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Danny Glover and other Hollywood stars honored and inspired by Durham's Hillside High Drama Department  WTVD-TV

Danny Glover, the actor famous for his movie roles in the "Lethal Weapon" franchise and as "Mister" in "The Color Purple," was honored by the Hillside Drama ...

'No dumb dancers:' Parents upset over letter sent to Hillside High students

Officials at Hillside High School in Durham are apologizing after a letter told students that "dumb dancers" would not be allowed to join a team that performs with ...

Hillside High School student charged with bringing gun, ammunition to school

A Hillside High School student has been accused of bringing a gun and ammunition on campus.

NCCU's Trei Oliver adds five new members to coaching staff including former head coach Brian Jenkins  HBCU Sports

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University's new head football coach Trei Oliver announced five members of his coaching staff on Monday (Jan.

Seniors at this Durham high school have $20M in college scholarships. How they did it.  The News & Observer

Hillside High School reports its seniors have amassed more than $20 million in scholarship offers this year, which is more than half of the amount reported by the ...

Hillside High drama team gets tips from an Oscar-nominee  WTVD-TV

The talented teenagers from Hillside High School's vaunted theater program arrived back in the Triangle on Thursday evening after a week in Hollywood, ...

1/12 Letters: This shutdown is doing more harm than good.  The News & Observer

The “wall” that Trump is demanding is costing the U.S. millions of dollars a day with the government shutdown. Millions of workers and families are performing ...

What a difference he’s made: Hillside High coach Grays posts 500th win, wants more  The Herald-Sun

Hillside High School girls' basketball coach Ovester Grays reaches career milestone with 500th coaching win.

Student charged with bringing gun to Hillside High School  Spectrum News

A 19-year-old Hillside High School has been charged with bringing a rifle and a high capacity magazine onto campus.

Hillside High’s IB Programme was created to attract white students. Is it working?  The Herald-Sun

The International Baccalaureate Programme at Hillside High School routinely sends students to the nation's top universities, so why aren't more families taking ...

Hillside High, 3 nearby Durham schools placed on ‘lockout’ after call to police  The Herald-Sun

For the second straight day, the Durham Public Schools Friday ordered schools on “lockout” in response to police activity near them. Hillside High School ...

The genius of Wendell Tabb and Hillside High School’s ‘The Color Purple’  The Herald-Sun

It would be easy, and justified, to affirm Hillside High School's “The Color Purple” as just another exemplary Broadway-quality musical. However, the ...

Cleveland dominates Hillside 36-6 to reach football program’s second-ever semifinal  The Herald-Sun

For the first time since their inaugural season of varsity football back in 2011, the Cleveland Rams are just two wins from a 3AA high school football ...

Closing soon: Your guide to buzzworthy exhibits at Triangle museums  The News & Observer

Here is a look at major exhibits at the N.C. Museum of Art, N.C. Museum of History and other museums in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

Durham native and Hillside High grad nominated for an Oscar  WTVD-TV

Back in the spring of 2007, Kevin Wilson Jr. Was graduating Durham's Hillside High School- armed with some raw talent and a big dream. 11 years later, he's a ...

Hillside claims 3A girls track & field title  HighSchoolOT

In a meet that saw five classification meet records trimmed down, the Hillside 4 x 400 meter relay team earned a win in the final relay of the night to edge ...

Cleveland runs past Hillside, advances to regional championship  HighSchoolOT

The Rams defeated Hillside 36-6 in the third round of the playoffs on Friday night.

Durham Educator Celebrates 30 Years At Hillside High School  WUNC

About half of the public school teachers in North Carolina have been in the classroom for less than 10 years. But then you have a high school teacher in Durham ...

Hillside alums, NCCU trio reunited in the Bull City  The Charlotte Observer

The saying goes, there's no place like home. No matter what route one might take, there is no place like home. Home, to Chauncey Caldwell, Daeshawn ...

Update: Hillside High student death ruled self-defense by police, DA. What happened?  The Herald-Sun

The death of 17-year-old Hillside High School student Jyireh Lamour Holeman earlier this month has been ruled self-defense, according to police.

Former Hillside RB transferring from Oregon before freshman season  HighSchoolOT

Former Hillside standout Jamal Elliott is transferring before ever taking the field at the University of Oregon.

ABC11 Game of the Week: Hillside holds off Jordan for 30-20 win  WTVD-TV

In the ABC11 Game of the Week, a Durham rivalry went Hillside's way as the Hornets beat Jordan, 30-20 on Friday night.

Late Hillside High principal remembered as athlete, educator, scholar  Durham Herald Sun

Former Hillside High School principal Richard Hicks was remembered this week as an outstanding athlete, educator and scholar who impacted the lives of ...

Former Hillside 4-star RB Jamal Elliott will play at NC Central this fall  HighSchoolOT

Jamal Elliott, a member of Hillside's Class of 2018 and a four-star running back, will be eligible to play at NC Central this fall.

Celebrated drama teacher sues Durham Public Schools  Durham Herald Sun

Celebrated Hillside High School drama teacher Wendell Tabb has sued the Durham Public Schools alleging racial discrimination around staffing in the school's ...

‘What’s Happening’ star ‘Raj’ to headline opening night at Hillside High  The Herald-Sun

Ernest Thomas, one of the stars of the 1970s-era sitcom “What's Happening,” will be honored by Hillside High School on Friday, Nov. 3, during the opening night ...

Hillside alumni association honors Hall of Fame inductees  The Herald-Sun

The National Alumni Association of Hillside High School (NAAHHS) held its 12th annual Cabaret/Hall of Fame (HOF) Inductions ceremonies Oct. 7 at the ...

Madzivanyika picks up first power five offer  HighSchoolOT

Hillside defensive end David Madzivanyika picked up his first offer from a power five school on Monday.

He wanted an acting career. He became a teacher. Still, he was honored at the Tony Awards.  News & Observer

Hillside High teacher Wendell Tabb has sent former students off to acting careers and received a slew of accolades including Durham Teacher of the Year.

Durham, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Student Walkout Protest  The News & Observer

Students walked out of class at schools across the Triangle on Wednesday morning, part of a nationwide call for gun control and safer schools since the ...

Durham teacher uses 'Hamilton' to teach history

A local teacher is using the musical hit "Hamilton" to teach students history.

A resurgence of tennis at Hillside High School  News & Observer

Hillside High boys' tennis coach Ike Barnes stopped by the office last week to discuss the future of the program. That began with a look at the past.

Former Hillside High School (N.C.) Resource Officer Facing Multiple Sex Charges  Campus Safety Magazine

The ex-school resource officer worked at two other Durham schools before being moved to Hillside High School in 2016.

Hurricane Florence: Durham, Chapel Hill-Carrboro announce school closings  The Herald-Sun

Hurricane Florence: Durham Public Schools will close early Thursday. County emergency management prepares shelters for storms in case of flooding, power ...

Two shot near Hillside High

Two people were shot Thursday morning a couple of blocks from Hillside High School in Durham, police said.

What the addition of Jamal Currie-Elliott means to North Carolina Central  The News & Observer

North Carolina Central interim head coach Granville Eastman got a gift wrapped four-star present in the form of running back Jamal Currie-Elliott this month.

Hillside’s Austin named top DPS assistant principal for 2017  Durham Herald Sun

Hillside High School's Jessica Austin has been named DPS 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year.

Hillside, Vance County to change conferences; Warren County moves to 1A  HighSchoolOT

The N.C. High School Athletic Association board of directors has made decisions about a number of appeals from schools to change classifications for the ...

Antonio King returns to coaching, hired at Cedar Ridge  HighSchoolOT

State champion football coach Antonio King is returning to the sidelines after being hired to lead the football program at Cedar Ridge High School.

Hillside High theater students back from dream trip to Cuba  WTVD-TV

These Hillside High School students are the elite eight who make up the One Voice Acting Troupe. They spent six days in Cuba as a part of an international ...

Durham police investigate shooting near Hillside High School  WTVD-TV

Durham police are investigating after shots were fired near Hillside High School on Wednesday afternoon.

Hillside High drama teacher recognized by the Tony Awards  Durham Herald Sun

Hillside High School drama teacher Wendell Tabb received an honorable mention for Excellence in Theatre Education from the Tony Awards and Carnegie ...

Durham NC's Hillside High School First To Open A Bank  WUNC

Financial literacy is a growing part of the K-through-12 curriculum across the state. But Hillside High School in Durham has taken the charge to the next.

Hillside High School student hit by vehicle, taken to hospital

A 14-year-old student from Hillside High School in Durham was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after being hit by an SUV near the school, Durham police ...

First African-American news anchor in the southeast dies at 81  WTVD-TV

Ervin Lee Hester Sr., the first African-American news anchor in the southeast, died Thursday morning at age 81. Hester, who was born in Durham and raised in ...

City of Durham will be well represented during Oscars, Grammy Awards

The Triangle will be well represented during this year's Grammy Awards and Oscar ceremony with local artists vying for honors in several categories at both ...

Duke student body: Where is Durham?  Duke Chronicle

I met many Duke students from schools like Durham Academy and North Carolina School of Science and Math, but few who graduated from the Durham Public ...

Durham native’s bid for an Oscar comes up short, but he made his hometown proud  The Herald-Sun

A Silent Child” won the Oscar for Live Action Short Film, defeating “My Nephew Emmett,” made by Durham native Kevin Wilson Jr.

Durham to consider landmark designation for the historic Whitted School  News & Observer

The Durham City Council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday before considering the adoption of an ordinance to designate the J.A. Whitted School as a local ...

Durham teacher charged with indecent liberties with student  WTVD-TV

A Johnston County man is accused of taking indecent liberties with a juvenile student while he was employed as a teacher at Durham's Hillside High School.

Durham public school custodians to get higher pay, benefits. What will it cost you?  The Herald-Sun

The Durham Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday, March 8 votes 7-0 to return the school district's custodial services in-house. They have been ...

Hillside four-star RB Jamal Elliott commits to Oregon  HighSchoolOT

Hillside four-star running back Jamal Elliott has committed the University of Oregon, the junior announced Sunday afternoon via Twitter.

Rising star left for freedom of charters. Now he's returned to Durham Public Schools  The News & Observer

Jason Jowers returns to Durham Public Schools after two years as head of school at Global Scholars Academy, a local charter. Jowers said family issues led to ...

Durham drumline contest pays tribute to Hillside High student  News & Observer

Hundreds turn out Saturday for the Mike Tilley Drumline Competition at Hillside High School, an annual event that aims to raise awareness of teen depression.

Durham superintendent warns parents against charter schools, resegregation  The News & Observer

Superintendent Pascal Mubenga said Durham parents should check charter school data to see if those schools are really the best option for their children.

Durham Public Schools | In-house custodians hired  Durham Herald Sun

Denise Wiggins, a custodial supervisor at Hillside High School employed by Premiere, a subcontractor of SSC *Service* Solutions, the outsourced cleaning ...

At N&O No. 13 Hillside, football season means ‘next man up’  News & Observer

Hillside is among that handful of high school football teams in North Carolina that never has a bare cupboard. The Hornets always have someone ready to step ...

Students Stage Walkout in Support of Classmates' Fathers Facing Deportation  The Independent Weekly

Students walked out of two Triangle high schools today protesting the potential deportation of their classmates' fathers. José and Darío Arroyo-Delgado came to ...

Ernie Barnes: Football player, artist exhibition at NC Museum of History  News & Observer

Durham native Ernie Barnes, known for the painting “The Sugar Shack” in the closing credits of “Good Times,” will have an exhibit of his works at the NC ...

Hillside High hits record graduation rate

In 2009, the school graduated just 52 percent of those who enrolled as freshmen. This past spring, the class of 2013 saw almost 84 percent graduate.

Hillside grad thanks teacher Wendell Tabb, Spike Lee for Oscar nomination  The News & Observer

My Nephew Emmett,” created by Kevin Wilson Jr., a filmmaker with Durham roots, is nominated for an Oscar for Live Action Short Film.

Antonio King steps down as Hillside’s football coach  News & Observer

Saying “it was time to try something else, somewhere else,” Antonio King announced Thursday that he was stepping down as football head coach at Hillside ...

When Martin Luther King Jr. came to Durham  The Herald-Sun

Durham celebrates the legacy of King with several events. King visited Durham several times in the 1950s and 60s.

SAT results a mixed bag. See how your local schools fared  The Herald-Sun

Firve Durham Public Schools high schools beating the state SAT average and five fall short of that number.

Michael Tilley Day at Hillside High  News & Observer

VIDEO: Marching bands from central North Carolina competed Saturday, April 16, 2016 in the 11th annual Michael Tilley Drumline Scholarship Celebration at ...

Harrison returns to Hillside as football coach  HighSchoolOT

Ray Harrison will return to the sidelines at Hillside this fall as the head football coach, confirmed late Tuesday.

Durham's Hillside High gets new principal

Two months after Hillside High School Principal Earl Pappy resigned for unknown reasons, the school has hired a new leader.

Chapel Hill students 'bummed' that low participation keeps Tigers sidelined  HighSchoolOT

Chapel Hill High School will not field a varsity football team this fall due to a lack of participation, according to a release from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

Durham Public Schools set for 3 consecutive days of high school graduations Monday, June 12  Durham Herald Sun

Three straight days of graduations for Durham Public Schools get underway Monday, June 12.

Durham school resource officer under investigation  WTVD-TV

A school resource officer who worked in two different Durham County high schools is under investigation and has been fired from his job.

Exhibition celebrates the artistic legacy of Durham native Ernie Barnes  WTVD-TV

He was a star on the football field. But it was his considerable skills off of the gridiron that earned the NFL's Ernie Barnes the nickname "Big Rembrandt," skills ...

'They're not going to stop:' Durham teachers lead NC education reform movement

At 8 a.m., teachers were loading buses at Hillside High School to head to downtown Raleigh to advocate for better school conditions and professional pay.

Hillside High student accused of bringing gun on campus

An 18-year-old Hillside High School student was arrested Monday after he brought a loaded .45-caliber pistol onto school grounds, according to the Durham ...

List of shelters in greater Triangle where you can stay during Hurricane Florence  The Herald-Sun

Here's a list of open shelters that are still available to Hurricane Florence evacuees in Wake, Johnston, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Franklin, Cumberland and ...

Hillside Hornets March Through History  WUNC

The Hillside High School Marching Hornets is one of the premier marching bands in the state. The Durham band hails from one of North Carolina's only.

Hurricane Florence: What we know Thursday, plus evacuations, shelters & predictions  WLOS

Click here to watch live. Monster storm Hurricane Florence is barreling closer to the coast of the Carolinas. Forecasters say wind speeds have dropped from a ...

July 31: Football season is officially underway  HighSchoolOT

Football season began on Monday across North Carolina and the coverage has poured in fast.

These young, black students are taking flight. Literally. All in the name of math?  The Herald-Sun

Friday, March 16, 2018 Airolina Young Aviators Program, founded by Capt. Warren Wheeler, a Durham NC native who established the first African-American ...

High school student dies in accident on US 70 in Durham  WTVD-TV

Witnesses say the car carrying a Hillside High School student flipped over after traveling at high speeds.

Think You Know How Much College Costs? This Game Has High Schoolers Thinking Twice  WUNC

Paying for college comes with a lot of choices, like choosing a meal plan. High school senior Jasir Haynes weighs his options about how much each plan will.

Big fight at Orange High School sets social media ablaze  The Herald-Sun

A big fight at Orange County High School lit up social media on Tuesday, Fe b. 20.

Durham teacher urges educators to challenge gender norms in class  News & Observer

Holly Jordan, an English teacher at Hillside High School in Durham, told attendees at a panel on how to support transgender students that schools should not be ...

African American Cultural Celebration to be held in January  WTVD-TV

The African American Cultural Celebration kick-off was held Thursday evening in Raleigh.

Durham to honor favorite son Rodney Rogers with own day tied to start of NBA season  The Herald-Sun

The Durham City Council will proclaim Tuesday, Oct. 17 “Rodney Rogers Day in Durham” at its 7 p.m. meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. The proclamation honors ...

4-star running back Elliott returns to Hillside  HighSchoolOT

Jamal Elliott, a four-star running back according to rankings on, will transfer back to Hillside High School in Durham, sources confirmed Thursday ...

Orange County's black students said no, walked out and marched. This weekend they remember  The Herald-Sun

The black and white students at Central High School and Orange High School were integrated in 1968 — 14 years after Brown vs. Board of Education. They will ...

He was the first black graduate of NC State. Now a campus building will bear his name.  The Herald-Sun

NC State is renaming a building to honor Irwin Holmes Jr., the first African-American graduate of the university.

Former Durham deputy convicted on student sex charge

A former Durham County deputy will spend at least six months in prison after being convicted Tuesday of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old student while he ...

Calendar of Events: Friday, Dec. 14-Thursday, Dec. 20  The Herald-Sun

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Where should your child go to school? Durham Magnet School Fair to offer some answers  The Herald-Sun

Parents can get a look at Durham Public Schools' magnet school programs during the district's annual Magnet School Fair, Saturday, Nov. 4.

Hillside High School prom 2015 (PHOTOS)

Photos from the Hillside High School prom showcase, held Thursday night at the high school before the prom at the Valley Regency in Clifton.

Holmes Hall Honors Groundbreaking Graduate, Athlete  NC State News

NC State's University College Commons will be renamed Holmes Hall for Irwin Holmes, NC State's 1st black graduate.

Durham Public Schools must tackle bias to bridge racial achievement gap, school admin says  Durham Herald Sun

White students in the Durham Public Schools outperformed their white peers on last year's state end-of-grade tests for students in grades 3-8. But on those same ...

Deputies to carry overdose-reversal drug in some Durham schools. Which ones are they?  The News & Observer

Sheriff's Office deputies will make naloxone kits available in some Durham public schools.

Durham Public Schools contract for custodial services raises concerns  The News & Observer

A new, six month contract that calls for Durham Public Schools to pay SSC *Service* Solutions a $10,000 a month "summer cleaning premium" raised questions at ...

Durham high school coach suspended after charges  WTVD-TV

A Durham coach has been suspended after getting arrested on embezzlement charges. Sylvia Latson is charged with identity theft and embezzlement.

Volleyball state playoff brackets set, first round starts Tuesday  HighSchoolOT

The N.C. High School Athletic Association has released the preliminary volleyball state playoff brackets for the 2018 season.

Durham, Wake teens ask for help as fathers in U.S. for 20 years face deportation  The Herald-Sun

Jose Delgado Arroyo, of Durham, and Dario Delgado Arroyo, have been detained by ICE officials. Families fear they are about to be deported despite a pending ...

Award-winning drama teacher claims discrimination in suit against Durham schools

A drama teacher has sued Durham Public Schools over alleged racial discrimination in staffing and unfair compensation.

Exclusive: Injured Orange High School football player speaks about recovery  WTVD-TV

Two months after suffering a traumatic head injury, Orange High School junior varsity football player Thys Oldenburg wants you to know he's pushing through his ...

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