11 hrs ago
Whitted project gets housing tax credits
Second time was the charm for the proposed Whitted Junior High School redevelopment, which has received an allocation of low-income housing tax credits from the state.
15 hrs ago
Jacksonville Daily News
County's hopes crash after House drops sales-tax option
Onslow County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting reconvened Tuesday afternoon, but the session ended in roughly five minutes after state leaders voted against a one-quarter-cent sales tax local option.
15 hrs ago
As Wake reaches a million residents, can it keep up?
How fast has Wake County grown? The answer is statistical, with 100,000 more residents coming in the last four years alone.
16 hrs ago
Council approves Argos incentives
On a 6-0 vote, the City Council agreed this week to raise to $924,676 its business-incentive offer to a Durham-based pharmaceutical company that's developing treatments for kidney cancer, HIV and lupus.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
3-judge panel system could shake up NC courts
In February, Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood ruled the legislature's 2013 law ending teacher tenure was unconstitutional, and he blocked it from taking effect.
Cummings enjoys a double-dip
When The Robesonian began fielding allegations that Raymond Cummings, director of Transportation for the Public Schools of Robeson County and a county commissioner, was using a school-issued vehicle for purposes unrelated to his work with the system, we tried to speak with Cummings.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Police log: Men arrested in separate July incidents
Police made arrests this week in connection with incidents in July. Demarlo Darin Ferrell, 35, of East Main Street was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping in a July 12 incident on Ardmore Drive.
Chapel Hill News
Bob Wilson: Crisis of the young black male
The boy was 3, maybe 4 years old, holding onto his mother in the Woodcroft Food Lion on a recent Sunday afternoon.
TriPol: Wake sheriff candidate sounds off on Ferguson unrest
In the days since a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, the St. Louis suburb was roiled by protests that occasionally led to violent clashes with police.
Jacksonville Daily News
Governor Pat McCrory Appoints Roger Echols as Durham County District Attorney
Governor Pat McCrory appointed District Attorney-Elect Roger Echols as the new Durham District Attorney following the retirement of Acting District Attorney Leon Stanback.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
It's Time For Durham County, NC To Shred The Jim Crow Gun Registry
In June of this year, Senate Bill 226 was passed and the Jim Crow-era gun registry in Durham County was repealed.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Testimony continues in hearing for man seeking new trial
A Durham lawyer testified today that he never received some documents from prosecutors that would have helped him defend David Yearwood on charges that he raped a 12-year-old girl.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Reckhow: Rules tweak needed for building placements
Those big new apartment blocks in town have a Durham county commissioner wondering if officials need to "tweak" the city's land-use rules to provide more room between such buildings and the street.
Severe thunderstorm warning for Durham and Wake counties
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN GRANVILLE COUNTY, SOUTHWESTERN VANCE COUNTY, NORTHERN WAKE COUNTY, WESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY, AND CENTRAL DURHAM COUNTY UNTIL 730 PM.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Chapel Hill News
Volunteer Notes, Aug. 13
The Volunteer Center of Durham coordinates volunteer events and services across the Triangle.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Cyclical uptick to blame for Orange County rabies
Orange County can't catch a break this year when it comes to rabies cases. By Aug. 8, the county had reached 18 laboratory confirmed cases of rabies - six more than what its had in the past few years.
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Bernard Thomas Puppeteer Geneva Bierce-Wilson of the Red Herring Puppets is showing the costume of Benjamin Franklin to Zakiah Cason at the Museum of Life and Science, after the show "Electricity" puppets portray famous scientists involved in the invention of electricity, during the Summer Reading 2014 Finale.
Education program for jail inmates in works
Sheriff's deputies are working to launch a pilot program this fall to provide adult basic education and GED classes for inmates in the Durham County Jail aged 16 to 24. The move comes as Sheriff Mike Andrews and the County Commissioners face some heat from local activists who say officials should make it possible for youthful inmates to continue ... (more)
Fri Aug 08, 2014
- Durham police seek missing toddler
The child is described as a black male weighing about 28 pounds. He may possibly be in Durham or in Southport, accompanied by his mother, 24-year-old Dreama Ferguson, or his father, 38-year-old Andre Thompson.
Deputies find 975 weapons on courthouse visitors
Deputies found 975 weapons on people trying to enter the Durham County Courthouse in the first seven months of this year, including Tasers disguised as cellphones as well as guns, razors, knives and pepper spray.