The Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham has organized a series of re-enactments to mark the Civil War’s final surrender. Negotiations between Gen. William Sherman and Gen. Joseph Johnston take place this weekend.
The Triangle’s economic recovery is drawing real estate investors. And that infusion of money is raising the cost of land and housing, along with concerns that lower income residents will soon be unable to live near where they work, receive health care and have access to public transportation.
Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,500 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets.
A bipartisan group of legislators sponsored a bill this month that would raise the juvenile age to 18 for misdemeanor crimes. North Carolina and New York are the only states in the country that automatically charge 16-year-olds as adults.
An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.
Call it the most-disruptive development in the business since Starbucks Corp. began the coffee-shop boom in the late 1980s. The single-serve brewing machines popularized by Keurig Green Mountain Inc. are now used by more than one in four Americans and are altering the way coffee is consumed.