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Crime

Duke campus police say cabbie who touched student is giving rides again

Duke University police have posted a warning that a man who was convicted of misdemeanor assault on a female student who said he touched her in his taxi in 2015 has been seen transporting people on and around the Durham, NC, campus even though he is not allowed to operate a cab again until next month and is barred from Duke.

Durham News

Durham school board backs teacher housing plan

The Durham Public Schools Board of Education recently gave a big thumbs up to a State Employees’ Credit Union proposal to build housing for teachers on the former Lowe’s Grove Elementary School site in southern Durham near Research Triangle Park.

Business

Durham’s new Popeyes restaurant is so busy, it’s slowing traffic on Guess Road

People are so excited about Durham's first Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, they have been willing to wait in long lines to get some of the restaurant’s food. The restaurant on Guess Road near Interstate 85 opened last week, and its drawn such a crowd its turned the major thoroughfare into a parking lot. The traffic was so snarled that the city issued a traffic advisory and the owner had to hire someone to direct traffic, according to television station WRAL.

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Neighbors opposed Publix development in northern Durham

Keith LePage, who lives in the Lockhaven Hills neighborhood off Latta Road, explains why he is opposed to the Publix-anchored shopping center and residential development on the corner of Guess and Latta roads. Supporters say they welcome more grocery store choices and retail options in northern Durham. Opponents, like LePage, say they are concerned about the commercial shopping center upending the residential area.
Neighbors opposed Publix development in northern Durham 1:22

Neighbors opposed Publix development in northern Durham

Two Durham cops, deputy injured in motorcycle wreck 1:15

Two Durham cops, deputy injured in motorcycle wreck

Durham CAN pushes for affordable housing project downtown 1:02

Durham CAN pushes for affordable housing project downtown

Emerald City owner says club is safe, invites concerned neighbors to visit 3:00

Emerald City owner says club is safe, invites concerned neighbors to visit