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Durham County

8 now face charges in toppling of Confederate statue in Durham

Eight people have been charged in connection with the toppling of the Confederate statue in Durham on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

Crime

Jailed to Death

More than 150 inmates have died in North Carolina's county jails in the past five years, many of them suicides and a third of them after poor supervision by jailers. A News & Observer investigation uncovers deaths that were ignored and examines the impact of an influx of mentally-ill and drug-addicted inmates who could have been treated elsewhere.

Food & Drink

Good Eatin'

Good Eatin’, the News & Observer’s weekly visit to local eateries in North Carolina, will continue through Labor Day.

Education

Counted Out

North Carolina's public schools are failing to help thousands of low-income children who have shown they are smart enough to handle advanced work. An unprecedented analysis of seven years of state data shows that a far larger proportion of more affluent students are selected for gifted classes over their low-income peers with the same end-of-grade test scores.

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State Politics

In salaries, Cherry is on top

In January, 19 psychiatrists and supervisors at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro received pay raises ranging from 8 to nearly 20 percent, some totaling $40,000. The increases pushed salaries at Cherry well above pay for identical positions at the state's two other mental hospitals.

Videos

Visitors to Duke Chapel react to damage on a statue of Robert E. Lee

Video: Vandals struck the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee outside Duke Chapel on Duke University’s campus sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday Aug. 17, 2016.
Casey Toth ctoth@heraldsun.com
Visitors to Duke Chapel react to damage on a statue of Robert E. Lee 0:18

Visitors to Duke Chapel react to damage on a statue of Robert E. Lee

Hundreds gather at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church to stand with Charlottesville 2:06

Hundreds gather at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church to stand with Charlottesville

Should Confederate monuments stay or go? 1:57

Should Confederate monuments stay or go?

3 more activists facing charges turn themselves in, many gather to join them in support 1:22

3 more activists facing charges turn themselves in, many gather to join them in support