Durham (City of) http://wunc.org en Durham Cuts 4 Jobs From Solid Waste Department http://wunc.org/post/durham-cuts-4-jobs-solid-waste-department <p></p><p>Durham's <a href="http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/Home.aspx">Solid Waste Department</a> is cutting four jobs to make up for a $1.1 million budget shortfall.</p><p></p><p>Director Donald Long said his department is very expensive to run. Its $16 million budget is about the same size as last year, and Long said one of the only places to cut costs is personnel.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:00:43 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37552 at http://wunc.org Durham Cuts 4 Jobs From Solid Waste Department Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Takes Over Durham http://wunc.org/post/full-frame-documentary-film-festival-takes-over-durham <p></p><p>Documentary film enthusiasts are in downtown Durham today through Sunday for the <a href="http://www.fullframefest.org/">Full Frame Documentary Film Festival</a>.&nbsp; City leaders like the business.&nbsp;</p><p>There could easily be an extra 12,000 to 13,000 people packed in a few city blocks because of <a href="http://www.fullframefest.org/">Full Frame</a>.</p><p>“And they’ll be laughing and smiling and talking about the films that they’ve seen.&nbsp; It’s really a great, great event.”</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 33157 at http://wunc.org Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Takes Over Durham Questions About Informant Payments By Durham Police http://wunc.org/post/questions-about-informant-payments-durham-police <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Two local advocacy groups released documents showing the <a href="http://wunc.org/post/durham-police-paid-criminal-informants-conviction-bonuses-attorneys-say">Durham Police Department made payments to informants in criminal matters</a>. </span></font></span></font></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:32:57 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 32015 at http://wunc.org Questions About Informant Payments By Durham Police Exhibit: Historic Fight To Desegregate The Carolina Theatre http://wunc.org/post/exhibit-historic-fight-desegregate-carolina-theatre <p></p><p></p><p>Fifty years ago, when African Americans wanted to watch a movie at the <a href="http://www.carolinatheatre.org/support/historic-exhibit">Carolina Theatre</a> in downtown Durham, they had to climb 97 steps up to the second floor balcony.</p><p>Today, there’s a new Civil Rights exhibit on display outside that second floor balcony to honor the fight to desegregate the theater.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:40:32 +0000 Leoneda Inge 31238 at http://wunc.org Exhibit: Historic Fight To Desegregate The Carolina Theatre DPAC Performances Continue To Pack The House http://wunc.org/post/dpac-performances-continue-pack-house <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.dpacnc.com/news/detail/dpac-finishes-2013-with-4-national-ranking">Durham Performing Arts Center</a> continues to be one of the top theaters and concert halls in the country.</p><p>New numbers from the trade magazine, Pollstar, ranks DPAC fourth in the US based on attendance.</p><p>Pollstar - 2013 - Top 5-ranked US Theatres:</p><p>1-Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY</p><p>2-The Colosseum At Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, NV</p><p>3-Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis, MN</p><p>4-DPAC - Durham, NC</p><p>5-Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE - Los Angeles, CA</p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 21:46:27 +0000 Leoneda Inge 28758 at http://wunc.org DPAC Performances Continue To Pack The House 5 Days To Go; 6,000 Toys Short http://wunc.org/post/5-days-go-6000-toys-short <p></p><p>Every year, Durham Rescue Mission holds a Christmas Eve dinner for the needy. They serve turkey and ham. And for the kids, there's a toy giveaway.</p><p>But now, just five days out, the group is 6,000 toys short of what they need in order to give all the kids some new playthings for the holiday.</p><p>"We accept new and used toys throughout the year, but at Christmas time we do like to give a new toy to the kids," said DRM CEO, Ernie Mills. "What kind of new toy? I tell the parents, any kind of toy you would buy for your kids, our kids would love it also."</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:22:57 +0000 WUNC News 27707 at http://wunc.org 5 Days To Go; 6,000 Toys Short Durham School Of The Arts Joins Fisk Jubilee Singers http://wunc.org/post/durham-school-arts-joins-fisk-jubilee-singers <p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.fiskjubileesingers.org/">Fisk Jubilee Singers</a> are known world-wide for their flawless voices and performance of Negro Spirituals.&nbsp; Paul Kwami is the choir’s musical director and is on a five city, high school southern tour to personally help young voices hone and preserve the songs that have inspired people of all cultures.</p><p>Kwami’s first stop: <a href="http://www.dsa.dpsnc.net/">The Durham School of the Arts.</a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:31:09 +0000 Leoneda Inge 24320 at http://wunc.org Durham School Of The Arts Joins Fisk Jubilee Singers "American Underground" Selected For Google Tech Hub http://wunc.org/post/american-underground-selected-google-tech-hub <p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.americanunderground.com/">American Underground</a> in Durham&rsquo;s American Tobacco Historic District has been selected by Google to be a part of its &ldquo;Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network.&rdquo;</p><p>The American Underground was launched three years ago &ndash; a home away from home for many young techies.&nbsp; The &quot;Terminator 2 Judgment Day&quot; pinball machine gets a workout.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 23125 at http://wunc.org "American Underground" Selected For Google Tech Hub School Renovation Helps East Durham Revitalization http://wunc.org/post/school-renovation-helps-east-durham-revitalization <p></p><p></p><p>There’s a section of East Durham undergoing major revitalization, and in the middle of it all is the oldest existing school building in the city.</p><p>But today, more than 100 years later, the old <a href="http://www.opendurham.org/buildings/east-durham-graded-school-ye-smith-school">East Durham Graded School</a> has been renovated in grand style.&nbsp; The project is getting a lot of attention and economic developers and neighbors hope it’s the spark that will keep community revitalization going.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:56:57 +0000 Leoneda Inge 22524 at http://wunc.org School Renovation Helps East Durham Revitalization Durham Grocery To Offer Healthy Snacks At Checkout http://wunc.org/post/durham-grocery-offer-healthy-snacks-checkout <p>Shoppers at a local grocery in Durham will have the option of checking out at an aisle filled with healthy snack choices. So instead of lollipops and candy bars, last minute purchases at Los Primos Market might include apples, raisins or yogurt. Erica Samoff coordinates Partnership for a Healthy Durham, a community coalition that's collaborating with the East Durham Children's Initiative. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:31:50 +0000 Catherine Brand 21705 at http://wunc.org Durham Grocery To Offer Healthy Snacks At Checkout