Local Briefs

May. 03, 2013 @ 07:35 PM

Legacy luncheon to honor ministers’ wives

DURHAM -- The Board of Directors of the Lawrence & Artelia Perry Scholarship Fund will sponsor its first L&APSF Legacy Luncheon in honor of 14 senior ministers’ wives and widows who have served the Durham community for many years.

The event will be 11:30 a.m May 25 at. the Washington Duke Inn, 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham.

The L&APSF provides annual support for meritorious, needy students at Bennett College, Livingstone College and North Carolina Central University.

Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the scholarship fund, go to www.perryscholarshipfund.com or contact Board Chair Joyce Perry Edwards at 919-908-0153 or legacy@PerryScholarshipFund.com.

Letter carrier food drive May 11

The 21st annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive — the nation’s largest annual one-day food collection event — will take place May 11.

The Postal Service urges customers to place a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to their mailboxes prior to their regular mail deliveries May 11. Nearly two million such bags were donated by AARP (an organization in support of older persons) and are being delivered throughout the state to homes prior to Food Drive Day. Customers can also bring food to their local post offices for collection.

Last year, carriers collected more than 70 million pounds of food donations nationwide — the ninth consecutive year that the 70-million-pound mark was eclipsed.

All food and donations collected will go to local charities and food pantries associated with individual post offices. Included on the “most needed items” list are canned meals like stews, soups, tuna, ravioli, etc., preferably with pop-tops; peanut butter; cereal, canned fruits and vegetables; rice, pasta and dry beans; hygiene items like toothpaste, soap and shaving items; paper products like toilet paper and paper towels; and infant products like diapers, wipes, formula and infant cereal.

Lane closures coming on N.C. 86 /MLK

RALEIGH — Motorists can expect lane closures next week on N.C. 86 South/Martin Luther King Boulevard in Chapel Hill as the N.C. Department of Transportation performs roadway maintenance activities to prepare for an upcoming resurfacing project.

The lane closure will be in place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, beginning Monday, weather permitting. The work is expected to be complete on Friday.