U. S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivered a blunt message last week that is worth remembering as we assess the risks and hazards in the world around us
Thom Tillis distinguished himself as speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives by advancing legislation to compensate victims of the state's eugenics program.
Until early in the past century, local governments were responsible for executing prisoners sentenced to death in North Carolina. In 1910, the state took over that responsibility, and in the state's first execution on March 18, 1910, Walter Morrison was put to death in the electric chair.
With picnics and parades, backyard barbecues and public fireworks displays, today we’ll mark the anniversary of our country’s foundational document and the defiant act it proclaimed.
Durham’s downtown renaissance has been celebrated and embraced as an engine of economic growth, cultural and culinary enhancement and a magnet for young entrepreneurs and the “creative class.”
Today is the last day of the state government’s fiscal year, but a budget for the year that begins Wednesday is nowhere in sight.
And there seems little urgency in Raleigh to rectify that.
On January 15, 1900, The Durham Sun published this observation (cited in cemeterycensus.com):
”The colored burying grounds, or cemetery, just beyond Mr. F. C. Geer's, out on the Roxboro road, is in rather bad shape. Numbers of the graves have sunken in, and in some instances not a thing can be seen to even indicate exactly where some of the graves are located. There are traces of where fire has recently burned the grass and straw over a portion of the burying ground, and several of the pine boards at the head and foot of the graves were burned, destroying all mark to show where the graves were.”
Signs are sprouting in downtown Durham with a simple message:
You can, from almost anywhere downtown these days, walk to some really cool stuff. “It is a 9 minute walk to coffee, burgers & music,” said the first of the signs to go up amid much ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
In May 2012, 75,544 voters in Durham County – seven out of every 10 who went to the polls -- rejected the proposed Amendment One to the North Carolina Constitution.
For some 500,000 North Carolinians, the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable
We’ve found ourselves agreeing a good bit lately with Gov. Pat McCrory, perhaps seldom as strongly as with his call to stop the use of the Confederate battle flag on specialty license plates
William Brantley Aycock, who died Saturday at the age of 99, through the course of a long career made enormous contributions to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Congressman G. K. Butterfield probably spoke for many on Sunday when he dropped in on two church services here to join in mourning the nine people gunned down in a Charleston church last week.
You don’t have to look very far or dig very deep to realize that, modern United States society values and celebrates athletics more than the arts. ESPN in all its multi-layered channels and web streams draws a lot more viewers than PBS.