Durham legislative leaders reported on their short session accomplishments to a packed room of Democratic supporters at the M&F Bank Corporate Center community room during a town hall meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Durham legislators oppose constitutional amendments on voter ID, capping income tax rate, filling judicial vacancies, creating bipartisan state ethics and elections board, more crime victims rights and making hunting and fishing a right.
Downtown Durham will get a new shop or business every month in a startup space on Blackwell Street at the American Tobacco Campus. A million people pass by the spot, based on Durham Bulls and Durham Performing Arts Center ticket sales.
Rite Aid stores in Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and Zebulon are closing this month as a result of Walgreens acquisition of the pharmacy chain. Other Rite Aid stores in the area are being rebranded as Walgreens.
Zyon McNeil, 18, of Durham pleaded guilty to murder and robbery after a 2016 crime spree that included a taxi driver being shot in the chest and collapsing in a La Quinta. Judge Orlando Hudson sentenced him to up to 18 years in prison.
Phoebe Lawless' acclaimed Durham Scratch bakery was robbed after someone threw a rock through a window. Lawless, the owner, is a multiple James Beard Award semifinalist. The thief took petty cash, but left other valuables.
Hawthorne Retail Partners said on Tuesday that it had started construction on a development it is calling University Hill, which will be a 300,000-square foot mixed-used development at 3806 University Drive.
A convicted sex offender was arrested in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday, July 9, 2018, on felony charges of taking indecent liberties with a child and indecent exposure to someone under 16 years old.
Jordan B. Peterson responds to Durham City Council statement about him coming to DPAC. The professor and clinical psychologist from Canada brings his 12 Rules for Life Tour to Durham Performing Arts Center Sept. 10.