The gentlemen sitting next to me at a luncheon last week had a familiar story.
A native of North Dakota, he’d moved to the Triangle a decade ago from Detroit. Unfamiliar with the area, he’d initially settled in Morrisville. But within a couple of years, he and his spouse were looking at houses in Durham because they liked the city’s vibrancy – then, just beginning to hit the stride we’ve become so familiar with in the past few years.
What an unfortunate study in contrasts these past weeks have been for Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
More than 60 years have passed since a group of Durham lawyers won a court case that was an early landmark in the long struggle for civil rights and equality for African-Americans.
In his inaugural address Governor Pat McCrory spoke of looking out toward Main Street, with government at our back and unlimited opportunity ahead.
I should deny it, but I was, I confess, grumpy.
This year drawing to a close Monday has been an eventful one for me, starting out as a historic preservationist and then transitioning back to the editor’s chair here at The Herald-Sun.
The oldest negatives in The Herald-Sun’s files date to October 1945, and they were taken by Charles Cooper.
Perhaps I spend too much time thinking about downtown.
On a visit back to Owensboro, Ky., recently, I made it a point to go take a close look at development that is occurring along the banks of the Ohio River.
Welcome to The Herald-Sun’s new website.
You’ll find the same heavy concentration of local content about Durham and our region – organized with a bit more streamlining and with a cleaner look.