Durham News

Shootings drive Durham crime rate up

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.

Durham News: Opinion

When snow meets a salad spoon

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.

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