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Zumbathon fundraiser benefits Boys and Girls Club

Zumbathon fundraiser benefits Boys and Girls Club

“Are we going to have a good time?” repeated Paul Lewis, rallying the group of 40 who had gathered in the gym. The crowd cheered, louder this time, bouncing to shake off the cold and gear up for a Saturday afternoon of Zumba. The first Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Zumbathon was off to a start in the Boys and… Read more →

LiMing provides authentic Chinese food for growing Asian population in Durham

LiMing provides authentic Chinese food for growing Asian population in Durham

A rapidly growing Asian population has led to a greater need for authentic Asian food in Durham. According to the U.S. Census, 3.6 percent of Durham’s population in 2000 identified as Asian. Within 10 years, the population increased by approximately 70 percent, with 5.1 percent of the total population identifying as Asian in 2010. Durham residents utilize LiMing’s Global Mart not only for groceries, but… Read more →

The business behind Valentine’s Day

The business behind Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day isn’t just flowers and chocolates. For some Hispanic families in Durham, N.C. – it’s a livelihood. Mayra Hernandez, 21, and her mother, Irma Delgobo, 37, have been setting up their Valentine’s Day stands for over five years. For Delgobo, who runs no other business, this holiday is a special and — most importantly — financially rewarding one… Read more →

Hillside basketball star looking forward

Hillside basketball star looking forward

It’s every youngster’s dream to play ball and make it to the next level. Get into college on a full ride. Win the big game on a last second shot that puts your team up as the clock expires. Everyone practices as a kid at the basketball court closest to his or her house. “3-2-1,” they say as they chuck… Read more →

SEEDS garden keeps urban chickens for education, fun

SEEDS garden keeps urban chickens for education, fun

Urban chicken keeping has become increasingly popular across the United States over the past 10 years, according to the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, and Durham’s non-profit garden SEEDS is taking part in the trend. Like the rest of what SEEDS (South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces) offers the community, the chickens give participants a fun, interactive educational experience. Garden Manager… Read more →

Marathon Walk Follow-Up  East Durham Trail Blazers walk 262 miles as part of health initiative

Marathon Walk Follow-Up East Durham Trail Blazers walk 262 miles as part of health initiative

The East Durham Trail Blazers—an exercise group formed by the East Durham Children’s Initiative to improve personal health and encourage community interaction—walked a total of 262 miles in less than six months, despite the heat, the cold and fatigue. EDCI challenged the group, composed entirely of local residents, to walk 26 miles in six weeks, using a 1-mile loop around… Read more →

Stakeholders gather at ABC’s annual meeting

Stakeholders gather at ABC’s annual meeting

The reentry into society following incarceration presents an array of challenges, but the most fundamental hurdle is housing – a key issue at this year’s Antioch Builds Community, Inc. annual meeting. “Right now housing is the biggest issue we are facing,” said Alesha Jones-Garrett, regional former offender specialist at the North Carolina Department of Commerce and guest speaker. “We’re losing… Read more →