City Hall on the Go Citizenship and Government- Durham Nativity School

On Thursday, July 19, 2018, Brian Smith of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development visited 18 students at Durham Nativity School Summer Camp. The school enjoyed his previous workshop so much, they invited him back!  In April, the students developed murals focused on their neighborhoods.  For this classroom, Brian focused on other forms of public art, specifically sculptures.  The students developed their own whirligigs, after learning about the Whirligig Park in Historic Downtown Wilson, North Carolina.  In addition, the students all got to visit and learn about City Hall on the Go!

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County Seeks Input on Proposed Redevelopment Plans for East Main Street


Community Input Sessions on Future Redevelopment Project


Durham County Government


Session #1 - Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 


Human Services Facility – 2nd Floor Conference Room A

414 E. Main St.


Session #2 - Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10 a.m. - noon

Criminal Justice Resource Center

326 E. Main St.


Session #3 - Thursday, August 2, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Nehemiah Christian Center

514 N. Mangum St.

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Durham County's Impaired Stream Improvement Program (ISIP) and Community Conservation Assistance Program

New Durham Bike & Hike Map Now Available

Map Online July 6 & Free Printed Map Now In Multiple Business Locations

Cyclists and hikers in the Bull City now have an updated resource in print, and will soon have one online later this week, thanks to the just-released 2018 edition of the Durham Bike & Hike Map.

Cyclists can use the map to plan commuting and recreational trips since the map shows greenway trails, identifies the suitability of streets for bicycling, and includes useful neighborhood connector routes. The map also provides riding tips and other resources. For hikers, the map highlights popular trails in Durham, and provides information on parks and recreation opportunities. Among the areas highlighted are trails along the Eno River, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Hollow Rock Nature Park, and Little River Regional Park.

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Online Survey on Durham’s Dockless Bike Share Program Now Open

Residents Invited to Share Their Thoughts through August 5

What do you think about Durham’s dockless bike share program? If you have feedback to share, an online survey is now open to collect your recommendations on the City’s program.

Dockless bike share companies have been in operation in Durham since November 2017. Since then, more than 50,000 trips have been taken on the approximately 1,400 bikes in circulation. As an early adopter of this type of bike share program, the City has experienced the benefits as well as the challenges of this type of program. As part of the program evaluation, the City’s Transportation Department is asking residents to provide feedback through an online survey, which will be open from now until August 5.

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"I Voted" Sticker Design Contest

Have a great idea for this year’s Durham County “I Voted” sticker?

Submit your design idea to the Durham County "I Voted" Sticker Design Contest.

Visit the Durham County Board of Elections website to learn more (and make sure you’re registered to vote).

Durham Debuts First-Ever Sustainability Roadmap

City Unveils Long-Term Sustainability Vision and Invites Residents to Join the Effort

The City of Durham now has a roadmap for how it wants to work toward making the Bull City an environmentally, socially, and economically healthy and resilient community now and for future generations.

On March 5, Durham City Council adopted the City’s first-ever Sustainability Plan. Since that time, the City’s General Services Department has been working to expand the plan, and is now ready to debut the new Sustainability Roadmap.

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Wilmington on Fire

Works of Art in Progress

In partnership with the YMCA’s Togetherhood, we’re transforming Community Preschool at Lakewood’s blank wooden fence into a colorful, nature-inspired work of art.  In early June, volunteers from Westminster Presbyterian Church white-washed the fence. Now, local artist and Lakewood Montessori Middle School Art Teacher, Delvecchio Faison, is painting scenes of butterflies, ladybugs, and other animals


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Residents Enjoy the Eighth Annual Driver Street Bull City Play Street Event

In 90 degree weather, hundreds of residents came out to celebrate Father’s Day and the Eighth Annual Driver Open Street Festival.  Neighbors were able to enjoy games, moonbounces, music, and even had the opportunity to try their hand at pottery! Thank you to everyone who came out, and we are already looking forward to the Ninth Annual Driver Open Street Festival.