Written by: Amber Younger

High school voices join the chorus

By Amber Younger

April 15, 2015

  Editor’s note: A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk story ideas with Hillside High students. There I spoke with a student driven to write a story worthy of publication in her school newspaper. I wanted to see the student’s story in the Hillside Chronicle as well, but also wanted to see more […]

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Zumbathon fundraiser benefits Boys and Girls Club

By Amber Younger

March 4, 2015

“Are we going to have a good time?” repeated Paul Lewis, rallying the group of 40 who had gathered in the gym. The crowd cheered, louder this time, bouncing to shake off the cold and gear up for a Saturday afternoon of Zumba. The first Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Zumbathon was off to […]

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DurhamCares raises support for senior care

By Amber Younger

February 18, 2015

  Every Tuesday and Friday, Anne Aitchison pulls up to Meals on Wheels Durham, loads up her white hatchback Volkswagen with warm meals, a stack of Herald-Sun newspapers and an occasional can of pet food. Then she heads out on her route. “Good morning, Ms. Moser!” calls Aitchison, clutching a bag of food and a […]

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Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club hosts workshop with Durham Police Department

By Amber Younger

February 4, 2015

With a warm smile, James Johnson reaches down for a handshake. “What did we learn?” he asks the young man. “Good! Eye contact.” At the Alston Avenue Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, where he serves as executive director, Johnson strives to create an atmosphere of mutual respect. He wants the children to feel valuable. […]

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