Derrick Lewis, CBS 17

Derrick Lewis

CBS 17

Durham, NC, United States

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Past articles by Derrick:

Hemp processing facility opens in Granville County

The company will take the hemp farmers grow and either process it for them, or simply buy it. → Read More

Duke, NC Central played secret basketball game 75 years ago during segregation era

The game started around 11 a.m. that Sunday while most people, including police officers, were at church. → Read More

'Ruthless' thieves swipe expensive parts from Durham's Boys and Girls Club buses

Thieves can make a quick $300 for each converter. → Read More

$160k home 'needle in haystack' Durham woman says of affordable housing

It's like next to impossible to find anything," she said. "It's like finding a needle in a haystack. → Read More

Fire breaks out at Chapel Hill shopping center prompting evacuation

Customers and employees of at least four businesses, including Whole Foods Market, in the Village Plaza shopping center, had to evacuate after a fire started on the roof of the building. → Read More

Durham DA's office has dismissed 50,000+ traffic cases in last 3 months

Charges such as driving while impaired or reckless driving are not eligible. → Read More

Durham police sound warning after group seen on camera checking car doors

I don't plan to leave my home," said one resident. "I plan to get them to stop doing the crime. → Read More

Woman accused of getting on Durham bus, hitting 9-year-old

Investigators tell CBS 17 this started with the two having a heated argument at a bus stop. → Read More

Police warn of scalpers, counterfeit tickets ahead of UNC-Duke game

CBS 17 checked on popular resale sites Ticketmaster, StubHub, and Vivid Seats. As of Tuesday, the cheapest tickets on the secondary market were just shy of $500. → Read More

Contractor charged after $21,000 in equipment goes missing from Durham business

The 30-year-old former employee admitted to taking a Dell workstation, but nothing else. → Read More

Changes to Durham County bail policy go into effect

A capital murder defendant can get arrested in Durham and walk the streets the next day. → Read More

Chapel Hill honors 9 men who helped start civil rights demonstrations

Four of the nine are still living today, 59 years later. → Read More

'Inmates to Entrepreneurs' program lets Durham man get his life, business on track

An attempted murder charge was dropped, but remained on his record. It made finding a job tough for Chuck Manning. → Read More

Durham inmate who died last year may have received drugs in jail, warrant says

Warrants show heroin and fentanyl made their way into the Durham County Jail. → Read More

Durham family torn apart by ICE arrest

Maria tells CBS 17 ICE officials were driving around the neighborhood looking for someone else when they detained husband as he was loading his car for work. → Read More

Parents upset Durham Catholic school closed Friday, canceled gay speaker

I'm disappointed that people who felt the need to say something did not ever approach the committee (and) that we were never consulted about their decision, said Kaaren Haldeman, who was on the committee that selected the speaker. → Read More

Durham Public Schools investigating reports of people being detained near schools

ICE told CBS 17 it is planning a news conference for Friday morning to discuss recent immigration efforts in the state. → Read More

Durham church leaders prepare prom for special needs people

The event is a prom for people with special needs. Everyone who attends will be crowned kings and queens. → Read More

Durham food stamp recipients worry about possible 2nd government shutdown

The department in Durham gets between 500 and 1,000 applications for food stamps per month. → Read More

Durham leaders discuss implementing ShotSpotter to track gunfire

“Young people should not be having that conversation about getting in the bathtub when gunfire breaks out," said one city council member. → Read More