Bull's Eye Blog
Posted on January 23, 2014
Becky Heron, a Durham County commissioner from 1982 until 2011, died early Thursday. Before her death, Herons friend Melissa Rooney began collecting Durham residents comments and memories of her as a gift for Herons family.
The submissions below are posted with Rooneys permission and that of the authors:
When I first moved to Durham, my first introduction to folks involved running the city/county was her campaign flyer Keep HERon I thought it was adorable and used it as an example in my sociology of politics class at UNC.
Posted on December 5, 2013
The city transportation office has come up with a proposition for charging downtown residents to park their cars in public spaces, starting Jan. 1 at a cut rate and phasing increases to what everybody else has to pay over two years.
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.
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.