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Evening activities canceled at NCCU

Posted September 24, 2009

— North Carolina Central University officials canceled all afternoon and evening classes and on-campus activities Thursday. 

The university sent employees home at 1:30 p.m. after a fire at the construction site for the Latham Parking Deck, on the northeast corner of Lincoln and Lawson streets, knocked out power to much of the campus.

Duke Energy crews restored power just before 4 p.m., but the air conditioning remained off in several buildings, officials said.

Classes and campus activities were expected to resume as normal Friday morning.

A Duke Energy spokeswoman said the utility dealt with an additional outage near Durham Regional Hospital where a branch fell on a power line. More than 800 customers in that part of town were without power for less than an hour during the afternoon, spokeswoman Shirley Moore said. 


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  • Lars Marson Sep 24, 2009

    I think the Blue Devil Mascot had something to do with this..haha..just like when State/UNC play the week before the game the ram always ends up getting shot at or something.. Glad no one was hurt.

  • Waterrox Sep 24, 2009

    More than meets the eye.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 24, 2009

    Duke Football Players did this to ruffle the feathers of the NCCU Eagles before their football game tomorrow.