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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. 12, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Program forces fire leaders to think forward

Fire Chief Dan Curia is a big believer in anticipating problems and trying to prevent them.

That’s one reason he and other leaders in the Durham Fire Department have participated in the Executive Fire Officer Program, a four-year course developed by the U.S. Fire Administration that draws people from across the United States.

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 03:38 PM

DPS seeks grant for stop-arm cameras

The school district is in the process of applying for a $60,000 grant from State Farm to purchase and mount about 20 stop-arm cameras on Durham school buses.

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Offen: Putting down my foot

All I wanted, really, was to buy a new pair of sneakers. Of course, nobody sells sneakers anymore.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 09:22 PM

Changes come to Five Points area

By the end of next year, Kimbrell’s Furniture’s approximately 70-year legacy in downtown Durham may come to an end.

Kimbrell’s CEO Ken Thornburg said nothing is final but Kimbrell’s is “considering options” and if a buyer made an attractive offer on its building, it will move.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Candidates address scores, sentencing as election nears

Candidates for the District 14 judge positions attended a monthly meeting with the District 3 Partners Against Crime Saturday.

All contested judicial candidates were present at the Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park in Durham.  Chief District Court Judge Marcia Morey, who was not there, is unopposed in the Nov. 4 election.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

World Beer Festival offers a showcase for brewers

One who attends the World Beer Festival for the first time may want to try all of the beers available.

But that could be a daunting task.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

Durham public health officials address Ebola concerns

Officials with the Department of Public Health met with members of the West African community in Durham on Saturday to help qualm some of the fears concerning the spread of Ebola in North Carolina.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

REVIEW: ‘Phantom of the Opera’ evokes an emotional wow

Returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center five years after the last tour visit, “The Phantom of the Opera” gives audiences a reimagining of the production that has become a classic. What remains the same are the gorgeous costumes and the emotion-provokingly beautiful music. The musical continues at DPAC through Oct. 19.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 01:37 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Actress thanks her teachers

When I interviewed Durham native April Parker Jones this past week for a story about her starring on the Tyler Perry soap opera “If Loving You Is Wrong” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, we talked about a lot of things, including Durham. Parker Jones grew up here, and it was her sister Cynthia Harris, who lives here, who clued me in on Parker Jones’ new show.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

City to try fixing Long Meadow pool

City officials will do repair work aimed at putting Long Meadow Park’s swimming pool back in service next summer, even though the consultant who’s looked at it says the facility is “five years past its use-by date.”

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 07:45 AM

Couples rush to wed as NC gay marriage ban dumped

Minutes after a federal judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages, Amy Cantrell and Lauren White rushed out of a county office with their newly printed marriage license and exchanged vows on the front steps, their two children in tow.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

Local briefs, Oct. 11

  • Groups partner on Ebola information session
  • Bull City Chicken Coop Tour coming up
  • City releases DPAC 2013-14 season financial results
  • Fifth Annual Campout! Carolina Jamboree this weekend
  • DPR to host Fall Festival, Hallow-Eno
  • Night fishing available at Lake Michie in November
  • Pentecostal Fellowship reunion planned
  • Hillside reunion class hosts Legacy Walk
  • Military retirees club seeking members

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

For couples, the wait is over

Lindsey Kearns and Karla Gregg celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on Friday. They spent some of it at home and then went out to a nice family lunch. After lunch, they ended up at the Durham County Register of Deed’s office, hoping to be one of the first same-sex couples to receive a marriage license in Durham County.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Therapeutic dog training program UNC PAWS launches at Pittsboro farm

As other trainers worked to teach dogs commands for “sit” and “heel” in a backyard at a therapeutic farm in Pittsboro on Thursday, Heather Nash petted a playful, energetic beagle named Rosie.

Rosie seemed to be resisting obedience training. She stopped to roll in the grass on the way to the yard and had made a play for a bag of treats that Nash was holding.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Health officials: Don't skip flu shot

One death is too many.

With the untimely death of an elementary school-aged child in the Triangle last week, the Durham County Department of Public Health hopes this tragedy will serve as a wake-up call for the community to take action and protect themselves and loved ones against seasonal flu.