The General Assembly began its 2015 session on Jan. 28, and almost immediately neighborhood leaders were put on notice to expect another bill to repeal a neighbor’s time-honored right to oppose a rezoning with an official protest petition.
Developer Bob Chapman sees the Downtown Loop as “a girdle” on Durham's city center, “binding and preventing downtown from growing.” He and business partner Rob Dickson want to convert the road to two-way traffic and make it more friendly to pedestrians.
On Tuesday, March 17, members of the N.C. Coalition on Aging, the N.C. Senior Tar Heel Legislature and the Durham Partnership for Seniors (DPfS) held a lobby day at the N.C. General Assembly to advocate for legislative priorities relevant to the well-being of seniors and persons with disabilities in North Carolina.
Chanting “I believe that we will win,” a group of about 25 low-wage workers and supporters rallied outside the downtown McDonald’s Wednesday, and called for a statewide strike by fast-food workers on April 15.
Durham police and U.S. Marshals ended a six-hour standoff at a Brye Street house Monday afternoon when a man they had been looking for since a shooting incident in January surrendered to authorities who had surrounded him.