Venmo, an app which enables anyone with a mobile device to send and receive payments via text message, has become increasingly popular among Duke students.

Cash, credit or mobile app: the rise of Venmo

Paying your friends back has never been so easy—or entertaining.

Panel stirs conversation on race and law enforcement

Students and panelists convened Monday night to discuss personal experiences and ways to properly address the problem of racial profiling both in Durham and across the United States.

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N.C. innocence commission sets the standard for others

After success in advocating for wrongfully convicted individuals, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission is looking to expand its reach through increased funding from the state government.

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Closure of UNC poverty centers leads to questioning of rationale

In the weeks since the University of North Carolina Board of Governors' voted to close an academic center for poverty research, many have speculated that the move was politically motivated.

The Durham-Orange Light Rail Line, proposed in 2013, will extend 17.1 miles, spanning from Chapel Hill through Durham.

City leaders plan ahead for Triangle light rail

Though plenty of construction and logistical questions remain for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Line, city leaders are optimistic about the project's future.

Members of the Triangle community gathered for a vigil in Chapel Hill earlier this month following the murder of three local college students.

Murders of three Muslims further sparks discussion on hate crime prosecution

The murders of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, NC earlier this month has brought national attention once again to how hate crimes are prosecuted in America.

Support for N.C. medical marijuana legalization off to blazing start

A bill to expand the legal use of medical marijuana in North Carolina passed a first reading in the General Assembly earlier this month.

Teachers say the state's new rating system unfairly disadvantages some districts.

Durham educators take issue with low state rating

The school report cards were part of a new rollout of education policy initiatives for North Carolina last year that included an updated standard course of study and assessment model.

Though local cab companies have lost business, they are adjusting to Uber's popularity.

Local cabs struggle with rise of Uber

As Uber has become increasingly popular in Durham, some local cab companies have struggled to keep up.

East Residence Hall, pictured above, was renamed this past summer following years of student activism.

ECU renames its own Aycock Residence Hall

The decision comes eight months after Duke's Trustees decided to rename freshman dormitory Aycock as East Residence Hall—following years of student advocacy against using the name of the former...

emperatures are expected to climb into the mid-40s by Sunday, with a high chance of sleet and rain, but cold is expected to return early next week and snow showers are possible Monday and Tuesday.

More wintry weather in store for Durham

After Duke saw its first snowfall of the year this week, more could be on the way—though likely not enough to see classes canceled again.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell gave his 13th State of the City speech Thursday evening.

Mayor Bell puts focus on poverty in State of the City

Durham Mayor Bill Bell highlighted his vision for poverty reduction in the 13th annual State of the City Address.

The killings have prompted conversations about Islamophobia around the world.

Chapel Hill shooting sparks Islamophobia debate

One week following the murders of three local college students, the many in the Triangle community are still working toward healing.

Video: Vigil in Chapel Hill for homicide victims

Last Thursday, community and university leaders at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill joined thousands of students, faculty and people from around the Triangle to commemorate the lives of...

The city of Durham has recently launched an investigation into several fraternities houses, including residences on Vickers Avenue and Chapel Hill Street, for violations of zoning ordinances and other restrictions.

Fraternity houses cause off-campus tension

Town-gown relations in some Durham neighborhoods have been put on shaky ground as residents raise complaints against the behavior of Duke’s fraternities.

Advisors are now recommending that pre-med students take one semester of biochemistry and one of either introductory psychology or sociology to prepare for the new MCAT format.

New MCAT poses hurdles for pre-meds

Compared to the old exam, the new MCAT aims to reflect recent changes to science and medicine, and will test more content and skills over a longer period of time.

In his State of the State speech last week, Governor Pat McCrory discussed a state-based Medicaid expansion to cover people with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line.

McCrory embraces state-initiated Medicaid expansion

North Carolina may expand its Medicaid program in 2015 under the Governor's new healthcare agenda.

Students, faculty and residents of the Triangle gathered for a vigil at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to commemorate the lives of Deah Barakat and Yusor Mohammed Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammed Abu-Salha.

Thousands show support for Chapel Hill homicide victims

Thousands of people participated in a vigil held Wednesday night at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for three Muslim students murdered on Tuesday

Three dead in Chapel Hill homicide

The victims are newlyweds Deah Barakat, a second-year student in the School of Dentistry, and Yusor Mohammed, who planned to start at the dentistry school in the Fall, as well as Yusor's sister...

Durham lays out strategies for anti-poverty initiative

The initiatives center around Durham's Census Tract 10.01, a large section of Northeast Central Durham with high levels of residents living below the poverty line.

McCrory brought the discussion of the merits of liberal arts to the forefront of state politics in 2013 by commenting that gender-studies should not be funded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Value of humanities education doubted in academic circles

McCrory push for preprofessional programs leaves lingering concerns over the merits of liberal arts.

Governor Pat McCrory, presented his annual State of the State address at the N.C. General Assembly Wednesday evening.

McCrory offers ‘North Carolina plan’ in State of State address

Governor Pat McCrory listed new initiatives for North Carolina in his State of the State address at the N.C. General Assembly Wednesday night.

Elimination of teacher tenure faces state legal battle

A 2013 law that eliminates tenure for North Carolina’s teachers is under fire in the Court of Appeals.

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Tuition increases proposed for N.C. public universities

The University of North Carolina system could be increasing tuition rates in the upcoming school years.

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Attempted shootings of DPD officers bring tensions to light

A month after two Durham Police Department officers were targeted in shootings, the department's relationship with the community has been called into question.