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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.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.