Signs proclaiming “Durham Votes Early,” “Vote Education” and even “Voting is Sexy” were all visible Saturday as more than a hundred people made their way through downtown Durham to land at the Board of Elections office on North Roxboro Street.
The Durham Association of Educators, Durham Council of PTAs, The Durham People’s Alliance, Greenpeace and Action NC banded together to create a march to bring people together to vote and raise awareness of issues that hit home for many Durham residents.
Even though the event was meant to help boost turnout for early voting in Durham County, some of the speakers weren’t even registered to vote — that’s because they’re still in high school. They urged voters to keep certain issues at the forefront of their minds once they get to the polls.
It was all about the hunt on Saturday morning as teams gathered outside of the Southern Documentary Fund on Morris Street in downtown Durham. Teams of all sizes and ages geared up and waited for the 10 a.m. to roll around so they could dive in and take down the 10 clues given to them.
A streetscape project on Ninth Street isn’t unfolding at a pace that satisfies merchants on the east side of the street, or City Council members, at least one of whom has suggested suspending work for the last six weeks of the year.
Some Durham residents hope that within the next 10 years front-yard gardens will dominate the city.
Everyone who goes to the N.C. State Fair annually probably also has an annual tradition, too. They always go on a certain ride, eat a certain fried food, see a certain exhibit, or visit particular animals.
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“Energy Stream of Consciousness II-Energy Particle Volatility," an exhibit of new work from Nancy Smart Carlson, will open with a free, public reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hillsborough Arts Council gallery during the Last Fridays Art Walk. The exhibit will remain on view until Nov. 22. The Hillsborough Arts Council gallery is at 102 N. Churton St. For more information, call 919-643-2500 or visit www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
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Roy Williams defended his actions during the time of rampant academic fraud at North Carolina, claiming that his program did things the right way while acknowledging that he didn’t know if the NCAA would still levy penalties.
Freshman Jamal Currie-Elliott looked like NFL star Adrian Peterson Friday, scoring three first-half touchdowns to lead Hillside to a 55-21 win over Northern and spoiling the Knights’ homecoming festivities at Durham County Memorial Stadium.
Riverside 48, Jordan 13
Roxboro Person 42, East Chapel Hill 6
Southern 60, Cedar Ridge 14
Chapel Hill 14, Cardinal Gibbons 0
Northwood 56, Northern Vance 7
Orange 49, Oxford Webb 0
Jordan Matthews 21, Carrboro 7
South Granville 28, Bunn 14
Louisburg 56, Granville Central 31
Kestrel Heights 28, Fayetteville Christian 22
N.C. Central University and two other UNC system schools will be able to admit students with SAT scores below the minimum standard under a new pilot program approved Friday that places more emphasis on grade point average.
A former Durham Public Schools teacher charged with a sex offense with a student allegedly continued a relationship with the student for two years, and had a tattoo relating to the victim.
The former UNC-Chapel Hill Department of African and Afro-American Studies administrator found to be a key player in a “paper class scheme” in a recent investigation will not be giving further public statements or interviews, her attorney said. She also will keep her state pension, according to the State Treasurer’s Office.
A judge on Friday rejected a request by a man with a history of feuding with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office to remove District Attorney Roger Echols from office.
University of North Carolina President Tom Ross said you can’t put a price on truth, but the investigation by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein released publicly Wednesday will be “very expensive.”
State Superintendent June Atkinson took a tour of Carrington Middle School on Friday, and liked what she saw.
Atkinson was invited to the school by Jeff Whitt, the school’s AIG facilitator, to talk about her global experiences.