Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Daniel Edwards
Endangered Lemur Population Increased by Triplets Born at The Duke Lemur Center 17 Aug 2016, 12:15 pm
The world's critically endangered lemur population increased by three baby mouse lemurs. The triplets were born at Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina on July 8. They each weighed only 7 grams each which is about the same weight only three pennies!
Each species born at Duke Lemur Center follows a naming convention. Mouse lemur babies are all named after herbs and spices. Mama Sriracha gave birth to three boys: Cholula, Barley, and Hops. The Duke Lemur Center houses North America's only breeding colony of grey mouse lemurs with a total of 48 individuals.
Despite their small size (adult mouse lemurs typically weigh around 50 grams), their births are incredibly important. Lemurs have been classified as the world's most threatened mammal group, so their arrivals help to stabilize the genetic diversity of these fascinating primates.
Lemurs are native to Madagascar. In fact, there are more endemic plant and animal families in Madagascar than any other place in the world. Primates in particular have a tremendous amount of diversity. There are over 100 types of lemurs found only in Madagascar.
The Duke Lemur Center Sava Conservation Initiative is a multi-faceted community-based project which brings both conservation and opportunities for Duke students to the SAVA region of northeastern Madagascar. Watch their YouTube video below.
Conservation activities include, but are not limited to, environmental education with local students, reforestation, fish farming, sustainable agriculture through promotion of yam cultivation, support of fuel efficient stoves, family planning, research, and more. The ultimate object of all project activities is to protect remaining forest and the unique biota of the SAVA region.
Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is thankful to have the Duke Lemur Center right here in Durham, North Carolina. Our guests can enjoy tours to see these fascinating primates up close in their natural habitat.
The Top Five Restaurants in Durham, NC 14 Aug 2016, 1:09 pmBased on the ratings of guests who have dined at restaurants in Durham, NC, TripAdvisor has determined that five restaurants consistently rank above the rest. However, in a place named "The South's Tastiest Town" by Southern Living Magazine, it really is hard to go wrong when choosing a restaurant in the Bull City.
The #1 restaurant is none other than Nana's Restaurant. Since the opening of Nana's in December of 1992, through the extensive remodeling and expansion completed in March of 2000, to present day, Nana's remains one of the most popular restaurants in the Triangle area.
Located at 2514 University Avenue, Nana's is open Mondays through Saturdays starting at 5 pm until... Call (919) 493-8545 for reservations. Nana's well known world-class cuisine, an award-winning wine list from Wine Spectator Magazine, and their friendly, attentive service makes for an unforgettable dining experience.
In the mood for delicious Mexican, Latin, and Southwestern food? Gonza Tacos y Tequila's Durham location is at 608 Fernway Avenue. Call (919) 907-2656.
Guests rave not only about their food (try their guacamole), but also about their friendly service and awesome indoor as well as outdoor dining. Gonza Tacos y Tequila hosts private events and provides exceptional catering.
Mateo Bar de Tapas is the first solo venture from Chef Matthew Kelly of Vin Rouge, housed in the old Book Exchange building in the heart of Downtown Durham. Located at 109 West Chapel Hill Street. Call 919-530-8700 for reservations.
Featuring a menu that blends the flavors of Spain with beloved ingredients and dishes of the South. They offer a casual, yet refined, menu of Spanish small plates with a Southern inflection. Accompanying the food is a robust Spanish wine list as well as one of the largest sherry offerings in the country.
Open for lunch Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Open for dinner Tuesdays through Thursdays 5 pm to 10:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 5 pm to 12 am, and Sundays from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the 4th best restaurant in Durham, The Original Q Shack offers "barbeque as tender as a mother's love."
Located at 2510 University Drive, The Q Shack is open Monday through Sunday 11 am to 9 pm. Whether you eat out, take out, or savor their catering, all meats are smoked in house with their perfect blend of hickory and mesquite woods.
Guglhupf Cafe is also an artisan bakery and restaurant in Durham, North Carolina. Established in 1998, Guglhupf features an upscale menu exploring German cuisine with an inventive approach using local, seasonal ingredients.
Located at 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, reservations can be made online or by calling 919-401-2600. This Top 5 Restaurant in Durham offers different hours for their cafe, bakery, and restaurant. Orders can be placed online. Guglhupf also hosts private parties.
There you have it, the top five restaurants in Durham, North Carolina. When you visit any of these restaurants, you can also be a guest at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. We (Monica and Daniel) love extending our Southern hospitality and each morning our guests wake up to a delicious and fresh gourmet breakfast.
29th Annual Durham Blues Festival 2016 10 Aug 2016, 4:05 pm
Every year Durham celebrates its place in blues history with the Durham Bulls Blues Festival. This is the 29th year that the Hayti Heritage Center has presented the annual event designed to keep the blues alive. Its mission is to promote this vital music genre upon which jazz, gospel, and other music was built.
The two-day event features both national and local acts, including leading artists in blues, bluegrass, and folk music. Past performances include Big Daddy Wilson, Claudette King, Jimmy Haggard, John Dee Holeman, and Buddy Guy.
Friday September 9 doors open at 6:30 pm
7:00 pm: Bobby Hinton
8:00 pm: Beverly Guitar Watkins and The King Bees
9:15 pm: Barbara Carr
10:30 pm: Roy Roberts
Saturday September 10 doors open at 5:30 pm
6:00 pm: Checkerboard Suede
6:40 pm: Joe B. Cutchins, Jr.
7:30 pm: The Luxuriant Sedans
8:45 pm: Mac Arnold and Plate Full O'Bones
10:00 pm: Grady Champion
In addition to the musicians, there will be food trucks, food and non-food vendors, beverages, giveaways, and lots of great fun. Food trucks and vendors will be on hand both days beginning at 5:00 pm.
The music lineups will be presented at Hayti in the historic Performance Hall, where the Festival will be video recorded as part of next year's 30th year celebration. "Preserve the heritage and embrace the experience!"
Sponsors of the Durham Blues Festival include The City of Durham, ABC 11, Durham Magazine, and WNCU 90.7. The Hayti Heritage Center is located at 804 Fayetteville Street in Durham, North Carolina.
Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, also located in Durham, is pleased to host guests attending this exciting and entertaining blues music festival. We are the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America. We welcome guests from all over the world to experience our one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast where elegance, excitement, and hospitality meet.
Favorite Local Places to Go Out and About in Durham 19 Jul 2016, 5:10 pm
Favorite local places to go out and about in Durham, North Carolina was a popular category in the 2016 Independent Weekly poll. The winners from the Independent Weekly's poll of the best places to go out about are:
Karaoke/Open Mic Night: The Pinhook
The Pinhook is one of Durham's premier venues for live music, excellent DJs, basic chilling, and collaborative creative events.
Live Theater Venue: Durham Performing Arts Center
State-of-the-art 2,800 seat live entertainment theater in the American Tobacco District of Downtown Durham specifically designed to present the biggest shows on tour, including the Suntrust Broadway Series, superstar concerts, and family performances.
Museum and Place for Indoor Fun: Museum of Life and Science
Located just blocks from Downtown Durham, the Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina's top family destinations. Situated on 84 acres, their interactive science park includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast, and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered wolves.
Neighborhood Bar: Motorco
Situated in the Central Park District of Downtown Durham, the former mid-century car dealership is Durham's largest music venue with a 500-person capacity. Motorco features nationally touring acts and the area's biggest headliners. Includes the restaurant and bar (Parts and Labor), a delicious mix of items inspired by global street food.
Place to Get Specialty Cocktails: Alley Twenty Six
Alley Twenty Six is a sophisticated cocktail and wine bar serving a menu of charcuterie and small plates in swanky surrounds.
Place to Hear Blues: The Blue Note Grill
Located in downtown Durham, The Blue Note Grill serves NC-style smoked BBQ and ribs and features live blues music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Place to Hear Jazz: Beyu Caffe
A local hotspot that serves as a coffeehouse, popular lunch care, and late night lounge. Beyu Caffe offers locally sourced menus, live jazz music, cocktails, spirits, and more.
Place to Hear World or International Music: Duke Performances
Duke Performances presents professional performing arts at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Through superb performances, outstanding visiting artist residencies, and the development and commissioning of exciting new work, Duke Performances is forging a culture that supports performance and encourages meaningful engagement with the Duke Campus and Durham community. Annually, Duke Performances offers a robust season of 60-70 world-class performances, making extensive use of a network of Duke and Durham venues, and presenting artists spanning classical, new music, jazz, Americana, independent rock, international music, theater, and dance.
Place to Shoot Pool: The Green Room
The Green Room Cafe and Coffee House serves fresh artisan-crafted sandwiches and entrees, baked treats, beer, wine, espresso, smoothies, and teas. The Cafe offer vegan and vegetarian options. The Green Room is known for mouth-watering gourmet entrees, cozy ambiance, and personalized service. Live music happens on Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 6:30 pm. The people of Durham voted this the best place to shoot pool, too!
Theater to See an Independent Film: Carolina Theatre
Part of the Durham Civic Center Complex, the renovated, Downtown historic Beaux Arts Carolina Theatre features Fletcher Hall, a 1,016-seat auditorium and two art cinemas which show amazing independent films.
Trivia Night: Fullsteam Brewery
Fullsteam Brewery is Durham's second craft beer brewery and is devoted to a "plow to pint" philosophy of using local produce to make their beers. The facility is also home to a tavern open nightly and an event space that can be rented for special occasions.
The #1 black-owned bed and breakfast is Morehead Manor in Durham, North Carolina. We (Monica and Daniel) love to host guests and serve them a fresh gourmet breakfast each morning. We look forward to your stay in one of our luxurious rooms.
Shop The Streets at Southpoint in Durham 3 Jul 2016, 4:35 pm
The Streets at Southpoint are ranked by USA Today as one of the nation's "ten great places to spend it all in one place." The Streets at Southpoint is one of the nation's top super-regional malls. With over 100 different stores, a cinema complete with an IMAX theater, and more than 20 restaurants, Southpoint has plenty for its visitors to do. The mall includes both an indoor section and an outdoor "Main Street." Stores include Nordstrom, Macy's, the Apple Store, Crate + Barrel, Anthropologie, Cole Haan, and other luxury stores that make Southpoint an elite destination for shoppers. It is located at 6910 Fayetteville Road in Durham, North Carolina just off exit 276 from I-40.
The Streets at Southpoint has many other specialty shops to choose from including:
- Abercrombie and Fitch
- American Eagle Outfitters
- Ann Taylor
- The Athlete's Foot
- Banana Republic
- Barnes and Noble
- Bath and Body Works
- Fink's Jewelers
- Godiva Chocolatier
- J. Crew
- Kay Jewelers
- The Limited
- Payless Shoe Store
- Pottery Barn
- Rack Room Shoes
- Regis Salons
- Restoration Hardware
- Sleep Number
- Solstice Sunglass Boutique
- Stride Rite
- Tinder Box
- Urban Outfitters
- Vera Bradley
- Victoria's Secret
- Vitamin World
- West Elm
- White House Black Market
- Yankee Candles
- Zales Jewelers
The Streets at Southpoint offers several high quality, full-service restaurants including:
California Pizza Kitchen, a casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of inspired dishes, from hand-tossed and hearth-baked California-style pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, sandwiches, and beverages. Located on the first level of the mall near JC Penney.
Energetic, modern, upbeat, fun, and simply delicious, Zinburger offers a mouthwatering selection of gourmet burgers, salads, and sides as well as decadent shakes and desserts. Guests can choose from their carefully crafted selection of wine. Their setting is sleek, contemporary, and playful featuring rich wood and earth tones. Located on the first level near Southpoint Cinemas.
By the way, don't miss their Music on Main Concert Series happening every Saturday through September 3 from 6 pm to 9 pm, weather permitting. Performers entertain the crowd in a family-friendly atmosphere.
- July 9: Jason Adamo
- July 16: Midnight Allie
- July 23: Konnection
- July 30: Underhill Rose
- August 6: Davis Messina
- August 13: Jim Quick and Coastline
- August 20: Hickory Switch
- August 27: Party Nuts
- September 30: GrassCats
With so many wonderful places to shop and dine as well as entertaining movies to watch at Southpoint Cinemas, it is no wonder Durham's The Streets at Southpoint is a popular shopping destination. Guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast love going there!
Win a Free Getaway to Morehead Manor of Durham, NC 27 Jun 2016, 11:36 am
Win a Free Getaway to Morehead Manor of Durham, North Carolina. This free getaway package is for two! Enjoy two nights at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. We are a one-of-a-kind Durham bed and breakfast where elegance, excitement, and hospitality meet.
Originally built for the CEO of Liggett and Meyers, our splendidly redecorated, 8,000 square-foot, Colonial Revivial Style home is located withing walking distance to the Downtown area, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the Durham Performing Arts Center, and historic Brightleaf Square. Just moments away from Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC, and the RDU International Airport.
The approximate value of our getaway package for two is $400.00. No exclusions or blackout dates except for the months of May and October, or for official national holidays such as Thanksgiving, or social holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day.
No purchase necessary to enter or to win. By entering, you agree to the official rules of the contest. Our one winner will be announced September 30, 2016.
Monica and Daniel Edwards, Innkeepers
914 Vickers Ave
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Morehead Manor is a member of the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns association. By entering this contest, you have the opportunity to win a stay here or at our other participating member inns.
Celebrating 29 years of dedicated service to North Carolina travelers, the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns (NCBBI) is a non-profit, statewide organization established in in 1985 by a concerned group of innkeepers recognizing the need for an association that would ensure high standards in safety, housekeeping, food service, comfort, and hospitality for all member inns so that the traveling public could stay in these lodgings with confidence. NCBBI is the first state association in the country to require rigorous inspections every two years as a condition of membership.
The role of the association also provides networking, educational, and marketing opportunities to member inns. It is important for our members to remain knowledgeable and up-to-date about meeting the needs of our travelers as well as the latest requirements for state and local laws and standards.
When staying at an NCBBI Member Inn you should expect a higher level of service and standards. Many travelers are choosing Bed and Breakfast Inns because they are discovering the difference between just a place to sleep and a place where the guest is first priority providing only the very best in services and accommodations.
Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is rated by Black Enterprise magazine as the number one black-owned bed and breakfast in America. We welcome guests from across America and all across the globe. Good luck to all those entering the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns Free Getaway Contest.
Free Durham Summer Entertainment 2016 17 Jun 2016, 11:36 am
|Brightleaf Square Concert Series|
Summer is a great time for free outdoor entertainment in Durham. A time when all you need to enjoy great live music or free movies is a blanket or a couple of lawn chairs. As usual, Durham has something for everyone, and music lovers can find jazz, pop, rock, soul, and more.
The Brightleaf Square Concert Series is a popular free outdoor music series, drawing curious onlookers, shoppers, and music lovers into the brick-lined district. There are food and drink vendors on site. Brightleaf Square is located at the corner of Main Street and Gregson Streets in Downtown Durham.
Saturday June 18 11:00 am & 3:00 pm Bare Theatre Presents “Two Gentleman” of Verona
Friday June 24 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Durham Symphony Jazz Ensemble
Friday July 8 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Counterclockwise
Friday July 22 7:00-9:00 pm Capital Transit
The Streets at Southpoint is an award-winning shopping mall in Durham, North Carolina. Their Music on Main music series is free, outdoors, and near hundreds of places to shop, eat, and be entertained. Live Music Each Saturday at Cinema Stage from 6-9pm at the Music on Main Concert Series. June 18 features Big Ron Hunter and June 25 The Castaways perform. The feature new performances every Saturday through September 3, 2016.
Back Porch Music on the Lawn at American Tobacco is holding five more outdoor concerts this summer (presented by Mercedees-Bends of Durham) in the American Tobacco Amphitheater, next to the Lucky Strike Water Tower. Picnics and coolers are welcome at these Thursday events.
June 30 Balsam Range with Longleaf Pine Nuts
July 28 The Stray Birds with Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
August 11 The Black Lilies with Jon Stickley Trio
August 25 The Gibson Brothers with Hank, Patti, & The Current
September 8 Don Flemons Duo with The Broadcasters
Each Friday in July, the Durham Central Park hosts The Warehouse Blues Series from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. All are free and also boast food trucks and craft beer.
July 8 Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass
July 15 Rissi Palmer and Powerhouse Blues Vocal Workshop
July 22 Kamara Thomas & The Night Drivers Tribute to Blues Women
July 29 Samantha Fish
Durham Parks and Recreation also offers a summer series that includes movies in the beautiful setting of Durham Central Park at 502 Foster Street. Sit back, relax and enjoy family and friends while you watch a movie on a big screen. Movies are free and open to the public. Food vendors will be on site and food will be available for purchase. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. No alcohol or smoking allowed.
Saturday June 25 8:30-10:30 pm Family-Friendly Movie Epic
Saturday July 23 8:30-10:30 pm Date-Night Movie (PG)
Saturday Aug. 20 8:30-10:30 pm Kid-Friendly Movie Home
Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Durham, North Carolina. We are rated the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America by Black Enterprise. We welcome everyone to our amazing Bull City. Enjoy fantastic, free outdoor entertainment when you stay with us this summer.
"Be You" at Beyu Caffe in Durham! 7 Jun 2016, 2:13 pm
Beyu Caffe (pronounced be-you) successfully wraps a coffee shop, restaurant, bar, and live jazz club into one unique Durham business venture. Pictured above is Beyu Caffe owner Dorian Bolden along with pictures of some of his delicious menu options as well as a drummer to represent the many talented musicians that perform here. Guests of Morehead Manor love to visit Beyu Caffe located at 341 West Main Street in Durham, North Carolina.
- Their specialty coffee and espresso drinks range from locally roasted coffee and traditional coffee beverages (including lattes, mochas, and cappuccinos) to both signature coffee drinks and coffee cocktails (such as Oprah Mocha, Caramello Macchiato, and Irish Coffee). They also offer non-coffee beverages such as herbal teas, chai lattes, and bottled sodas.
- Their restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, in addition to a special brunch menu on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. They offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options. Their yummy desserts include Beignet Napoleon, Bread Pudding, Creme Brulee, and Vegan Chocolate Mousse.
- Beyu Caffe offeres a full bar ranging from bottled wines, craft beers on draft, and quality cocktails and martinis.
- Their live jazz club supports both local artists and students while also bringing in national recording artists including Grammy award winners Branford Marsalis and Roy Hargrove, to Grammy nominated and national recording artists, Dionne Farris, Carolyn Malachi, Nnenna Freelon, John Brown, and Cyrus Chestnut.
Owner Dorian Bolden's goal is for Beyu Caffe to be "the ultimate community gathering place where our passion for great atmosphere, great experience, and great service, will allow each guest and employee to Be You"!
We (Monica and Daniel) feel the same way about Morehead Manor, our #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America (according to Black Enterprise magazine). We host guests from a variety of unique cultures and from all across our unique world. We are thankful for the wonderful guests who continue to visit us here in Durham, North Carolina.
Durham Festival For The Eno 22 May 2016, 1:35 pm
The 37th Annual Durham Festival For The Eno happens from 10 am to 6 pm on both Saturday July 2 and Monday July 4 in 2016. Experience Independence Day the Durham way with the Festival for the Eno.
|Festival For The Eno|
The event offers food trucks, a juried craft show featuring 80 of the region's finest artists, paddling demos, backyard chickens and bees, and water activities on the banks of the Eno River.
One of the many talented musicians performing at Durham's Festival for the Eno is Nikki Hill. She and her band have been touring extensively following the independent 2015 release "Heavy Hearts Hard Fists" and her debut album "Here's Nikki Hill" released in 2013.
The Festival for the Eno is presented annually by the Eno River Association. It features a variety of activities with an environmental or cultural connection to the river. The Eno River Association is committed to the preservation of the nature, culture, and history of the Eno River basin.
The Festival for the Eno is deeply committed to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. The Festival is put on every year as a benefit for the Eno River Association, in order to fund their mission to protect the natural resources of the Eno River and its Watershed for future generations.
The Eno River Association is committed to providing as many educational opportunities as possible to the community about how it can join them in protecting the Eno and the environment.
|Durham Visitor Info Center|
We (Monica and Daniel) of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham love hosting guests. As ambassadors to the city of Durham, we can answer any of your questions and/or refer you to our new local Visitor Info Center. We look forward to hosting you and yours soon.
Juneteenth Celebration: African American Independence Day 12 May 2016, 4:15 pm
Don't miss the 12th Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. This all takes place in nearby Downtown Durham on Saturday June 18 from 1 pm to 10 pm. This is a celebration of African American Independence Day.
This fun-filled, educational, and uplifting day begins with an Opening Ceremony with songs, prayers, litany, elected officials, clergy, and the pouring of libation and salute to elders.
Visitors to this outdoor fair will find:
- Live entertainment (both national and local talent)
- Artists and vendors selling African and African-American clothing, specialty items, and crafts
- Delicious food at the Juneteenth Food Truck Court
- Health fair with screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and HIV
- Medical professionals from area health centers and hospitals are available for consultations
- Children's Village has games, face painting, crafts, educational activities, and information for children of all ages
The 12th Annual Juneteenth Celebration has activities geared towards family participation, community education, and good old-fashioned fun.
This event is sponsored by Spectacular Magazine and the Triangle Cultural Awareness Foundation (TriCA). Spectacular Magazine is a monthly full color publication which includes features, columns, calendars, and commentaries that empower, enlighten, and entertain African Americans in Durham, Wake, Orange, Granville, Vance, and Person counties.
The mission of TriCA is to conduct project activities that restores, maintains, and extends our heritage in Durham. TriCA believes that festivals, parades, and major public special events are an important part of the social and economic makeup of communities. TriCA plans events that create an opportunity for all community associations, ethnic groups, and economic leaders to work together for the benefit of their community.
Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina is honored that Black Enterprise named us the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America. We are thankful to host such wonderful guests from all over the world.