Lila Brown's smooth classic rock rhythms and impeccable style drew a large crowd to the stage at the 20th annual Carrboro Music Festival on Sunday. Brown is a member of Secret Monkey Weekend, alongside her stepdad and sister. "My mom tells me that one of the most important parts of playing music with people is having fun," she said.
Named after best-selling mystery writer Agatha Christie, the infant is the first aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center in six years, and one of only 24 of her kind in the United States.
She was born on June 7, 2017.
A tribute to the four individuals lost in the Sept. 8 Duke Life Flight crash, featuring an address from Duke University Hospital President Kevin Sowers, a Sept. 20 flyover tribute at Duke Chapel, and notes from a memorial near the Life Flight helipad on the hospital roof.
A memorial service in Duke Chapel for pilot Jeff Burke, flight nurses Kris Harrison and Crystal Sollinger, and patient Mary Bartlett remembers the lives and contributions of the victims of the crash of a Duke Lifeflight helicopter Sept. 7, 2017.
Dozens of protesters gathered to kick off a national week of action against white supremacy, planned around the one month anniversary of Charlottesville, and coincidentally on a court date for several activists arrested in connection with the toppling of the Confederate monument. From the courthouse, they marched toward the site of the missing statue, and continued to Durham Central Park for a celebratory rally.
Video: Hear Dwayne Dixon, the Durham man charged with two misdemeanors for bringing a semi-automatic rifle to a rumored KKK rally downtown, explain his decision, the values driving it, and thoughts for moving forward. Dixon is a member of the Silver Valley Redneck Revolt, a leftist organization that promotes community self-defense in the struggle against racism, which protected counter-protesters in Charlottesville. He shared his reason for joining the organization during a community engagement meeting on Sunday, Sept. 3, at Motorco Music Hall.
Video: The Durham County Sheriff's Office arrested Dwayne Emil Dixon on Monday, Aug. 28, for two misdemeanors related to the display of his rifle during a counter-protest to a rumored KKK rally downtown on Friday Aug. 18.
Video: Firefighters Jason King and Bramwell Tong prepare to enter the Downtown Durham YMCA to test the air for contaminants. A police officer at the scene said the issue was a chlorine spill, affecting a combination of adults and children (35-40) were in the pool at the time of the reported leak in the disinfection system. Thirty-nine people were injured, including six children in serious condition.
The School for Conversion in Durham, N.C. has provided sanctuary for pastor Jose Chicas who is facing deportation since June 27 but it is technically illegal. The director of the school, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, could face up to five years in prison.
Video: Festival-goers talk about their connection to the river and the importance of conserving it on the first day of the 38th annual Festival for the Eno. This year, the festival's second day will be on Tuesday, July 4.