The Festival for the Eno is a distinctly Durham tradition that draws crowds of all ages for a two-day riverside festival and on Saturday it kicked off its 36th anniversary. The festival continues Sunday, July 5 at West Point on the Eno park.
For 66 years the Watts Hospital-Hillandale Neighborhood parade has been a tradition in the lives of Bull City residents — and it doesn’t look like it’s going to quit any time soon. The parade is marked by flags flying across Oval Park and three simple rules that haven’t changed over the six decades it’s been around.
Durham police responding to a robbery in progress early this morning shot and wounded suspect Dmarlo Johnson. Police then found Amer Mahmood, 48, of Durham, dead inside the Joy Food Mart at 2109 North Roxboro Street site of the alleged robbery. Mahmood was an employee at the store. Johnson has been charged with his slaying..
Reilly Shamus, 23, of Durham, was hit and killed while riding a skateboard Saturday morning at the intersection of Holloway and Spruce streets, Durham police said.
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Durham County government meetings for the week of July 6.
City Government meetings scheduled during the next week include the following:
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Tracking more than 300 convicted sex offenders in Durham County keeps a three-person team in the Durham County Sheriff’s Office busy. By law, sex offenders must check in with the office and let deputies know where they’re living, if they’ve moved to a new address or changed jobs.
The Durham County Library will host a Summer Reading Midpoint Rally from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.
A woman was critically injured Friday when fire swept through a house in northern Durham County, officials said. The blaze also injured a man, not as seriously, and killed a dog and two cats.
Police arrested Jennie Rosemarie McClamy, 39, of Woodcrest Street on Friday and charged her with assault with a deadly weapon. She’s accused of stabbing a man in the neck.
At age 78, Retha Walker of Durham still has a sparkle in her eyes. One reason she’s happy is that she loves the Festival for the Eno and the joy it brings to others.
In a way, Trey Smith grew up at Durham’s West Point on the Eno park. Smith, 26, started helping his grandfather, Charlie Metts of Durham, set up his concession stand when he was 10. So the festival is almost like a second home to him. “I’ve been doing this since I could stand up and get splattered with grease,” Smith said Friday while setting up the Charlie’s Foods stand Friday. The Festival for the Eno begins its two-day run Saturday, July 4.
Do you want to become a super scientist? If so, you’ll have a chance Saturday, July 4 at the Museum of Life + Science at 433 Murray Ave. in Durham.