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Durham County

Celebrating a fabulous 4th on the shady banks of the Eno. Here’s what awaits.

The 2017 Festival for the Eno gears up for its Fourth of July finale on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4 at West Point on the Eno.

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ADF fan? Share your memories with us.

People who happened to be in downtown Durham in early June, 1978, may have been perplexed to see a parade that included two 6-foot by 6-foot feet with red satin toenails, Band-Aids and bunions. The parade was staged by a dancer: Barbara Roan, a member of Don Redlich Dance Company, to proclaim “ADF Is Here!”

Durham County

ADF 2017: ‘Thresh’ a meditation on wheat, harvesting

When Natalie Marrone began research for her dance, “Thresh,” a meditation on wheat and the old ways of harvesting it, she did not have to go far afield. “My dad grew up threshing wheat,” Marrone said in an interview at Duke Studios where dancers Lucas Melfi and Rachel Mehaffey had just finished a run-through of the 10-minute work selected from 18 entries to share an ADF program with Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co.

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Folk artist Sam Ezell painting from new palette

Hillsborough painter Sam Ezell has traded Duke's Mayonnaise jars and chickens for abstract canvasses after losing sight in his right eye.
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Folk artist Sam Ezell painting from new palette 1:19

Folk artist Sam Ezell painting from new palette

This man wants to raise $1 million to help people facing prostate cancer 2:42

This man wants to raise $1 million to help people facing prostate cancer

NC public schools enrollment drops, while home, charter and private schools gain 2:00

NC public schools enrollment drops, while home, charter and private schools gain

Full Frame's 'School of Doc' visited by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker 1:17

Full Frame's 'School of Doc' visited by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker