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Apr. 27, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Tree-trimming powers concern from some residents

A recent spate of tree trimming done by Duke Energy across Durham has residents concerned.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:22 PM

RELOADED!

NCAA champion Blue Devils snare committment from talented wing player, who turned down UNC and N.C. State among others


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

Students set up Nepal fundraiser

Four Duke University students from Nepal have set up an online fundraiser to help with relief from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that shook their country Saturday.



Apr. 27, 2015 @ 04:41 PM

DPS announces Teacher of the Year finalists

The school district has announced five finalists for the 2016 Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

The Teacher of the Year will be named at the annual Teacher of the Year banquet on May 20, where all school-based Teachers of the Year semifinalists and finalists will be honored.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Work underway as Duke starts a softball program

First pitch remains a couple months shy of three years away for Duke’s softball team.

Already, though, there are signs of life for the school’s newest varsity sport, which will begin play in a new on-campus facility spring 2018.


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Apr. 27, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

UNC system to hold forums on president search

UNC system leaders plan to use a Web survey and four public forums around the state to gather views from faculty, students, administrators, alumni and other key groups on what they should look for in a new system president.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 08:57 PM

Jail protest interrupts commissioner meeting

Protestors briefly interrupted a County Commissioners meeting on Monday to complain about restrictions Sheriff Mike Andrews and his staff imposed earlier this month on inmates at the Durham County Jail.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 06:38 PM

Bayer celebrates bee center anniversary amid pesticide backlash

Bayer CropScience celebrated the one-year anniversary of North American Bee Care Center Monday, amid some public backlash against the company’s pesticides alleged effect on the insects.


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Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:22 PM

RELOADED!

NCAA champion Blue Devils snare committment from talented wing player, who turned down UNC and N.C. State among others

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Work underway as Duke starts a softball program

First pitch remains a couple months shy of three years away for Duke’s softball team.

Already, though, there are signs of life for the school’s newest varsity sport, which will begin play in a new on-campus facility spring 2018.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:24 PM

Cardinal Gibbons takes Big Eight golf

Cardinal Gibbons had more fire power than the rest of the Big Eight but Northwood made a valiant push in the Big Eight 3-A Tournament on Monday at Occoneechee Golf Course.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 11:29 PM

Bulls use big sixth inning to defeat Lehigh Valley 7-4

The Durham Bulls used a big six-run sixth inning to take down Lehigh Valley 7-4 Monday night.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 01:46 PM

UNC women's basketball adds transfer Kea

Paris Kea, a former member of the USA Basketball U18 National Team who played one season at Vanderbilt University, has signed an athletic scholarship agreement at the University of North Carolina to play women’s basketball for the Tar Heels.

 

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

UNC basketball to open 2015-16 season at Veterans Classic

North Carolina will tip off the 2015-16 basketball season by headlining the 2015 Veterans Classic, an annual showcase at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., that brings together top teams from across the country in celebration of Veterans Day.


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Apr. 27, 2015 @ 01:01 PM
Apr. 28, 2015 @ 08:15 AM

Growing food and community

It is a virtual cliché of modern urban life:

Teacher or parent asks a child where his or her food comes from, and the answer is some variant on the supermarket or the grocery store.

Before the store, of course, is the farm.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 01:18 PM

What's partisan about fact?

"Obama is a Muslim," it said. "That is a FACT."

As best I can recall -- my computer ate the email -- that was how the key line went in a reader missive that had me doing a double take last week. It was not the outlandish assertion that struck me but, rather, the emphatic claim of its veracity. We're talking Shift-Lock and all-caps so there would be no mistaking: "Obama is a Muslim. That is a FACT.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 08:17 AM

Remember that abortion promise?

Fear not, women of North Carolina.

A bill that would create new obstacles to getting an abortion has moved to the N.C. Senate after passing the House last week. House Bill 465 would require women to wait three days, instead of 24 hours, before getting an abortion.

But the bill will not make it past the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory.

That's what the governor said.


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Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

FARM TO PLATE: Local produce, livestock featured

Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough will be one of 40 farms showcased for the 20th annual Piedmont Farm Tour Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

NetSuite acquires Durham-based Bronto Software for $200M

American Tobacco Campus-based Bronto Software has been acquired by California-based software company NetSuite for $200 million.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Weaver St. Market recalls pork hot dogs, pork bologna products

Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough is recalling 344 pounds of pork hot dogs and 36 pounds of pork bologna due to nitrite levels that exceeded regulatory limits. ... Includes list of recalled products ...


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

OneChatham, Circles Chatham merge

OneChatham, Inc. and Circles Chatham have merged and named a new executive director and board members.


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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 07:11 PM

FAMILY TIES: N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble: It’s in the genes

If they could tap to it, no doubt the N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble would have used Sly and the Family Stone’s “We Are Family” in one of their shows over the years. That’s because family figures into both the ensemble’s make-up as well as how members and founder Gene Medler think of it.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Bands battle Thursday for slots at Tour de Fat

Four North Carolina bands will be competing for a chance to perform at this year’s Tour de Fat. Dark Water Rising of Chapel Hill, Spaceship Days of Durham, Falling Through April of Charlotte, and songwriter Nick Driver of Raleigh will perform at Motorco Music Hall for the first round Thursday, April 30. Two finalists will be chosen from the Motorco event. Representatives of New Belgium Brewing Co., which sponsors Tour de Fat, will pick a winner based on audience applause and participation.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

RAIN: Beatles tribute is back at DPAC, April 29-30

Fans of the Beatles who saw the Broadway tour of “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles” at the Durham Performing Arts Center in 2012 will see a revamped show if they go see it again April 29 and 30.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Blue Greenberg on The Makery: Where art meets business

On my way to Kendal Draper’s show I ran into a group of women who are running a complex where art is made, art is sold, art is taught and a number of small business people share space in a large room called “Co-Working.” I was a day early for the artist who creates fiber works and functional wearables that are rooted in repetition and mimic structural forms in the natural world.