Local briefs

Feb. 26, 2013 @ 08:36 PM

Coble hospitalized for tests

GREENSBORO- U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, who has been experiencing bouts of dizziness and light-headedness for the past few weeks, was admitted to Moses H. Memorial Cone Hospital in Greensboro Tuesday afternoon for testing, his office said in a news release.

Coble, a Greensboro Republican, almost fainted Tuesday morning while preparing to fly back to Washington, the release said.

Ed McDonald, Rep. Coble’s Chief of Staff, said that doctors at Cone Hospital want to keep the 81-year-old representative overnight for observation and additional testing.

 “So far, all of Congressman Coble’s vital signs look good according to the doctors at Cone,” Ed McDonald, his chief of staff, said. “They have ordered a CT scan to see if it can be determined what is causing the dizziness.”

Coble’s Sixth District includes northern Durham County and parts of Granville, Orange and Person counties.

Bath and Myers to lead seminar on choosing contractor

DURHAM – Rachel Bath and Michele Myers, co-owners of HOCOA Triangle, the home repair network serving Durham and Orange counties and the surrounding area, and M Squared Builders & Designers, a building company based in Durham County, will lead a free seminar at the Home Buyers Fair at the Streets at Southpoint Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Nordstrom corridor.

Bath and Myers will convey practical advice to home owners on selecting a contractor for building, remodeling and repairs, as well as answer questions posed by participants.

The 2013 Home Buyers Fair marks the 20th annual event of this kind sponsored by the Durham Regional Association of REALTORS® and the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties. 

Free to the public, the event will be the Streets at Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville Road,  from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.homebuyersfairtriangle.com.

Juvenile justice, and delinquency grants available

DURHAM ― The Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is soliciting proposals for juvenile crime intervention/prevention programs that will desire funding support from the N. C. Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (NCDJJDP).  

The deadline to submit application for grant funding for fiscal year 2013-2014  is March 25. Durham applicants must attend a mandatory proposal workshop offered by Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council March 6,from 1-4 p.m. For questions about funding awarded by the NCDJJDP and the proposal workshop, contact Celia Jefferson, coordinator for the Durham County JCPC, at 919-560-0534 or by email at cjefferson@dconc.gov.