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BOOK: The greatest rivalry in college basketball
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Blue Divide: Duke, North Carolina, and the Battle on Tobacco Road By Johnny Moore and Art Chansky Foreword by Jay Bilas Triumph Books, $28.95 HC With only 10 miles between the two and nearly 250 meetings on the hardwood, North Carolina and Duke have formed one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. UNC alum and best-selling author Chansky teamed
 
Durham native begins world tour
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
DURHAM – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bass player Chip Shearin presents The Avengers featuring Grammy-winning Ethan Farmer, multi-Grammy nominee sax man Marion Meadows and Davy Nathan crushing the keys. Fans of jazz that rocks are in for a treat when the sun goes down Nov. 1. Shearin and The Avengers take to the stage at Motorco Music Hall in
 
Underhill’s No Child explores human relationships
Monday, October 20, 2014
RALEIGH – No Child is the latest film from Raleigh-based producer, director and screenwriter Rob Underhill, a moving story about the power of human relationships in facilitating personal change. Framed within the context of a young boy’s efforts to pass a test required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Underhill’s film is yet
 
Car review: Volkswagen 2015 lineup
Saturday, October 18, 2014
MIDDLEBURG, Va. – We came here to get a look at Volkswagen’s offerings for the 2015 model year. Normally during these full-line previews, there are a few tweaks here and some burnishing there. But VW did have a triad of new stuff that will help its presence in the U.S. market. The German automaker has come a long way from the days when its
 
Viola Davis opens up at women’s luncheon
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Viola Davis told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in “abject poverty,” stealing and crawling through maggot-filled garbage bins to get food. “I sacrificed a childhood for food,” she said, “and grew up in immense
 
Film Review: Dear White People
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
“Dear white people: The minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised…to two.” Biting satire abounds in this witty, edgy ode to racism in the age of Obama. In his debut feature film, writer/director Justin Simien’s perceptive observances take no prisoners. It’s a black thang. Time to
 
'Rodney King' is a must see
Thursday, September 4, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – “This is for you, Rodney,” was a phrase looters and rioters used after the acquittals of Los Angeles police officers involved in the beating Rodney King within an inch of his life. It is also a phrase that can be used to describe a play that is the perfectly simple tribute to King’s life. PlayMakers Repertory Company
 
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Blue Cross reveals 2015 health insurance rates

RALEIGH – North Carolina's largest health insurer says rates will rise by more than 13

Fall season winding down

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Triangle HBCU teams try to rebound

Winston-Salem State won its 28th straight conference game last weekend and is ranked No. 15 in