Year: 2012

Whitted rescue on track

By Jock Lauterer

November 28, 2012

By Christa Watson NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   Standing proud just south of the Durham Freeway in the Rolling Hills neighborhood of the historic Hayti district is a building that once-upon-a-time thrived with high school and junior high school students. For about 30 years the abandoned building on Umstead Street – built […]

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Grocery store closure hinders food access

By Jock Lauterer

November 27, 2012

By Matt Phillips NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   Residents of Wellons Village are without easy pedestrian access to a grocery store after Lowes Foods at 1001 North Miami Blvd. shuttered its doors this past September. The store, formerly a key retail asset in The Village Shopping Center, closed after providing service to […]

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Art student enjoys semester at Golden Belt

By Jock Lauterer

By Trenton Little NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   N.C. Central University studio art senior Quintin Neal knows that opportunities don’t come to students frequently. He decided to take advantage of a unique opportunity he was given; take up residence in a Golden Belt art studio for the fall semester. NCCU Suntrust Endowed […]

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Working the polls: A changing world

By Jock Lauterer

By Anita Keith-Foust NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   With a quick internet search, one can see that dirty politics is no stranger to North Carolina. Pollworkers in Durham reported that the local election took on an unusual degree of shadiness in the Durham County Commissioner and Superior Court Judge races this general […]

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Bull City Urban Market plans opening for December

By Jock Lauterer

By Chris James NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   Almost one year after the VOICE brought you a story about the Bull City Urban Market, the renovations are complete and the indoor market plans to open on Dec. 15. The outdoor market has been open on Saturdays for over a year, and the […]

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Parks and Recreation helps seniors ‘eat their veggies’

By Jock Lauterer

By Jorashae Graddick NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   Durham seniors can get a nutritional boost through a twice-monthly program at the Holton Career and Resource Center. The Farmer’s Market holds nutritional talks and gives out food and produce. The most recent one was held on Thursday, Nov. 15 and more than 60 […]

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Golden Belt creates a welcoming space for artist

By Jock Lauterer

By Katie Godwin NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   Artists from near and far are finding the Golden Belt studios to be productive, inspiring places to work Ross Ford, who moved to North Carolina in 2010 so his wife could study neurology at UNC, drives daily from Carrboro to his studio in Northeast […]

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Welcome Baby goal ‘to serve whole family’

By Jock Lauterer

November 26, 2012

By Hayley Paytes UNC Co-Editor the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Evenflo convertible carseats are stacked three boxes high, and rainbow rows of baby clothes line the walls. Baby food is served up on a swivelling rack and Huggies are rubber banded in packs of six. At Welcome Baby, everything is baby – but it’s the “welcome” […]

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Many Voices: The ‘Durham Nutcracker’

By Jock Lauterer

By Carol Longoria UNC Co-Editor the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   Voices poured out of Walltown Children’s Theater as parents and children rushed into rehearsal.  “Let’s go through the party scene,” directed Cynthia Penn, artistic director and founder of the Walltown Children’s Theater. The voices died down as the cast scrambled into place. Since September cast […]

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Share Your Christmas: 37 Years of Christmas Cheer

By Jock Lauterer

By Dylan Campfield For the last 37 years, Share Your Christmas has been providing happy holidays for underprivileged families in the Durham area. A joint collaboration between The Volunteer Center of Durham, Durham County Department of Social Services and The Herald-Sun, the program pairs people who wish to help with a family in need over […]

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Food, Crafts and Friends, Oh My!

By Jock Lauterer

By Brianna Rolfe UNC Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   Locally grown fruits and vegetables, natural soaps and crafts lined the perimeter of The Pavilion at Durham Central Park, Nov. 17. Every Saturday at 501 Foster St. from 8 a.m. until noon, the Durham Farmer’s Market attracts a crowd of people in search of […]

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Durham encourages community innovation

By Jock Lauterer

By Jackson Foster UNC Staff Writer the Durham VOICE   The members of Durham’s Neighborhood Improvement Services are excited, according to Constance Stancil, the director. On Nov. 12 and 13, Stancil and other representatives from the Durham presented a grant proposal to the Bloomberg Foundation in New York City at an “ideas camp”. “We were […]

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Volunteering – for a greater nation

By Jock Lauterer

November 13, 2012

By Shazeeda Mohamed Teen Staff Writer Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School the Durham VOICE thedurahmvoice@gmail.com   Mohandas Gandhi said, “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Second Chance Pet Adoptions is one animal shelter paving the way for a greater nation. […]

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Pushing forward to reach the big spot

By Jock Lauterer

By Nishun Stone YO:Durham Intern the Durham Voice thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   Love is the heart of the kitchen. For me, becoming a chef is more than a dream. On both sides of my family, my mother and father, there are great cooks. Growing up around food, cooking became more than second nature to me. It became […]

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Gangs’ use of social media on the rise

By Caitlin Owens

Gang members’ use of social media sites goes beyond reflecting their identities and gang-related behaviors. It helps create them, Durham gang prevention officials said. Many young gang members actively use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. The effects of social media sites on gang activity are increasing, said Chad Martin, staff member of the resident services […]

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The ‘invisible’ people

By Jock Lauterer

November 7, 2012

By Hayley Paytes UNC Co-Editor the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com The oversized sweatshirt is faded grey with wear. The stitching on the front has started to unravel. But as Johnathon, 27, tugs it away from himself, the red script emblazoned on the front stands out just fine: “Dairy Queen,” it reads. “I work there,” Johnathon said. […]

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Stories, food, flowers mark El Dia de los Muertos

By Jock Lauterer

By Brianna Rolfe UNC Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   People from across the community came to pay homage to their lost relatives at the South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces, SEEDS, El Dia de los Muertos celebration, held Nov. 3. SEEDS held the celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the SEEDS […]

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Artist uses talent to give back to Durham

By Jock Lauterer

By Dylan Campfield UNC Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   Art can take many shapes and forms in many places, but for local artist Eleatta Diver, it found a home in Durham. “I’ve painted all my life really,” Diver says. “But since moving to North Carolina in 2003, I’ve focused my work in a […]

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Salvation Army joins Pink Revolution

By Jock Lauterer

By Trenton Little NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com   As Breast Cancer Awareness month came to a close last week the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club had “Pink Day” on Oct. 30. Kids, mostly girls, were encouraged to wear pink, and become more knowledgeable about the disease. “The Boys & Girls Club […]

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“One Million Strong” captures passion in history

By Jock Lauterer

By Christa Watson NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com The “One Million Strong” photography exhibit captures unity as seen through seven different marches. The Hayti Heritage Center is home to this exhibit from now through Nov. 30. Katina Parker, filmmaker and photographer started in 1995 with the Million Man March and ended in 2005 […]

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