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May. 22, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Graduation 2015: City of Medicine Academy

N.C. Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White urged graduates of City of Medicine Academy to not oversleep as they begin the next chapter in their lives. Saunders-White was the commencement speaker Friday for the small, specialty high school which focuses on health care.

May. 22, 2015 @ 09:11 PM

Graduation 2015: Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School

Daniel Robinson was among the 2015 graduating class of the Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School at N.C. Central University on Friday.


May. 22, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

Graduation 2015: Middle College High School

Kelcie Bullock on Friday told her fellow Class of 2015 graduates that they chose to attend Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College because they are mavericks. Bullock said there are many different definitions for maverick but her favorite is the one that defines it as an unbranded calf that’s separated from its mother.


May. 22, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Graduation 2015: Durham Academy

Under a canopy of towering oak trees in an Alabama park, Duke University football coach David Cutcliffe learned a valuable lesson as a child, he said at Durham Academy’s 41st commencement exercises Friday.


May. 22, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Memorial Day: Fallen heroes to be honored

The United States observes Memorial Day as a national holiday, and veterans’ graves are often decorated with flags. In Chapel Hill, Butner and Durham, observances are planned this weekend to remember and honor the members of the U.S. armed forces who died while fighting for their country.


May. 22, 2015 @ 08:12 PM

NCAA hands up notice of allegations to UNC

Closer, yes, but no closure for those anticipating the end of the academics scandal that both has hurt credibility and continues to impact recruiting in athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC officials have 90 days to let the NCAA know what they plan to do with a notice of allegations from the governing body that is poised to punish the school not only for roughly 18 years of irregular course offerings but also possible infractions of NCAA bylaws.


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May. 21, 2015 @ 08:25 PM

HAYTI HQ: Durham Committee makes statement with new home

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, an 80-year-old political action and community advocacy group, opened the doors at its first permanent location Thursday. The facility at 601 Fayetteville St. is in the historic African-American Hayti district of Durham and across the street from the Hayti Heritage Center.

May. 22, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Dry cleaning site remediation ongoing

Nearly 23 years after toxic contamination was discovered at a defunct Durham dry cleaning site, remedial efforts continue to rid the area of health risks.


May. 22, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Deputy manager leaves county for Triangle J

After three years as Durham deputy county manager, E. Lee Worsley Jr. will leave to take a job with the Triangle J Council of Government (TJCOG).


May. 22, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

Accused killer gets 1st day in court

The man accused of killing a 52-year-old property managed faced a District Court judge on Friday. Shatique Kamel Skinner, 21, of Mimosa Street was arrested Thursday morning, just days after police allege he shot and killed Fred Edgerton at an apartment complex on the 1800 block of Cheek Road.


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May. 22, 2015 @ 09:11 PM

Tar Heels win, cross fingers for NCAA berth

UNC coach Mike Fox said he's not very confident his Tar Heels will make it into the NCAA Tournament, but there's hope.

May. 22, 2015 @ 11:51 PM

UNC routs Duke to reach NCAA final

Tar Heels run away from Duke in second half.


May. 22, 2015 @ 08:12 PM

NCAA hands up notice of allegations to UNC

Closer, yes, but no closure for those anticipating the end of the academics scandal that both has hurt credibility and continues to impact recruiting in athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC officials have 90 days to let the NCAA know what they plan to do with a notice of allegations from the governing body that is poised to punish the school not only for roughly 18 years of irregular course offerings but also possible infractions of NCAA bylaws.


May. 22, 2015 @ 09:32 PM

Bengals end Northern's season

Northern's season came to an abrupt end on Friday night as Fuquay-Varina pounded the Knights 14-1 in the fourth round of the 4-A state playoffs.

The loss ended Northern's deepest run in the playoffs for coach Greg Pruitt. He said he was proud of the season his team put together and that there was a bright future for the returning players.


May. 22, 2015 @ 06:31 PM

Voyager's Huff commits to Virginia

6-10 center pledges to Cavaliers over Wake Forest, East Carolina and Wofford


May. 22, 2015 @ 09:59 PM

Orange bows out in 3-A quarterfinals

Panthers coach Dean Dease shared an emotional goodbye with his seniors.


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May. 22, 2015 @ 12:56 AM
May. 22, 2015 @ 12:54 AM

Helping vets ‘conquer all’

In recent years, we’ve come to understand ever more deeply that many men and women who return from fighting our country’s wars face struggles long after they have left the field of battle.


May. 21, 2015 @ 07:23 AM

North Carolinians deserve more energy choices

North Carolina’s clean energy sector is bringing good jobs and economic opportunity to our state. This success is the result of a series of smart, bipartisan policy solutions.


May. 21, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Letters to the Editor, May 22

  • Tree butchering
  • Beware of barbecued bugs

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May. 20, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Old Crown Park Hotel downtown set for new life

Chicago-based AJ Capital Partners has acquired the shuttered Crown Park Hotel for $7.6 million, and plans to renovate it to add another hotel to the downtown Durham portfolio. The company will begin renovations to the 150-room hotel at 600 Willard St., later this year, with plans to have it open by late 2016.

May. 21, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Google launches digital inclusion project

Google Fiber, along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, has launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, an initiative designed to get more people online.


May. 19, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Developers unveil downtown loop report

After hosting workshops with elected officials, planners and developers in March, Cleveland and Church Partners has released a report of recommended project plans for converting the downtown loop. The developers believe the current one-way layout is strangling development potential, and the loop should be converted into a two-way traffic network.


May. 19, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

Budding biotechs convene in Durham

Two out of state agricultural biotechnology companies came away with $12,500 in funding Tuesday after winning a pitch contest at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.


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May. 22, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Anjanée Bell shines ‘light’ on a human story

Anjanée Bell’s “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” will be performed by collaborators and a multi-generational cast of dancers, Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

MUSIC SCENE: Brightleaf Square, American Tobacco, parks, malls host free concerts

Get your calendars out and pencil in all the free concerts you can go to this summer in Durham. The Bull City’s distinctive historic brick tobacco factory buildings are the backdrop for two major free summer music series. The city’s parks and shopping malls also provide free music throughout the summer.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Duke Gardens series, Festival for the Eno, Blues and Brews on tap for music lovers

There are plenty more outdoor summer concerts to attend other than the free music series. Various events are ticketed, including a series of roots concerts in the nature of Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University, along with the first Blues and Brews Festival and the longstanding Festival for the Eno.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Entertainment briefs (Friday, May 22)

Branford Marsalis will join Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the traditional music group the Kruger Brothers, and other musicians in a concert with the North Carolina Symphony at 7:30 p.m. June 2.