The warm weather has not been the only unseasonable phenomenon of this past week.
It has been a long time since Duke University, in the first week in December, saw its football and basketball team with the same number of losses.
The words in the second paragraph of North Carolina’s public records law -- General Statute 132 -- seem clear:
“The public records and public information compiled by the agencies of North Carolina government or its subdivisions are the property of the people. Therefore, it is the policy of this State that the people may obtain copies of their public records and public information free or at minimal cost unless otherwise specifically provided by law.”
A few months ago, when the Durham City Council was debating its lease with the operators of the Durham Performing Arts Center, one council member drew a contrast with the Carolina Theatre.
It’s hard to underestimate the dilemma the Durham County Department of Social Services – like counterpart agencies around the country – faces in trying to wrest child-support payments from some parents no longer having custody of their children.
A remarkable political career will come to a close tonight at Durham’s City Hall. When a new council takes office, it will be the first time in 30 ½ years that Howard Clement will not take a seat at the council table.
It was an appropriate Thanksgiving week gift for the citizens of Durham County -- those inside the city and those outside.
A dispute simmering since spring -- a dispute with the monumental sum of about $80,000 at stake -- has come to a congenial end.
Coming off what is possibly gastronomes’ favorite holiday in this country and heading full tilt into the holiday season of giving, it can be easy to lose sight of what is at its heart. After all, we saw holiday sales begin before the turkey was on the Thanksgiving Day table Thursday. Among the store deals and lists of things that we, our friends and family members are hoping to receive, it’s easy to forget to take a moment to be thankful for what we have instead of just wanting more.
High Strung, a West Durham shop that sells and repairs stringed instruments, wasn’t part of the retailing-on-Thanksgiving boom Thursday. And it won’t be open today.
But then it will happily open for Small Business Saturday and join in local-business alliance Sustain-A-Bull’s “Shop Independent Durham” post-Black Friday week.
In 1789, the young United States had a great deal for which to be thankful, its first president noted.
In an era of rancorous partisanship in Raleigh, two high-profile politicians had an affable and intriguing exchange this week
We are about to be assailed by a series of “days” following a day – Thanksgiving – that’s an innocent bystander at the trend.
On Oct. 6, in Durham’s municipal primary, the poll workers at Northern High School (precinct 25) may have had trouble fighting off boredom.
In the 13 hours the polls were open that day, when voters narrowed the field in the mayor’s race and the race for two council seats, 11 voters showed up. Precinct 25 averaged less than one voter an hour.
What are to make of signals from the Fuller Building, headquarters of the 33,000-student Durham Public School system?
City Council member Don Moffitt voiced concerns that this newspaper and we believe many other people in the community have about about the lack of answers surrounding a series of shootings involving Durham police officers that have occurred since 2012.
We realize there is no shortage of mayhem and grim news floating around these days, and we know that by tradition and reputation that’s probably what this page should be talking about.