Bull's Eye Blog
Posted on November 29, 2013
Mayor Bill Bell said he considers retiring City Councilman Howard Clement a “great friend,” but it didn’t start off that way.
By the time Bell first ran for office, in the county commissioner election of 1972, Clement was an established political figure in Durham, from years of work in the civil-rights movement.
“I was pretty young an naive,” said Bell, who came to Durham in 1968 as an IBM engineer. “I figured since Howard and I were both Howard University alumni, I would give Howard a call and ask for his endorsement.
Posted on November 20, 2013
Another suspect dies in an encounter with Durham police, and another press conference in which Police Chief Jose Lopez says nothing we didn't already know.