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.
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.