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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:

Morehead Hill Potluck at Scrap Exchange

You’re Invited to the Morehead Hill Potluck at the Scrap Exchange

The Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) will host a potluck dinner for neighborhood residents on Sunday, January 29. For the first time, we will venture outside the neighborhood to 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 especially for the children so they can make fun craft items for free.  There will be craft ideas and supplies for kids of all ages (including the young-at-heart).  

A representative of the Scrap Exchange will give a short update on their vision and upcoming plans. Our neighborhood work groups also 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, although membership is encouraged.

The MHNA will provide some beverages and a main dish, 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, January 29, 2017 at 4:30pm-6:30pm

Where: Scrap Exchange Lakewood Plaza, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham NC 27707

Examples of what to bring to the potluck:

- Salad (any kind)
- Main dish (any kind)
- Side dish, such as rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.
- Casserole, chili, stew, or soup

- Vegetables
- Beverages
- Bread, rolls, biscuits, cornbread, etc.
- Desserts

This is a neighborhood event!  Please spread the word and invite your neighbors, especially those who may not have access to our online website, listserv, and Facebook page.

What: Coffee with Council at PAC3
Durham City Council forum with citizens, sponsored by Partners Against Crime District 3 (PAC3)  
When: Saturday, February 11, 2017  
10am - Noon 
Where: Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park  
1309 Halley St.
Durham, NC 27707

Durham Seeks Organizations to Apply for Federal Grant Funds

Application Workshop December 6; Applications Due January 24


DURHAM, N.C. – The City of Durham Community Development Department is inviting interested organizations to attend an application workshop next month to help them apply for soon-to-be-released federal grant funds.

On Tuesday, December 6, the department plans to release applications via ZoomGrants for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME)-Community Development Housing Organization (CHDO), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Grant, and Dedicated Housing Funds (DHF) for the FY 2017-2018 period. The expected amount of federal funding to be available is as follows: $138,000 in CDBG, $240,000 in HOME-(CHDO), $160,000 in ESG, and $290,000 in HOPWA funds. Additionally, up to $200,000 in DHF are available for rapid re-housing activities.

To assist interested organizations in applying for these federal funds, the department is hosting an application process workshop on Tuesday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the City’s Community Development Department, located 807 E. Main St., Bldg. 2, Suite 200, Durham. The workshop is limited to no more than two representatives from each organization, and it is strongly suggested that one of those attending be from the organization’s finance staff. Organizations who wish to attend should RSVP by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2.

All federal funds are provided to the City through annual entitlement grants administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The federal funds, and a portion of the DHF, will be distributed through this competitive application process. All activities and funding amounts for FY 2017-2018 are subject to competitive award, and applications requesting funding for activities not specified will be deemed ineligible. All applications must be submitted via ZoomGrants by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. 

To RSVP to attend the application workshop or for more information about the grant funds available, contact Federal Programs Coordinator Wilmur Conyers with the City’s Community Development Department at (919) 560-4570, ext. 22277 or by email.

Old News:

Potluck Held, MHNA Board of Directors Re-elected

On Sunday, October 9, 2016, 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 and held a lively discssion about the pros and cons of our Historic District. We got an update from our Treasurer and from each of the four committees (a/k/a work groups), covering Traffic & Transportation; Social Events; Historic Preservation & Planning; and Environmental issues.

For those of you who missed the meeting: there were no new nominations for the board of directors this year (despite our best efforts). All 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.