VOICE @ Golden Belt


VOICE is a community news project staffed in part by local youth mentored by the journalism programs at UNC and N.C. Central University and they have just opened a newsroom at Golden Belt.  Scientific Properties, owner of Golden Belt, donated space in Building 4 for the VOICE, which went online in September at www.durhamvoice.org with neighborhood news, information, photos, videos and features. The first print edition will be available this month.
Area youth interested in writing, photography, video, blogging, art or journalism are invited to a general interest meeting in the newsroom – equipped with cameras, video equipment and laptops – from 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. The group will gather in Golden Belt’s front visitor parking lot off of Main Street before meeting in the newsroom. Youth who contribute content to the VOICE will receive a $25 Wal-Mart gift card for every submission accepted.


Winter 2010 Looking ahead what’s next?

Snowy weather, school closings and all the children out playing in the snow. What  a great beginning to the decade ahead in our community. With the current economic environment and all the shifts in my family dynamics, I resolve to maintain community involvement while taking care of my family. However we are am going to have to work together. There has been a lot of interest in the neighborhood but very selective engagement. Only those committed to seeing our community flourish, thankfully. With that said  neighbors let meet to discuss what’s next for the Golden Belt Neighborhood Association.  Thursday 2/18/2010 6pm in Golden Belt building 2 conference room.