The Durham Herald: Your Community

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.”

Nov. 16, 2013 @ 05:43 PM

Kiwanians donate pancakes to Emily K Center

Receiving several of the 50 take-out boxes of Kiwanis Jamboree pancakes, sausage and milk at the Emily Krzyewski Center are (from left)Donell Moore, Durham Police Officer Nick Schneider and COO Lauren Gardner..The pancake dinners were distributed to the children who are enrolled in afternoon programs and activities at the Emily K Center. The takeout boxes were transported to the Emily K Center by Kiwanian Wendell Hull.. The annual Pancake Jamboree is a joint fundraiser conducted by the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club of Durham and the Friendly City Kiwanis Club of Durham Nov. 4-5, 2013 at the Downtown Durham Armory.. Proceeds from the event go to support community programs for children in Durham.

Nov. 16, 2013 @ 11:24 AM

Durham Senior Divas ‘N Dude bring back the gold

“You don’t stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing,” is the mantra the Durham Senior Divas ‘n Dude live by.

Nov. 16, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

NAWIC installs officers

The Durham Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) installed their officers and director for the 2013-2014 year on September 12 at the Millennium Hotel. Pictured are (from left) Dana Richardson, director; Kathryn Taylor, treasurer; Pam Hoppmann, recording secretary; Anne Taylor, vicep resident; and Teresa Maness, president. The Rose Ceremony was used with each officer receiving a red rose, the NAWIC symbol and a ribbon in the color symbolic to their position on the board. For more information about NAWIC, email

Nov. 16, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

Knock Knock: The Triangle’s Most Unusual Houses

How small of a house do you think you could live in? Think about it. Do you really need the study, and the spare room, and the guest room, and the den, and the media room, and the 3-car garage and the man cave?

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 10:53 PM

Social Services Today

Former Speaker of the U.S. House Tip O’Neill famously coined the phrase “All politics is local.”  We certainly saw the local impact the shutdown of the federal government could have here in Durham.

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 11:35 AM

Turning water into trees

As of this week there is an easy way for you to support planting more trees in Durham, and you should really consider doing it.

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 08:47 AM

Preservation Durham

The modest brick building at West Chapel Hill and Carroll streets has been a hub of community activity for nearly a decade.

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 07:48 AM

Durham Girl Scout Troop earns ‘Daisy’s Dozen’ elite status

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines designated Girl Scout Troop #49 as one of 12  inaugural Daisy’s Dozen Elite Troops for 2012-2013.

Nov. 02, 2013 @ 07:34 AM

Roxboro Kiwanis hear about Christian Help Center

Cynthia Crumpton, executive director of the Christian Help Center presented the program at the October 17 regular meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club.  She was introduced by District Court Judge Mark Galloway, who told the club that she formerly worked for the state in educational enhancement, and that she was a member of the initial board of Habitat for Humanity in Person County.

Nov. 02, 2013 @ 07:13 AM

Ebonettes Service Club awards scholarships

The Ebonettes  Service Club, Inc. of Durham awarded  the  2013  R. Marjorie Monroe Thorpe Scholarships  to five  Durham  high school seniors at its recent scholarship reception at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Nov. 02, 2013 @ 06:57 AM

Fifth annual Art Gala celebrates community

The Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation will host its fifth annual Art Gala Nov. 16 at the Henderson Country Club.

Oct. 31, 2013 @ 10:28 AM

Cancer awareness topic of program

The Durham Silhouettes of Durham Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity hosted a breast cancer awareness program Oct. 14 at the Kappas of Durham Community  Center.

Oct. 30, 2013 @ 10:45 PM

Making fitness a community affair

Boss Lady Enterprise, a startup nonprofit organization based in Durham, participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event at North Hills Mall in Raleigh Oct 5. Participating in this charity walk was a great way to make health and wellness a priority for family, friends, co-workers and the community. Plus, it was a great way to exercise and promote breast cancer awareness. Darlena Swann, CEO and founder of Boss Lady Enterprise, is an advocate for breast cancer prevention and research because she lost her mother who battled this disease in 1995.

Oct. 27, 2013 @ 11:36 AM

On the Aspen side of things

From October 6-8, I had the opportunity to join world leaders at the inaugural CityLab 2.0 in New York City. This summit was hosted by the Aspen Institute, Atlantic Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies.