Woman killed after being struck by passenger train
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a woman was hit and killed by an Amtrak passenger trains as she crossed the tracks.
Durham police said in a news release 50-year-old Judy Estrada was walking across the tracks around 7:15 a.m. Thursday when she was hit by the westbound ...
Pedestrian struck, killed by train in North Carolina
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a pedestrian was killed in a crash involving a train.
WRAL-TV reports that the crash took place in Durham. Durham police ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Drake has already been spotted wearing Zion Williamson’s high school jersey.
Let that be proof: Duke’s season is just starting, and the Blue Devils’ freshmen have already arrived.
Just three games into their college careers, the youngsters have made top-ranked ...
Williamson, No. 1 Duke rout Eastern Michigan 84-46
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson tossed up an alley-oop lob for RJ Barrett, and on the next trip downcourt, Barrett returned the favor by setting up a dunk for Williamson.
For these high-flying Blue Devils, that No. 1 ranking sure seems to fit.
Williamson scored 21 points, Barrett ...
Teen charged after man’s body found at construction site
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have charged a teenager in the death of a man whose body was found at a construction site.
Durham police said in a news release Tuesday 18-year-old Marquez Dashawn McMillan was arrested as police investigated a crash Monday in the parking ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says safety Dylan Singleton is out indefinitely with a broken left ankle.
Team spokesman Art Chase said Singleton had surgery Sunday to repair the injury suffered a day earlier in a 42-35 victory over ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke got something from Army that it didn’t against Kentucky: A test.
The fourth-ranked Blue Devils pulled away to beat the Black Knights 94-72 on Sunday behind 27 points and 16 rebounds from Zion Williamson.
Playing five days after
TOP 25 REWIND: No. 4 Duke set to climb after Kentucky romp
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Fourth-ranked Duke looked shockingly dominant in a practically flawless performance against a top-5 opponent to start the season.
The Blue Devils sure made a convincing argument to be considered the nation’s best team in the season’s first week: a
Duke holds off rival UNC 42-35 to keep Victory Bell
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Jones kept Duke moving to big yardage totals, while the Blue Devils’ defense provided help when the offense stumbled.
That has the Blue Devils keeping the Victory Bell after another rivalry win against North Carolina.
Jones accounted for a program-record ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc. (DOVA) on Thursday reported a loss of $19.5 million in its third quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Durham, North Carolina-based company said it had a loss of 69 cents.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Chimerix Inc. (CMRX) on Thursday reported a loss of $16.1 million in its third quarter.
The Durham, North Carolina-based company said it had a loss of 33 cents per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BCRX) on Tuesday reported a loss of $29.6 million in its third quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Durham, North Carolina-based company said it had a loss of 28 cents.
The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average ...
3 NCCU running backs over 100 yards in 52-12 victory
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Isaiah Totten and Tyquan Watson both ran for two touchdowns as three North Carolina Central running backs went over 100 yards in the Eagles’ 52-12 win over Edward Waters 52-12 on Saturday.
Totten rushed for 133 yards, Watson 109 and Mashion Powell added 101 and a ...
Warrant: Body of missing man was possibly fed to hogs
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A new search warrant application says the body of a missing North Carolina man may have been fed to hogs.
WRAL-TV reports 26-year-old Charleston ...
Judge to stop practice of shackling juveniles in courtroom
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county’s chief district court judge says he’ll stop having juveniles wear restraints in his courtroom, days after local news reports covered the practice.
The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun published a story last week on Durham County Judge Jim ...
Duke women’s PG Lambert to miss season after reinjuring knee
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says point guard Kyra Lambert will miss a second straight season with a knee injury.
Lambert announced the injury Monday, saying she reinjured her left knee and will have surgery next month to repair a meniscal tear and to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson watched from afar as Mike Krzyzewski repeatedly blended collections of NBA All-Stars into Olympic champions.
That’s why he says he and the latest crop of prized freshmen picked Duke. If that plan worked with the U.S. national team, it should work in ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say the only clean part of an intended drug deal at a North Carolina airport was the fact that the drugs in question were actually soap bars.
The News & Observer reports ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Starbucks locations in a North Carolina city will be the company’s first locations in the southeast to be “Safe Places” for LGBTQ people to wait for police if they’ve been harassed or the victim of a hate crime.
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Bryce Perkins did a little bit of everything to lead Virginia to another upset victory.
Perkins passed for 189 yards and a touchdown, and he rushed for 61 yards and two scores to help the Cavaliers beat Duke 28-14 on Saturday afternoon.
Virginia (5-2, 3-1 Atlantic ...
2 detention officers accused of assaulting jail inmate
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina say two detention officers have been accused of assaulting an inmate last month.
News outlets report the Durham County Sheriff’s Office said 25-year-old Joseph Harris is charged with misdemeanor assault, and 26-year-old Austin Taylor is ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A big victory gave Virginia confidence that it can win its Atlantic Coast Conference division. Duke feels the same way after earning an important victory on the road.
Two unlikely Coastal contenders meet Saturday when the Cavaliers visit the Blue Devils.
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
The News & Observer of Raleigh on the state Supreme Court election:
When you take a seat on the state Supreme Court, you aren’t simply a judge, you’re a justice. That title would be especially fitting for ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Cree Inc. (CREE) on Tuesday reported a loss of $11.1 million in its fiscal first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Durham, North Carolina-based company said it had a loss of 11 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 22 cents per ...
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One star-studded freshman class has left Duke for the NBA. Another has come in right behind them.
A national title once again is a realistic goal for the latest crop of blue-chip Blue Devils who seem to fit into neatly defined roles.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has a new president.
James Dean was officially installed as the 20th president of UNH on Friday.
Dean most recently served as executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He succeeds Mark ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke linebacker Koby Quansah is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his left foot.
Team spokesman Art Chase said Quansah had surgery Thursday to repair his fractured fifth metatarsal.
Quansah has 14 tackles in five games with nine coming in the opener against ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor has asked investigators to look into concerns about legal work performed by one of the legislature’s top leaders, but House Speaker Tim Moore says he has never mixed that work with his lawmaking duties.
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Caldwell scores on late drive, NCCU beats Howard 40-35
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Chauncey Caldwell capped a late drive with a touchdown plunge to give North Carolina Central a 40-35 victory over Howard on Saturday afternoon.
Howard’s Khalid Dorsey sprinted for a 19-yard touchdown to give Howard a 35-34 lead with 6:19 remaining in the ...
Willis leads Virginia Tech to 31-14 upset of No. 22 Duke
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Virginia Tech’s offense hummed right along with backup quarterback Ryan Willis. The defense barely resembled the leaky group that took the blame for a humiliating loss.
There wasn’t anything wrong with these Hokies that another trip to Duke couldn’t fix.
Stanley throws 4 TD passes; Florida A&M routs NCCU 55-14
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Stanley threw four touchdown passes in the first half as Florida A&M sprinted to an early lead and coasted to a 55-14 victory over North Carolina Central on Saturday.
Stanley threw for 254 yards on 13-of-18 passing with no interceptions. Chad Hunter hauled in ...
QB Jones back for No. 22 Duke after breaking collar bone
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Daniel Jones will start for No. 22 Duke against Virginia Tech, three weeks after breaking his collar bone.
Team officials on Saturday announced that Jones will start later that night for the Blue Devils (4-0)
No. 22 Duke looks to continue hot start against Hokies
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 22 Duke learned to not get caught up in a hot start. Virginia Tech hopes it picked up a valuable lesson from a humiliating loss.
The surging Blue Devils play host to the Hokies on Saturday night in a matchup that always figured to have one Top 25 team — but probably ...
Backup QBs take center stage when No. 22 Duke faces Hokies
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — This will be a battle of the backups.
When No. 22 Duke plays host to Virginia Tech on Saturday night, neither team will have its regular starting quarterback. That means the game might come down to which backup — Quentin Harris of Duke or Ryan Willis of the Hokies — has ...
Police: College student shot, killed by security officer
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina college student was shot and killed by a security officer who said the shooting was in self-defense.
Durham police said in a news release Monday its officers were sent to the apartment complex on Sept. 18 in response to a report of a gunshot ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is getting a rare second chance at being 4-0, and the Blue Devils plan to take advantage of it.
Quentin Harris passed for 202 yards and three touchdowns before leaving with an injury as Duke beat North Carolina Central 55-13 on Saturday.
Brittain Brown rushed ...
Duke hosts NC Central with Virginia Tech matchup looming
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is off to another fast start, on the verge of cracking the national rankings and with a huge home game looming next week.
Nothing would kill that buzz quite like a loss to North Carolina Central.
The Blue Devils (3-0) vow to keep the focus on their crosstown ...
Warrant: Man fell asleep, child shot herself with his gun
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man wanted for armed robbery was arrested when a 5-year-old child shot herself in the hand with his gun.
The Herald-Sun reports that 28-year-old ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has to replace perhaps its most irreplaceable player.
Quarterback Daniel Jones, who took virtually every meaningful snap for the Blue Devils (2-0) over the past two-plus seasons, is out indefinitely with a broken collar bone.
So now, starting with Saturday’s ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke quarterback Daniel Jones is out indefinitely with a broken collarbone and all-Atlantic Coast Conference cornerback Mark Gilbert is done for the season with a hip injury.
Team spokesman Art Chase said both players had surgeries Sunday.
Jones fractured his left ...
Ramadan leads NCCU to 51-14 win over St. Augustine’s
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Naiil Ramadan threw for 153 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as North Carolina Central eased to a 51-14 win over Division II St. Augustine’s on Saturday.
Ramadan finished with 15-of-28 passing for 169 yards and three scores. Sherman McLeod hauled in two of ...
Jones, Brown lead Duke past Army, 34-14, in opener
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Jones was a more efficient passer than Army’s quarterback — and that’s more impressive than it might seem.
Jones threw for one touchdown and rushed for another score, helping Duke open with a 34-14 victory over Army on Friday night.
Jones was 13 of 17 for ...
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — The protesters who brought down a Confederate statue at North Carolina’s flagship university acted with “a righteous show of people power” after university leaders refused to remove it, one of those accused in the demonstration said Thursday.
Raul Jimenez, who was ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke hopes the months spent preparing for Army’s triple-option offense will help the Blue Devils make up for their most recent loss.
The Black Knights visit Duke on Friday night in their season opener, nine months after Army’s 21-16 victory in West Point. The Blue ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating a North Carolina native who has worked for two current Supreme Court justices for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Trump announced Monday his choice of Allison Jones Rushing for the 15-member appeals court with jurisdiction ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University history professors have filed a formal request to remove the name of a benefactor who espoused white supremacist ideas from their department’s building.
John Martin, the chairman of Duke’s history department, said in an email Monday that his colleagues ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says someone wrote a racial slur on a sign at a campus building dedicated to black culture.
University President Vincent Price sent an email to students Saturday saying a “heinous racial epithet” was found and immediately covered on a sign at the Mary ...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says guard Alex O’Connell has had surgery to repair a broken bone in his face.
Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Friday that O’Connell had surgery Thursday on his fractured orbital bone and is expected back for the start of practice in September.