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.

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 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.

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.

Veterans' treatment court proposed for Durham

Although state lawmakers have cut funding for drug treatment courts, legal aid and family courts in the years following the recession, there is recent momentum for special services for veterans,

Duke students arrested in local demonstration

A number of Duke students were among those arrested Friday night in a downtown protest reacting to recent national conversations on police violence and race relations.

New voting laws present confusion at the polls

A number of students and local residents were turned away from voting locations on Election Day, due in part to the voting laws passed last year eliminating out-of-precinct voting and same-day...

Durham pharm. company tests potential Ebola treatment

The drug, called brincidofovir, has powerful antiviral characteristics and can be used safely through orally administered doses.

Monster’s Ball will take place on Ninth Street this year as a rival to Franklin Street festivities in Chapel Hill.

Monster's Ball: a Halloween 'reflection of what Durham is'

Monster’s Ball—an idea conceived by Durham-residents Jeff Johnson and King Kenney in 2008 and temporarily put on hold in 2011—is returning to Ninth Street this year.

With the local historical site in danger of being sold to developers, North Carolina is trying to raise funds to buy the land itself and preserve it.

Development threatens local Civil War site

In order to preserve a historic Durham Civil War site, the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is trying to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars by the end of the month.

The theme of this year's Pride Parade was "Refections of Pride—30 Years," featuring a host of floats, vendors and a 5K run.

Pride Parade engages freshmen in local LGBTQ life

North Carolina Pride celebrated its 30th anniversary with the annual LGBTQ pride parade on East Campus last Saturday.

The Carmichael Building, pictured above, is being developed into an innovation and entrepreneurship hub.

Innovation District downtown makes room for Duke science labs

A hub for innovation and science is brewing in downtown Durham.

Alley 26, pictured above, will soon be home to small start-ups and businesses after the conclusion of a major reconstructive project.

History meets urbanization in local Alley 26 development

A major reconstructive project, aimed at small local businesses, is currently underway in “Alley 26” of downtown Durham.

Intrepid Coffee's owner Matt Victoriano—who served in the Marine Corps—said he sees his coffee shop as an environment where veterans can translate their military experience to the workplace.

Despite outpouring of 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.

Durham is working to replace the downtown loop's water main, which has been servicing the city since the 1930s.

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.

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.

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, hula hooping and aerial silks.

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 Brewery, pictured above, has created two beers made with wild yeast strains collected from plants in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

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.

The City Center project will be anchored by a 26-story, 300-foot skyscraper at the corner of Corcoran and Main streets

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...

A fire broke out at 2509 Chapel Hill Road Wednesday night, displacing some Duke students.

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.

Students can request services from Uber and Lyft ride-sharing companies through their phones, the popularity of which has caused Durham cab companies to adjust their business models.

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.

Construction has begun on a Residence Inn by Mariott on the site of the historic McPherson Hospital.

'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.

Monuts began as a shop on the back of a tricycle and is now the small storefront on East Parrish Street pictured above, but space limitations and high demand are causing the cafe to move.

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