Since becoming a parent (I have three young children ages 6, 3, and 1), I have gained a much deeper appreciation of the strength that parents and other caregivers have in the face of adversity, particularly when faced with seemingly insurmountable financial obstacles.
A Durham City Council discussion on how much the city should contribute to the clean up after a sewage back up in the basement of the historic Mechanics and Farmers Bank building turned into one about race and equity.
A recent CBS news poll found that 69 percent of Americans defined race relations as “bad” in the United States. When I zip up the black robe and enter a criminal courtroom I am very aware of my “white” skin as I sit in judgment of a predominantly “black” courtroom.
We are tired of the bloodshed that is taking the lives of so many people, including young African-American men dying at the hands of each other as well as police officers, and police officers and others being killed in senseless attempts at revenge.
All Durham police had at first early Friday was a homeowner who said he had exchanged gunfire with an attacker outside his house near Eno River State Park, but then a man with a gunshot wound showed up at Duke Regional Hospital and was treated and arrested.
A fire that began with cooking oil left unattended on a stove damaged an apartment building on Rochelle Street, just off Holloway Street, in Durham early Wednesday and displaced 11 people, firefighters reported.
Brenda McCoy Bradsher explains what it is like to live a block away from 20 acres of vacant property covered with scrub grass and scattered with crumbling steps and frayed foundations. The former Fayetteville Street public housing complex has sat empty for nearly 12 years awaiting a failed Durham Housing Authority development plan and then the construction of affordable and student housing by a private company.
Video by Virginia Bridges, Photo by Mark Schultzvbridges@newsobserver.com
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