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Crime and Watchful Neighbors

If you read this blog or come to neighborhood meetings, you know that back in June we had a house break-in and in July someone (or a group of people) went through the neighborhood stealing out of about 15 unlocked cars.
Since January 2014, those are the only crimes that show up for Hope Valley North on the Crimemapper database: http://gisweb.durhamnc.gov/gis_apps/crimedata/dsp_entryform.cfm
Meaning we live in a pretty safe neighborhood. But there are also many near crimes that you don’t hear about. In recent weeks, a strange man was peering in the windows of a house where new neighbors recently moved. Luckily the new homeowners had meet with their neighbors so when one person saw this strange man looking in windows, she did the best thing she could do….she called the police. Who came and caught the man.
Just yesterday, an SUV with two men drove past a house in HVN and saw a nice bicycle on the front porch. They drove back by, parked on the street and one guy jumped out and walked up the…

Durham E-Waste Recycling & Shredding Event October 4

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Durham E-Waste Recycling & Shredding Event October 4 Free & Convenient Event Open to All Durham Residents & Businesses DURHAM, N.C. – Durham residents and businesses waiting for the next free opportunity to recycle electronic waste and shred confidential documents should plan to attend the E-Waste Recycling and Paper Shredding Event early next month. The event will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the visitor side of the Durham County Memorial Stadium, located at 750 Stadium Dr. Event staff will be on hand to unload old electronics and paper. The event, co-sponsored by the City of Durham’s Solid Waste Management Department, Sonoco Recycling, Shimar Recycling, Synergy Recycling and Durham County Government, will accept nearly all electronic devices with a cord, including: ·Computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, printers, monitors, speakers, copiers, scanners, circuit boards, hard drives, computer parts, etc. ·Televisions, stereo equipment, tape players…

Durham Hosts Third Fork Creek Stream Restoration Meeting Sept. 23

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Note: Hope Valley North is in the Third Fork Creek watershed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DURHAM, N.C. – Durham residents interested in learning how the City of Durham plans to restore a portion of Third Fork Creek to better protect its nearby trail and foot bridges should mark their calendars now for a public information session later this month. On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library, located at 3605 Shannon Road, residents will have the opportunity to learn about the concept plan and provide input for the Third Fork Creek Stream Restoration Project. The project will help the City’s Public Works Department identify and select stream stabilization and trail modification strategies in order to reduce sediment buildup on the nearby trail and protect the trail and foot bridges from damaging storm events. The project area includes Third Fork Creek and the surrounding…

Next meeting on September 9

Mark your calendars the next general meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, September 9th. It will be held outside in the Shelley Place cul-de-sac.  Please bring your own chair.

surveyors in the woods

Just a heads up: Over the next few days there will be 1-2 surveyors in the woods behind the odd numbered houses on Stonehedge Ave (between Shelley Pl and the Shrewsbury intersection). They will be looking at the small stream that runs through several properties. The property owners are aware this is happening.