Written by: Kaitlyn Knepp

Hillside hosts drumline competition

By Kaitlyn Knepp

April 16, 2014

Drumlines from across North Carolina competed in the 2014 Mike Tilley Drumline Competition at Hillside High School on March 22. The competition was held in honor of former Hillside band and drumline member Michael Tilley, who died in 2005 from suicide. Greensboro’s Grimsley High School took top honors, with T.W. Andrews High School and Warren […]

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Durham Mardi Gras brings a taste of New Orleans

By Zoe Schaver and Kaitlyn Knepp

March 6, 2014

  Sally Grant spent three years of her life in New Orleans. So when she heard Durham musicians & artists held their own raucous downtown Mardi Gras parade each year on Fat Tuesday, she knew instantly she had to get involved. The organization known as Durham Mardi Gras was founded four years ago by a Durham-based, […]

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Swap-O-Rama-Rama highlights Scrap Exchange year of growth

By Zoe Schaver and Kaitlyn Knepp

February 24, 2014

A long, red scrap of cloth and an old mirror wrapped in lights comprised the red-carpet centerpiece for an event Saturday, Feb. 15, that exemplified the Durham Scrap Exchange’s mission of creative reuse — the Swap-O-Rama-Rama. In return for a suggested donation of $10 and their own bag of old clothes, participants could peruse rows […]

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SEEDS begin to blossom in renovated building

By Kaitlyn Knepp and Brittney Cherry

February 5, 2014

After a three-month delay, staff and volunteers of Durham’s 20-year-old community garden, SEEDS, moved into its newly renovated building at the end of January. SEEDS, a non-profit educational community garden, is still located on the corner of Gilbert and Elizabeth Streets, but in a new, user-friendly building. Plans for renovations have been in motion for […]

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