The Durham Herald: Your Community

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

GENBAND employees volunteer for ‘day of service’

More than 55 Raleigh and Durham employees of GENBAND spent May 30 volunteering in service projects around the region for nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank of Durham, Survivor Joe and Teaming for Technology.


Jun. 12, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Volunteers help in furnishing historic home

Volunteers carry a restored antique couch into the McCown-Mangum house in the West Point on the Eno park in Durham. The Orange Factory Quester Chapter was awarded a grant of $1,738 to use in their restoration work at the house. Quester members received the grant from North Carolina state president, Jan Richmond, during a fund-raiser luncheon at a member�s home where another $2,470 was raised. To date four valuable antiques have been restored and more work is being evaluated as part of their commitment to this Durham landmark. Questers is a not-for-profit International organization founded in 1944 to promote historical preservation and art conservation. It has hundreds of chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

DADH hosts annual golf tournament

The Durham Alumnae Delta House (DADH) Inc. hosted its annual golf tournament fundraiser on April 26 at the Crossing Golf Course on Highway 98 in Durham.  DADH Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization engages in cultural, educational and public service activities to support the Durham community.  


May. 31, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Roxboro Kiwanians hear talk on renewable energy

At the May 5 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station Restaurant, Gary Freeman, director of supply side resources for Duke Energy Progress, presented a program on developments in renewable energy.  He advise


May. 24, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Nadia Chase is ‘Miss Honeydoll 2013-2014’

Alpha Theta Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Alpha Theta Chapter of Durham hosted  their  Miss Honeydoll Pageant April 12. Edgar Murphy was the master of ceremony for the evening.   Barbara Simmons, Evelyn Waddell, and Ajia Covin served as program planners.


May. 24, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Lawyer gives bike safety presentation at school

Pearsontown Elementary School gymnasium was filled with more than 100 children for an after-school bicycle safety presentation on April 24th.

Ryan Connolly, a senior associate attorney at Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer, P.A., and an active cyclist and triathlete, was excited to share his passion about bicycle safety with the young students.


May. 17, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

McCardle wins DWC scholarship

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.


May. 10, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

Kiwanians donate to Crayons2Calculators

Rita Foley, left, presiden of the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club of Durham, presents a check for $500 to Julie Marshall, executive director of Crayons2Calculators at the May 5 meeting of the club. Marshall was the speaker at the meeting. The mission of Crayons2Calculators is to serve the educational and creative needs of the students in the Durham Public Schools by providing free school supplies to classroom teachers. Funds donated to Crayons2Calculators were from ticket sales generated from the club's annual Pancake Jamboree.

May. 10, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Durham youth wins Governor’s Medallion Award

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. 


May. 05, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Fraternities raising awareness about domestic violence

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.


May. 03, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Women in Construction host ‘Block Kids’ contest

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. 


Apr. 26, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Community participates in “Declaration for the Right to Libraries” signing ceremony

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. 


Apr. 26, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

Sister Cities hosts Japanese students for 2nd annual visit

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.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

Using the ‘power of play’ in schools

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.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Hagan presents widow of WWII, Korea vet with Bronze Star

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.