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Award-winning drama teacher’s lawsuit against the Durham school system moves forward  Raleigh News & Observer

Hillside High School drama teacher Wendell Tabb's discrimination lawsuit against the Durham Public Schools can move forward, a judge has ruled.



With a storied past and top seed, Hillside boys basketball hopes to live up to the legends that came before  HighSchoolOT

Other high schools are ring-chasing this time of the year, hoping at long last to win a state title. But at Hillside, there's another pursuit afoot: chasing history.



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  WRAL.com

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  WRAL.com

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



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 ...



'Durham Bull' | The Story Of Former Wake Forest Star Rodney Rogers  WFMYNews2.com

Former Wake Forest and NBA star Rodney Rogers recalls the dirt bike accident that left him paralyzed in 2008 and how love got him through a difficult time.



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, ...



Durham Public Schools investigating reports of people being detained near schools  CBS17.com

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - People living in Durham are asking mayor Steve Schewel and council members for help following reports of several ice arrests ...



More ICE arrests reported in Triangle, including outside a Durham HS  WTVD-TV

El Centro Hispano said it is working with three Durham families who have had members arrested by ICE, including one man who was arrested Thursday ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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

Durham Public Schools has ordered school lockouts two days in a row as schools are on heightened alert in large part due to Wednesday's deadly school ...



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 ...



‘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 ...



Durham teacher uses 'Hamilton' to teach history  WRAL.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



Two shot near Hillside High  WRAL.com

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Black History Month Events 2019  WTVD-TV

Black History Month events are being held across the Triangle.



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 ...



A life well lived: Herbert Eugene Tatum Jr. passes  Amsterdam News

Herbert Eugene Tatum Jr. was born May 28, 1928, in the Snow Hill Community, Sampson County, N.C., to the late Mittie Spell Tatum and Eugene Milton Tatum.



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 police investigate shooting near Hillside High School  WTVD-TV

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



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

Ervin Hester, the first African-American news anchor in the southeast, died Wednesday night at age 81.



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.



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 ...



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

Students in Durham Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and other local districts protested in the Wednesday, March 14, 2018 national school ...



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.



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.



Hillside High School student hit by vehicle, taken to hospital  WRAL.com

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 ...



Young artists take the spotlight in 'Durham's Finest' exhibit  Campus Echo Online

The N.C. Central University Art Museum kicked off the spring 2019 semester with the the annual "Durham's Finest" exhibit, showcasing the work of over 200 ...



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.



Gentrification in the South: What this Durham church is doing  The Herald

Outside downtown Durham, North Carolina, a historic African-American church, Mt. Vernon Baptist, fights the gentrification that gets closer.



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 ...



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 ...



Durham native Ernie Barnes’ paintings make the leap from the canvas onto the stage  The News & Observer

Durham native Ernie Barnes' paintings often feature movement and dancing, including his renowned work, “The Sugar Shack.” They are inspirations for dances ...



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

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



Here's what Durham parents, students need to know about May 16  The News & Observer

Durham schools will be closed on May 16 so teachers can go to Raleigh to advocate for public education, but some schools will open to feed needy students ...



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 ...



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.



New, upgraded doors coming to some Durham schools. It’s all about improving safety.  The Herald-Sun

New security entrances at several Durham schools will steer visitors to the main office before they are allowed access to the rest of the school. District leaders ...



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 High hits record graduation rate  WRAL.com

Durham, N.C. — William Logan, principal of Hillside High School, keeps a chart that shows the change in the school's graduation rate over the past eight years ...



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 student accused of bringing gun on campus  WRAL.com

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 ...



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

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 ...



Hillside girls soccer focuses on growth, drive and commitment  Durham Herald Sun

Hillside girls soccer coach Jokyra Scott said she knows building the Hornets' program into a winner may be a long-term project.



9 ways for families to mark Black History Month in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Wake Forest  WRAL.com

Black History Month officially kicked off in North Carolina a couple of weeks ago with the N.C. Museum of History's annual African American Cultural Festival.



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.



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 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.



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

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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- 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 ...



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

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



Harrison returns to Hillside as football coach  HighSchoolOT

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



FLORENCE: Shelters open for storm  Spectrum News

NORTH CAROLINA — As Florence lingers off the North Carolina coast, shelters across the state are opening for those evacuating. About 15,000 people are ...



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.



State title adds to makeover at Hillside High  WRAL.com

Hillside High has been known for poor student performance and school violence, but students say that Hillside's championship football team is a sign things are ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Holmes Hall Honors Groundbreaking Graduate, Athlete | News  NC State News

Irwin Holmes, NC State's first black graduate and the first varsity athlete to compete at an Atlantic Coast Conference school, will be honored for his perseverance ...



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.



Durham school board votes to cancel classes May 16  The News & Observer

The Durham school board voted Wednesday to close schools May 16 so teachers can rally for better pay and working conditions on the General Assembly's ...



4-star running back Elliott returns to Hillside  HighSchoolOT

Jamal Elliott, a four-star running back according to rankings on 247Sports.com, will transfer back to Hillside High School in Durham, sources confirmed Thursday ...



Hudgins, Barbara Lyon  Press of Atlantic City

Barbara Lyon Hudgins, 81 years young of Atlantic City, New Jersey, entered life's stage on April 15, 1937 as the last of eight children born to the late Leonard ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



Durham's Ernie Barnes legacy lives on in art & North Carolina  CBS17.com

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Ernie Barnes took the art world by storm, but now he's making his way back home. To honor what would have been his 80th birthday, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Cleveland looks to reload on offense in wake of departures of Ocean, others  HighSchoolOT

The Cleveland Rams have lost two key offensive contributors to transfer and three to graduation, but head coach Scott Riley is confident his team has young ...



Senior Night Is a Homegrown Doc About Basketball Players at Riverside High School  The Independent Weekly

Friday, May 18. Walltown Children's Theatre, Durham 8 p.m., $15–$25, www.walltownchildrenstheatre.org. If you missed Senior Night when it screened in the ...



Hans Lassiter named new principal at Statesville High  Statesville Record & Landmark

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education approved Hans Lassiter as the new principal for Statesville High School on Monday.



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