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Thursday, March 28, 2013

New “City Hall This Week” Begins March 29

Durham YouthWork Internship Program Seeks Business Partners; Durham Recognized as “Tree City USA” for 30th Consecutive Year in the New Black Wall Street Plaza

​DTV8’s “City Hall This Week” will debut a new show tomorrow at 8 p.m. Hosted by Senior Public Affairs Specialist Amy Blalock, this show will feature the following highlights and other topics of interest. You can also watch this new episode on demand at http://www.YouTube.com/CityofDurhamNC.

Durham YouthWork Internship Program Looks to Area Businesses for Partnerships
The City of Durham is putting out a call to area businesses to help make a difference in the career development of our local teens. The Durham YouthWork Internship Program, formerly the Mayor’s Summer Youth Work Program, offers young people the opportunity to gain work experience and develop skills critical to jobs they may have in the future. Office of Economic and Workforce Development Director Kevin Dick explains why its partnerships with businesses are crucial for the success of the program and its participants.

City Helps Homeowners and Small Businesses Save Money and Water
The City is helping homeowners and small businesses to keep money and water from flowing out the door. As part of Fix-a-Leak Week, the Water Management Department provided free information and guidance at area Lowe’s and Home Depot stores to residents and small business owners. The goal was to help them learn how to identify and fix these costly and wasteful problems. According to City staff, leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year. That’s equal to the amount of water it takes to wash 270 loads of laundry.

Durham Recognized as “Tree City USA” for 30th Consecutive Year
Durham has set a milestone in showing how “tree friendly” it really is. During the annual Arbor Day celebration held on March 22, the City was recognized as a “Tree City USA” for the 30th consecutive year. The event also marked the grand opening and dedication of the newly landscaped Black Wall Street Plaza, which is located at the corner of Mangum and Parrish Streets. Find out why these two milestones are so closely connected.

About “City Hall This Week”
"City Hall This Week," a news program dedicated to informing Durham residents and City employees about what’s going on inside Durham's City Hall, airs daily at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8). The show is also available for on demand viewing at http://www.DurhamNC.gov/DTV8 or at http://www.YouTube.com/CityofDurhamNC. For information, call (919) 560-4123, “like” http://www.Facebook/CityofDurhamNC, or “follow” http://www.Twitter.com/CityofDurhamNC.

Published: 03/28/2013 - Last Edited: