The Durham Herald: Your Community

Dec. 28, 2013 @ 11:47 AM

Reader photo

Durham resident Kent Fletcher photographed this lone sea gull swimming with a large gaggle of about 25 geese in a northern Durham lake. "This little gull was perfectly at ease with these much larger friends as he moved around the lake with them," Fletcher said.

Dec. 28, 2013 @ 11:33 AM

Roxboro Kiwanians learn about wastewater treatment

At the Dec. 2 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Crystal Shotwell,  pretreatment coordinator for the Roxboro wastewater treatment plant¸ spoke about the  facility.  A Person County native, she is a graduate of Roxboro Christian Academy and received an associate degree from Alamance Community College.


Dec. 28, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

"Mrs. Claus' visits Tobaccoland Kiwanis

Kiwanian Patty Gentry (center) introduced the Rev. Laurie Hays Coffman (left), chaplain at Croasdaile Village, as the speaker at the Dec.16 meeting of the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club of Durham. Coffman portrayed Mrs. Santa Claus, in costume, and presented a narrated story of the historical Saint Nicholas to the current Mr. Santa Claus. Gentry played the role of an outside person who asked questions about Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus' role and the meaning of Christmas. Coffman asked each club member, with commentary, what they would like as a gift for Christmas. The meeting concluded with Coffman leading the singing of Christmas carols. Pianist Marcy Davis (right), a Croasdaile Village resident, provided the music accompaniment for the singing.

Dec. 21, 2013 @ 10:38 PM

Bahama Ruritans celebrate Christmas, honor members

The Bahama Ruritan Club held its annual Christmas party at the Homestead Restaurant in Timberlake.

President Rick Whitaker presided over the installation of the 2014 officers for the club. Six new members were officially welcomed by long-time club member and historian Alton Mangum. 


Dec. 21, 2013 @ 10:28 PM

Tobaccoland Kiwanians staff Red Kettle

Twelve members of the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club of Durham staffed the Salvation Army's Red Kettle in front entrance of Sam's Club at South Square Dec .4. The Kiwanians worked in pairs for one-hour rotations through the six-hour community service project. Two of the club members were Bill Self (left)and Wendell Hull. This annual community project was coordinated by club member Patty Gentry.

Dec. 21, 2013 @ 04:35 PM

Extension and Community Association: A century of service

Counties across the state owe much of their success today to the women who participated in Extension “Home Demonstration Club work.”


Dec. 14, 2013 @ 09:35 AM

Nine innovative nonprofits receive $40,000 GSK IMPACT Awards

GSK and Triangle Community Foundation recentgly announced the GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s Research Triangle Park facility. Nine local nonprofits earned $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Triangle region.


Dec. 07, 2013 @ 10:28 AM

Merrick-Moore School class of 1968 celebrates 45th

Thanksgiving Day weekend, the 1968 high school graduating class of Merrick-Moore School culminated a memorable 45th-year celebration that swept well beyond the usual hugs and tears of joy.  It was a gathering of fine, age-old friendship.


Dec. 07, 2013 @ 09:59 AM

Wish you were here

Shown above are four Durham golfers taking a five-day break at St. Simons and Jekyll Islands in south Georgia. Obviously they didn't play golf all the time, as a local restaurant is prominent in the background. The golfer are (from left) Bob Ross, Clay Jones, Bob Peek and Johnie Joyce.

Nov. 30, 2013 @ 02:55 PM

Daylily Garden Club is 40

The Daylily Garden Club is celebrating its 40th year. It began with 10 charter members and now its membership totals 36. The Club has been involved in conservation projects as well as beautification projects. Some that benefited from the Club's involvement are Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Good Samaritan Inn, Habitat for Humanity and the Durham Public Schools Club members pictured are are (front row, from left) Beth Maxwell, Marcia Loudon (president of Durham Council of Garden Clubs), Michele Smith, Elaine Westbrook, Vicki Atwater, Sherry Stubbs, Cindy Lowe, Judy Woody, Barbara Eisenstein, Rhonda Pollard (president of Daylily Garden Club), Nancy Roberts and Ruth Yarbrough; (back row, fom left)Betty Ann Guidry, Wendy Smith, Jane Hogan, Linda Hester, Brenda Pollard, Lauren Odere, Bonna Robbins and Beverly Barker.

Nov. 27, 2013 @ 12:26 AM

Keep it neat…no leaves and grass in the street

You’re probably thinking, why keep leaves and grass clippings off the street? The answer is simple. It’s very bad for our water quality and can create hazardous street conditions. Leaves and grass clippings clog storm drains, causing flooding during storms both in the streets and in our waterways.


Nov. 26, 2013 @ 03:30 PM

Roxboro Kiwanis hear legion’s history, activities

At the Nov. 11 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Reginald  Horton presented a program on the activities of the American Legion, locally and around the country.  


Nov. 23, 2013 @ 10:12 AM

A new Thanksgiving tradition

November has arrived and with it our thoughts turn toward turkey and cooler temperatures. But did you know that Thanksgiving is also a perfect time to show a little appreciation for our planet by recycling?


Nov. 23, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

Blending startups and neighborhoods

Nov. 15, I felt the adrenalin rush as I walked into UNC-Chapel Hill’s student union for the annual Triangle Startup Weekend (TWS). Excitement, passion and possibility filled the air as students, professionals, techies and non-techies converged for a 54-hour startup boot camp.


Nov. 19, 2013 @ 11:50 AM

Butner celebrates Veterans Day

The Town of Butner held its Veterans Day service Nov.11 at the Soldiers Memorial Sports Arena to “honor all who served in our nation’s  armed forces.”