Year: 2010

KidZNotes performs Dec. 18 at Holton Center

By Jock Lauterer

December 9, 2010

By Katie Wyatt, Executive Director KidZNotes 919-451-0077 for the Durham VOICE kwyatt@kidznotes.org On December 18 at 10:30 am KidZNotes will host its first public performance, in the auditorium of the Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St. The concert is free and open to the public. What did children in Venezuela teach a […]

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Kaleidoscope: This sushi is dynamite!

By Jock Lauterer

November 30, 2010

By Kobi Reynolds Teen Health Food Critic the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Hi again, readers, this is Kobi Reynolds, your health food critic with a great dining experience to report. Have you ever tasted Sushi?  Well, I have, and I love it!  The restaurant I went to is called Shiki Sushi, owned by Tham Nguyen, located […]

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Volunteer Center brings holiday cheer to families

By Jock Lauterer

By Isha Jackson NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Continuing its 35-year tradition, the Volunteer Center of Durham is once again matching people who wish to give with those in need through its Share your Christmas program. The center matches individuals or groups interested in donating new gifts to disadvantaged Durham residents referred by […]

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Winter hats knitted with care by UIS third-graders

By Jock Lauterer

By Sheneka Quinitchette NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Now that the holiday season is fast approaching, people turn their attention to finding and giving the perfect gift. But Union Independent School’s third graders have been working for months on the perfect gift for some of Durham’s less fortunate. They have been knitting hats […]

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District 1’s Paul Daye: “A Boots On The Ground Captain”

By Jock Lauterer

By Jerome Brown NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com NECD’s new District 1 police commander is far from new to Durham. A 27-year veteran of the Durham Police Department, Captain Paul Daye hopes to build on initiatives already working in the community. Daye, a graduate of Southern High School, went on to major in […]

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Durham’s Wellness City educates with recent forum

By Jock Lauterer

November 29, 2010

By Clinton Centry NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Wellness City, a unique haven in Durham for individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues, lived up to its motto of being a place for the “creation of opportunities and environments that empower people to recover, to succeed in accomplishing their goals, and […]

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Action NC helping Durham residents find their voice

By Jock Lauterer

November 23, 2010

By Kendra McNair-Worley NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com A recent shooting outside of an unlicensed club or “liquor house” on Delano Street in East Durham injured eight people and totally shocked the surrounding community. Now, residents plan to come together to find solutions to reduce crime. This goal will be made a little […]

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Safety in Numbers: Mobilizing against violence

By Jock Lauterer

By Purity Kimaiyo NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Durham residents outraged over gun crime and violence spurred the Safety in Numbers campaign which is celebrating the end of its inaugural year. Project Safe Neighborhoods, a division within the Durham Police Department, coordinates the campaign by partnering citizens with law enforcement representatives to reduce […]

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SEEDS program help teens “grow”

By Jock Lauterer

By Jennifer Kim UNC Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces (SEEDS), located at 706 Gilbert St., strives to offer various gardening projects to fit the needs of the Northeast Central Durham community. According to their website, the program started in 1994 when Brenda Brodie and Annice Kenan wanted to […]

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“Nutcracker: The Musical” — a new spin on the classic

By Jock Lauterer

By Sarah Ross UNC co-editor The Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Tchaikovsky and Michael Jackson are two names rarely, if ever, used in the same sentence. Until “Nutcracker: The Musical” came to town, that is. Not to be confused with the classic ballet, this modern-day Nutcracker is the brainchild of Wanona Satcher, an architect originally from Atlanta […]

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DERC celebrates two years of fighting unemployment

By Jock Lauterer

By Natasha Duarte UNC Co-editor The Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Last year, Anita Cash sat down at one of the used computers in the Durham Economic Resource Center lab, and she took her first step toward a new career. “I got me what’s called an e-mail address,” says Cash, who graduated from DERC’s work force training […]

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Adult Education Program honors 18 proud graduates

By Jock Lauterer

By Margarita Correa-McAvoy Communications & Public Relations Director El Centro Hispano 201 W. Main St. Ste. 100 Durham, NC 27701 919.687.4635 ext. 29 ECH teaches adults to read and write in Spanish at the primary and secondary educational level. With the successful completion of each educational level participants receive the appropriate certificate from the Mexican […]

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Los beneficios e importancia de la educación

By Jock Lauterer

En nuestra cultura actual, existe un inmenso énfasis sobre la educación.  Leamos las noticias y este mensaje claro: “cuan mayor su educación es, mejores serán sus posibilidades”. El impacto de una sociedad educada en ambos, oportunidades económicas y actitud general, es invaluable y la conciencia de los beneficios que nosotros como sociedad recibimos  cuando se […]

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Dress for Success makes a difference

By Jock Lauterer

By Mallory Darida UNC Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com The store at Northgate Mall was bustling with eager shoppers Saturday, Nov. 20. Women perused overflowing racks of blouses and pantsuits. Shoppers with arms filled with clothing waited for the dressing rooms. Lines the length of the store led to the busy cashiers. But this […]

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Art Walk Holiday Market attracts thousands

By Jock Lauterer

November 22, 2010

By: Alanna Dvorak UNC Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com African shirts, abstract paintings, digital photography, wine-scented candles, vases and jewelry all could be found in the same place in Durham on Nov. 20 and 21, when almost 200 artists filled the Durham Armory to sell their wares. The Durham Arts Council, in conjunction with […]

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Durham’s Parents of Murdered Children offers solace

By Jock Lauterer

November 10, 2010

By Kendra McNair-Worley NCCU  Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Each year in America, nearly 17,000 people are murdered. Left behind are family members and friends who are filled with unimaginable grief and confusion. But the families don’t have to fight this battle alone, at least not any more. Parents of Murdered Children provides the […]

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Grant provides fruits and vegetables for kids at Y.E. Smith

By Jock Lauterer

Sarah Ross VOICE UNC co-editor The Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com The same foods that most kids try their best to avoid at the dinner table are now making a daily appearance at Y.E. Smith Elementary School. The school is the proud recipient of the USDA Grant for Fruit and Vegetables awarded at the beginning of this […]

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Gateway to College a second chance for dropouts

By Jock Lauterer

By Natasha Duarte UNC Co-editor The Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Two years ago, Christina Cooper was living by herself and working at McDonalds at 18. “I was still trying to go to school, still trying to work, and having my own place at the same time,” Cooper says. So she dropped out of school. “I felt […]

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Never too old for spirit fingers

By Jock Lauterer

By: Alanna Dvorak UNC staff writer The Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Five cancer survivors. Three hip replacements. Two knee replacements. Nine back surgeries (from one member). These are certainly not your average cheerleading stats, but then again, the Durham Divas ‘n Dude are not your average cheerleaders. After all, the age range of its participants is […]

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ReStore provides goods for a good cause

By Jock Lauterer

By Tamara Edwards NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore helps build Durham and Orange counties, with new, used and surplus goods. The ReStore, located near the Durham-Chapel Hill border on 15-501, offers gently used furniture, appliances and household goods as well as construction materials. Developed in 1995, with over $600 […]

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