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Posted on: June 22, 2020

City of Durham to Observe Independence Day

City Offices Closed July 3 for Independence Day

Most non-emergency operations will be closed and City staff will be unavailable on Friday, July 3 to observe Independence Day. Residents are asked to make note of changes in City services and programs.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Prevent Safety Flare Ups During July 4th Weekend

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Prevent Safety Flare Ups During July 4th Weekend

As the July 4th weekend approaches, it will take residents collective effort to stem the surge of COVID-19 cases and reduce threats to safety posed by holiday traditions. The City of Durham, Durham Police an...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

DPR Encourages Residents to Exercise Safety When Using Parks This Holiday Weekend

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Due to the Fourth of July holiday and amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) is anticipating a higher volume of people visiting the parks for some fun in the sun.

Visiting West Point on the Eno

With the cancelation of Durha...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: July 3, 2020

New Bull City Wrap Begins July 3

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In this episode: City takes more steps for sustainable operations; re-examining the Falls Lake Nutrient Management strategy; full-scale composting operation is on track; and City continues work with hazardous waste collection vendor.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Durham Seeks Nonprofits to Submit Cultural Festival Request for Proposals

2020-21 Special Events RFP

August 3 Submittal Deadline; Applicant Information Sessions Set for July 9 and July 17

If your organization is interested in planning a special event or festival later this year or in 2021, the City of Durham Cultural and Public Art Program wants to hear f...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Durham Ranks in Top 10% Nationally in 2020 PeopleForBikes City Ratings

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Rating System Guides City Leaders to Strategically Invest in Better Bike Networks

PeopleForBikes has released its third annual ratings of the best cities for bicycling in the United States, with Durham ranking no. 54 nationally and achieving the highest ra...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Watch City Life: COVID-19 & Durham’s Latinx Community

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As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continues to increase in Durham County, learn more about the impact on the Latinx community and what’s being done to try to protect this vulnerable community.

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Durham Seeks Public Art Submissions for New Bus Shelters

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July 20 Submission Deadline; Artist Information Sessions Set for July 7 & 10

If you’re a local or regional artist, your work could soon be featured on nine new solar-powered bus shelters located throughout Durham.

Local and regional artists ar...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Durham’s 2019 Water Quality Report Now Available

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The Best-Tasting Water in North Carolina

A $100 million update for Durham’s two aging water treatment plants; millions of gallons of water saved by helping customers diagnose leaky plumbing; and statewide honors for the best-tasting water in Nort...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

New DPD Crime Data Now Available on Durham Open Data

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View the data portal

Any person interested in Durham Police Department (DPD) crime incidents, arrests, and calls for service can now find and download these data sets through the expanded Open Data website. Open Data is the online resource launched by Durh...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Durham Police Department Employees Support Area Non-Profits

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DPD is proud to have recently raised more than $10,000 for the Autism Society of North Carolina, and to be a supporter of the Special Olympics of North Carolina Torch Run and the recent National Alliance of Mental Illness virtual walk.

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

City of Durham Launches Updated Website

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When you visit the City of Durham’s website, DurhamNC.gov, you will now notice it has a new look and improvements to make it easier to use.

The refreshed website is the result of months of planning and collecting feedback with the goal of updatin...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Move Durham Transportation Study Seeks Feedback on Final Draft Plan

Move Safe Durham Your Voice Matters

If you live or travel in and around downtown and the central area of the Bull City, the City of Durham Transportation Department wants your feedback on the final draft plan for the Move Durham Transportation Study.

The Move Durham Transportation Study, whi...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Durham Approves Small Business Recovery Fund

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Durham City Council has authorized the establishment of the Durham Small Business Recovery Fund program for small bus...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Public Input Sought for Woodcroft Parkway Extension Project

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Virtual Open House with Online Survey Now Available Until July 5

Are you tired of traffic congestion on Woodcroft Parkway around the intersection of Hope Valley Road and Garrett Road? Do you want better connection between Jordan High School and the surroun...

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City of Durham News