The Durham Herald: Your Community

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.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Parks and Rec wants to ‘DisABLE the Label’

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.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

Durham children study the U.S. Constitution with DAR

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.

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

Freudenberg volunteers at Durham Food Bank

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.

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Companies donate 39,000 pounds of protein to regional food bank

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.

Oct. 06, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

Dairy farmers focus on cow care, milk quality

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.

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 07:50 AM

Durham commissioner completes advanced leadership training

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.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Durham Lions Club awards scholarships

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. 

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 11:35 PM

Trinity Park Home Tour: 1011 Monmouth

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.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

100 candles: Josephine Meadows Howell

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.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Kids Klassic raises $90,000 for Duke Children’s Hospital

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.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Local home visiting programs provide fresh produce

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.