The Durham Herald: Your Community

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Rotary launches "100 Acts" campaign for centennial

The Durham Rotary Club has launched this year a "100 Acts" campaign to observe the club's centennial. Displaying a campaign logo on t-shirts that will be worn by Rotarians and other volunteers throughout the year are (from left) centennial chairman Don Stanger and committee heads Susan Ross, Brady Surles and Andy Esser.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

NIEHS employees help students WOW others

Employees from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park helped a group of students from Lowe’s Grove Middle School in Durham show off their newfound science skills to family, friends and visitors at the 2014 WOW! event.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

Little Free Library opens in Rougemont

This past August  the Rougemont Ruritan Club developed and opened a Little Free Library to serve the Rougemont community. 


Jan. 03, 2015 @ 12:43 PM

How trees bring people together

It was a friendly gathering of generations, families and faiths on Dec. 25. But the common ground was a desire to help the community by planting trees.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Cancer awareness group presents Kiwanis program.

At the Oct. 20 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station restaurant, Paula Marie Taylor, Brenda Hunt Moore and Louise Wright Oliver presented a program on the activities of the Paula Marie Taylor, Louise Wright Oliver and Brenda Hunt Moore (CCAG).  Taylor indicated that it was established in October 2011 as a nonprofit corporation and that its mission is to inspire and encourage those with a cancer diagnosis.  She displayed the logo of the organization, which is a multi-color ribbon around the neck of a butterfly. 


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Sister Cities presents awards for “promoting international understanding”

At its recent Annual Meeting/Awards Ceremony, Sister Cities of Durham presented five awards to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions in helping Durham citizens expand their understanding and awareness of Durham’s international connections.
This award is a partnership between Sister Cities of Durham and the Office of the Mayor of Durham.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Daughters of American Revolution honor veterans

The General Davie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Durham honored veterans and commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Nov. 8 at the Hope Valley Country Club. 


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Duke Campus Club celebrates centennial year

Duke Campus Club, the oldest organization on campus of women associated with Duke University, is 100 years old.  The club was founded in March 1914 by Mary Few, wife of then-president William Few of Trinity College (which became Duke University in the 1930s).


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Latino community, Duke celebrate Day of the Dead

Durham’s Latino Community and Duke University’s Spanish Language Program (SLP) celebrated the Day of the Dead at the university central campus on Oct. 31st. Latin American families living in the city, language instructors of Duke’s Spanish Program, and Duke undergraduates taking Spanish classes and engaged in social programs attended the event.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

Roxboro Kiwanis learns about United Way

At the Oct. 6 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station restaurant, Bill and Barb Arel, co-chairs of Person County United Way, spoke about its activities in the community.  Bill noted that he is also involved with Habitat for Humanity and that Barb is recently retired from Earl Bradsher Preschool, and that both of these organizations have been United Way grant recipients..


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 08:16 AM

Durham blood donors join Hall of Fame

American Red Cross blood donors Michael Zapata Jr. and William ‘Dan’ Dye have been inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame, sponsored by Fenwal,Inc. The Donation Hall of Fame recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

Durham Girl Scout earns highest honor

Kashauna Elaine Pointer of Durham has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Organizations link family to reliable transportation

On Oct. 19, Wheels4Hope placed a 2002 Toyota Camry with Tara Glasper at Westminster Presbyterian Church at the conclusion of the 11 a.m. service.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Mentoring — it's a game changer

Imagine reducing the high school dropout rate, eliminating the prison to school pipeline, doubling the graduation rate and improving math and reading scores throughout the country. The answer is very simple -- mentoring.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 10:32 AM

Physician assistant students, faculty, staff show ‘heart of service’

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.