Local Briefs

Mar. 02, 2013 @ 04:05 PM

New visitors’, relocation guide out

DURHAM - The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) has just released its Visitors & Relocation Guide, produced in conjunction with the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce.

It is, DCVB said in a news release, “the only official guide informing visitors about places to go and stay, where to eat, things to see and do, as well as informing those relocating about all the great things their new home has in store for them.”

"Each year the guide is produced to accurately reflect Durham's diversity in an effort to entice them to visit and move here" Shelly Green, president and CEO of the DCVB, said in the release. “We're particularly proud of how well we've been able to do that this year.”

The guide, produced annually, is distributed on request or through targeted channels to visitors and people moving to Durham.

The guide can be viewed on line through the DCVB website, durham-nc.com, or can be picked up at the Visitors Information Center, 101 E. Morgan Street at the corner of Morgan and Mangum on the Downtown Loop.


Durham water disinfection method changing

DURHAM – Residents may notice a slight change in the taste and color of water supplied by the City of Durham this month.

The Water Management Department has temporarily stopped adding ammonia as part of the water treatment disinfection process in order to meet annual state and federal water requirements.

Until April 1, only chlorine will be used for disinfection.

The city also expects to flush the entire water system, Sundays through Thursdays, mostly between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., to allow chlorine to fully disperse. Crews may also flush the system during regular business hours.

During this three-week flushing process, staff will start in north and south regions of the city and progress toward the center.

Residents who receive kidney dialysis, aquarium and pond owners should take special precautions to remove traces of ammonia and chlorine from water before using it. Check water before washing clothes. Should water appear discolored, run water for a few minutes until it becomes clear. If discoloration persists, call the Water and Sewer Maintenance Division at 919-560-4344.


Early bird deadline nears for Great Human Race

DURHAM – The pre-registration deadline for runners in the Volunteer Center of Durham’s Great Human Race is Wednesday.

The 5K competitive run and community walk on April 6 starts at Northgate Mall and winds through the Watts-Hillandale neighborhood. It benefits nonprofit agencies throughout the Triangle. Last year, the race raised more than $250,000 for about 100 agencies.

Register by March 6 to pay an entry fee of $30. The fee climbs to $35 after that date. Registration forms are available online at thevolunteercenter.org. For information, contact race coordinator Adrienne Clark at 919-684-9690.