• News

    1st Amendment in Question: The Durham Notification Rule

    Following a summer of frequent and rowdy protests in Durham, notably the purported Ku Klux Klan march and a mob’s destruction of a Confederate statue, Durham County is now considering a policy change which would require protestors to notify the county 48 hours prior to a protest on county property if more than 50 individuals are expected to participate. If protesters failed to notify the county, they would be liable to be prosecuted as trespassers.   Many, including some on the Durham County Board of Commissioners, have expressed significant doubt surrounding the integrity of the policy change. They argue that it may stand as a repression of the right to…

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    Department stores fall short due to growing e-commerce

    By: Kayla Merriweather A lackluster 2016 holiday sales season combined with the rise of e-commerce spells doom for many department stores in 2017. Macy’s employees across the nation are holding their breath, as the chain plans to close 68 store locations, eliminating more than 10,000 jobs. The Macy’s at Northgate Mall in Durham is one of two North Carolina stores that will close this year. The store, which opened in 1994, has 72 employees, according to the company. The other closure is at Carolina Place in Pineville, near Charlotte. The closing stores all began a final clearance sale that began Jan. 9, and it will run from eight to 12…

  • Features

    Durham Central Park food truck rodeo

    By: Maggie Sperry On October 30, 2016 the Durham Central Park held a Halloween themed food truck rodeo with over 50 food trucks and venues. It featured many different food trucks, with many different types of food and caterers. They had foods like fresh crêpe dishes and mac and cheese. Along with live music from The Swang Brother’s. The food truck rodeo is a family friendly space that welcomes everyone. The park was vibrant and full of energy. The multiple food trucks brought different smells and colors throughout the park and many different people interacted and enjoyed the atmosphere. The music by The Swang Brothers could be heard throughout the…

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    Donut and biscuit shop on the RISE

    By Ceci Creissen, Julia Long If you live in Chapel Hill, chances are when you think of donuts, you think of Krispy Kreme, and when you think biscuits, you think of Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen. Think again, Chapel Hillians—there’s a bakery in town that combines the best of both worlds. Rise is a donut and biscuit bakery that was founded in 2012 in Durham by Tom Ferguson, and has recently grown to an additional location in Morrisville with upcoming franchises in Carrboro, Durham, and Raleigh. Before starting the business, Ferguson traveled across the country, tasting and learning how to make the best donuts and biscuits. Darryl Fuller; the manager of the…

  • Archived,  Opinions

    Light rail to improve America’s declining infrastructure

    Due to the U.S.’s vast size, in which there’s sometimes no city for 100s of miles, it admittedly doesn’t make sense for there to be high speed trains. In America, as opposed to the rest of the world, it’s more convenient for citizens to take a plane instead of a train. In Europe, taking a train for a daily commute or vacation in another European country is convenient because of the high volume of train stations. However, in the U.S., many cities and towns do not have enough stations or density to make trains advantageous. Furthermore, the speed of many American trains, or lack thereof, further dissuade people from choosing…