Revitalization

NECD: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

By Jock Lauterer

November 19, 2009

By Jamon Glover NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Northeast Central Durham has gone from a prosperous industrial area to crime ridden and drug infested. A few years ago revitalization measures were put into place to change the look and feel of a historic area, vitally important to Durham. Today city officials, community leaders […]

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A new beginning for Old Five Points

By Jock Lauterer

By Cara Oxendine NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Old Five Points, one of NECD’s neighborhoods, was originally a commercial district that deteriorated due to a falling economy and highway projects that discouraged pedestrian traffic. Today, the community is working to revive the area. Old Five Points gets its name from the five-way intersection […]

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Vegetable gardens provide nutrition for families

By Jock Lauterer

By: David L. Fitts, Jr. NCCU Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com As winter descends on the “Bulls Eye,” some residents will participate in a new program to ensure their access to healthy food options. Fifty NECD residents will receive backyard vegetable gardens in the coming months thanks to a $15,000 grant. In June, planning […]

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King’s hot dogs link past and future

By Jock Lauterer

November 5, 2009

By Courtney Price Durham VOICE Co-Editor thedurhamvoice@gmail.com While he talks about the future, T.J. McDermott has the past on his mind. McDermott is rebuilding King’s Sandwich Shop on the corner of Foster Street and Geer Street to bring the iconic restaurant back to Durham. “A historic little building like this can take us to the […]

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