The Durham Herald: Your Community

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

Triangle Choral Exchange returns from Cuba tour

Thirty-nine singers from the Triangle Choral Exchange recently toured and performed in Cuba.


Jul. 05, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Area students compete in business case competition

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.

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

Durham County Library Summer Reader of the Week

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.

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

Roxboro Kiwanis presents checks, hears about economy

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.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

Faison receives honorary Masonic degree

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.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

Durham Rotary wraps up second year of reading program

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.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 07:50 AM

Frontier, Durham Bulls team up for food drive

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. 

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 08:03 AM

Couple attends Links celebration

Orange County residents and area philanthropists Tommy and Gail McNeill attended the Triangle Park Chapter of The Links' 30th anniversary celebration at Embassy Suites in Cary earlier this month. The couple said they enjoyed an elegant evening that included dinner, music and renewing old acquaintances.

Jun. 21, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Salvation Army marks ‘Donut Day’ at VA Hospital

The Salvation Army celebrated its 77th annual Donut Day June 6 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Durham.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

GENBAND employees volunteer for ‘day of service’

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.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Volunteers help in furnishing historic home

Volunteers carry a restored antique couch into the McCown-Mangum house in the West Point on the Eno park in Durham. The Orange Factory Quester Chapter was awarded a grant of $1,738 to use in their restoration work at the house. Quester members received the grant from North Carolina state president, Jan Richmond, during a fund-raiser luncheon at a member�s home where another $2,470 was raised. To date four valuable antiques have been restored and more work is being evaluated as part of their commitment to this Durham landmark. Questers is a not-for-profit International organization founded in 1944 to promote historical preservation and art conservation. It has hundreds of chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

DADH hosts annual golf tournament

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.  

May. 31, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Roxboro Kiwanians hear talk on renewable energy

At the May 5 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station Restaurant, Gary Freeman, director of supply side resources for Duke Energy Progress, presented a program on developments in renewable energy.  He advise

May. 24, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Nadia Chase is ‘Miss Honeydoll 2013-2014’

Alpha Theta Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Alpha Theta Chapter of Durham hosted  their  Miss Honeydoll Pageant April 12. Edgar Murphy was the master of ceremony for the evening.   Barbara Simmons, Evelyn Waddell, and Ajia Covin served as program planners.

May. 24, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Lawyer gives bike safety presentation at school

Pearsontown Elementary School gymnasium was filled with more than 100 children for an after-school bicycle safety presentation on April 24th.

Ryan Connolly, a senior associate attorney at Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer, P.A., and an active cyclist and triathlete, was excited to share his passion about bicycle safety with the young students.