The Durham Herald: Your Community

May. 03, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Women in Construction host ‘Block Kids’ contest

The Durham Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) held its annual Block Kids Building Contest at E.K. Powe Elementary School in Durham on March 14.

Nineteen children participated from the first-grade class of Gina-Marie DiMeza. 

Apr. 26, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Community participates in “Declaration for the Right to Libraries” signing ceremony

The Friends of the North Carolina Central University James E. Shepard Memorial Library hosted a community signing ceremony for the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries” April 13.

Libraries nationwide are organizing declaration signings as part of Libraries Change Lives, an initiative of the American Library Association. 

Apr. 26, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

Sister Cities hosts Japanese students for 2nd annual visit

The Toyama City Committee of Sister Cities recently welcomed students from the College of Foreign Languages in Toyama, Japan, for a two-and-a-half-week study visit for their second annual visit to Durham.

The Toyama committee partnered with Durham Technical Community College in hosting the 20 students and two faculty members.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

Using the ‘power of play’ in schools

Playworks Executive Director Don Fowler was the guest speaker for the Kiwanis Club of Durham April 10.  

Playworks places coaches in low-income elementary schools across the country, including 18 schools in Durham and Wake counties which run a full-day program centered on play.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Hagan presents widow of WWII, Korea vet with Bronze Star

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, last week presented 11 medals and awards, including the Bronze Star, to Wanda Moore, the widow of Army Corporal Donald “Buddy” Moore, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

Official explains Medicaid to Kiwanians

Karen Rimmer, lead adult Medicaid unit worker with the Person County Department of Social Services (DSS), spoke about the impact of the Medicaid program locally to the Roxboro Kiwanis Club on March 24

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

LaSertomans celebrate Black History Month

The James E. Shepard LaSertoma Club celebrated Black History Month in March due to inclement weather in February. They also celebrated Diabetes Month in March. Pictured are (front) Eddye Whitney; (second row, from left) Deborah Hilliard, president; Vivian Crump, secretary and chaplain; Selena Hunter, photographer; Phelena Hughes; Edna Becton, past international president; (back row, from left), Asia Whitney, vice president; and Patricia Worley.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 08:54 AM

Kiwanis donation to buy books for children

At the March 10 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Judy Batten with the Person County Partnership for Children received a contribution from the club for the local Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Sertoma Club gives DPS $2,500

On March 19, the Bull Durham Sertoma Club presented a charitable donation of $2,500 to the DPS Exceptional Children Program's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. The donation took place at Bella's Cuisine Restaurant. Pictured during the presentation are (from left) club President Johnnie Partin, lead teacher Denise Nelson and DHH teacher Glenda Dinyari.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

Habitat accepting applications

Margare Allen and her great-grandson Tavion recently bought and moved into their Habitat home in Durham. Tavion, 6, proudly showed his friend Tavner Little his home, saying, "I love my new bedroom. It's got a blue wall and my windows open". Margare is very glad that Tavion has a quiet, safe place to do his homework. Durham Habitat is now accepting applications for homeownership. Qualified applicants will be Durham residents with a need for affordable housing, a willingness to earn a minimum of 250 hours of sweat equity building their home, and an ability to make their Habitat mortgage payments, typically around $550 per month. For more information, go to and click Apply, or call Durham Habitat at 919-682-0516.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

Wish You Were Here

Shown above from left sailing down the Mekong River in South Viet Nam are Brenda Caldwell, Irene Nichols, Parthenia Majors, Vivian Reed, Denise Washington, Hazel Bynum and Frances Dancy. The ladies enjoyed 16 days touring Saigon, Vung Tau, DaNang, and Hanoi, the former capital of North Vietnam. They ended their tour relaxing at a famous beach resort in Phuket, Thailand, shopping and enjoying entertainment in Bangkok, Thailand, before returning home to the Triangle area.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Roxboro Kiwanians hear about social services

At the Feb, 17  meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Director John Hill reminded the club of the April 4 Cyclysm bike ride to benefit the United Way and the June Mud Run sponsored by Parks and Rec as possible service projects which the club could support.

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Boy Scout troop celebrating 60th birthday

Boy Scout Troop 412 was established in March 1954 when a meeting was called by the chairman of the Christian Education Committee of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church for the purpose of organizing a Boy Scout troop. About 25 people attended, including a district scout executive who explained the procedure for forming a troop with the church as its sponsor.

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Trail running group raises $50,000 for local park

The TrailHeads, a group of trail running and outdoor enthusiasts, love playing in the woods. They also are dedicated to introducing others to the joys of the trails, and to helping create and protect natural spaces for public use.