At a school board meeting yesterday, the Durham Public Schools Board of Education adopted its budget request for the 2013-14 school year. The Durham County Board of Commissioners will now review this request and determine the county appropriation that, along with state and federal funding, enables us to operate our schools and teach our children.
The first thing Clyde Edgerton ever wrote that was published was for a high school teacher. He grew up in Bethesda, in Durham County, and the assignment he and his buddies received was to take a tadpole down into the woods and let it go. They went into the woods, got lost, and were late for school. Edgerton told his teacher what happened, and she told him to “write it up.”
Celia Szapka, Toni Peters and Virginia Spivey are among the many women who contributed their intellect and labor to the successful completion of The Manhattan Project that produced the atomic bomb.
The musical version of “Sister Act” has a different vibe – a disco vibe – than the 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. The music and the date are the big differences from the movie, said one of the stars on the national tour of the Broadway show.
Believe it or not, even acclaimed, veteran, hilarious actresses like Carol Burnett still get nervous before going on stage. But it doesn’t stress her out, Burnett said in a phone interview with The Herald-Sun last week from her home in Santa Barbara, Calif. “It keeps the old gray matter going. That and crosswords. It keeps you in the now. It keeps you sharp,” she said.
In an upstairs gallery on Parrish Street a revolution of sorts is taking place. Artists are invited to organize and display their work or put together a show of other artists; no fees involved, no commission taken. Laura Ritchie is the gallery director and with small donations from art aficionados has paid the rent for two years. At this writing there is no jurying process, so the artists stand in line for their turn. One stipulation: turn around time is two weeks then the next exhibit goes up. Along the way there are musical evenings, lectures, poetry readings; it is a smorgasbord of art.
ADF tickets go on sale Monday
Eno Association to present ‘Big Splash’
Rosenthal being honored in Ireland
Children’s Choir announces auditions
Piano Guys coming to DPAC
Films of Beery in Second Sunday series
Historical Society to present library history program
Museum to observe Bear Awareness Week
Town Mountain to perform at Merritt’s Store and Grill
DAC announces new exhibits
Stonehill to perform at Christian Assembly
Women’s Day/Mother’s Day at Mt. Zoar Missionary Baptist
Sensational Nightingales to sing at revival at Markham Chapel MBC
Apostolic and prophetic gathering May 17
Women’s Day at West Durham Baptist
Holland Chapel A.M.E. Zion celebrates homecoming
Women’s Day at Mt. Vernon Baptist on May 19
Heart of Carolina chorus to perform free concert May 22
Anniversary at True Way Holy Church
Women’s Day at Emmanuel AME
New members, baptisms at New Bethel Missionary Baptist
Mother’s/Women’s Day at St. John’s
Summer camps, VBS at Aldersgate UMC
Q. As far back as I can remember, my stool has floated. I never worried about it until I saw something on the web about pancreatic cancer and floating poop.
Last Saturday about 50 participants showed up to walk around Duke’s East Campus to raise money for children with hearing and speech problems. The event was sponsored by the Bull Durham Sertoma Club, and over $5,000 was donated for this most worthy cause. It was a fun day, and I was happy to be part of it, speaking for a few moments about the benefits of walking. I also talked a little about some historic Duke sports buildings and places on the East Campus we would be walking by, such as The Ark, Duke’s first basketball building, and the Alumni Memorial Gym, Duke’s second basketball gym. There was a magician on hand, a bluegrass band was there, and some good food was enjoyed. Congratulations to the Bull Durham Sertoma Club for such a fine effort in working to help hearing and speech challenged kids.
In 2009, Justin Brodie Clark was about to graduate from high school in Durham and was bound for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary that fall. But first, he was going on his third mission trip to Romania. He told The Herald-Sun in June 2009 that he was humbled by the Roma children, who lived in poverty but were willing to give what they had.
Normally our doctor’s office runs like clockwork. Petey and I are the ones that are usually racing to make our appointments on time. So, I never take a book or anything for the wait.
It probably comes as no surprise that I love pizza, since for almost 18 years I’ve written about pizza several times.
UNC’s Bloom elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Council for Exceptional Children honors pioneering UNC researcher
Margaret Gourlay wins award from Clinical Research Forum
Fair or not, Chapel Hill writer Elizabeth Spencer is probably known to many for her novel “The Light in the Piazza,” which was made into a movie, and later a Tony Award-winning musical. “Landscapes of the Heart,” a new documentary funded by Durham’s Southern Documentary Fund should help introduce new readers to the full body of work of this Southern writer.