‘We’re not going anywhere, we’ve seen this before,’ says Durham pastor

Downtown Durham is growing outward. In its path are places like Mt. Vernon Baptist , a historic African-American church. While the neighborhood around it changes and most members drive to church from further away, Mt. Vernon has no plans to leave.
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Downtown Durham is growing outward. In its path are places like Mt. Vernon Baptist , a historic African-American church. While the neighborhood around it changes and most members drive to church from further away, Mt. Vernon has no plans to leave.

Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan has been covering Durham since 2006 and has received five North Carolina Press Association awards.