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.
Thirty-nine singers from the Triangle Choral Exchange recently toured and performed in Cuba.
High school students from the RTP region competed recently in the National Black MBA Association Inc. (NBMBAA) 13th Annual Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Business Case Competition. This annual competition offers a total scholarship pool of $30,000 for the top three teams.
Durham County Library’s week two Summer Reader is Tomanni Wilkins. Tomanni is 7 years old and attends Easley Elementary School. She visits the Main Library, and most recently she’s read “Koala and the Flower” by Mary Murphy. Tomanni wants to be a dancer when she grows up.
At the May 12 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station Restaurant, April Stone with Reading is Fundamental accepted a check from the club for $1,000. She indicated this would enable the purchase of three books per child for 170 children. Sarah Cox from Person High School was also presented with a check for $1,000 for the German Foreign Exchange program. She reminded the club that the program will have been affiliated with the same German school for 30 years in 2015. Jared Dennis, principal of Person High, accepted a $1,000 donation for support of the school’s annual awards banquet.
Bill Faison of Bill Faison Attorney, PLLC, was inducted into The Royal Order of Scotland, a Freemasonry honor society, on May 31 in Charlotte. The society is a centuries-old, worldwide organization that extends membership to Freemasons by invitation only.
A volunteer tutoring program created by The Durham Rotary Club to promote student literacy at Y.E. Smith Elementary School and Neal Middle School wrapped up its second school year with good results and plans for growth.
Donations of cash and more than 150 pounds of food provided enough food for 4,448 meals when Frontier Communications and the Durham Bulls teamed up recently to fight hunger with a food drive benefitting the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
The Salvation Army celebrated its 77th annual Donut Day June 6 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Durham.
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.
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.