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2 hrs ago | Independent Weekly

DOJ to would-be Meadowmont and Durham frackers: Cease and desist

It would appear the Pennsylvania company behind a number of bizarre mineral rights leasing offers in Durham and Chapel Hill has gotten on N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper's bad side.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Ellerbe, NC

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Robesonian

Burton celebrates 100th birthday

Elizabeth Taylor Burton celebrated her 100th birthday on July 23. Burton was born in 1914 and was raised in the Stagville Cameron Grove community of Durham County.


News Observer

Durham police charge 20 year-old man with murder

Detectives arrested Lequan Kashawn Wilson of Durham on Monday morning and charged him with murder in the death of Marquise Keshawn Mangum, 18, of Durham, according to police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Durham, NC

DPS Corner: All children, schools matter

Last week 3,100 eager students poured into our five year-round schools for the start of the school year.


Related Topix: Franklin County, NC, Durham, NC

News Observer

Man charged in Durham stabbing attack

Daye was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a cocaine-class drug, and police also served two 2012 warrants accusing him of obtaining property by false pretenses, a felony, and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods.


Related Topix: Durham, NC

Closing arguments expected in Lovette trial

Durham County prosecutors say Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr., targeted Abhijit Mahato, on the morning of Jan. 18, 2008, kidnapped the 29-year-old, drove him to an ATM and withdrew $520 before shooting him once in the head.


Related Topix: Duke University, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Joubert to run against Woodard

Republican Party leaders from Durham, Person and Caswell counties have agreed to make Caswell substitute teacher Herman Joubert their nominee to run this fall against incumbent state Sen. Mike Woodard.


Related Topix: Caswell County, NC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Durham political distinctiveness sharpens

A snippet in D. G. Martin's column on our editorial page Wednesday caught my eye, and sent me to his topic - the latest issue of N. C. Data Net - to drill a little deeper.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, US News, Journalism, Opinion

A year of Dungeons & Dragons among the books

It's been a year since John Davis started offering a monthly Dungeons and Dragons game day at the Durham County Public Library's main branch.


Related Topix: Libraries, Durham, NC

Baumgartner Vaughan: If Durham had an amphitheater

As far as indoor entertainment venues go, the Durham Performing Arts Center is arguably the biggest draw in the Triangle, bringing both Broadway shows and big-name concerts to the stage since it opened in late 2007.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Duke University, Raleigh, NC, Pop/Rock, Dave Matthews, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Senate approves sales tax cap after efforts to raise limit fail

For all but six of North Carolina's 100 counties, House Bill 1224 would make it easier to raise their local sales tax rate as high as 2.5 percent.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Wake County, NC, Orange County, NC

Chapel Hill News

Chapel Hill assault victim dies; police arrest suspects

Derick Davis II, 23, of 2429 Scots Pine Crossing, Durham, was charged today with misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, felony common-law robbery and felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury, Chapel Hill Police reported.


Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC, Orange County, NC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Thomasville Times

Preservation NC eyes Thomasville

Officials in Thomasville and Davidson County continue to discuss the issue of how to address the problem of vacant industrial properties in the city.


Related Topix: Thomasville, NC, Davidson County, NC, Gastonia, NC

Independent Weekly

Driller apparently wants to frack Meadowmont in Chapel Hill

Documents obtained by the Indy Wednesday show the company, which appears to be a small operation in Pittsburgh, made a similar leasing request to the Chapel Hill Town Council last week.


Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Orange County, NC, Ellerbe, NC, Durham, NC

Judge allows Eve Carson evidence in Lovette murder trial

"The prejudicial effect is enormous," attorney Kevin Bradley told Superior Court Judge Jim Hardin during a hearing to keep out of trial evidence about the 2008 robbery and murder of Eve Carson, who was killed two months after Mahato was found dead in his apartment near Duke University.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, Duke University


Homeless NC mom says she didn't try to give kids away on Craigslist

A homeless, single mother of five in Durham says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Durham, NC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Senate tax bill targets Wake, Mecklenburg

The measure, House Bill 1224, would make it easier for most counties in the state to raise sales taxes.


Related Topix: Wake County, NC, Alamance, NC, Durham, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC

Localized' rain brings multitude of issues

By official records, this July has been rainy. The National Weather Service in Raleigh has recorded 6.98 inches of rain so far this month - 3.84 inches above average.


Related Topix: Weather, Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC, Wake County, NC


NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate

Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot this fall.


Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, Wake County, NC, Garner, NC, Celebrities, James Garner, Asheville, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Lake Wylie Pilot

Depleted NC butterfly population attributed to cold March

An Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly on a Purple Coneflower in Durham County. The Eastern tiger swallowtail is North Carolina's official state butterfly.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Chatham County, NC, Pittsboro, NC