Written by: jock

Spectacular Magazine names WNCU news director Woman of the Year in Education

By jock

February 11, 2016

Durham-based Spectacular Magazine is set to announce its 2016 Women and Men of the Year Awards in conjunction with Black History Month. Kimberley Pierce Cartwright, news director at N.C. Central University’s public radio station, WNCU 90.7 FM is being named Woman of the Year in Education. Cartwright, who can be heard daily on the radio […]

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Samuel and Sons Barbershop: Moving on and passing the torch

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Nearly four years after rebuilding his barbershop that was once burned beyond recognition, Samuel Jenkins’ Samuel and Sons Barbershop is once again in a state of transition. Jenkins has decided that on Dec. 18, he will pack up his clippers, move on from the place he worked so hard to rebuild, and pass the torch […]

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The School of Hard Knocks rocks

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  It was a cold, rainy night when David Johnson wandered into The School of Hard Knocks. Twenty-eight-year old Johnson is a Durham resident currently staying at the Durham Rescue Mission. “I was just wandering by when I seen the lights on,” Johnson said, “It’s my first time here, but I’ll be back.” He spent […]

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EDCI Preschool: One year and going strong

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The East Durham Children’s Initiative’s preschool, just celebrated its one year anniversary, and they have a lot to be proud of. The preschool, a collaboration between the Latino Educational Achievement Partnership and the City of Durham’s Parks and Recreation Department, is enjoying great success. The preschool, located on Harvard Avenue, is at full capacity with […]

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VOICE wins national honor, launches new year

By jock

September 17, 2015

  At the Durham VOICE, we have a motto: “little i, big WE.” As a long-time journalist, I’ve won my fair share of awards and accolades. But honestly, those old plaques and trophies pale compared to the latest honor bestowed on the Durham VOICE. Earlier this fall, the Durham VOICE won second place in the […]

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Weather delays disrupt NCHSAA basketball playoffs

By jock

March 4, 2015

The roads were lined with walls of snow and the parking lot was relatively empty, only highlighted by a school’s activity bus and a couple large piles of snow. But on Saturday, Feb. 28 the Riverside High School girls’ basketball team took on South Central High School from Winterville, North Carolina, in the first round […]

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New Durham VOICE staff is off and running

By jock

September 29, 2014

Our Community Our Times Our Voices That’s our motto, and we believe in it. As we begin our fifth year, the Durham VOICE re-affirms our vision statement: That great community media helps build, nurture and sustain great community. And so it follows that we think Northeast Central Durham has those qualities and that potential. We […]

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TROSA Graduates Put Doubts in the Past

By jock

May 16, 2014

The newest group of TROSA graduates will cross the stage Sunday, May 18, having overcome substance addiction – and the doubts of those who thought they would never make it. Some have struggled with addiction for many years. Some have faced criminal charges, joblessness and estrangement from their families. One graduate-to-be, Tanya Parks of Bryson […]

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Durham and “A Tale of Two Cities”

By jock

April 8, 2014

  Editor’s Note: the following is excerpted from the annual State of the County address delivered by Dr. Michael D. Page, chairman of the Durham County Board of Commissioners on March 24 . The Reverend Page is also chaplain of North Carolina Central University and senior minister of Antioch Baptist Church. 1415 Holloway St., Durham. […]

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Carlton Koonce Joins Partners for Youth Opportunity

By jock

March 19, 2014

(Press release from Partners for Youth Opportunities) Carlton Koonce, the current Teen Mentoring Coordinator at the Durham VOICE community newspaper, will be the new Internship and Mentor Coordinator at Partners for Youth Opportunity (PYO). PYO is a youth organization being formed by the merger of YO:Durham (Year of Opportunity for Durham Teens) and Partners for […]

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