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.
Wow, time flies! It’s a new year for new beginnings and new partnerships.
Durham Kappas recently joined brothers from around the Triangle to celebrate Kappa Alpha Psi’s Triangle Area Founders Day Celebration.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to the generosity of the Durham community, 18 boxes filled with 277 stockings were shipped December 5th to three military units overseas.
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.
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.
“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.