Once again, Durham police find themselves under scrutiny for the death of a suspect.
The opening of SunTrust’s new downtown branch Monday had a wonderfully personal back story.
It was one of the more modest invitations, extended formally fewer than three weeks before the event.
Members of the Carrington family recently took a commendable step to help ensure Durham retains open space and rural character in some areas, even as the attractiveness of this metropolitan area to new residents and businesses threatens to overwhelm eventually our relatively small land area.
With the onset of basketball season, it’s easy to focus on Duke University’s long-standing stature in the world of college basketball. And with the football team bowl-bound for the second consecutive year -- and assured of its first winning season since 1994 -- the sports excitement among Duke fans is unusually high-pitched.
The fight to continue teaching children cursive writing slogs on, and it’s puzzling as to why.
A young man or woman fresh out of a Durham County high school and seeking to further his or her education at Durham Technical Community College would pay $1,144 to take a full-time, 16-credit hour course load.
It was a time for cheerleading Wednesday at Downtown Durham Inc.’s annual meeting.
And with good reason.
The folks who carry out evictions for the Durham County Sheriff’s Department seem like pretty mellow guys who confess they often empathize with the people who they are ousting from house or apartment.
“Life is like a mountain range,” Ping Fu told a group of UNC-Chapel Hill students last week.
Fifty-one years ago, Michael Harrington’s slim but powerful book, “The Other America,” challenged a nation to acknowledge that too many of its citizens lived in poverty – most of them barely noticed, if at all, by the larger society.
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"
For weeks, Durham Public Schools officials have been laying a sobering groundwork for the release of the results of North Carolina’s standardized testing.
Durham has cemented its claims to excellent health care, fine institutions of higher learning, being one of the hottest foodie towns around, outstanding sports teams and a great place for start-ups.
We also have a strong arts community that numerous galleries and increased attention to public art are a testament to. What hasn’t been spotlighted as much is the emergence of the business role that the arts in Durham increasingly play.
The minimalist leather helmet in the old black-and-white photos pretty much says it all.