The Durham Herald: Your Community

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.

May. 17, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

McCardle wins DWC scholarship

Gabrielle McArdle, a senior at Cary Academy, is the recipient of the 2014 Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship, given by the Durham Woman’s Club. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is given each year to a Durham County senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university.

May. 10, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

Kiwanians donate to Crayons2Calculators

Rita Foley, left, presiden of the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club of Durham, presents a check for $500 to Julie Marshall, executive director of Crayons2Calculators at the May 5 meeting of the club. Marshall was the speaker at the meeting. The mission of Crayons2Calculators is to serve the educational and creative needs of the students in the Durham Public Schools by providing free school supplies to classroom teachers. Funds donated to Crayons2Calculators were from ticket sales generated from the club's annual Pancake Jamboree.

May. 10, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Durham youth wins Governor’s Medallion Award

Local nonprofits honored outstanding volunteers at the Volunteer Center’s annual Key Volunteer Recognition Luncheon April 29.

Eleven Key Award nominees from Durham County won the Governor’s Volunteer Service award.  The Governor’s Medallion Award recognizes the “top 20” volunteers in the state.  For the fourth year in a row, Durham County boasts a Governor’s Medallion winner. 

May. 05, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Fraternities raising awareness about domestic violence

Throughout April, fraternities in the Triangle area have been involved in a statewide initiative to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault called Fraternities4Family.