Sandy Ridge Elementary Bull City Play Street


Sandy Ridge Elementary School participated in a Bull City Play Streets as part of their end of the year awards recognition ceremony.  Students and teachers enjoyed bowling, lawn darts, hop scotch and jumping in the bounce house.

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Durham Recognizes Fullsteam Brewery as New Stormwater STAR Business

A local brewery has just received recognition for setting an example of environmental stewardship in the area of water pollution prevention. 

The Stormwater and GIS Services Division within the City of Durham Public Works Department has recognized Fullsteam Brewery for completing a year-long program to become certified as a Stormwater STAR business.

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Schools Acknowledge Fire Prevention Month

As part of Fire Prevention Month Easley and Holt Elementary Schools invited the Durham Fire Department to come out to talk with students about fire safety.  Students enjoyed learning how to get out of fire in the smoke house.  Also students learn the role of a firefighter and the different components of a fire truck.   Fire_Prevention.png

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Fall Festival and Play Streets



The North Street Community had their first Fall Festival and Play Streets. Children and adults dressed in Halloween costumes and enjoyed games such as; Yoga, Bocce ball, Lawn Darts and Corn Hole.  The community delighted in food cook on the community grill and music until 10:00PM.  Ms. Deirtra Spellman from Parks and Recreation came out to teach the Bocce Ball and Corn Hole to the residents.

October 2017 District 1 Clean-ups


The City of Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services Department partnered with the Greyson Green Neighborhood and the Milan Woods Neighborhood this month for a neighborhood cleanup.  The Impact Team collected all bulk trash that was placed at the curb by residents after extensive outreach to spread the word by neighbors. 

Durham’s Human Relations Division Accepts Disability-Based Complaint

The Human Relations Division accepted a complaint based on a landlord’s alleged discriminatory treatment of a person with a disability.  The disability affects the resident’s ability to use her arms and her legs.  As such, she uses a wheelchair.  When the resident requested permission to install a ramp outside of her dwelling and grab bars within her dwelling, the landlord allegedly refused even though the resident agreed to cover the cost to install these elements of accessibility.

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October City Hall on the Go Citizenship and Government

CHOTG Citizenship and Government outdoor class is to enlighten students about civic pride, government and inspire them to become active members in their community.  Students are relaxed outside of the normal classroom and encouraged to ask questions of the presenter’s personal and professional experiences and why they became involved in government.


City of Durham Transportation Director, Terry Bellamy talks with 80 students at Research Triangle Charter Academy located at 2418 Ellis Road.


Holt Elementary School Inauguration Ceremony


Sheila Bullock, Sr. Executive Assistant in the City Clerk’s Office was the guest at Holt Elementary School’s Afterschool Inauguration Ceremony. Ms. Bullock administered the oath of office to the newly elected student council.

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Durham Hosts ReUse Rodeo, E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event October 21

Durham residents looking for an easy and free way to recycle electronic waste (e-waste), shred confidential documents and drop-off of their reusable household goods should attend the City of Durham’s ReUse Rodeo, E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event next month.

The event will be on Saturday, October 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium on the visitors side parking lot, located at 750 Stadium Dr. Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading old electronics, paper, clothing, etc.


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Coffee with a Cop


Captain Gaddy (District 3) and Ms. Hazeline Umstead of Lyon Park Neighborhood Association celebrated Coffee with a Cop Day on October 4, 2017.

Coffee with a Cop Day is a national initiative designed to help break down the barriers between residents and officers, build trust, and to discover mutual goals for the community. This is an opportunity for residents to speak with Durham officers in a friendly, casual atmosphere without agendas, presentations or speeches.