The Durham Herald: Your Community

Jan. 11, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Law firm thanks community for donations to the troops

Thanks to the generosity of the Durham community, 18 boxes filled with 277 stockings were shipped December 5th to three military units overseas.  


Jan. 11, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Social Services Today

The holidays were brighter this year for hundreds of Durham County families thanks to some incredible community partnerships and commitment. 

Once again, the Volunteer Center of Durham coordinated a Thanksgiving Dinners Program and “Share Your Christmas” on behalf of the Durham County Department of Social Services.  These programs serve Durham County residents who are unable to provide for themselves and their families during the holidays.


Jan. 09, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

Ronald McDonald House, H.E.A.R.T.S. receive checks

Checks were presented to Jessica Maynard, director of operations at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Karl Kimball, director of the H.E.A.R.T.S Program at Hillandale Golf Course. These checks were from the proceeds of the 40th Durham Amateur Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Friendly North State Sertoma Club. The Ronald McDonald House received $2,500 and H.E.A.R.T.S received $1,500. In the picture are (from left) Joe Beavers, tournament director; Jessica Maynard; Tom Chandler, president of Friendly North State Sertoma; and Karl Kimball.

Jan. 04, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Rigsbee family holds reunion

The family descendants of two brothers, Everette and Milton Rigsbee, held their second family reunion Sept. 28 at the Pleasant Green Community Center in Durham. Attending were 123 family members of 12 brothers and four sisters.

Jan. 04, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Coldwell Banker Advantage aids ‘Toys 4 Tots’

Coldwell Banker Advantage in Durham collected an overwhelming number of toys for the Marine-based organization “Toys 4 Tots.” The “Toys 4 Tots” box in the brightly lit and decorated office was overflowing with gifts Dec. 13. “We were excited to help out the Marines and spread the word that we were a “Toys 4 Tots” drop off location,” says Becky Holt-Belk, a broker with the firm. “The firm can’t wait to double their gifts for next year’s drive! Participating were (from left) Holt-Belk, Anna Terry, Rudy Roberts, Haywood Davis, Willis Parker, Cindie Burns, Beth Ann Hunt and Cathy Lewis.

Jan. 04, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club Donates Funds to Croasdaile Village

Kiwanian Patty Gentry (right) presents a check for $1,000 to Heather March (left), campus administrator at Croasdaile Village at the conclusion of her and Rebecca Marion's (center) talk to the members of the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club of Durham, Dec. 3. Marion is healthcare administrator at Croasdaile Village. The two speakers described their in-house program titled "Alive Inside." A goal of the program is to provide music as a therapy to residents at Croasdaile Village who suffer from dementia. The funds donated by the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club will be used by Croasdaile Village administration to purchase at least 20 iPods with headsets for use by residents enrolled in the "Alive Inside" program.

Jan. 04, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

General Davie DAR in naturalization ceremony

Recently the General Davie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution participated in a naturalization ceremony at the Raleigh-Durham Field Office, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Dec. 28, 2013 @ 05:29 PM

Mapping the moon

 “Make precision maps of the moon.”  This was the daunting 1957 assignment given to Charles F. Campen, a Croasdaile Village resident today who then was director of the Lunar and Planetary Exploration Branch, Geophysics Research Directorate of the U. S. Air Force.


Dec. 28, 2013 @ 12:39 PM

Riverside’s Rapids perform for Woman’s Club

Durham Woman’s Club members were delighted by the Rapids Chorus from Riverside High School at their December meeting at the Hill House. The group of 30 students led by director Jill Boliek sang a collection of Christmas carols a cappella.


Dec. 28, 2013 @ 12:23 PM

Feeding the hungry for Thanksgiving

Throughout the year Maggie Singletary Lewis, owner of The Lather Lounge Hair Studio, and  Kazlo Lewis, owner of A Gentlemen’s Creation, are always looking to give back to the Durham community.  The Bull City runs deep in their hearts


Dec. 28, 2013 @ 11:47 AM

Reader photo

Durham resident Kent Fletcher photographed this lone sea gull swimming with a large gaggle of about 25 geese in a northern Durham lake. "This little gull was perfectly at ease with these much larger friends as he moved around the lake with them," Fletcher said.

Dec. 28, 2013 @ 11:33 AM

Roxboro Kiwanians learn about wastewater treatment

At the Dec. 2 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Crystal Shotwell,  pretreatment coordinator for the Roxboro wastewater treatment plant¸ spoke about the  facility.  A Person County native, she is a graduate of Roxboro Christian Academy and received an associate degree from Alamance Community College.


Dec. 28, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

"Mrs. Claus' visits Tobaccoland Kiwanis

Kiwanian Patty Gentry (center) introduced the Rev. Laurie Hays Coffman (left), chaplain at Croasdaile Village, as the speaker at the Dec.16 meeting of the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club of Durham. Coffman portrayed Mrs. Santa Claus, in costume, and presented a narrated story of the historical Saint Nicholas to the current Mr. Santa Claus. Gentry played the role of an outside person who asked questions about Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus' role and the meaning of Christmas. Coffman asked each club member, with commentary, what they would like as a gift for Christmas. The meeting concluded with Coffman leading the singing of Christmas carols. Pianist Marcy Davis (right), a Croasdaile Village resident, provided the music accompaniment for the singing.

Dec. 21, 2013 @ 10:38 PM

Bahama Ruritans celebrate Christmas, honor members

The Bahama Ruritan Club held its annual Christmas party at the Homestead Restaurant in Timberlake.

President Rick Whitaker presided over the installation of the 2014 officers for the club. Six new members were officially welcomed by long-time club member and historian Alton Mangum. 


Dec. 21, 2013 @ 10:28 PM

Tobaccoland Kiwanians staff Red Kettle

Twelve members of the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club of Durham staffed the Salvation Army's Red Kettle in front entrance of Sam's Club at South Square Dec .4. The Kiwanians worked in pairs for one-hour rotations through the six-hour community service project. Two of the club members were Bill Self (left)and Wendell Hull. This annual community project was coordinated by club member Patty Gentry.