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Golden Belt is the last intact mill village in Durham. Its residents are lobbying the city to designate their neighborhood a local historic district, which would prevent unwanted new development or stabilize neighborhoods in transition. However, the Durham Rescue Mission is fighting against the designation because it would interfere with its plans to build a community center in the area.
On Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union’s request was granted for a preliminary injunction against a part of North Carolina’s House Bill 2, heading off any potential enforcement of the law's bathroom provision until a ruling is obtained following the November trial. The U.S. District Court is skeptical of the state’s defense.
Nineteen-year-old Wildin Acosta is back in Durham after being detained for six months by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Acosta fled Honduras to escape violence, but after missing an immigration court hearing in the U.S., he was sentenced to be deported. The Board of Immigration Appeals reconsidered his case and released him.
A new gin club has been meeting at Bittersweet bar in downtown Raleigh. Lewis Norton, manager of Bittersweet’s drink program, leads the gin club. Members of the club taste new varieties of gin, learn about distilling techniques and ingredients.
There are only about forty red wolves left in the eastern North Carolina wilderness. In the coming weeks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rules on the future of the Red Wolf Recovery Program.
Sound Factory is a two-week old music venue in Cary’s MacGregor Village shopping center. The venue combines the best aspects of the underdog spirit of house shows and the professional execution of nightclubs. It also aims to create a welcoming space for younger people who aren’t old enough to get into most clubs.