Durham’s violent-crime rate for 2014 was up 15 percent from the year before, according to Police Chief Jose L. Lopez’s annual crime report, with 1,870 reported incidents of homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Homicides dropped to 22, compared to 30 in 2013.
By September, the city’s Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance office will have a “formal strategic plan” to revamp Durham’s program to ensure that minority- and women-owned firms get a fair shake in city contracting.
A hike in the city’s property-tax rate appeared more likely next year after the City Council heard that Durham needs to add 167 firefighters and police officers to its public-safety forces over the next five years.
What are you going to do when you get home from a long day at work and there’s a bulldozer tearing up the lot next door to erect a 120-foot cell phone tower without your ever having been notified and never having had an opportunity to voice your opinion about it?
The Durham Police Department’s Special Victims Unit (SVU), in partnership with End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), has launched the “Start By Believing” campaign to focus on better serving victims of sexual assault.
After serving in the Second World War, my father spent his next few years in the all but unpronounceable Schenectady, New York, where snow is just another word for winter. Up there, they don’t close schools ‘til the front door is blocked by a six-foot wall of white in the morning.
A recent N&O story about Duke University Libraries’ digitization of 106 short vanity films made by the late H. Lee Waters brought the Lexington photographer’s name to many who likely had never heard of him.
Julius Barnes scored 15 of his 28 points during the fourth quarter Tuesday night to help Garner claim a 73-61 victory over Northern Durham in the third round of the NCHSAA 4A boys’ basketball playoffs.