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Durham commissioners approve housing contract to fund COVID-19 operations
Friday, April 10, 2020
DURHAM – The Durham Board of County Commissioners held a special meeting April 9 to approve a $1.6M contract with the Durham Marriott-RTP, which will allow housing of homeless members of the community during COVID-19. Following a unanimous vote of the Board of Commissioners, chair Wendy Jacobs said: “During this pandemic crisis, our homeless
NC emergency hotline helps critical workers find child care
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
RALEIGH – Closures of day care centers and schools have left parents who still have to work outside the home scrambling to arrange for child care. In North Carolina, officials say more than half the state's day care centers have closed their doors. However, the state is supporting programs that have chosen to remain open, offering new health, safety
Durham city leaders seek landlords to provide affordable housing
Thursday, April 2, 2020
DURHAM – Across Durham, nonprofit organizations are preparing individuals and families living in homeless shelters to move into safe, affordable housing. However, there are not enough rental properties to meet the current demand. To solve this problem, city leaders are calling on landlords to work with local nonprofits to secure housing for those
North Carolinians urged not to have hairdressers visit homes
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
RALEIGH — North Carolina residents are being urged by officials not to set up house calls for hairdressers and massage therapists during the stay-at-home order for the coronavirus outbreak, saying such arrangements put those providers at both professional and health risks. Since all salons and spas have closed, officials say some providers have been
Funeral held for North Carolina Rep. Maryann Black
Friday, March 27, 2020
DURHAM — A private funeral was held Friday for North Carolina state Rep. Maryann Black, who died this week at age 76. Black, a Democrat who joined the state House in early 2017, died Wednesday at her Durham home, Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor owner Chris Fisher said. The funeral home handled the service at a local cemetery. Black’s son,
Census: Wake County is now North Carolina’s largest county
Thursday, March 26, 2020
RALEIGH — Wake County is now North Carolina’s largest county, the U.S. Census Bureau said on Thursday as its annual population estimates show the county containing Raleigh surpassing Mecklenburg County. The census said Wake County had an estimated 1,111,761 people as of July 1, with Mecklenburg close behind at 1,110,356. The July 2018 estimates
City of Durham closing all city facilities to public
Sunday, March 22, 2020
DURHAM – In light of growing concerns regarding COVID-19, the City of Durham is taking increased measures to help stop the potential spread of this virus among residents and city staff. Effective March 23 at 8 a.m., all city facilities, including City Hall, police headquarters and all fire stations, will be closed to the public until further notice.
Durham organization helps abuse survivors heal through art
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
DURHAM – Durham native Monica Daye was sexually assaulted in a church when she was 11. “My whole life completely changed,” she said. “I went from an A/B student — outgoing, dancing — to being a student that was failing with Ds and Fs, rebelling, cursing teachers out and getting in trouble.” When she was 19, Daye

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Durham commissioners approve housing contract to fund COVID-19 operations

DURHAM – The Durham Board of County Commissioners held a special meeting April 9 to

3 Eagles on ’21 draft list

Three North Carolina football players have been placed on the 2021 NFL Draft HBCU Prospects List

Lawmakers shape new bills as unemployment claims top 450,000

More than 450,000 North Carolinians have filed for unemployment benefits since the COVID-19