Durham Woman Empowers Teens to Shape their own Futures

By Courtney Fisher

February 28, 2024

In East Durham, Destiny Alexander is giving teens the power to shape their own futures through the POOF Center. Standing for “Planning Our Own Futures/Funerals,” the center gives teens resources like financial knowledge, business experience, and travel to help prepare them for success in the real world.

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Mike De Los Santos spreading love through food in East Durham

By Campbell Atterbury

February 27, 2024

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 By Campbell Atterbury When 16-year-old Mike De Los Santos took a playful jab at his boss’s way of making barbeque, his boss sighed and decided there was only one thing to do. Put him in charge.  Just like that, De Los Santos was responsible for the food truck that day. It […]

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A Stroll Down to Missy Lane’s

By Kenzie Novak and Regan Rhymes

February 26, 2024

DURHAM, NC — In the vibrant arts and culture scene of Durham, NC, a new addition stands out: Missy Lane’s Assembly Room. This recently opened arts venue is not just another music venue; it’s a cultural hub that fills a niche in Durham’s arts scene.

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Durham Native & Black Pioneer: Ben Ruffin

By Brigette Bagley

February 22, 2024

It is Black History Month, which means you have likely seen social media posts and news articles commemorating the most influential Black pioneers in American history. But have you heard of Ben Ruffin in these posts or articles?

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What’s Next After High School Athletics?

By Kinslee Braddy

While planning the third annual Champion Durham Classic high school basketball tournament for the end of 2023, the Durham Sports Commission wanted to make this one different from the rest. Furthermore, they were looking for a factor that would make this tournament memorable for all participants and families.

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The Story of Reading 

By Mary Mungai

The Children’s Literacy Project has become a staple of the Durham community, offering free tutoring services to children from low-income households who struggle with literacy. In the face of COVID and disruptions in the Durham school system, the Children’s Literacy Project works with schools and other organizations like LEAP to keep students progressing.

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Durham’s Community Art: A Historical Exploration

By Hannah Adams

November 6, 2023

By Hannah Adams Published Nov. 6 Durham comes to life through vibrant and diverse community murals. These pieces of art celebrate Durham’s rich history, culture and diversity, and have become an integral part of the city’s landscape. “While some states attempt to remove the historical truths that shaped this country; Durham has decided to embrace […]

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Durham primary election results show close race for City Council and mayor

By Emma Hall

October 12, 2023

The municipal primary election results are in. Only a month away from Election Day, Durham held primary elections on Oct. 10 to determine the candidates for mayor and City Council in the 2023 general election.  Every precinct in Durham voted in the primary elections. Out of the over 200,000 residents in Durham, 23,684 Durham residents […]

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All new Durham Nutcracker debuts Dec. 12, 13

By Anna Williams

November 12, 2015

It would be difficult not to notice the joy that this building contains as cast members rehearsed for their annual performance of “The Durham Nutcracker.” But this isn’t the version that you’ve seen before.

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