The Durham Herald: Your Community

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.

Jan. 15, 2014 @ 09:58 PM

Old Farm, River Forest hold gala

On Dec. 7, 2013, the Old Farm and River Forest communities of Northern Durham hosted a classy “Holiday Gala” at the Millennium Hotel. Guests and friends enjoyed a delicious plated meal of roasted Atlantic salmon, grilled rosemary chicken or a vegetarian entrée.


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.