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Morehead Hill
Durham, North Carolina

Morehead Hill scene 

Welcome to Morehead Hill, a historic residential neighborhood located just south of downtown Durham, North Carolina. 

Upcoming events:

What: Morehead Hill Potluck @ Scrap Exchange   

The Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) will host a potluck dinner for neighborhood residents at the fabulous Scrap Exchange, which is generously donating the use of their space for this event. 

This is a family-friendly event! We have the 'make-and-take' room reserved, where everyone can make fun craft items for free.  There will be craft ideas and supplies on hand.  

Our neighborhood work groups will present brief updates. There will be time for you to provide feedback and ask questions as well. Renters and homeowners alike are welcome to attend. You don’t have to be a member of the MHNA to attend.

The MHNA will provide some beverages and some chicken, as well as plates, cups, cutlery, napkins, etc. It’s a potluck, so we hope you will bring some food and/or drinks to share. 

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018 
4:30 to 6:30 pm 
Scrap Exchange
Lakewood Plaza
2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham NC 27707

Morehead Hill Historic District Homeowner Survey

The Historic Preservation and Planning workgroup of the Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association recently completed a short online survey, intended to capture people's knowledge, attitudes and experiences of living in the historic district, with a special emphasis on the process of obtaining a Certificate of Appropriateness for proposed renovations. We plan to use the results of this survey to reflect back to the planning department the perspective of homeowners and to develop support networks and materials for new neighbors and for folks who considering undertaking the process of historic renovations.

The survey is for homeowners within the Morehead Hill Historic District, the borders of which are shown on the map on this page.

Here is a link to the survey results:


No neighborhood events are scheduled at this time

For more events, try Indyweek.comNC Events, or the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau's Things to See and Do page


Potluck Held, MHNA Board of Directors Elected

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, the Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) hosted a potluck dinner for the neighborhood. In addition to sharing food and meeting our neighbors, we conducted our annual MHNA meeting/election. We got an update from our Treasurer and from work groups covering Traffic & Transportation and Historic Preservation & Planning.

For those of you who missed the meeting: there were two new nominations for the board of directors this year. Many of those currently serving on the BoD graciously agreed to serve for another year and were duly re-elected.  As always, anybody in the neighborhood who is interested in serving on the board and/or a committtee is welcome (and encouraged) to contact us at any time. For details, refer to our Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) page on this site.

Did you know...?

Starting September 14, 2016 dog owners who do not clean up after their animals can be fined $50-$150. This law applies to any public property, public right-of-way, or private property without the permission of a private property owner.


This ordinance does not apply to a guide dog, service dog, or hearing dog accompanying any person with a disability.


FAQ's About the New Law

When does the new ordinance go into effect?


The new ordinance was passed by the Board of County Commissioners on March 7, 2016.  The Board declared an educational period until September 14, 2016, at which time enforcement may begin on this ordinance.


Who can enforce this new ordinance?


As this ordinance is a non-criminal offense, the only enforcement action can be administered by the Durham County Sheriff’s Office.


What are the fines associated with this ordinance?


The fines will fall within the guidelines established under Article I, Sec. 4-9 which are as follows:


A civil penalty of $50.00 shall be assessed for the first violation.

A civil penalty of $100.00 shall be assessed for the second violation.

A civil penalty of $150.00 shall be assess for habitual violations.

Who do I call to report a violation of this ordinance?


Call the Durham County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 919-560-0900.


What is the criteria needed to prove a violation of this ordinance?


The determination of whether there’s a violation of the ordinance is at the discretion of the deputy who responds to the call for service. The decision of whether a violation has occurred, and whether there is sufficient evidence to identify the responsible party is determined on a case-by-case basis following an evaluation of all of the facts available.


What options do I have to refute a civil penalty?


A civil penalty can only be appealed during the process for collecting it.


Where do you pay a civil penalty?


There are two options for paying a civil penalty:


You can pay the civil penalty to Durham County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Division located at 3005 Glenn Road, Durham, NC 27704

Or you can go to the Durham County Tax Collector located at 200 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701.


For more information, please visit:

For other upcoming events in and around the neighborhood, check our own Events page, and try NC Events or the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau's Things to See and Do page

Get your pets FIXED for $20 OR LESS!!

AnimalKind helps low-income residents of Durham County with the cost of getting their cats and dogs fixed!

Visit their website at for details on qualifying for THE $20 FIX or call 919.870.1660.


Don’t qualify?  Visit for a list of reduced cost spay/neuter resources in your area or call the SpayNC Helpline at 1 888-NC-FIX-EM (1-888-623-4936).


This web site is sponsored by the Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA), a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the betterment of the neighborhood and its quality of life for all residents.