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Top Durham news: DPS to roll out new online academy; farmers markets open in region; more

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By Hoodline - Published on June 24, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Durham.

Confederate monuments were meant to intimidate Blacks, historians say

Like the toppling of "Silent Sam" and a statue outside the old Durham County Courthouse in recent years, the removal of Confederate monuments from the State Capitol grounds over the weekend is part of a nationwide effort to promote equality and acceptance — two qualities the statues were historically meant to suppress.

Read the full story on WRAL TV.

Highway Patrol looking for 2 suspects after multi-county chase ends in Durham

A high-speed chase that started on Interstate 85 in Orange County ended at a Durham apartment complex. Authorities are now looking for two suspects.

Read the full story on ABC11 WTVD.

Durham Public Schools to roll out new online academy

The Durham Public School System is rolling out a new online academy for the upcoming school year. The plan for how DPS will hold in-person classes, if any, is still being ironed out as the city awaits the governor's next steps for reopening.

Read the full story on WRAL TV.

Enjoy a drive-in movie, food trucks in Durham

Food Truck Flix kicks off with two films at RTP Frontier in Durham this weekend.

Read the full story on WRAL Out & About.

Farmers markets open in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Carrboro

Farm fields are bursting with fresh produce, and most farmers markets across the region are open for business.

Read the full story on WRAL Go Ask Mom.


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