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  • New videos from body and dash cameras show what happened after an Aug. 10 crash involving Durham District Attorney's Office legal assistant Josiah Wilkerson. —WRAL

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  • Attorney Shelia Huggins is dropping out of the race for Durham City Council, she announced Wednesday, one day before early voting begins. —NewsBreak.com

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  • "Durham residents now have the chance to rank their top choices among 10 project proposals to receive the latest round of $2.4 million in participatory budgeting (PB Durham) grant funding." —City of Durham website

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    The 10 project proposals included in this voting cycle are as follows:

    1. Pedestrian Safety on East Trinity Avenue - $990,000: Install pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures such as sidewalks, crosswalks, and signage on East Trinity Avenue from North Roxboro Street to Avondale Avenue.
    2. Lighting at Parks - $888,000: Outdoor lighting to improve safety and extend the usable hours at Morreene Road Park, Holton Career and Resource Center, and Edison Johnson Recreation Center parking lot.
    3. Playground Improvements to Parks - $762,000: Add a shade structure at Bay-Hargrove Park; add a shade structure and new playground at Carroll Street Park; and add a shade structure and new playground to Southern Boundaries Park.
    4. Skate Park at Duke Park - $347,000: Create a skate park with movable equipment to increase access to skating.
    5. Teen Equipment at Recreation Centers - $85,000: Upgrade equipment, such as computers and games, at the Durham Teen Center at Lyon Park, Holton Career and Resource Center, Walltown Recreation Center, W.D. Hill Recreation Center, and Weaver Street Recreation Center.
    6. Crosswalks with Murals - $352,000: Crosswalks for pedestrian safety featuring public art at the intersections of Lynch Street and Mangum Street; Roxboro Road and Lynch Street; and University Drive at the Rockwood Center.
    7. Bathroom at Cook Road Park - $330,000: Build a new bathroom facility.
    8. Sustainable Improvements to Parks - $110,000: Install water bottle filling stations, bike repair stations, and solar power charging stations to improve sustainability and encourage physical activity at CM Herndon Park, Duke Park, Lyon Park, Merrick-Moore Park, Solite Park, Twin Lakes Park, and Westover Park.
    9. Stagville Monument - $275,000: Create an artistic and educational monument with local artists honoring the formerly enslaved people of the Stagville Plantation and their descendants for a City-owned site downtown.
    10. Security Measures for Durham Housing Authority Properties - $110,000: Resident-requested safety improvements including cameras, deadbolt locks, and improved lighting in the Cornwallis Road Community and Preiss-Steele Place.

  • 2023 City Council Candidates

    City of Durham City Council At-Large

    (You may vote for TWO)

    Election Day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7th

    ***According to the NCGOP Plan of Organization, the Durham GOP CANNOT endorse any candidate who is not a registered Republican.  In an attempt to offer voting guidance to Durham Republicans, we crafted a gauge as a guide for this year's municipal election.  Feel free to continue your research with the candidate's provided web links.***

    Nate Baker

    Natefordurham.com

    Resumé

    Currently on Durham Planning Commission

    Priorities

    • Affordable housing
    • Protect and support existing affordable housing
    • Prioritize Good Government
    • Protect Our Environment
    • Create safe, convenient, and comfortable bus, bike, and pedestrian options.
    • Enhance and expand our parks and recreation options
    • Pay competitive wages to our emergency service workers
    • Invest in proven gang intervention programs and expand the HEART Program
    • Climate change action
    • Fight for Durham residents from the bottom up

     

    Javiera Caballero

    Javierafordurham.com

    Priorities

    • Good paying jobs
    • Good schools
    • A clear plan for how we will combat climate change
    • Affordable housing
    • Safe and accessible bike infrastructure and pedestrian infrastructure
    • Race equity and equitable services for immigrants and refugees
    • Help small-scale landlords pay for repairs if they commit to keeping their units affordable

    Monique Holsey-Hyman

    candidatedrmoniqueholseyhyman.com

    Resumé

    Current City Council member

    Priorities

    • Ensure that the people of this City have access to high-quality living, employment, and recreational opportunities
    • Youth mentoring programs
    • Improve green spaces in underprivileged neighborhoods and fund water quality initiatives
    • implementing bus rapid transit and building a 37-mile commuter rail system
    • More staff for our police department

    Shelia Ann Huggins

    votesheliahuggins.com

    Priorities

    • Aligning employment opportunities with housing opportunities
    • Job training programs
    • Funding for crime prevention efforts, training efforts, and any departmental programs that reduce crime
    • Support projects that impact poverty and help people obtain jobs
    • Current infrastructure capacity and the need for additional infrastructure

    Sources

    cbs17.com

    durhamforall.org

    peoplesalliancepac.org

    axios.com

    dukechronicle.com

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  • 2023 Mayoral Candidates

    ***According to the NCGOP Plan of Organization, the Durham GOP CANNOT endorse any candidate who is not a registered Republican.  In an attempt to offer voting guidance to Durham Republicans, we crafted a gauge as a guide for this year's municipal election.  Feel free to continue your research with the candidate's provided web links.***

    City of Durham Mayor

    (You may vote for ONE)

    Leonardo Williams

    Leo4Durham.com

    Current City Council member

    Priorities

    • Diverse housing options that allow for stable, safe, and affordable shelter
    • Job training
    • Accessible public transportation
    • Lower the cost of living
    • Add mental health resources to public safety
    • Comprehensive solutions to crime and gun violence by investing in social programs and initiatives
    • Invest in trails, protected bike lanes, dedicated lanes for rapid bus services, and expanding passenger train services

    Mike Woodard

    mikewoodard.com

    • Currently a NC state senator
    • Served on the City Council for nearly seven years.

    Priorities

    • Housing affordability for the workforce
    • Competitive wages for city employees, law enforcement, and firefighters
    • Job opportunities for our young people
    • Get guns and illegal drugs off our streets
    • Recruit a wide variety of businesses to move to or open in Durham
    • Job readiness programs for residents
    • Supports a $17 minimum wage
    • Improve and increase the network of pedestrian and bike amenities
    • Combat climate change with public safety and initiatives

    Sources

    CBS17

    Durham for All

    Peoples Alliance PAC

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  • Please Join the Alamance County Republican Party for A Night of Revival and Patriotism with Special Guest Speaker, Reverend C.L. Bryant!

    Reverend C.L. Bryant is a nationally known motivational speaker, TV and radio personality, author, and award-winning filmmaker.  He is the creator and star of the Crystal Dove award-winning movie, "Runaway Slave", the founder of One Nation Back to God, hosts the nationalized syndicated radio show, The CL Bryant Show, and is a frequent guest on Fox News, The Blaze, CNN, and MSNBC.

    Reverend Bryant is recognized as one of America's most dynamic orators - please join us ready to be inspired!

     This is a free event - if you would like, please bring a can of food for our local food pantry.  

     PLEASE JOIN US - ALL ARE WELCOME!


  • "The North Carolina Legislature voted to successfully override six vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday afternoon, putting the measures into law." —ABC11 News

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  • “Biblical Citizenship” is a free, eight-week course, presented by COS. Every Thursday night starting on September 14th through November 2nd. The class begins at 6:30 pm and runs an hour and a half. The location is Ridgecrest Baptist Church on 1104 Milton Rd., Durham, NC. Registration is open now. 

    Hosted by TRW and CORE.

    Register now and learn more about the course


  • You are Invited to Attend a Dinner in Support of:

    Lt. Governor Mark Robinson

    Thursday, August 31st
    5:30pm - VIP Social
    6:30pm - General Admission

     

    Carolina Trace Country Club
    2100 Country Club Dr.
    Sanford, NC 27332

     

    Tickets

    $100 - Single Dinner Admission

    $600 Bronze - VIP Social
    2 Dinner Tickets

    $1000 Silver - VIP Social
    4 Dinner Tickets
    1 Photo with Lt. Governor Mark Robinson 
    Signed Book

    $2000 Gold - VIP Social
    8 Dinner Tickets
    1 Photo with Lt. Governor Mark Robinson
    Signed Book

     

    Buy Tickets Now


  • "For the first time, nearly every voter in North Carolina will be required to have a photo ID to vote. Although, voters without a valid ID will not be turned away. This new requirement will be active starting with municipal primary and general elections in 2023." —ABC11 News

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  • "Durham County passed a $889.5 million that will push residents’ tax bills up 4%, largely to boost pay for county employees and public school employees." —News & Observer

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  • "Johnson said she will be transitioning to philanthropy work full-time, working in grant-making as the state advisor for Movement Voter Project, which according to its website 'works to strengthen progressive power at all levels of government by helping donors—big and small—support the best and most promising local community-based organizations in key states, with a focus on youth and communities of color.'" —WRAL News

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  • "The mayor released a statement saying she is leaving her role to focus her attention on the family. O'Neal took office in 2021 replacing former Durham Mayor Steve Schewel." —ABC News

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  • "Republican state lawmakers have planned to use their veto-proof majority to pass education reform.

    "Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a 'state of emergency' on Monday in an attempt to stop a school choice bill from passing the state legislature. Cooper released a video announcement where he declared a state of emergency, arguing that the state of public education is 'no less important' than other emergencies." —Fox News

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  • "City Manager Wanda Page presented her proposed FY2023-2024 budget at tonight’s City Council meeting, which does not include a property tax rate increase. The rate remains 55.77 cents per $100 of assessed value."

    Also in this budget: 

    "Expands public safety, transportation support, and enhanced and equitable green spaces as well as increases employee compensation."

    "Residents are encouraged to share their feedback at the final budget public hearing on June 5."

    —City of Durham website

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  • "Big brother or a needed layer of protection? That's the decision the Durham Public School Board will make over the student-tracking software called Gaggle. The software monitors student activity on school accounts and devices for key words. Any mention of violence, self-harm, or other inappropriate issues would notify school staff immediately." —WRAL News

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  • A Democratic state lawmaker in North Carolina announced Wednesday that she is jumping to the Republican Party, giving the GOP veto-proof majorities in both the state’s legislative chambers that should make it easier to enact conservative policies over the opposition of Gov. Roy Cooper.” — AP News

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  • “Senate leader Phil Berger accused Cooper on Saturday of ‘feeding the public lies’ and ‘bullying’ members of his party to block the legislation. ‘I look forward to promptly overriding his veto,’ he said in a statement.” — AP News

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  • Durham is number 5!

    "WalletHub compared the relative startup opportunities that exist in 100 U.S. cities. We did so using 19 key metrics, ranging from the five-year business-survival rate to labor costs to office-space affordability."

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