of Justice’s Office for Justice Programs showed that gun crimes were becoming an increasing worry.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 06:52 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Women of color at the capitol

The confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general of the United States is a historic one for the fact of her being the first African-American woman AG, but it’s also historic because she grew up here in Durham. Born in Greensboro, she moved here as a kid.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

County program targets reduction of opioid deaths

The Durham County Department of Public Health has joined a growing number of health care service providers offering naloxone kits in the community.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: It's not just time, it's past time

The confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general of the United States is a historic one for the fact of her being the first African-American woman AG, but it’s also historic because she grew up here in Durham.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:11 PM

LIVING HISTORY: Re-enactors relive 1865 surrender talks

On Saturday, Bennett Place was filled with some 400 re-enactors and hundreds of visitors during the first day of the weekend-long remembrance events of the April 26, 1865 surrender of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. Visitors were able to witness what the the final negotiations would have been like back 1865 — lack of electricity and all. During the day both the Union and Confederate States of America armies conducted drill demonstrations.