Durham City Council member Vernetta Alston, center, talks with member Mark-Anthony Middleton, right, at Durham City Hall.
Durham City Council member Vernetta Alston, center, talks with member Mark-Anthony Middleton, right, at Durham City Hall. File photo bthomas@heraldsun.com
Durham City Council member Vernetta Alston, center, talks with member Mark-Anthony Middleton, right, at Durham City Hall. File photo bthomas@heraldsun.com

Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan has been covering Durham for more than a decade and has received five North Carolina Press Association awards.