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Durham mayoral candidates hear about affordable housing concerns
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - In a few months, Durham City Hall will be home to the city's next mayor who will be expected to continue the work being done with affordable housing. It's an issue impacting residents of all ages, some as young as 24, to even senior citizens, who are 74-years-old. In a look aro
Durham / News / North Carolina Three Durham Mayoral Candidates Have Raised More Than $260,000. Where's the Money Coming From?
This year's mayoral race in Durham is shaping up to be one of the city's most expensive municipal elections yet, as candidates vie to set the tone of the Bull City after sixteen years of Mayor Bill Bell's leadership. According to the most recent campaign finance reports-which cover campaign contri
The circus rolls into Durham next week
Durham, N.C. - An upcoming show in Durham will hope to invoke that nostalgic feeling of going to the circus and its high-flying acts, pageantry and "animals." Circus 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus, which is described as a traditional circus meets Broadway, rolls into the Durham Performing Arts Cente
Missing 16-year-old Durham girl found safe
Durham, N.C. - Officials in Durham said a 16-year-old girl, who was last seen over the weekend at her Durham home, was found safe Monday morning. Valeria "Ria" Molina-Hueda, 16, was last seen around 11:30 p.m. at her home in Durham. She was found safe at about 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Durham festival celebrates hip hop this weekend
Durham, N.C. - The Bull City will celebrate everything hip hop this weekend during the Beats 'n Bars Festival. The event, which runs Friday and Saturday, is the brainchild of Crystal E. Taylor and Johnathan Harmon, aka The Real Laww. Taylor helps power the Underground Collective, which provides plat
The Durham City Council has a new social media policy. But you can still weigh in.
Until Monday night, city leaders had no social media policy. Now they do, but it's likely to change Thursday when they take it up again. So if you want to tell them what you think, now's the time. The City Council spent a half-hour going back and forth over what lines to change and whether to vote
Durham police searching for suspect after high speed chase
Durham, N.C. - A suspect tied to breaking and entering lead deputies and police on a chaotic, high speed chase through Durham early Monday morning. Around 1:30 a.m., officials responded to a call that someone was breaking into cars near Newberry Lane. When police arrived at the scene, the suspect fl
Think there's no such thing as a free ride? In Durham, it's time to think again
Margaret McNab has a love-hate relationship with traveling the Triangle's increasingly congested roads. She hates, hates, hates driving, but she loves taking GoTriangle's Durham to Raleigh Express route or DRX. "Love isn't even a strong enough word," says McNab, a freelance marketing specialist in
Durham, Johnston schools ask to be excluded from NC's new Innovative School District
Raleigh, N.C. - As state education leaders try to decide which low-performing public schools should be part of North Carolina's new Innovative School District, school leaders in Durham and Johnston counties have one message for them - don't pick us. The state recently released a list 48 schools bein
Durham Art Guild exhibition runs gamut of painting, sculpture, photography and textiles. Through Oct. 14.
The Durham Art Guild's 63rd annual juried exhibition is not the same old-same old. The art includes painting, sculpture, photography and textiles and runs the gamut from the ordinary to the bizarre; from the profane to the sacred and from a simple line drawing, recalling Matisse, to meticulous compl
How do I vote in the Durham primary? A quick guide.
The city of Durham will pick a new mayor and up to three new council members this fall. Early voting in the primary starts soon, and the candidate field is large. Early voting for Durham's nonpartisan city primary election starts Thursday, Sept. 21. There are 188,652 registered voters in the city,
News / Wake County Wake's Troubled Register of Deeds Office Agrees to Audits Already Allowed under Existing Law
Wake County commissioners and the Register of Deeds office, in an effort to resolve problems that resulted in a $2.3 million loss, signed a document Monday that changes nothing about the relationship between the two bodies. Under state law, a county finance director has the authority to audit any co
Chapel Hill / education / News UNC Faculty Members Call for the Removal of Silent Sam
Faculty members in UNC-Chapel Hill's art and art history departments are calling for the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam to be removed. Twenty-two faculty members signed a letter sent today to Chancellor Carol Folt. Their message comes as students, some of whom staged a sit-in around the s
News / Raleigh A Raleigh Shelter Is Looking for Adopters After Receiving Thirty Cats Displaced by Hurricane Irma. You Should Get One!
ISN'T SHE ADORABLE? Raleigh's no-kill cat shelter, SAFE Haven for Cats, is urgently looking for local adoptees after receiving an emergency shipment of thirty cats from Jacksonville, Florida. The twenty-six kittens and four adult cats were evacuated after Hurricane Irma tore through the city last w
Car found, but no suspects detained after 2 women hurt in Durham hit-and-run
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Durham police found the car they say was involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured two women Saturday night. However, as of Sunday afternoon, no one was in custody. The collision happened just before 10:10 p.m. in the 900 block of Fayetteville Street. Police said that two wo
3 men wounded in Durham shooting
Durham police said they responded to a shooting in the 4000 block of Meriwether Drive just before 8:15 p.m. and found a 24-year-old man with a non-life threatening wound to his upper leg. Soon after, a 19-year-old and 17-year-old arrived at a local hospital with non-life threatening wounds to their
Police: Shooting in Durham, Multiple people hurt
Law enforcement is responding to a shooting on Meriwether Dr. at Carver St. in Durham. Multiple people hurt. Law enforcement is responding to a shooting on Meriwether Dr. at Carver St. in Durham. Multiple people hurt.
NC Wanted: Police continue to search for Durham pastor's killer
Durham, N.C. - It has been just over one year since Jamie Daniels was shot to death in Durham. The crime shook the church where he served as an associate pastor, but police have yet to make an arrest in the case. A memorial for Daniels, 33, was a time to heal for members of the Divine Grace Christia
Suspect shoots himself while running from Durham police, officials say
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - A person was injured in a shooting as he pulled a gun from his waistband while he was running from police on Saturday afternoon, officials say. The incident was first reported as a "suspicious person call" around 2:15 p.m. in the 2600 block of Owen Street. As police were on the
Teen shoots himself while being chased by Durham police
The Durham Police Department says a teen managed to shoot himself while being chased by officers Saturday afternoon. It happened just after 2 p.m. in an area between Ashe Street and Owen Street. DPD officers were sent to a report of a suspicious person with a weapon in the 2600 block of Owen Street.