Latest Durham Center Stories

2008-08-02 06:00:24

By Jim Wise, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 2--At Durham Center Access, visitors, employees and clients spent Tuesday checking out, settling into and getting comfortable with a brand-new place. "We had a lot of people feeling like it's their first day at school," director James Osborn said. "We actually ordered pizza." Tuesday was the first day of business for Durham County's new crisis-treatment place for mental health, developmental disability and drug and alcohol abuse....

2008-07-27 12:00:41

By Matthew E. Milliken, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jul. 27--DURHAM -- As of Tuesday, Durham County residents will have a clean, well-lighted place to stave off mental health and substance abuse crises. The state's secretary of health and human services, the head of Duke University Hospitals and other officials are scheduled to speak Monday at an 11 a.m. dedication ceremony for Durham Center Access, an around-the-clock crisis center funded by the county's agency for mental health,...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.