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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: Neighborhood Meeting about Expanded Housing Choices

The Durham City/County Planning staff has agreed to meet with Morehead Hill neighbors to present information and hear comments about the proposal for Expanded Housing Choices. EHC is a zoning action that would allow construction of duplexes, triplexes, small lots, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in central neighborhoods that are currently single family or duplex. EHC is being considered at this time in response to the rapid growth of Durham and is intended to both increase density for access to central amenities (e.g. transit) and to ease housing pressures. Morehead Hill would be one of the affected neighborhoods.

When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019  
7 pm 
Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast Carriage House

914 Vickers Ave (corner of Morehead Ave and Vickers)

Community Garden news:

Community Garden Plots Available

The Morehead Hill Community Garden at Orchard Park is now fully subscribed for the 2019 season. Applications for the waiting list are now being accepted. Improvements in the works for this year include renovating the older beds.  Contact Alexa McKerrow at for more information or to obtain an application. See also our Commuity Garden at Orchard Park page.

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


Annual Meeting Held, MHNA Board of Directors Elected

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, the Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) conducted our Annual Meeting & board election. We got updates from our Treasurer, PAC3 delegate, INC delegate, and our Historic Preservation & Planning interest group. We had a lively discussion about the purpose and impact on homeowners of the Morehead Hill Historic District. A petition was initiated to appeal to the Planning Dept. to adjust rules to better accommodate installation of solar panels within the district. Our guest from CASA, Debbie White, gave us an overview of plans for development of the former Army Reserve Center on Carroll Street and addressed questions about that. We also discussed another pending zoning change application for the former Learning Services property on Morehead Ave. between Vickers Ave. and Shepherd St.

For those of you who missed the meeting: there was one new nomination 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.