Kidznotes holds annual instrument drive

By Allie Beeks

September 22, 2016

  Kidznotes, the non-profit that brings music lessons to children in underserved communities including Northeast Central Durham, is having their annual instrument drive to support the students of the program who may not have the money for an instrument. Used instruments of all kinds as well as monetary donations are accepted anytime of the year. […]

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Durham Co-op Market off to a good start

By Rachel Herzog

September 21, 2016

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Durham Co-op Market at 111 W. Chapel Hill St., and the yellow picnic tables on the shady square outside the store are full. Kids and senior citizens alike line up for free grilled cheese sandwiches and creamy tomato soup in small styrofoam cups. Young couples chat over local […]

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Blog: Remembering Spring 2016

By Sarah Kaylan Butler

May 4, 2016

The Durham VOICE published online for the first time during the fall of 2009, with a goal to serve Northeast Central Durham by offering a positive glimpse into the community, which was known by the Durham Police Dept. as “the Bull’s Eye” because of its high crime rate. Now, seven years later, at the end […]

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Nu Development aims to give back to the community

By Christian Lawrence and Kristine Royster

April 27, 2016

When Dosali Reed-Bandele and Cimarron Reed first met in the late 1990s, they were in college with Reed-Bandele attending Livingstone College and Reed at Saint Augustine University. “I was visiting a mutual friend at St. Augustine’s and we lost touch. A year later we saw each other at Black College Day in Raleigh — and the […]

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SEEDS Hosts 8th Annual Pie Social

By Bennett Sprinkle

April 22, 2016

Lots of pies will help send a group of young people from Durham across the country to learn about sustainable urban farming, environmental awareness and social accountability. SEEDS (South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces, Inc)  is hosting its 8th Annual Pie Social on May 21 to raise money for the DIG (Durham Inner-City Gardeners) youth […]

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EMPWR U financial lessons go beyond the numbers

By Ryan Wilusz

April 6, 2016

Every year on Christmas morning, Johnetta Ruth Alston’s grandchildren were met with stacks of presents in the living room. But when Alston’s daughter lost her job, the family had to cut back.  “There wasn’t no fat white man coming down the chimney because we didn’t have no fireplace in the first place,” Alston said. But […]

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Capturing a developing Durham

By Cole McCauley

Durham has been in a state of rapid development for decades. Old neighborhoods are torn down and reconstructed.  Vacant blocks filled with rubble show projects that were started but never completed. A local artist saw the Durham she grew up in changing before her eyes, so she spent a year creating art to reflect that […]

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Racing to recognize our armed forces

By jock

April 3, 2016

Back in February, the Hillside High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps hosted a 5K at the school’s track. The event was done to celebrate 100 years of JROTC. The 5K takes place annually to celebrate one more year of JROTC, and it is required that most cadets enrolled in the program participate in the […]

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Retired James Speed Jr. won’t retire from working in his community

By Bradley Saacks

March 2, 2016

When James Speed Jr. was growing up in Oxford, there were only a few people in his neighborhood who wore neckties to work every day. As Speed recalls it, only teachers, preachers and morticians wore a necktie to work — a status symbol that Speed and his friends wanted to achieve. “And then there was […]

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Research Triangle Charter Academy students bring history to life

By Candice Craig

Seven-year-old William Bones is anxiously looking down the long line of students as he inches closer to the man he’s dying to talk to. William is walking patiently with his class as they go through an exhibit, looking from one speaker to another. All of his classmates are listening intently, as the speakers talk about […]

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