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County budget falls short of school system request

Durham County Manager Kimberly Sowell presented a recommended $955 million budget to county commissioners on Monday. And while the budget includes $201 million for Durham…

An end to the technicolor chaos near Central Park

Crowning an 83-foot tall apartment building near Durham Central Park are massive block letters that proclaim the complex’s name: ATLAS. Imagine the sun on steroids,…

Council shoots down ShotSpotter — again

In a contentious vote Monday night, the City Council voted against re-implementing ShotSpotter in Durham.  ShotSpotter, which uses acoustic sensors to detect gunshots and notify…