ANNUAL WALK FOR THE ANIMALS RAISES THOUSANDS FOR APS
There was a new sheriff in town Saturday, and she walked on four legs.
The “sheriff” was actually Piglet, a 5-year-old rat terrier owned by Durham County’s real sheriff — Mike Andrews.
And just like Andrews’ victory as the election polls this month, Piglet was a winner at the Durham County Animal Protection Society’s annual Walk for the Animals. Piglet, dressed as a cowboy with miniature gun holsters and a hat with sheriff’s badge, took first place in the best-dressed contest on Duke University’s East Campus.
Andrews and his wife, Pam, are strong supporters of the county’s animal shelter, donating monthly.
“I love animals — dogs especially — and it’s very important to protect them,” Pam Andrews said. “Dogs are definitely our best friends. They love you no matter what.”
Piglet was among an estimated 500 dogs and an equal number of owners who participated in a walk around Duke University’s East Campus to raise money for the Durham shelter.
The ACC sought a home for its baseball tournament and Durham is glad to provide it. On Thursday, at the league meetings Amelia Island, Fla., ACC commissioner John Swofford announced the league baseball tournament will be held at Durham Bulls Athletic Park for four consecutive years, beginning in May 2015.
To meet long-term needs, Durham needs a bigger allotment of Jordan Lake water, to the tune of nearly a two-thirds increase on its present reserve, the city Water Management Department told state regulators.
When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, they will be asked to fill four of the seven seats on the Durham Board of Education.
Andrea E. Woods pays homage to ancestors and storytelling in her multimedia show, “The Amazing Adventures of Grace May. B. Brown." The masterful blending of music, movement, narration, costume and images projected on a screen, earned a standing ovation at the Friday premiere. The hour-long show continues through Sunday, May 4, at the Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theater.
A candidate for a N.C. House seat representing northern Orange and Durham counties wants to restrict the ability of county governments to force changes to the staffing of volunteer fire departments.
City Council members have OK’ed a contract that helps clear the way for AT&T to begin installing gigabit-speed Internet service in some parts of Durham sometime in 2015.
Construction of a new city fire station on Camden Avenue has fallen far behind schedule, to the point a building that was supposed to have been ready in late in 2013 might be complete in October.