Planning commissioners and prospective neighbors gave thumbs up last week to two “infill” projects representing private investment on a pair of long-time vacant lots, one at the Old Five Points intersection near downtown and the other on Duke Street north of Interstate 85.
A group of inmates’ family members and others say they plan to protest Friday night a “lock back” prompted by a surge of violence at the Durham County Jail that is keeping inmates confined to their cells all but six hours a week.
It’s a simple act, sitting down and sharing food with another person. But in Durham, as in much of the American South, before 1960, according to local custom and a city ordinance, it was taboo and illegal for blacks to dine with whites in public.
Brayton Haws took the lead on lap 35 and never looked back Saturday night to win the Late Model Stock Car race in Orange Blossom 300. Christopher Bell fought off off Kyle Grissom in the night’s Super Late Model “wreck festival.”