Year: 2013

John Avery Toy Drive makes the season jolly

By Nautica Lane

December 19, 2013

Do you want to give back to your community but feel like you can’t because you don’t know how? If so, come join the John Avery Boys & Girls Club for its first annual Toy and Coat Drive. The free event, presented by the Raleigh-based marketing firm NINETY SIX, is Saturday, December 21 from 10 […]

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EDCI brings families together with Story Hour, both in English and Spanish

By Ashley Broder

December 2, 2013

Parents and children of Durham are coming together once again with the help of the East Durham Children’s Initiative. On a regular basis, EDCI hosts Story Hours where parents can bring their kids for an hour of stories and fun. EDCI not only caters to English-speakers, but Spanish speakers as well. There are three Story […]

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Walltown’s “Indigo Blue” adds new twist to classic fairytale

By Wendy Lu

December 1, 2013

“Never give up on hope.” This is the message that the cast and crew of “Indigo Blue” hope their audience will take away with them. From Thurs.,  Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 15, Walltown Children’s Theatre – a Durham-based nonprofit organization that offers acting, singing and dance classes to under-served youth in the Walltown community […]

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EDCI helps make the holiday season bright

By Claire Queally

The holiday season has officially begun at East Durham Children’s Initiative. They’re busy planning the second annual Holiday Zone – an event guaranteed to make many children in the community smile. This year, EDCI invited over 150 parents to come choose complimentary gifts for their children. Gifts are donated by local individuals and organizations, and […]

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Sharing a piece of the pie

By Carlton Koonce

A lack of sleep and worry kept him up at nights. After 13 years as an active duty Army man, Hakeem Moore, a 35-year-old veteran and father of three, found he just couldn’t “turn off” things he’d seen during his 15 months in Baghdad.   Bombs going off, rocket-propelled grenade (RPGs) explosions and people getting […]

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All on the same team

By Sharif Ruebin

November 25, 2013

“To win a championship, you have to play as a team.” That’s what Phillip Robinson-Hayes, an Early College senior, says. The same principle can be used with giving back to others in need. It is very important for people to give back to their communities. As a neighborhood, we’re all on the same team. A […]

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Hillside’s William Logan named DPS Principal of the Year

By Jock Lauterer

November 24, 2013

  By Kristen Mayo, Jazmine Dixon and Breana Kea Hillside Chronicle Staff  Writers,  Hillside High School   Hillside Principal William Logan has been awarded the Principal of the Year award for Durham Public Schools. “I felt stunned, appreciated and grateful,” Logan said, after almost shedding tears of joy. Logan was completely surprised about receiving the […]

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Local graffiti artist “Niko’s” take on the “art”

By Ikendia Dixon

November 22, 2013

What started as a subculture on the streets of New York in the 1970s has gained popularity in the decades since. It starts with writing your name on your choice of canvas whether it be a wall, paper, trains, or other place. From there: writing you name evolves into adding your own style, and there […]

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New neighbors for NECD: Committee working on recommendation for DPD headquarters move

By Robert Lewis

Northeast Central Durham residents could have new neighbors. City officials are deciding where the new Durham Police Department headquarters will be built and two of three proposed locations are in NECD. The two locations are 600 East Main Street and Merrick Street where the Fayette Place apartments once stood. Jesse Burwell, Assistant Chief of Durham […]

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Hillside hosts a rally for public schools

By Jock Lauterer

November 21, 2013

  By: the Hillside High School Chronicle staff On Monday, Nov. 4 Hillside joined many other schools in North Carolina in a “walk-in” for public education. Parents, teachers and students gathered in front of the school at 6:45 a.m. to rally for public schools. “Public education is at the root of our society’s problems, yet […]

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Matthew Hunt sets high standards as new principal of Northern

By Jock Lauterer

Northern Round Table editors-in-chief D.J. Ellis and Brooklynn Cooper sat down with their new principal, Matthew Hunt, for a Q & A session Round Table: What made you want to get into education after being a professional basketball player and a Wall Street banker?   Hunt: I didn’t feel good about any of the things […]

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Hope for the youth in Durham

By Sheila Rosier

November 20, 2013

According to information from the 2006-2010 U.S. Census Bureau, and U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey, there were 44,000, 14-to-24-year-olds in Durham. A report called, “Disconnected Youth in the Research Triangle: An Ominous Problem Hidden in Plain Sight,” was conducted six years ago for the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. It concluded that roughly 40 […]

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One teen’s concern about teen pregnancy, abortions and school

By Jock Lauterer

November 19, 2013

By Alexia Squires The Spartan Times Southern High School Teen pregnancy in the United States is common. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, three out of ten American girls will become pregnant at least once before age 20. In addition, many may have mothers who also became pregnant during teen […]

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Enjoying another Homecoming in Durham

By Nautica Lane

Homecoming is an event anticipated by many. People always talk about N.C. A & T’s and N.C. State’s Homecomings and many more in the area. But each year no homecoming can compare to N.C. Central University’s. On Saturday, October 19, N.C. Central kicked of their homecoming weekend with a BANG! Although it was a rainy […]

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Two Durham legacies partner to create community

By Alexandria Sampson

  Within one mile of each other stand two of Durham’s most historical sites. Situated on Fayetteville Street near the Durham Expressway is what was formerly known as St. Joseph’s African Methodist Episcopal Church. Built in 1891, the church played an integral part in the thriving African-American community of Hayti. In 1910, Dr. James E. […]

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Rock the Red at Durham’s World AIDS Da

By India Wagner

December 3 marks the date of the Annual Durham World AIDS Day that will be held at the Holton Career Resource Center. The Partnership for a Healthy Durham is hosting this year’s event with the theme of ‘Rock the RED: Represent Your Culture’. The event is meant to commemorate those who are infected with the […]

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Durham gifted with Winter Fairy Tale performance

By Antwone Price

Durham has become well known as a welcoming place for artists of all types. In that tradition, Mercury Studio on Mangum Street recently hosted Karma Thomas who enraptured Durham residents with her performance of Bulgaria: A Fairly Dark Faerie Tale or, A Mid-Winter’s Dream. About 20 people gathered on November 1 as she read songs […]

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Revamped playground will meet needs

By Naomi Marín-Rosario

The City of Durham, Keep Durham Beautiful, ABC11, Disney, and KaBOOM! partnered on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 to build a new playground, designed by kids, in Oakwood Avenue Park at 411 Holloway Street. Prep day for the installation of the new playground took place on Oct. 31. Volunteers sorted and separated all the new […]

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Let’s get SMART

By Jock Lauterer

By Riyah Exum Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church is much more than just a spiritual building. Almost four years ago Orange Grove Church received a grant to start a learning program to help young children with their math, reading and other academic skills. The SMART program is a learning program at Orange Grove that meets […]

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New voting laws likely to reduce voting turnout

By Jock Lauterer

By Riyah Exum, Municipal Elections took place on Nov. 5 for mayor and city council. Durham County Board of Elections has confirmed that William “Bill” Bell will be mayor for a third term. However, new changes to voter’s registration may impact future voters in upcoming elections. New voting residents will now be required to show […]

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