Crews maneuvering through Durham explosion debris after coffee shop owner killed, 17 injured

Crews maneuvering through Durham explosion debris after coffee shop owner killed, 17 injured

At least one person died and 17 people were injured after a gas explosion shook downtown Durham and destroyed buildings on Wednesday. The city of Durham said contractors were drilling and struck a 2-inch natural gas line before the explosion.
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Weekend best bets: Festivals, food trucks and Durham Bulls opener

It’s a weekend of festivals across the Triangle, with spring celebrations, outdoor markets. craft beer and food trucks in Durham, Raleigh and Cary. Durham will also celebrate its 150th birthday and the first Durham Bulls game of the season as it recovers from Wednesday’s deadly explosion and fire neSee Original Article

Crews maneuvering through Durham explosion debris after coffee shop owner killed, 25 hurt

At least one person died and 25 people were injured, including nine firefighters, after a gas explosion shook downtown Durham and destroyed buildings on Wednesday.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg becomes 8th school system to close for May 1 teacher rally

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on Thursday became the eighth school district in the state to announce it is closing for the May 1 teacher rally in Raleigh. Wake County public schools, the state’s largest school district, made the same announcement Wednesday afternoon.
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Durham Bulls host home opener Thursday night

The Durham Bulls will take the field for their home opener Thursday night against the Columbus Clippers.
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Bus drivers, cafeteria workers, retirees, other school staff asked to join May 1 teacher rally

Bus drivers, cafeteria workers, retirees and other school support staff are being asked to join the May 1 teacher rally in Raleigh. Red4EdNC, a nonprofit organization made up of teachers from across the state, posted on its website that, “with every stakeholder group involved, we could be 50,000+ stSee Original Article

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