Fifty young people were hired this summer as part of the Durham YouthWork Internship Program, a partnership between the City, County and Durham Public Schools. Each had an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and develop skills at jobs with the City, County and various businesses in Durham.
This year’s interns brought a high level of professionalism and dedication to their tasks. We interviewed two young people and their supervisors to get a sense of how the YouthWo
Falls Lake is a valuable resource to Durham. Environmental Health establishes a baseline during the four weeks before Memorial Day, when the swim season officially starts. So far, testing shows E. coli levels to be well below the EPA suggested limit for recreational waters. Litter continues to be a problem. Many mornings the park rangers spend at least two hours clearing human debris off of the beach, and recovering the courtesy life vests. Those vests are sometimes thrown ar
For the families and community members who headed outside for this year’s National Night Out, it was a chance to visit with neighbors, meet new friends, play games and more. But it was also a chance for people to meet local sheriff’s deputies, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and elected officials.
Durham County’s National Night Out, held on August 5, took place in more than 100 neighborhoods and communities throughout the county. At many neighborhood events there