Written by: Ava Dobson

Plans to revitalize old Durham Police HQ in the works after years of vacancy

By Ava Dobson

December 12, 2023

Rusted railings and a worn-out exterior reflect a city’s sentiments surrounding a long-empty building on 505 W. Chapel Hill Street. Once the Old Durham, North Carolina Police Headquarters, the site has been vacant since 2019, as per the city’s official website. However, change may be on the horizon. During the city council meeting on Nov. […]

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A reflection of my time at the Durham Voice

By Ava Dobson

November 23, 2023

Reflecting on my time reporting for the Durham community has been the hardest task assigned to me yet. Not because I don’t know what to say, but because I feel unqualified to in so few words.  I believe the most significant takeaway I can provide is the least obvious: while media outlets often portray Durham […]

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Carl Rist hopes to appeal to voters with affordable housing and climate action policies

By Ava Dobson

November 2, 2023

Carl Rist recently achieved a monumental milestone in his campaign. The city council-member- hopeful was one of six candidates to receive enough votes to secure a spot on the city of Durham, N.C.’s general election ballot. Instead of celebrating, he plans on immediately preparing for the upcoming electoral event. “I’m focused on the next steps,” […]

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