Eight tickets from Saturday’s Powerball drawing matched the five winning numbers, including one sold in South Carolina and one in North Carolina, for a prize of $1 million. The jackpot now climbs to $750 million.
Officials said 24 students and one adult got sick at an NC elementary school due to fruit-flavored liquid not mixed with water, hot-and-spicy flavor chips, sympathetic vomiting and poor hygiene among the causes.
An early morning house fire led to the death of a 73-year-old Durham man. Around 1 a.m. Saturday, Durham firefighters were called to a blaze at 1205 West Horseshoe Road, near Highway 70 in eastern Durham County.
A new bill sponsored by some North Carolina Republican lawmakers would eliminate and/or replace some state-mandated exams and require school districts to reduce the number of tests they give. Complaints about overtesting have been rising.
Durham is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a city, and named 150 late Durhamites to honor. Here’s the short list of 29. Some names you know, like James E. Shepard and Pauli Murray, and some you may not.