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: 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.
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.
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.
Innovation District downtown makes room for Duke science labs
A hub for innovation and science is brewing in downtown Durham.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Ninth Street affected by various commercial changes
Durham’s Ninth Street is encountering new changes—and challenges—in the face of recent development on the west side of the street.
Durham City Council addresses racial profiling
Amid national conversations surrounding racial profiling, Durham City Council opened discussion on the prevalence of the issue locally at their meeting Thursday.
Ninth Street's changing face: new development mixing with old-school atmosphere
“We’re going to keep seeing this story unfold over the next two years or so.”
All-Star Game to become part of Durham's baseball tradition
Durham will build on its baseball history when the city's resident minor league team, the Bulls, hosts the annual Triple A-All-Star Game this July.
Imperiled cemeteries preserve local legacies
Maplewood and Beechwood cemeteries have become endangered over the years as a result of city government’s minimal upkeep of the cemeteries, and it is unclear how the city will be able to fund reforms.
Food Truck Rodeo makes Father's Day appearance
Durham showcased its growing mobile food culture—and lived up to its name as the Foodiest Small Town in America—during its Father's Day Food Truck Rodeo Sunday afternoon.