Greg Williams, who was also later arrested, reads a letter protesting conditions at the Durham County Jail during a Durham County Commissioners meeting while a deputy tries to pull another protester out of a seat at the meeting.
Five people were arrested March 13, 2017, after a group of advocates for jail inmates interrupted the Durham County commissioners meeting. The four men and one woman were charged with disorderly conduct, disrupting a meeting and resisting arrest, said Maj. Paul Martin of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office.
Video: "Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Confederate flag has got to go," was heard echoing through the halls of Gravelly Hill Middle School before the Orange County school board meeting Monday evening May 22, 2017, in Efland, NC.
Federal judges recently ruled that Republicans unconstitutionally gerrymandered two North Carolina congressional districts by race. But redrawing districts to benefit the political party in power is nothing new and has been going on for years.
Video: Marshall Jones, a local DJ and founder of Sound Cartel, shares his experience of growing up in Durham during a panel discussion about using music and technology to address mass incarceration during Moogfest on Sunday May 21, 2017, in Durham, NC.
A Pennsylvania company manufactured 123 guestroom modules and trucked them to Chapel Hill, where crews are building the four-story Marriott-brand AC Hotel on West Rosemary Street for its September grand opening.
Herbert Davis, senior pastor at Nehemiah Christian Church, speaks after a Durham CAN press conference Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Durham CAN wants the city to build affordable housing on a downtown lot next to the bus hub.
Video: On Wednesday May 17, members of a Brooklyn-based artist collective, Found Sound Nation, began constructing a multi-person instrument housed in a geometric dome, called The Ouroborium, in CCB Plaza for the opening day of Moogfest on Thursday May 18. The installation allows participants to create music together in a collaborative, analog fashion as a protest against the modern way of creating music – which increasingly occurs in isolation and behind screens.
Video: The Durham City Council recognized Wensell “Wense” Grabarek and his role in bridging a racial divide by reading a proclamation declaring this Sunday, May 21, Grabarek's 98th birthday, as "Wense Grabarek Day in Durham," on Monday May 15, 2017, at City Hall in Durham, NC.
Brenda McCoy Bradsher explains what it is like to live a block away from 20 acres of vacant property covered with scrub grass and scattered with crumbling steps and frayed foundations in this 2016 video. The former Fayetteville Street public housing complex has sat empty for nearly 12 years awaiting a failed Durham Housing Authority development plan and then the construction of affordable and student housing by a private company.
The N.C. Central University Police Department conducted a terror attack training exercise Wednesday and the van — a mock-up of a campus shuttle bus — feigned the drop-off and pick-up of students at the University's Miller-Morgan Building.
Video: Organizers of a community pantry at McDougald Terrace, in order of appearance, Jacqueline Wagstaff, Kimberly Graves, Ashley Canady, and Tameka L. Allison, speak about a recent theft and vandalization of their office, located in a five-bedroom apartment unit, on Tuesday May 16, 2017, in Durham, NC.
Video: "I need them for my backyard. I have a major ivy problem," Jennifer Bedick, left, said after watching a herd of goats, hired by Durham Parks and Recreation, to clear brush from Indian Trail Park, with friend Eric Peace, on Monday May 15, 2017, in Durham, NC.