The Durham Sun from Durham, North Carolina (2024)

1 THE DURHAM SUN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1988 2-C Deaths, funeral services in Durham County Mrs. Ruth W. Keener Mrs. Ruth W. Keener, 75, of 1829 Front St.

Apt. B-9, died last evening in her home after a long illness. Memorial I services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Duke University Chapel. Conducting will be the Rev.

Danny Green. She was born and reared in Durham County. She was tary with Duke Medical for 20 years before retiring. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Barbara J.

Rodrigues of California and Mrs. Jacqueline E. Stewart of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Zappini and Mrs. Margaret W.

Isackson, both of Durham; two brothers, Shelton W. Warren of Gloucester, and William B. Warren of Durham; grandchildren; and three great children. The family will be at the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret W.

Isackson, of 29 Georgetown Court from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The family suggests memorials be made to Triangle Hospice, 1202 Broad Durham, N.C. 27705. R.L.

Vickers Richard Luther Vickers, 67, of 807 Cleveland died this morning in his home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Conducting will be the Rev. Ernie Mills.

He was a lifelong resident of Durham. He was a construction worker. served in the Army during World War II. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Henrietta B.

Arthur, Mrs. Tiny Mae Vickers Frye, Mrs. Pearl V. Ewing and Mrs. Flossie Aiken, all of Durham; and his stepmother, Mrs.

Ethel Chisenhall of Durham. The family will be at Hudson Durham, area deaths ALSTON, MRS. MACIE L. AGNER, MRS. SADIE G.







ZIES, MRS. MARJORIE Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and at other times at the of his sister, Mrs. Tiny Mae Frye, 110 Cherry Grove St. J.L.

Mooneyham J. Leslie Mooneyham, 74, of Raleigh, father of Jeral L. Mooneyham of Durham, died yesterday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Mitchell Funeral Home chapel in Raleigh.

Burial will be in Montlawn Memorial Park. He was a retired bus driver with Carolina Trailways. Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Hilliard Mooneyham; a brother, E.W. Mooneyham of Garner; three sisters, Mrs.

Lottie Bagwell, Mrs. Nell Tyson and Mrs. Hazel Stallings, all of Raleigh; and two grandchildren. The family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home in Raleigh from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight and other times at the home.

Mrs. Macie L. Alston Funeral services for Mrs. Macie Laws Alston of 1208 Cornell St. will be held at 2 p.m.

tomorrow in Morehead Baptist Church. Conducting will be the Rev. B.A. Mack. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery.

She died Sunday. A native of Wake County, she attended Durham County schools. She was an employee of the L.W. Wyche Horton family for 36 years. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Wake County before joining Morehead Avenue Baptist Church in Durham.

She was one of the first women honored as Woman of the Year at Morehead Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are two stepsons, James Alston Jr. and Arthur S. Alston, both of Durham; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Mae Bristow of Philadelphia; a brother, Zeb Laws of Durham; and three stepgrandsons.

The family will be at Scarborough Hargett Memorial Chapel from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. tonight. Mrs. Mattie I H. Lee Funeral services for Mrs.

Mattie Hayes Lee of 507 Commonwealth St. will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Orange Grove Baptist Church. Conducting will be the Rev. James Daniels.

Burial will be in Glennview Memorial Park. She died Sunday. A native of Durham County, she was a longtime member of Orange Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. Deaths, funerals in neighboring counties R.0. Babco*ck CHAPEL HILL Memorial services for Richard Owen Babco*ck, 72, of Southern Pines, father of Mrs.

Linda Babco*ck Parker of Chapel Hill, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Penick, Episcopal Retirement Home chapel. Conducting will be the Rev. Edward Conklin. He died Saturday in Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Steele Babco*ck; a brother, Orville W. Babco*ck of Cloud, two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Van Horn of Madison, and Mrs. Irma Keown of Grand Island, and a grandchild.

G.J. Collins LOUISBURG 'Funeral services for Grover Jack Collins, 68, of Route 1, Castalia, sister of Mrs. Margaret Osborne of Louisburg, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow Red Bud Baptist Church in Franklin County. Conducting will be the Rev.

Leo Lowery. Burial will be in the church cemetery. died yesterday afternoon in Franklin Regional Medical Center. Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Dorine Gilliam Collins; two daughters, Miss Charlene Collins and Mrs.

Francine Evans, both of Castalia; a son, Kirk Collins of Castalia; another sister, Mrs. Oza Lynn Varroso of Hampton, two brothers, Ray Collins of Castalia and A.J. Collins of Waynesboro, and two grandchildren. The family will be at his home. J.R.

Guthrie SNOW CAMP Funeral serfor James Robert "Bob" Guthrie, 47, of 8327 N.C. 87, Snow Camp, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Concord United Methodist Church. Conducting will be the Rev. Robert T.

McLawhorn. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He died Sunday in N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill after a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.

Earlene Overman Guthrie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Worth Guthrie of Snow Camp; two sisters, Mrs. Pat Galloway of Snow Camp and Mrs. Gayle Fitzgerald of Charlotte; and a brother, John W.

Guthrie of Fredericksburg, Va. The family will be at Rich Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight and other other times at his home. Billie Hawkins HENDERSON Funeral services for Billie Hawkins, 76, of Route 5, Henderson, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Antioch United Church of Christ.

Conducting will be the Rev. James M. Hargrove Jr. Burial will be in the Hall Wynne SERVICE Washington, N.C., died Greenery, early 3100 Monday Erwin morning at the been forwarded to Road. She has funeral services and Washington for burial.

1113 West Main Durham, NC 27702 Member National By ONSH Selected Invitation, Morticians 688-6387 Mrs. Virginia Evans, of She was a member of the church's Ever Ready Club, Lamplight Club and senior choir. Surviving are a daughter, Ms. Annie Bell Lee of Durham; two sons, Robert E. Lee and John W.

Lee, both of Durham; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a great great grandchild. The family will be at Scarborough Hargett Memorial Chapel from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight. J.W. Scott Jr.

Graveside services for James Washington Scott 66, of Sanford, formerly of Durham, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow win Rose of Sharon Baptist Church cemetery. Conducting will be the Rev. Rick co*ckerham. He died Sunday in Central Carolina Hospital Sanford after a long illness.

He was a supervisor with American Tobacco Co. before his health failed. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ethel Scott Womack of Durham; and several nieces and nephews. The family will be at Clements Funeral Home from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

tomorrow and other times at his sister's home, 901 Chalk Level Road, Apt X-4. K.W. Whitt Military graveside services for Kennith Wallace Whitt, 63, of Gloucester, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Surviving from Durham are a brother, Tommy Whitt, and two sisters, Mrs.

Wilma McDonald and Mrs. Shirley Booth. He died Saturday in the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center after a long illneXiso surviving are his wife, Florence Forrest Whitt; three sons, Melvin Whitt of Gloucester and Robert Whitt and E.L. Black HILLSBOROUGH Funeral services for Edgar Leroy Black, 66, of Sophia, father of Wayne Kendrick of Hillsborough, were held at 1 p.m. today in Cumbie Mortuary chapel in Archdale.

Burial was in Fairview United Methodist Church cemetery. He was found dead Saturday morning on Fairview Church Road. Also surviving are two other sons, Maynord Kendrick of Hurdle Mills and Mike Black of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Black Monroe of Southern Pines and Mrs. Bertie Black Wiles of Asheboro; five brothers, Hughie Black, Lloyd Black, Eugene Black and Tommy Black, all of West End, and Samuel Black of Columbia, S.C.; and five grandchildren.

L.A. Self ROXBORO Funeral services for Lester Alvin Self, 55, of Route 3, were held at 2 p.m. today in the Brooks White Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Mount Harmony Baptist Church cemetery. He died Friday night in his home after apparently suffering a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jacquelyn Winters Self; his mother, Mrs. Sarah Bivins Self of Roxboro; a son, Lester Allen "L.A." Self of Roxboro; two daughters, Mrs. Ann Morris of Texas and Mrs. Bonnie McCarthy of Roxboro; a brother, Marvin Self of Burlington; eight sisters, Mrs.

Ruby Lunsford, Mrs. Thelma McKinney, Mrs. Faye Tate, Mrs. Carswell and Mrs. Dorothy Cash, all Roxboro, Mrs.

Edna Barley of Sutherlin, Mrs. Betty Harrell of Raleigh and Mrs. Shirley Stallings of Henderson; and seven grandchildren. CLEMENTS Funeral Service 1105 Broad St. 148 Churton St.

Durham, N.C. Hillsborough, N.C. 286-1224 732-8002 WONG Mrs. Pik Wah Wong, 50, a resident of 1007 Kimball Drive, died at her home Sunday after several years of declining health. Funeral Service will be conducted Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

in Clements Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery. SCOTT Graveside Rites for Mr. James Washington Scott, 66, a resident of Sanford and a former Durham resident, will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Rose Of Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery by Dr.

Rick co*ckerham. Mr. Scott died Sunday at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford following several months of declining health. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of a sister, Mrs.

Ethel Scott Womack of 901 Chalk Level Apt. X-4. Also surviving in Durham are several neices nana nephews and uncles and aunts. KEENER Mrs. Ruth W.

Keener, age 75, a resident of 1829 Front St. Apt. B-9 died Monday evening at her home. A memorial service will be conducted Friday 3 p.m. at the Duke University Chapel by Rev.

Danny Green. Mrs. Keener's body has been cremated. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret Isackson, a resident of 29 Georgetown Ct.

Thursday night from 7 to 9 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the Triangle Hospice, 1202 Broad Durham, N.C. 27705. Billy Whitt, both of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Largena and Mrs.

Vennessa Forrest, both of Hampton, and Mrs. Elizabeth Murray of Little Rock, four other brothers. John Whitt of Creedmoor, Marvin Whitt of Raleigh, and Jimmy Whitt and Teddy Whitt, both of Petersburg, three other sisters, Mrs. Louise Preddy Butner, Mrs. Thelma Liberty of Newport News, and Mrs.

Annette Hughes of Creedmoor; and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Sadie G. Agner Graveside services for Mrs. Sadie G.

Agner, 87, formerly of Durham, will be held 11 a.m. tomorrow in Maplewood Cemetery, annex B. Conducting will be Dr. Malbert Smith Jr. She died Sunday in Hermitage Manor Nursing Home in Owensboro, Ky.

Surviving are a son, Jennings M. Agner of Owensboro; three grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral Home i is handling arrangements. C.E. Hurst Graveside services for Charles Everett Hurst, 65, of Minnesott Beach, father of Dennis G.

Hurst of Durham, were held at 11 a.m. today in New Bern National Cemetery with military honors. He died Saturday in Veterans Administration Medical Center. Also surviving are his wife, Joyce Shaffer Hurst; another son, Douglas A. Hurst of Virginia Beach, two daughters, Deborah Jean Hurst of the home and Denise H.

Jones of Newport; a brother William "Bill" Hurst of Taunton, and three sisters, Mrs. Ruthie Wrigley, Mrs. Alberta Constantine and Mrs. Shirley McCare, all of Taunton, Mass. Mrs.

Marjorie Zies Private memorial services for Mrs. Marjorie Zies, 80, of Methodist Retirement Home, formerly of Baltimore, will be held locally, with memorial and interment services in Baltimore. She died Saturday in Duke Hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Castelle Edwards of Long Island, N.Y., and Mrs.

Carol Cuatrecasas of Hill; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Skillman of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren. Triangle Cremation Services is handling arrangements. W.H. Holloway Funeral services for Willie Hugh Holloway, 67, of 2737 Weldon Terrace, will be held at 2 p.m.

tomorrow in Mount Olive Baptist Church on Deerborn Drive. Conducting will be the Rev. Brown. Burial will be in Glennview Memorial Gardens. He died Sunday in Durham County General Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Della Frances Holloway; three daughters, Mrs. Semora Greene, Mrs. Deborah Powell and Ms. Charita Holloway, all of Durham; a son, Leonardo Holloway of Durham; two brothers, James Holloway and Lee Holloway, both of Durham; and a sister, Mrs.

Ida Mae Campbell. The family will be at Mount Olive Baptist Church from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight. Mrs. Belitha P.

Waller Funeral services for Mrs. Belitha Pearl Waller of 506 Massey Ave. were held at 2 p.m. today in Mount Level Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She died Friday. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Annie M. Waller; three brothers, Donnie Waller, Cornelius Waller and Deryl Waller, of Durham; and five sisters, Mrs. Constance Self and Mrs.

Cheri Crutchfield, both of Durham, Mrs. Portia Nicholson and Ms. Lovie Waller, both of Texas, and Mrs. Beverly McArthur of Raleigh. Mrs.

Pik W. Wong Funeral services for Mrs. Pik Wah Wong, 50, of 1007 Kimball Drive, were held at 3:30 p.m. today in Clements Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

She died Sunday in her home after a long illness. Surviving her husband, Ting Fat Wong; two daughters, Lok Wei Wong and Lok Shing Wong, both of the home; two sons, Lok Ping Wong and Lok Ho Wong, both of the home; her mother, Mrs. Pui Ching Ip of Brazil; and a brother, Hua Ching Hu of New Jersey. Mrs. Mary A.

Russo A funeral mass for Mrs. Mary A. Russo of Pittsburgh, mother of David F. Russo of Durham, was said at 10 a.m. today in St.

Anselm Church in Pittsburgh. Burial was in Braddock Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh. She died Saturday. Also surviving are another son, Severin Russo of Pittsburgh; five sisters, Mrs. Antoinette Polombo, Mrs.

Rose Marino, Mrs. Catherine Fetherolf, Mrs. Josephine Kramer and Miss Magdelene Franzetta; two brothers, Charles Franzetta and Francis Franzetta; and a grandson. She survived tornado, but dies in wreck church cemetery. He died Friday.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Fains Hawkins, and a brother, John Henry Hawkins of Henderson. The family be at Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Sneed's home on Route 5, Henderson.

Mrs. Gladys T. Powell HENDERSON Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Thomas Powell, 68, of Washington, formerly of Warren County, were held at 1 p.m. today in Greenwood Baptist Church in Warren County.

Burial was in the church cemetery. She died Thursday. Surviving are her husband, Cleveland Powell; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Townes of Oxon Hill, her mother, Mrs. Laura Thomas of Henderson; two sisters, Mrs.

Mamie Green of Henderson and Mrs. Poshie Weddington of Fort Washington, and two brothers, Eugene Thomas of Hempstead, N.Y., and James Thomas of Los Angeles. Mrs. Katherine W. Sears MORRISVILLE Funeral services for Mrs.

Katherine Warlick Sears, 61, of 408 Cedar Fork Road, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in First Baptist Church of Morrisville. Conducting will be the Rev. Floyd Enzor and the Rev. O.T.

Hooks. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Raleigh. He died yesterday in Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Surviving are two daughters, Ms. Elizabeth S.

Leo of the home and Mrs. Kathleen S. Chiotakis of Morrisville; two sons, H.C. "Buster" Sears of Holly Springs and Philip W. Sears of Overland Park, two brothers, Louis Maynard Warlick of Rye Beach, N.H., and R.

Patterson Warlick of Chester, N.J.; and seven grandchildren. The family will be at Apex Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. J.M. Hayes OXFORD Funeral services for Joseph 1 M.

Hayes, 41, of 115 Frost were held at 3:30 p.m. today in Timothy Darling Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial was in Meadowview Memorial Park. He died Saturday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.

Mary E. Hayes of Butner; a HUDSON FUNERAL HOME 211 S. MIAMI BLVD. 596-8269 VICKERS Richard Luther Vickers, 67, of 807 Cleveland Street, died Tuesday morning at his home. He was a Durham native and a construction worker.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in the Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Ernie Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends at the Hudson Funeral Home Wednesday night from 7 until 9 p.m.

and at other times will be at the home of his sister, Mrs. Tiny Mae Frye, 110 Cherry Grove Street. BRADLEY Funeral services for Miss Michelle Ann Bradley, 16, of Rt. 2, Box 1905, Oxford, will be held today at 2 p.m. in Tally Ho Baptist Church.

The Rev. Randy Hall will officiate. Interment will be in the Tally Ho Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be R.O. Cole, Charles Cole, Johnny Boyd, Scott Brogden, Charles Vargo, and Jimmy Jackson.

Miss Bradley died Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. from iniuries sustained in an automobile accident. THIRD GENERATION OF SERVICES BY HUDSON daughter, Miss Trillyia Monique Hayes of Butner; two sisters, Mrs. Doris H. Harris and Mrs.

Bertha H. White, both of Oxford; and a brother, Frank W. Hayes of Oxford. Betts Son Funeral Home in Oxford is handling arrangements. Miss Mary E.

Brewer LOUISBURG Funeral serfor Miss Mary Esther Brewer, 84, of Route 4, were held at 2 p.m. today in White Level Baptist Church in Louisburg. Burial was in the church cemetery. She died Sunday in Hillhaven Convalescent Center in Raleigh. Surviving is a sister, Mrs.

Annie B. Gupton of Louisburg. R.T. Thorpe OXFORD Funeral services for Robert Thomas "Tom" Thorpe, 74, of Route 2, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Conducting will be the Rev. Mack Timberlake. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He died Thursday of a heart attack. Surviving are a son, Wallace Thomas Thorpe of Temple Hills, three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will be at Allen's Home of Funerals from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight and at other times at the home. James Pat Mitchell of Greensboro and Brent Turney Mitchell of Chapel Hill; two brothers, George R. Mitchell of Chattanooga, and Peter Turney Mitchell of Madison, and seven grandchildren. Pat Mitchell CHAPEL HILL Memorial services for Pat Mitchell, 63, were held at 1 p.m.

today in Chapel Hill Bible Church, 1200 Mason Farm Road. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. He died Saturday in N.C. Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Surviving are his Mrs.

Cheryl J. Mitchell of Chapel Hill; two daughters, Miss Patrice Anne Mitchell of Chapel Hill and Mrs. Catherine Mitchell Burkhouse of Hillsborough; two sons, DuVal Hackett Florist 107 W. Parrish 688-7319 Howerton Bryan FUNERAL HOME 682-5464 AGNER Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Sadie G.

Agner, 87, a former Durham resident, widow of Edgar J. Agner, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Maplewood Cemetery, annex section 1. Officiating will be Dr. Malbert Smith, pastor of Grey Stone Baptist Church.

Instead of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to Grey Stone Baptist Church Educational Fund. Mrs. Agner died Sunday in the Hermitage Manor Nursing Home in Owensboro, Ky. She had lived in Owensboro for the past ten years. YOUNGSVILLE A 16-yearold Youngsville girl died in a car accident just one week after she escaped serious injury from the tornado that destroyed her family's home, officials said.

Elizabeth Love Hayes of Route 1, Youngsville, who had been staying at a friend's house after the tornadoes, apparently lost control of the Z28 Camaro she was driving on her way to Bunn High School yesterday morning. As she rounded a curve headed east, she lost control of the car and hit a pickup truck headed west. The car overturned. The Youngsville Rescue Squad took her to Franklin Medical Center in Louisburg, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Friends said last week that Miss Hayes narrowly avoided serious injuries during the tornado Nov.

28 when a portion of her home fell her. She was treated and released at a nearby hospital. The identity of the driver of the pickup, truck was unavailable, but the driver reportedly was not seriously injured. Sarah's Florist 177-8832 383-5062 Major Credit Cards by Phone 3107 Guess Rd. Mall 1904 Wynne FUNERALS SINCE SERVICES Hall-Wynne Funeral Service is proud to announce the availability of Forethought funeral planning.

The Forethought system we now offer provides you with protection benefits unavailable in funeral planning until now. As one of our valued family members, we know you would appreciate the opportunity to lift from your family the emotional burden of arrangements made at the time of loss, to know that the exact funeral products and services you have chosen have been recorded, and to take care of the financial arrangements. The Forethought program features a specially designed life insurance product which creates the ability to provide for funding future funeral costs now while remaining safely within your budget. While your other insurance protects you from what might happen, the Forethought funeral planning program protects you and your family from what definitely will happen sooner or later. As a continuation of over 84 years of loyal service to our families and the community, we at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service want to extend to you an opportunity to learns more about how Forethought can benefit your family.

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The Durham Sun from Durham, North Carolina (2024)


What is so special about Durham North Carolina? ›

The City of Durham is famously known as the “City of Medicine,” with healthcare as a major industry including more than 300 medical and health-related companies and medical practices.

Does Durham, NC have a newspaper? ›

The Herald-Sun

The online archive of the Durham Herald-Sun newspaper covers January 1, 1995, to the present.

Is Durham a good place to live in North Carolina? ›

Durham is a city in North Carolina with a population of 284,094. Durham is in Durham County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Durham offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Durham there are a lot of restaurants and parks.

What is Durham County NC known for? ›

Spanning almost 300 square miles, Durham County is located in the heart of the North Carolina Piedmont Region. Historically known as the “tobacco capital of the world” and the home to Black Wall Street, Durham is known nationwide as a vibrant, diverse and entrepreneurial community.

What is the white population in Durham North Carolina? ›

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Durham, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.7%), White (Hispanic) (6.34%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.69%).

What is the nickname for Durham NC? ›

Durham is known as the Bull City, the City of Medicine, the Tastiest Town in the South, and the Startup Capital of the South.

What is the largest newspaper in North Carolina? ›

The News & Observer is an American regional daily newspaper that serves the greater Triangle area based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The paper is the largest in circulation in the state (second is the Charlotte Observer).

Who owns the Durham Herald Sun newspaper? ›

Published as The Herald-Sun since 1991, the paper was purchased by The McClatchy Co., which also owns The (Raleigh) News & Observer, in 2016. These ethical guidelines for McClatchy newsrooms outline the values and standards that guide our journalism.

When did The Herald-Sun start? ›

The Herald Sun newspaper is the product of a merger in 1990 of two newspapers owned by The Herald and Weekly Times Limited: the morning tabloid paper The Sun News-Pictorial and the afternoon broadsheet paper The Herald. It was first published on 8 October 1990 as the Herald-Sun.

Is Durham NC safer than Raleigh NC? ›

Driving the news: Overall, violent crime in Wake County (284 per 100,000 people) is still far lower than in Durham (643) and Mecklenburg (657), according to data released by North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation this fall.

How much money do you need to live comfortably in Durham NC? ›

Typical Expenses
0 Children1 Child
Required annual income after taxes$41,651$67,995
Annual taxes$7,880$9,836
Required annual income before taxes$49,531$77,831
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What is the racial makeup of Durham County NC? ›

Population & Diversity

In 2022, there were 1.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (139k people) in Durham County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 110k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Who is the most famous person in County Durham? ›

  1. Ridley Scott. Producer. Director. Production Designer The Martian (2015) ...
  2. Jamie Bell. Actor. Producer. ...
  3. Rowan Atkinson. Actor. Writer. ...
  4. Matt Stokoe. Actor. Writer. ...
  5. Jeremy Swift. Actor. Composer. ...
  6. Alun Armstrong. Actor. Soundtrack The Mummy Returns (2001) ...
  7. Simon Farnaby. Actor. Producer. ...
  8. Stephen Tompkinson. Actor. Producer.

What is the crime rate in Durham County NC? ›

With a crime rate of 41 per one thousand residents, Durham has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 25.

What is Durham best known for? ›

Most come for the historic city centre's magnificent monuments, collectively named a UNESCO World Heritage site. After you've admired its castle and cathedral, you can soak up more history in various museums and discover more recent industrial heritage nearby.

What is the Speciality of Durham? ›

The Cathedral and Castle: Symbols of the Norman Conquest

Moreover, together, Durham Cathedral and Castle reflect the combined secular and religious power that gave Durham its unique political importance under the rule of its Prince Bishops.

Why is Durham famous? ›

The site's architectural importance lies in the fact that Durham Cathedral and Castle are among the greatest monuments of the Norman Conquest of Britain, and that Durham Cathedral, built between 1093 and 1133, is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Europe.

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