Despite outpouring of Kickstart support, Intrepid Coffee must relocate
Despite a successful fundraising campaign to keep its doors open, Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits—a downtown Durham coffee shop owned and operated by military veterans—closed last week.
Civil rights organizations mobilize to counter new voting restrictions
Fearing a decrease in voter turnout due to new voting regulations, organizations at Duke, in Durham and across North Carolina are mobilizing voters for the midterm elections this November.
18 months of construction on downtown water line begins
Last week kicked off 18 months of construction on the downtown Durham loop.
Durham schools split with Teach for America
At a meeting last month, the DPS Board of Education voted 6-1 to not renew its contract with TFA over concerns about the high teacher turnover rate.
Homeland Security advisor Townsend discusses foreign policy, Middle East
"Our enemies will signal to us what their intentions are, and we must take them at their word."
Counterterrorism expert Benjamin talks ISIS threat, American policy
"I think that right now, there’s a lot of hyperventilation going on about the ISIS threat, and I think it undermines our ability to make good policies."
Fight for increased minimum wage escalates nationally
Thousands of fast food workers walked off the job Thursday, demanding higher wages and union representation and, for many of Duke's fast food employees, the demonstration hit close to home.
Students' off-campus partying met by criticism
The first two weeks of school identified certain off-campus houses as potential party spots for the year—and some neighbors are less than pleased.
New virtual charter schools provoke debates
The State Board of Education approved a process Thursday for selecting which groups will operate two virtual charter schools, set to open in North Carolina in 2015 as required by the General Assembly.
Duke drops to eighth in U.S. News and World Report ranking
After spending a year at number seven, Duke has returned to number eight in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of research universities.
American Tobacco Campus celebrates 10th anniversary
ATC hosted a block party in celebration of its ten-year anniversary, featuring performances by the Soul Psychedelique Orchestra and the Durham Ukulele Orchestra and activities including juggling,...
Fullsteam wrangles Duke Gardens yeast for local brews
Fullsteam Brewery, based in Durham, has created two beers made with wild yeast strains collected from plants in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
Hagan and Tillis clash over key issues in first N.C. Senate debate
Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis butted heads over legislative records on the first of three U.S. Senate debates Wednesday.
City Center project fuses old and new with skyscraper, historic buildings
The City Center project will be anchored by a 26-story, 300-foot skyscraper at the corner of Corcoran and Main streets—but the $70 million endeavor also includes the renovation of surrounding...
Libertarian candidate Haugh stands to tip scales in NC Senate race
The road to the U.S. Senate runs through YouTube—at least, Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh hopes it does.
Updated: Duke students' home on Chapel Hill Rd. catches fire
Four Duke undergraduates suddenly found themselves without a home Wednesday night when their Chapel Hill Road house caught on fire.
Search for new Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity director almost complete
The search to replace Janie Long as director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will likely be over by the end of September.
Uber, Lyft popularity impels change in Durham cab businesses
As ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft become more popular, Durham cab companies are finding themselves forced to adjust their business models.
'Historic and contemporary meet' in downtown Durham
To accommodate growing demand for convention space in Durham, downtown will see the launch of four new hotels in 2015.
Durham Police confront allegations of racial discrimination in wake of Ferguson
Durham is confronting its own conflict-ridden history between police and residents in the wake of events in Ferguson, Mo.
Low teacher pay sets back N.C. education
With teacher salaries among the lowest in the country, North Carolina is watching its teachers leave the state—or decide not to go into teaching in the first place.
Monuts Donuts moves small-town taste to Ninth Street
The breakfast and lunch cafe, co-owned by chefs Lindsay Moriarty and Rob Gillespie, will move in November to a space that is two and a half times larger than the current store on Ninth Street
Updated: Individual assaulted at Devine's Friday morning
An assault at Devine's Grill and Sports Bar put an individual in the hospital early Friday morning.
Obama pledges reforms for Veterans Affairs in Charlotte speech
President Barack Obama pledged a new “culture of accountability” for the Department of Veterans Affairs during his address to the American Legion in Charlotte, N.C. Tuesday.
Polls show Hagan and Tillis remain close in Senate race
This year's North Carolina Senate race has been extremely close, with Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis trading leads over the summer.