More than 120 students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Duke Physician Assistant Program fanned out across the community on Oct. 4 for a Day of Service.
The PA volunteers worked at Habitat for Humanity, Keep Durham Beautiful, Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C., Diaper Bank of N.C., Urban Ministries and Ronald McDonald House, clocking 335 service hours.
Durham’s Parks and Recreation Department hosted the “DisABLE the Label” event Oct. 4 to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that takes place in October.
It is with patriotic intent that the General Davie Chapter in Durham of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23. This official national observance starts on Sept. 17, the day that many of our Founding Fathers signed the U. S. Constitution in 1787. It is also a day set aside by Congress for natural-born and naturalized citizens of the U. S. to celebrate their citizenship.
Freudenberg companies in North America participated in the first regional Service Day on Sept. 26. On that day, all Freudenberg locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico conducted a corporate service activity of their choice.
Smithfield and Murphy-Brown are partnering to help feed families throughout North Carolina by donating 39,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. This effort is part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes program.
Lynn Mann is similar in many ways to the members of the Bethesda Ruritan Club in Durham he spoke with on Sept. 25 – working hard and taking pride in providing a quality product to customers. But unlike the typical local business, Mann’s most important asset is cows and his product is milk. Mann and his family are dairy farmers.
Durham County Commissioner Wendy Jacobs completed the Advanced Leadership Corps (ALC) training class offered by the School of Government at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and the North Carolina League of Municipalities.
The Durham Lions Club has two programs through which they award scholarships to deserving Durham students, both of which were established through generous donations from club members.
When Home Tour participants last saw this house in 2010, it was in the midst of a major renovation. The 2014 visit will be quite different.
Built in 1923, the house was occupied by members of the family that built it until it was purchased by Gopal Sreenivasan and Jennifer Hawkins in late 2009.
The centennial birthday of Mrs. Josephine Meadows Howell was celebrated Aug. 2, at The Tally Ho Missionary Baptist Church in Stem, where she has been a lifelong member.
The 29th annual Jim Valvano Kids Klassic raised a grand total of $90,000 to benefit Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center’s division of pediatric hematology-oncology.
Cultia Shealey, mother of a 16-month-old toddler, commented that her son has loved getting fruits and vegetables from the home visiting program, Healthy Families Durham.
Boy Scout Troop 137, of St. Joseph A.M.E. Church, 2521 Fayetteville St., presented the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Evan Eaton, Matthew Foster and Myles Braswell-Sample on Aug. 9. During this ceremony, Troop 137 inducted Foster, Eaton and Braswell-Sample as Eagle Scouts 23, 24 and 25.
Emily Richards of Durham has completed an eight-week summer internship in Capitol Hill office of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).
At the July 10 meeting of the Rotary Club of Roxboro at The Gathering Place, Joe Dittmar gave a first-hand account of his experiences as he escaped from the 105th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center when the terrorist plane hit the building September 11, 2001.