Blog: Community News

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Fish, Family & Fun

Annual Fishing Rodeo draws young, old alike

Eleven-year-old Samantha Andino’s been participating in the annual Fishing Rodeo for four years.

Samantha is known for her hats — ones she creates specifically for the event. This year, she sported a pink whale with ocean waves and fish pinned on. She designs them specifically for the rodeo.

Her mother, Tammy Andino, said the rodeo is an opportunity for family bonding, especially in nature.

“I love it here … and my daughter loves it out here too,” Tammy Andino said. “It’s a great opportunity to see all the families together connecting, getting down to basics, you know? Everything is so electronic these days. This is something basic and fun.”

May. 31, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Police log: Police probe overnight Durham shooting

Police said about 1:30 Saturday morning two men broke into a house on the 900 block of Washington Street and shot an individual inside. The individual was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

May. 31, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

REVIEW: Join the party with “Mamma Mia!” ... A fun time at DPAC

The Broadway hit that combines the music of ABBA with humor, fun and poignancy first came to the Durham Performing Arts Center in 2010 and is back this weekend for a short run. Opening night on Friday played to a lively, jubilant crowd who didn’t need to wait for the final curtain to let out a whistle and excited applause.

May. 31, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Expo spotlights budding young entrepreneurs

On Saturday,  young entrepreneurs came together for the first Young Entrepreneur’s Expo, sponsored by the Patricia Taborn Modeling and Talent Agency, INC. (PMTA), a local non-profit.

May. 17, 2014 @ 08:09 PM



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.

May. 15, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

ACC Baseball Tournament set for 4-year DBAP run

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.

May. 03, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

City firming up request for more Jordan Lake water

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.

May. 03, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

Durham voters to elect four school board members Tuesday

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.

May. 03, 2014 @ 03:23 PM

REVIEW: Woods' vision at PSI Theater an amazing adventure

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.