Blog: Local Government

Feb. 09, 2015 @ 02:59 AM

Dean Edwards Smith: 1931 - 2015

Legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith passed away Saturday night at his home in Chapel Hill at the age of 83. 

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Ambacco incentive payments beginning to wind down

Warm up the fires at City Hall, it’s time to start burning the public’s mortgage on the American Tobacco complex. The city’s incentive-payment promises for the redevelopment of the former cigarette factory are set to start dropping off as of July 1, when its annual obligation to the project drops from $919,011 to $291,325.

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.

Apr. 26, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

Candidate wants curbs on county fire-service moves

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.

Apr. 26, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

City Council members OK AT&T gigabit-speed Internet install

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.

Nov. 29, 2013 @ 12:29 PM

Follow-up forum, council to discuss Holland St.

City leaders have decisions to make soon about the future of Holland Street, an alley connecting Chapel Hill Street to the downtown loop.

Oct. 04, 2013 @ 01:45 PM

Schewel urges seeking more applicants for DHA post

City Councilman Steve Schewel wants colleagues to reopen the search for a person to succeed former Councilman Ike Robinson on the Durham Housing Authority board.

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 01:44 PM

Candidate forum scheduled for Oct. 15

Candidates for city office will debate the issues in an upcoming forum.

Sep. 26, 2013 @ 01:10 PM

DSS ready to move to new HQ

Durham's Department of Social Services starts moving to its new headquarters next week.

Sep. 20, 2013 @ 03:11 PM

Durham County Incarceration Report - Sept. 17-19, 2013

The following people were booked into the Durham County Jail between Sept. 17 and Sept. 19, 2013.

Sep. 17, 2013 @ 05:30 PM

Police add 2 more locations to dispose of medicine

The Durham Police Department has added two more drop box locations for the public to properly disposal of unused and expired medicines.

Sep. 17, 2013 @ 01:40 PM

Durham County Incarceration Report - Sept. 12-16, 2013

The following people were booked into the Durham County Jail.

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 06:27 PM

Election schedule released

The Durham Board of Elections has explained voting procedures for the upcoming mayoral and City Council primary.

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 03:40 PM

Durham County Incarceration Report - Sept. 9-11, 2013

The following people were booked into the Durham County Jail.