The Durham Herald: Your Community

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.

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Kiwanians donate books to Book Harvest.

Durham Kiwanis club members donated 347 books to Book Harvest ( on Feb. 27 after Ginger Young, the founder, gave a passionate presentation to the club. 

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 08:48 AM

DPFC bus tour highlights child-care centers

Durham’s Partnership for Children hosted its first Early Childhood Bus Tour of 2014 on Feb. 11th.

This event, sponsored by Mechanics and Farmers Bank, provided guests an opportunity to learn more about the partnership’s work throughout Durham and view the community through the lens of early childhood.

Mar. 01, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Lee earns Eagle Scout award

Michael Walter Lee, a sophomore at Jordan High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting.  He is the son of Mark and Jodie Lee. 

Feb. 22, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Teen Court saves money, helps teen, speaker tells Kiwanis

At the Jan. 20 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, local attorney Brent Groce spoke about the Teen Court program in Person County. 

Feb. 15, 2014 @ 08:59 AM

Bowen inducted into Hall of Fame

Grandmaster Jessie Bowen, a 10th degree black belt in karate, was named Ambassador of Goodwill to the Martial Arts by Action Martial Arts Magazine and was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame Jan. 25 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

‘Thanksgiving in Spring’ helps build community

Wow, time flies! It’s a new year for new beginnings and new partnerships.

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Durham Kappas attend Founders Day Celebration

Durham Kappas recently joined brothers from around the Triangle to celebrate Kappa Alpha Psi’s Triangle Area Founders Day Celebration.

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

Roxboro Development Group plans busy year

At the Jan. 13 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Abby Gentry, executive director of Roxboro Development Group, updated the club on the role of RDG and its activities.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in interior design and a masters degree in historic preservation from UNC-Greensboro.

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

Speaker addresses health disparities

Dr. Johnea Kelley delivered the 23rd Annual Education Lecture sponsored by the Central Carolina Black Nurses Council, Inc. at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill on  Dec. 7.

Jan. 15, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

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Theodore K. Touw turned 100 on January 15, 2014. Ted was born on Jan. 15, 1914, in Prospect Park Heights, NJ and grew up on a farm in South Dakota. As a young man Ted attained rank as commander in the U.S. Navy. Ted moved to this area to be close to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ted is a resident of Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center.