Developer Bob Chapman and partners last week issued what they hope will become “a citizens’ plan” to convert the Downtown Loop into a two-way street and spur development on currently under-utilized public property.
About 40 percent of the city’s 108 square miles is covered by trees, providing residents with shade, healthier air and beauty. To keep that arboreal canopy intact, Durham needs to plant an estimated 1,680 new trees every year for the next 20 years.
A lot of decisions remain to be made before the Durham Police Department buys and issues body cameras for its officers, but at at public forum on the devices Tuesday night Deputy Chief Anthony Marsh Sr. was definite on one point. Whatever the cameras record, he said, “The officers will not be able to alter or delete it.”
My fiancé, Pam Lane, was killed Oct. 3, last year near downtown Chapel Hill while riding her bike. She was wearing a helmet and obeying all traffic laws. Her birthday this year would have been on June 5.