Gabrielle McArdle, a senior at Cary Academy, is the recipient of the 2014 Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship, given by the Durham Woman’s Club. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is given each year to a Durham County senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university.
Local nonprofits honored outstanding volunteers at the Volunteer Center’s annual Key Volunteer Recognition Luncheon April 29.
Eleven Key Award nominees from Durham County won the Governor’s Volunteer Service award. The Governor’s Medallion Award recognizes the “top 20” volunteers in the state. For the fourth year in a row, Durham County boasts a Governor’s Medallion winner.
Throughout April, fraternities in the Triangle area have been involved in a statewide initiative to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault called Fraternities4Family.
The Durham Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) held its annual Block Kids Building Contest at E.K. Powe Elementary School in Durham on March 14.
Nineteen children participated from the first-grade class of Gina-Marie DiMeza.
The Friends of the North Carolina Central University James E. Shepard Memorial Library hosted a community signing ceremony for the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries” April 13.
Libraries nationwide are organizing declaration signings as part of Libraries Change Lives, an initiative of the American Library Association.
The Toyama City Committee of Sister Cities recently welcomed students from the College of Foreign Languages in Toyama, Japan, for a two-and-a-half-week study visit for their second annual visit to Durham.
The Toyama committee partnered with Durham Technical Community College in hosting the 20 students and two faculty members.
Playworks Executive Director Don Fowler was the guest speaker for the Kiwanis Club of Durham April 10.
Playworks places coaches in low-income elementary schools across the country, including 18 schools in Durham and Wake counties which run a full-day program centered on play.
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, last week presented 11 medals and awards, including the Bronze Star, to Wanda Moore, the widow of Army Corporal Donald “Buddy” Moore, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Karen Rimmer, lead adult Medicaid unit worker with the Person County Department of Social Services (DSS), spoke about the impact of the Medicaid program locally to the Roxboro Kiwanis Club on March 24
At the March 10 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Judy Batten with the Person County Partnership for Children received a contribution from the club for the local Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.