This is what happens when politics and ideology overrule common sense. In their zeal to "reform" the voting system in North Carolina, Republican lawmakers pushed through a change that has created confusion, more work and wasted money.
At its height, The American Tobacco Company was the largest cigarette producer in the world. After it closed up shop in Durham in 1987, the campus of historic buildings sat empty for many years before being brought back to life as one of the largest historic preservation projects in North Carolina’s history. The end result is a home-run of adaptive reuse architecture.
Many people, especially transplants from the Northeast, are surprised when I tell them that the South Durham Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays all year round. Although the shorter days and frequent frosts reduce the quantity and diversity of vegetables, even in February our farmers continue to bring fresh, local produce to the market. And, to showcase the winter harvest, we are hosting a Valentine’s Day farm-to-table dinner on Feb. 15 at the Refectory Café in Durham.
Employees from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park raised more than $100,000 in donations for the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The majority of these funds went to local charities.