Written by: Marissa Peterson

UNC senior aims to help students reach college

By Marissa Peterson

April 12, 2013

“I wish I would have had someone to help me out from the very beginning, [starting] freshman year. [Someone] to tell me the importance of a higher education,” Symone Morales said, thinking back on her journey to college. Morales is a Durham native, born and raised in the Bull City. She has lived all over […]

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Despite rain, NAACP marches for voting rights

By Marissa Peterson

March 28, 2013

“The rain is trying to silence us so we have to raise our voices.” Fred Foster Jr., NAACP Durham chapter president and Durham County Commissioner chair gave those final words of encouragement before leading a group of 10 through the rain on March 24. Though 39-degree, overcast weather discouraged a large crowd, the show went […]

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Seafood restaurant helps Durham earn its tasty title

By Marissa Peterson

February 20, 2013

According to a magazine contest taking place right now, Durham is considered one of the best places to dine in the South. Southern Living magazine is hosting “The Tastiest Town Awards” sweepstakes to name the town with most delicious restaurants. Durham is currently in second place, nipping the heels of Memphis, Tenn. Anyone can vote […]

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Durham Rescue Mission gives Hope to those in need

By Marissa Peterson

February 6, 2013

Last year on January 24, after reaching their goal of $4.5 million, the Durham Rescue Mission broke ground on its new Center for Hope. The Mission has been ministering to the homeless, poor, and addicted since 1974, when CEO and founder Ernie Mills and his wife and CFO Gail Mills opened their doors to 12 needy […]

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