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6 homicides in 16 days: Durham officials to speak on increase of gun violence

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- With less than three weeks into 2019, it has already been a very violent year for Durham. Now city and county officials are working to curb the issue. Durham Mayor Steve Schewel, Durham Police Chief Cerelyn Davis, and Durham County Sheriff Clarence Birkhead will attend a meeti


Why is Durham dismissing hundreds of speeding tickets, with thousands more expected?

Deon Burton couldn’t afford to pay two speeding tickets 20 years ago. When he kept driving with a suspended license, he racked up more fines and then struggled to keep a job without reliable transportation.


Durham police seeking information about 5 armed robberies of taxi drivers

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police are asking for information about five armed robberies of taxi drivers that have occurred over the last two months. Investigators are seeking information regarding the following five cases:


Sky Zone in Durham offers free play for families impacted by government shutdown

Sky Zone in Durham is offering free fun for families who are impacted by the partial shutdown of the federal government. In an email sent Wednesday, the indoor trampoline park at 1720 Guess Rd. announced the offer, which is good for one hour of free jumping per day - Tuesdays through Thursdays until


Duke gets good news on Tre Jones injury; guard still likely out vs. Virginia

DURHAM — Even as clouds settled over Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday afternoon, it was a bright and sunshine-filled day for the Duke basketball program. Originally feared out for an extended period after suffering a separated AC joint in his right shoulder right now, point guard Tre Jones was out


Durham Leaders Promise Action on Recent Crime Wave

DURHAM, N.C. -- Durham city and county leaders are promising action after a recent crime wave. Since January 1, police and deputies have responded to six homicides, four being domestic cases.


Disputed Durham charter school moves a step closer to opening

Durham — Despite two lawsuits and a letter of opposition from the Durham school board, the long-proposed Discovery Charter School in Durham moved closer to reality this week.


It’s Going to Take the Durham Housing Authority a Decade to Redevelop Its Downtown Properties

Nearly a year after the Durham Housing Authority broke ground on the first of its redevelopment projects, the agency’s plans for a full-scale redo of its public housing properties are honing in on downtown Durham.


King celebrations to feature breakfast, march, speeches

A newly sworn-in state representative from Durham who graduated from Elizabeth City State University will be the keynote speaker for this year’s ECSU Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.


A new online series stars the Durham music scene. One of the city’s biggest stars is behind it.

One day last year, filmmaker Holland Gallagher spotted a familiar sweater at Los Angeles International Airport. Gallagher had just flown in from Durham and was waiting for a ride when he saw it and checked images on his phone to confirm that the man in his Uber line was Phonte Coleman, charismatic f


Durham native Ernie Barnes’ paintings make the leap from the canvas onto the stage

Professional NFL football player-turned-artist Ernie Barnes created paintings that appear to dance off the canvas. Now, the N.C. Museum of History is bringing some of the late Durham artist’s paintings to life on stage as part of the museum’s 18th annual African-American Cultural Celebration next we


Former NC trooper shot on duty works to help others shot on the job recover

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Years after surviving a shooting while on patrol, Michael Potts says he finds healing in sharing his story with other officers who’ve faced similar trying circumstances, but worries about how many more will experience what he has.


Weekend best bets: Trevor Noah, Girl Scout cookies and beer pairing and more

Raleigh, N.C. — You guide for a weekend in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond. Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing (The Glass Jug, 5410 Highway 55, Durham) - The Glass Jug is serving up specialty flights of Girl Scouts cookies and beer from noon until closing on Saturday. For $15, you get four coo


The Government Shutdown Is Hitting Home In North Carolina

How is the partial government shutdown affecting North Carolinians? The federal impasse is in its fourth week with no end in sight. President Donald Trump demands funding for a wall along the southern border of the United States and says the shutdown could last months or even years.


Day on, not off: 5 ways to celebrate MLK Day in Raleigh, Durham, Triangle

Editor's note: I shared this post on Go Ask Mom a few weeks ago, but if you're still making plans for Martin Luther King Jr Day, here's a guide to help. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 21, this year. There are a variety of ways for kids and families to get involved, remember the Civil Rig


Troubleshooter helps Durham woman get refund for TV that stopped working

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- New problems left a Durham woman without a working TV. "I had it three months, and it went black on me," said Sadie Abdullah. She said she tried to troubleshoot the problem, but the TV wouldn't work.


The South Bank building has towered over Durham for 44 years, but its days are numbered

Whichever way it comes down, the days of the South Bank building towering over Five Points in downtown Durham are numbered. “We are not exactly sure what we are going to do. Implode it probably,” said Jane Hills, who owns Aspen, Colorado-based Austin Laurence Partners, the developer of One City Cent


North Carolina man accused of shooting teen who promised sex arrested

SHELBY, N.C. — The man accused of shooting a woman who allegedly agreed to have sex with him for money has been arrested. Police say 30-year-old Chavis Onair Poole, of Cleveland County, met 17-year-old Harley Jean Angel through social media.


Running on: Jackson Browne launching US acoustic tour in March

Jackson Browne has announced plans for an early-spring U.S. acoustic tour that will see the folk-rock veteran visit a variety of Florida cities and other venues in the Southeast.


No. 1 Duke toppled by unranked Syracuse in historic loss at Cameron

DURHAM, N.C. -- Monday night's game plan went out the window early, and Duke's grasp on the No. 1 ranking likely went with it, as the Blue Devils fell 95-91 in overtime to Syracuse, their first loss at home as the nation's top-ranked team since 2006.