Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

914 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Daniel Edwards

Durham Holiday Events December 2015 23 Nov 2015, 5:01 pm

Count down the start of the Durham holiday events December 2015 with the 11th Annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration on December 4 at 6 pm at the American Tobacco Ampitheater. Enjoy sensational community choral groups and a special visit from the man in red himself...SANTA!

  • Cast from the Sound of Music
  • Club Boulevard Elementary Chorus 
  • Barriskill Dance 
  • Lucas Middle School Chorus 
  • Duke Rhythm & Blue 
  • Elevate

Be one of the first 750 people and site and receive a Light Wand sponsored by Living: American Tobacco. At the conclusion of the event the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park on Dec. 4 at 7 pm as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes back for holly, jolly prize awarding fun for nonprofits and the companies that support them.

  • View the trees in person or online before Dec. 18
  • Text your vote to 313131 and enter TREE plus the two digit tree number (ex. Tree 14)
  • Or, vote online by logging on to and entering your email address plus the two digit tree number.
  • Trees on display at Diamond View Park through January 3, 2016. 

The Durham Performing Arts Center has several entertaining performances lined up this holiday season.

Tues. Dec. 1 through Sun. Dec. 6 The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winning Director Jack O’Brien, is coming to DPAC. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do- Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.  2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

The number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates, come to the DPAC for one fantastic SOLD OUT live performance on Dec. 8 at 8 pm. Daryl Hall and John Oates are at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.

With the addition of a fantastic new illusion last season, Carolina Ballet's The Nutcracker is more exciting than ever. Marvel as characters levitate, disappear, and reappear from thin air. A family favorite for more than a decade, The Nutcracker will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering, "How did they do that?!"

This full-company productions features Carolina Ballet's world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky's enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.  Sat. Dec. 12 at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sun. Dec. 13 at 2 pm.

Theatre In The Park's original musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Ira David Wood III, now in its 41st year, was voted best in the Triangle by readers of Triangle Arts and Entertainment. A Christmas Carol has become a holiday tradition in the Southeast, and has also enjoyed critically acclaimed tours to England and France.

A Christmas Carol was the first full scale theatrical event staged at DPAC during its opening week in December of 2008. Approximately 30,000 people attend the local production runs in Raleigh and Durham each year.  Only 5 Shows on Thurs. Dec 17 through Sun. Dec 20, 2015.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is close to all of this Durham December holiday fun! We (Monica and Daniel) invite you to be our guests.  We are located alongside award-winning restaurants, fun holiday shopping, and much more! 

Fun Durham Holiday Events 2015 11 Nov 2015, 6:14 pm

The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is a celebration of visual arts and fine crafts held in downtown Durham each November, featuring the work of numerous talented artists in multiple locations. Held on Saturday November 21 (from 10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday November 22 (from 1 pm to 5 pm).  This 2015 event kicks off the holiday shopping season by bringing thousands of art lovers for a weekend of shopping and exploration of all that Durham has to offer including live music, world-class restaurants, great shopping, innovative businesses and fascinating historic sites.

Most sites are within easy walking distance around downtown and on Saturday visitors can take the Bull City Connector, Durham’s fare-free bus that travels downtown. The Connector does not run on Sundays.

Visitors can purchase fine art and crafts at many downtown Durham sites including Durham Arts Council, Vega Metals, the Durham Armory and more! Visitors will also be able to hear live musical performances and can enjoy delicious food at numerous downtown Durham restaurants and food trucks.  The event is free and open to the public. Rain or shine.

Celebrate an 1870s Christmas during evening tours of Duke Homestead from 7pm to 9pm on both Friday December 4 and Friday December 11.  The Christmas by Candlelight at Duke Homestead Tour features period decorations, caroling, dances, hot apple cider, and other goodies.  

Spend a festive afternoon at the Duke Homestead as a part of their Victorian Family Christmas.  From 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm families can join costumed interpreters to celebrate an 1870 Christmas. Visitors can enjoy cider and cookies in the kitchen, make traditional Christmas crafts in the dining room, meet Santa in the parlor, and sing carols, hear stories, and pop popcorn in the bed room.

Historic Stagville is celebrating Christmastime with “Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters” on Saturday, December 5th from 12pm to 4pm. This event will showcase the 1850s holiday experiences of the enslaved and white communities on the plantation. The historic slave dwellings and plantation owner’s home will be decorated for the season. There will be music, vendors, a model train set, Christmas cookies, hot cider, hot cocoa, and more. For children, there will be crafts to try and historic games to play!

This event is FREE and open to the public.  Historic Stagville will have lantern tours of Horton Grove and the Great Barn after the main event. With a tour guide, you will be able to see these buildings in new light, as we describe the enslaved experience of holidays and Christmas. The tour will be lit by fire and lantern-light, and will include hot drinks and gingerbread. Tickets on sale now! Adults $5 and children (ages 4-10) $3. Call 919.620.0120 to purchase your tickets.

Enjoy your holidays at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina.  We (Monica and Daniel) love hosting guests. In addition to the delicious food at our local restaurants and our local food trucks all across Durham, we prepare a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning for our guests.  Relax and enjoy the holidays with those you love.  This is the most magical time of the year!   

Mavis Will Take You There: Full Frame Theater in Durham 31 Oct 2015, 2:13 pm

MAVIS! is returning to Durham for a one-night-only free screening at the Full Frame Theater on 320 Blackwell Street at the American Tobacco Campus on November 20 at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm). The Full Frame Theater makes its home in the old Power Plant in the center of American Tobacco Campus.  The theater seats about 100 with year round programming, screenings and classes.

This is home to the annual Full Frame Fest in April of each year.  The 19th annual Full Frame Fest will take place April 7-10, 2016.  Each Spring the Full Frame Fest welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina for a four-day morning-to-midnight array of over 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. 

The encore screening of MAVIS! is part of Full Frame’s Third Friday Film Series, a program of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Only a teenager when her family, the Staple Stingers, started performing, Mavis Staples has an incredibly soulful voice.  Led by their father, "Pops," Mavis and her siblings moved audiences with their gospel music.  They also helped inspire the civil rights movement through song.

From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped pioneer in the 1950s, to the “message songs” of the civil rights era marching beside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to massive hits such as “I’ll Take You There” in
 the soul-filled Stax era, Mavis Staples is a legend.  

Featuring intimate stories and a collection of breathtaking performances, both past and present, MAVIS! charts the singer’s incredible career and makes space for the music to speak for itself. We witness Mavis’s deep ties to family; though she now performs on her own, her sister Yvonne still travels with her wherever she goes.

Artists like Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan express their gratefulness to Mavis for her incredible influence on both music and civil rights.  Collaborator Jeff Tweedy reveals the inspiration he has found in her amazing work. After sixty years of performing, this pioneering vocalist is making the most vital music of her career, and we need her message of equality now more than ever.

Mavis! - Documentary Trailer from Film First on Vimeo.

We (Monica and Daniel) are honored that Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast was named the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America by Black Enterprise magazine.  We love extending our warm Southern hospitality to everyone who enters our inn.  Each morning our guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast.  We welcome you to stay with us during your visit to Durham, North Carolina.

DPAC Fall Performances 2015 21 Oct 2015, 6:36 pm

Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) Fall performances include:

The Reunion: Fri. Oct. 30 at 8 pm
Featuring Faith Evans, Mase, Total, Carl Thomas and Black Rob
Faith Evans is a multi-platinum Grammy® Award-winning recording artist, songwriter, arranger and record producer who has released eight studio albums, with over 18 million albums sold. Both performers, Nase and Black Rob, have worked with Puff Daddy.  Total is an R&B trio from New Jersey.  Carl Thomas topped the R&B charts in 1999 and has sold more than 4 million albums.  

The Official NCCU Homecoming Concert: Sat. Oct. 31 at 8 pm Featuring Big Sean Feat with Rich Homie Quan, Rapsody, and Roland Champaine  North Carolina Central University's Homecoming Week begins on Sunday October 25. 

Mary J. Blige, Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, performs one night only, on Nov. 1 during the end of NCCU's Homecoming Week  With worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums, nine Grammy® Awards (plus a staggering 29 nominations) and four American Music Awards, international superstar Mary J. Blige's concert has SOLD OUT.  The concert begins at 7:30 pm for the lucky ticket owners.

So You Think You Can Dance, the 13-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, performs live on stage on Tues. Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm Celebrating its momentous 12th season and its exciting new Stage v. Street format, come see the So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 finalists in motion.

Wanda Sykes returns to DPAC on Thurs. Nov. 5 at 8 pm Wanda has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America.  She is a performer, writer, and actress.  Her television work has included The Chris Rock Show from 1997 to 2000.  A fan favorite is her acting performance as Ruby, the assistant to actress Jane Fonda's character in Monster-in-Law in 2005.  She continues to entertain audiences in her comedy routine.

Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter John Prine returns to DPAC on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8 pm  Considered a “songwriter’s songwriter" the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog include: Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, and Carly Simon.

Patti Labelle, the Godmother of Soul, performs Sat. Nov. 7 at 8 pm  Back by popular demand, two-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, New York Times bestselling author, and three-time Emmy® Award-nominated actress Patti LaBelle returns to DPAC after soldout shows in 2012 and 2014.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is located within walking distance to the Durham Performing Arts Center.  When you reserve tickets to any event at DPAC, consider making reservations to stay at our luxurious inn.  We (Monica and Daniel) invite you to become our guests.  Each morning guests savor our incredibly tasty breakfast dishes.  We look forward to meeting you for the first time or welcoming you back!

Durham African American Community Events 11 Oct 2015, 10:25 am

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina is honored to be named the Best Black-Owned Bed and Breakfast in America by Black Enterprise magazine.  We feature some of the African-American heritage events happening in the Bull City.

Historian Thomas C. Holt, currently the James Westfall Thompson Distinguished Service Professor of American and African American history at the University of Chicago, will deliver a free lecture about Black Intellectuals of 'The Greatest Generation' in room 04 of the Sanford School of Public Policy building on Duke University campus at 201 Science Drive in Durham, NC on October 15 at 6:30 pm.

Holt, a MacArthur fellow and former president of the American Historical Association, will discuss how a previous generation of black intellectuals -- one shaped by economic depression and world war -- influenced Franklin’s own scholarship and perspective.  (919) 684-4807

Don't miss the free Hayti at the Hub event on October 16 at the Museum of Durham History at 500 W. Main Street in Durham, North Carolina from 6 pm to 9 pm. The Museum of Durham History and the Hayti Heritage Center are throwing a party, and everyone’s invited!

See the latest exhibit in the Durham A-Z series: H is for Hayti, enjoy food truck refreshments from Joe’s Diner, hear live music by JB & Friends and the Hillside Drumline, and join a community discussion led by Andre Vann of the James E. Shepard Memorial Library at NCCU. The event and exhibit are a collaboration between the Museum and the Hayti Heritage Center.

For decades, Hayti was the social and cultural center of Durham’s black community and a model for self-sufficient African American communities in the South. The neighborhood formed after the Civil War when freed men and women moved to Durham in search of work and opportunity.

The exhibit Durham A-Z: H is for Hayti focuses on the history of the neighborhood, including its vibrant businesses, schools, cultural activities, social institutions and churches. The exhibit also discusses the loss of many of Hayti’s businesses and homes in the late 1950s to urban renewal and the Durham freeway as well as how current residents preserve and carry forward Hayti’s legacy.  (919) 246-9993

The Durham Civil Rights History Mural, African American History Exhibit and Lunch happens on October 17 in the Museum of Durham History at 500 W. Main Street in Durham, NC beginning at 10 am.  

Join the Triangle Friends of African American Arts and view the exhibit, H is for Hayti, about a vibrant and historically significant African American neighborhood in Durham as old as the city itself. Then visit the Durham Civil Rights History Mural and meet with the Project Director. Brenda Miller Holmes. She will discuss the development and meaning of the mural. Those who are interested can stay for brunch at the nearby Beyu Cafe. The activities are free but attendees are responsible for the cost of their meals. To reserve your space register at Triangle Friends of African American Arts.

Historic Preservation Society of Durham docents, on Saturday Oct. 17, will lead a free 45 minute tour focusing on sites in downtown Durham that were important in the 1950s and '60s Civil Rights movement. Bottled water recommended. Meeting at  501 Foster Street in Durham, NC at 10 am. (919) 682-3036

On October 18 beginning at 2 pm, Spectacular Magazine will present Spectacular Magazine Woman of the Year Awards in 2015 to honor and celebrate the achievements and contributions of African American women or women who have made a difference in the African American community. The Woman of the Year Awards Gala includes a Silent Auction, Buffet Dinner, Door Prizes, and Entertainment.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sisters Network Triangle, an organization assisting African American women with breast cancer.

Rennie Harris is one of the great veterans of hip-hop dance, having broken down barriers between the vocabulary of the street and the vocabulary of the concert hall for nearly forty years. At the age of twelve he formed his first crew, and by the age of twenty-five he had shared the stage with many of hip-hop’s founders, including Run DMC, Sugarhill Gang, Salt ’n’ Pepa, and Kurtis Blow.

October 23 and 24 at 8 pm, Rennie Harris comes to Reynolds Industries Theater at 125 Science Drive in Durham, NC with his company Rennie Harris Puremovement. The group is repeat Bessie Award-winners whom The New York Times calls “phenomenal” and “seemingly without a semblance of gravity.”
Ticket prices: $38, $32, and $15. Duke Students $10. (919) 660-3357

As hip-hop rose to the mainstream and splintered into factions, Harris evolved, breathing new life into popping, locking, breaking, and voguing. The New Yorker calls Harris “the most respected — and the most brilliant — hip-hop choreographer in America.” Puremovement’s program begins with the new four-movement work Nuttin’ but a Word, which, as Harris says, aims to “challenge the hip-hop puritans at every turn.”

After intermission the company perform two Rennie Harris classics: Continuum and Students of the Asphalt Jungle. Made possible, in part, by a Visiting Artist Grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University, and support from the Dance Program at Duke University.

North Carolina Central University's 2015 Homecoming Week is October 25 through the 31st. Save the date and make plans to return to campus to reconnect with classmates and friends, as well as enjoy great football! This year the NCCU Eagles will be taking on the Norfolk State University Spartans. For more information call (919) 530-7099.

Celebrate Durham's history and mingle with local entrepreneurs and investors at Black Wall Street's Back Alley on October 29 from 6 to 11 pm! Food will be provided by some of downtown Durham's most notable restaurateurs. Cocktails will also be available for purchase from event partner, Alley Twenty Six. Entrances to the alley can be found on 320 E. Chapel Hill Street and Orange Street.  $30 or $50 per couple.

Back Alley is part of a three-day series of events being hailed as BLACK WALL STREET: HOMECOMING, where local entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business educators can collide, providing opportunities for learning, networking, and inspiration.

Imani Winds, a quintet lauded as “strikingly virtuosic and immaculately tight” by the Boston Music Intelligencer, come to Baldwin Auditorium as part of a University-wide celebration of historian John Hope Franklin’s centenary. October 29 the group performs with The Fisk Jubilee Singers in Baldwin Auditorium at 1336 Campus Drive in Durham, North Carolina beginning at 8 pm.

Dr. Franklin, a Duke professor and author of the authoritative African American history From Slavery to Freedom, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in his lifetime and chaired President Clinton’s Advisory Board for the Initiative on Race. The program is anchored by American composer Frederic Rzweski’s Breath, a Duke Performances-commissioned world premiere, based on the melodies of spirituals and dedicated Franklin’s memory.

The evening is further enriched by a collaboration between Imani Winds and GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a sixteen-voice a cappella ensemble in continuous operation since 1871 at Dr. Franklin’s alma mater, Fisk University. This will be a unique musical celebration dedicated to the life and legacy of a brilliant scholar and activist and a pillar of the Duke community.  Ticket prices range from $10 (Duke students) through $42.  Call (919) 660-3357.

On October 30, the NCCU Alumni Concert with Jeffrey Osborne and Michael Phillips, will perform at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center at 4700 Emperor Boulevard in Durham, North Carolina from 8 pm to 11 pm. Platinum-selling singer and songwriter Jeffrey Osborne, will be performing hits like "On the Wings of Love," "Only Human" and "You Should Mine" live with saxophonist and Hidden Beach recording artist Mike Phillips. Heavy appetizers and a carving station are included in the price of admission. A cash bar will be available. $90 per ticket.

We invite you to stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina. We have luxurious amenities and we are centrally located in the Bull City.  Each morning our guests love our fresh gourmet breakfasts.

Durham Home Base To Major National Associations 29 Sep 2015, 1:51 pm

Durham is home base to several major national associations.  Thus, not only do the world's associations and societies come to meet in Durham, some of these well known organizations call the Bull City their home.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance.

Divers Alert Network
DAN is a dive safety association. More than 230,000 scuba divers have become members to gain valuable benefits (including the Alert Diver magazine, Dive and Travel medical guide, and online seminars) while supporting DAN's mission to provide emergency medical assistance and promote dive safety.

The International Society of Automation
ISA is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure.

Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.


International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Headquartered in Durham, The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) serves to advance the worldwide aspects of the chemical sciences and to contribute to the application of chemistry in the service of Mankind. As a scientific, international, non-governmental and objective body, IUPAC can address many global issues involving the chemical sciences.

IUPAC serves the international scientific endeavor in the dual function of a basic science and a mission-oriented Union. The Union is in a unique position to contribute to the central interdisciplinary chemical sciences. Strengthening international chemistry, striving towards inspiring high standards of excellence and relevance in academic and industrial research and promoting the service of chemistry to society and to global issues, these are the visions that shape IUPAC's activities towards the 21st century.

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
This non-profit association provides leaders dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice. Created in 1974, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) has made a goal of achieving equal justice for blacks and other minorities.

Their members consist of criminal justice professionals such as those in law enforcement, institutional and community corrections, courts, social services, academia, religious and other community-based interests as well as criminal justice students and community leaders. This multi-ethnic, non-profit, nonpartisan organization is dedicated to improving the justice system.

National Press Photographers Association
The NPPA is the leading voice advocating for the work of visual journalists today. Founded in the days of sheet film box cameras and newsreels, their organization fights for the working news photographer, videographer and multimedia journalist in the Internet age. 

The NPPA Code of Ethics stands for the highest integrity in visual storytelling. Their advocacy efforts put NPPA in the center of today’s thorniest issues of journalists’ rights to do their work — and to earn a living from their craft. Their ongoing education initiatives seek to equip our members and prepare the emerging generation of visual journalists in the face of an ever-changing media landscape.

Members of these major national associations, and other local Bull City associations, are most welcome as guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina.  Whether you are coming for business or leisure, our Durham inn (named the best black-owned bed and breakfast in America by Black Enterprise magazine) is ideally suited for you.  We (Monica and Daniel) look forward to your visit!

Bull City Race Fest and Durham Food Truck Rodeo 21 Sep 2015, 4:03 pm

The Bull City Race Fest and Durham Food Truck Rodeo takes place on the American Tobacco Campus at 318 Blackwell Street in Durham. From famous restaurants to entertaining music, movies, and more – bring your friends and family with you to experience all Durham has to offer.

Habitat for Humanity of Durham is the Official Charitable Beneficiary of the Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo.  The partnership enables the two organizations to continue their commitment to creating positive economic and social impact for the Durham community.

On October 18, 2015, the 3rd Annual Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo presents a culmination of a world-class running experience, in a world-class eating experience, all in a world-class city!
  • Including a Gorgeous Half Marathon
  • A Fantastic 5 Mile Run
  • and a Family-Friendly 1 Miler
  • all followed by a Food Truck Rodeo like only Durham can offer
  • a Beautiful Octoberfest Beer Garden
Registration Deadlines:
Online registration closes on Friday, Oct 16th at 11:59 AM.
In-person will be available only at the EXPO on Saturday, October 17th, but NOT on race day.

Race Start Times and Location
7:30 AM: Half Marathon; 5 Mile Run | Blackwell St; Vivian St
7:45 AM: 1 Mile Run | Julian Carr St

Important Start Line Logistics:
Please begin lining up behind the start line on Blackwell St between 7:00-7:15 AM. Look for signage indicating your predicted pace and line up accordingly. Important pre-race announcements will be made at 7:20 AM and the race will start promptly at 7:30 AM.

Durham Food Truck Rodeo

Runners and their friends and family have a variety of delicious cuisine offered by our food trucks.  Durham was named the "Tastiest Town in the South" by Southern Living Magazine.

Brachi offers their savory Le petit roll.  They create sophisticated indulgences with European style. Unique handcrafted artisan bread, all original fillings.

Cross Roads Kettle Corn pops their own special blend of Kettle Corn Popcorn and Regular popcorn for the crowds.

Belgian Waffle Crafters is the first one and only Belgian waffle food truck in the Triangle.  We are Belgian and we’ll bring to you what we do the best: waffles!
At anytime of the day, come eat a delicious sweet or savory, made from scratch, Belgian Waffle.

Chirba Chirba proudly presents mouthwatering Chinese style dumplings. We are excited to bring you an Asian street fare food truck specializing in Chinese dumplings. After years of dumpling studies through extensive tasting, pleating and learning secret family recipes, we have developed a menu that we think you’ll love.

Cousins Maine Lobster is a unique food truck experience dishing out fresh Maine seafood all across the US. A Shark Tank affiliated company.

Forget about hot dog buns, these sausages come in a freshly baked French baguette along with your sauce of choice deliciously created from ingredients hand-picked from local farmers markets. Baguettaboutit features six flavors of NC-made sausage, choice of eight hand-crafted sauces as well as a vegetarian selection.

Caffe Bellezza is committed to delivering traditional Italian-inspired coffee beverages. Their beans have traveled the world just to be inside your coffee cup!

Pie Pushers is a Durham-based pizza truck that is happy to accommodate the dietary needs of vegans as well as please meat eaters.

Cafe Love makes "LOVE" bars (Live Organic Vegan Energy). Love bars made with 100% raw, organic, gluten-free, vegan ingredients.  Cafe Love will be serving from partner Luna's Living Kitchen truck which specializes in the art of living foods, serving organic, plant-based cuisine, smoothies, and cold-pressed juices.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Downtown Durham.  We (Monica and Daniel) appreciate our delightful guests.  Each morning our guests wake up to a delicious full gourmet breakfast.  We look forward to hosting you and your loved ones this fall season!

Best Thing to Do in Durham: Duke Gardens 10 Sep 2015, 3:39 pm

According to TripAdvisor, the #1 best thing to do in Durham, North Carolina is to visit the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at 420 Anderson Street on Duke University campus.  More than 55 acres of lush, award-winning gardens, each with its own distinct character. 

The Wildlife Garden in the H.L. Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by Rick Fisher.

The Duke Gardens host successful corporate events. They are located just 11 miles from Research Triangle Park (RTP) and 15 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

Kirby Horton Hall. Photo by Robert Ayers.
The Doris Duke Center is an indoor space that seamlessly integrates the gardens and features use of traditional materials that create a tranquil atmosphere. Their natural Durham setting provides business travelers the opportunity to stage a productive meeting that inspires creativity and collaborative thinking.  The Duke Gardens' setting will provide a stimulating experience that uniquely sets it apart from the office. For corporate rates, please call 919-668-5100.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast hosts:
  • corporate and small business travelers as well as consultants
  • couples and families coming for a vacation or wedding (we host small weddings as well)
  • people coming to tour local college campuses like Duke University and North Carolina Central University in Durham 
Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Sherwood Flame') and Becky and Charlie Dukes Boulder Garden in fall. Photo by Paul Jones.
On the topic of taking tours, Sarah P. Duke Gardens offers tours from March 15 through November 15:
  • Trained guides will lead the way on tours of breathtaking garden displays, garden architecture, native plant gardens, vegetable gardens, special collections, and Duke Gardens’ history
  • Both the walking (about 1.5 hours) and the trolley tours (about 1 hour) cost $8
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 am and 2 pm
  • No minimum, but a maximum of 5 people per trolley
  • Seats reserved on a first requested, first served basis with payment in advance
  • Please call 919-668-1707 or email
  • They ask that all groups of 15 or larger register with the Gardens so they can coordinate your activities with other groups scheduled for the same day
The Blomquist Pavilion. Photo by Rick Fisher.
The mission of Sarah P. Duke Gardens is to create and nurture an environment for learning, inspiration and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture. They provide outreach and respite to our diverse and vibrant local community and visitors from around the world.

In every season there is an opportunity to experience the beauty of Sarah P. Duke Gardens.  Like the Duke Gardens, Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast receives visitors all year round.   We (Monica and Daniel) welcome you to be guests at our elegant place with our award-winning Southern hospitality .

Consider us as your ambassadors to the Durham, North Carolina area.  Durham was named the Tastiest Town in the South by Southern Living Magazine.  Our stellar breakfasts, renown restaurants, and flavor-loving food trucks offer delicious culinary delights.  We look forward to your stay!

Durham Football: Duke and NCCU 31 Aug 2015, 7:26 am

Another fabulous Durham Football Season is here for Duke University and North Carolina Central University.  These Bull City teams are ready to "tackle" a new season

Head Coach David Cutliffe and the Duke Blue Devils Football Team
David Cutcliffe, the 2013 National Coach of the Year who has earned both ACC and SEC Coach of the Year honors in a distinguished career that includes the mentoring of Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning, was named Duke University’s 21st head football coach on December 15, 2007.  Cutcliffe is 40-48 (.455) in seven seasons at Duke and owns an overall head coaching ledger of 84-77 (.522). Cutcliffe’s 40 victories in seven years with the Blue Devils are 30 more than the program’s total in the previous eight seasons (2000-07) combined.

2015 Duke Quarterback Thomas Sirk is the only active quarterback nationally to have accounted for 10+ total touchdowns in 2014 as an exclusive reserve (zero starts) and the only active quarterback nationally to have produced over two game-winning touchdowns (rush or pass) in the fourth quarter or in overtime in 2014 as an exclusive reserve (zero starts).


Thu, Sep 03    Tulane    New Orleans, La. 9:30 PM 
   CBS Sports Network

Sat, Sep 12    NC Central    Durham, N.C. 6:00 PM          

Sat, Sep 19    Northwestern    Durham, N.C. 12:30 PM
   ACC Network

Sat, Sep 26    Georgia Tech *    Durham, N.C. TBA

Sat, Oct 03    Boston College *    Durham, N.C. TBA

Sat, Oct 10    Army    West Point, N.Y. 12:00 PM
   CBS Sports Network

Sat, Oct 24    Virginia Tech *    Blacksburg, Va. TBA

Sat, Oct 31        Miami *    Durham, N.C. TBA

Sat, Nov 07    North Carolina *      Chapel Hill, N.C. TBA

Sat, Nov 14    Pitt *    Durham, N.C. TBA

Sat, Nov 21    Virginia *    Charlottesville, Va. TBA

Sat, Nov 28    Wake Forest *    Winston-Salem, N.C. TBA

* Conference Games
NCCU Head Football Coach Jerry Mack and his 2015 MEAC Championship Team

A strong feeling of optimism surrounds North Carolina Central University heading into the 2015 football campaign. Fifteen starters return from a team that captured a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and posted the most wins as a Division I-FCS program a year ago.

In 2014, under the leadership of rookie head coach Jerry Mack, NCCU football posted seven victories, including the program's first win over a nationally-ranked FCS opponent.   With a season as head mentor under his belt, Mack exudes confidence about the direction of the NCCU football program as he leads the Eagles into the next chapter with the motto "Leave No Doubt" in the forefront.

"It means that we don't want to have any regrets in anything we do," said Mack. "You never know when your last play is. You never know what is going to happen from game-to-game.  I use this reference with our team all the time – just because we had some success last year and we beat some people, does not mean you are going to get that victory the next year, because you have to play the game.  We are going to take it one rep at a time, one step at a time, and leave no doubt about anything that we do on and off the field. So don't take anything for granted."

Mack explained, "I don't want people to take it the wrong way and think that we are cocky and saying that we are going to win the championship, because that's not what it's really about. It's about taking one play at a time and making sure you leave no doubt about what you put forth on that field at that point and time."

"Our players are extremely competitive and they always play hard until the whistle blows," stated Mack. "What I want people to know when they play North Carolina Central is you're going to get a team that is going to play hard, that is going to give it their all on the field down-in and down-out. And when you get a group of young men that are playing hard, good things will happen."
Reflecting back, Coach Mack recalled, "When you look at our team last year, we were not overly dominant in offense, defense or special teams, but as a team we all played well. That's where we made some extreme strides."

When asked about the keys to a successful football season, Mack responded, "We have to execute well. We talk about starting, executing and finishing. We want to start games off extremely well, we want to start fast out of the gate.  We want to execute well, that means we want to be disciplined, we want to be a sound football team in all aspects of what we do. And we want to be sure that we are able to finish games. We want to learn from last year's mistakes and be able to close games out the way we're supposed to close them out. Those three things are very important to us. To understand the discipline, effort and passion that it's going to take every game to get that win." 

North Carolina Central University Athletics

2015 Football Schedule

Day Date Opponent Location Time
Sat. 9/5/2015 St. Augustine's University Durham, NC - O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium 6:00 pm
Sat. 9/12/2015 Duke University Durham, NC - Wallace Wade Stadium 6:00 pm
Sat. 9/19/2015 Florida International University Miami, FL 6:00 pm
Sat. 10/3/2015 Bethune-Cookman University Durham, NC - O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium 4:00 pm
Sat. 10/10/2015 Florida A&M University Tallahassee, FL 5:00 pm
Sat. 10/17/2015 Savannah State University Savannah, GA 2:00 pm
Sat. 10/24/2015 Morgan State University Durham, NC - O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium 2:00 pm
Sat. 10/31/2015 Norfolk State University Durham, NC - O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium 2:00 pm
Sat. 11/7/2015 Delaware State University Durham, NC - O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium 2:00 pm
Sat. 11/14/2015 Howard University Washington, DC 1:00 pm
Sat. 11/21/2015 North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC 1:00 pm

On Saturday, September 12, North Carolina Central University plays against Duke University at Duke's new Wallace Wade Stadium.  No matter which side you root for, the game is sure to be intense as these local rivals compete against each other.

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Dazzling Durham Boutiques 19 Aug 2015, 2:56 pm

Dazzling Durham boutiques can be found throughout the Bull City.  Durham's locally owned high-end boutiques are always in style.  Since clothing and accessories change seasonally, there is always something new to catch your eye when you go shopping in Durham.

The Exotique Boutique and Art Gallery is located at 319 W Main Street in Durham, North Carolina.  Call them at (919) 688-5747.  Owners Yemi and Lola have made the Bull City their home after living in the countries of Nigeria and England.  Their extensive travel experience makes them uniquely able to get hard to find items from across the world at an affordable price.  The Exotique is an Art Gallery with handcrafted goods made by local and international artists. They have unique fabrics, jewelry, sculptures, and clothing. Open every day of the week beginning at 11 am with different closing times.

Now with two locations, Vert and Vogue is a boutique that prides itself on selling quality-made, ethically sourced, trendy clothing for men and women.  The Brightleaf location is at 905 W. Main Street in Historic Brightleaf Square Call them at 919-251-8537.  Its second location is further down W Main Street at 305 in Five Points and can be reached at 919-797-2767.  Both locations are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm.

Smitten--a sweet boutique only sells clothes and accessories that they are smitten by. Located at 1105 West Main Street in Durham, North Carolina.  Open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and also on Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.  They are in a gray house that is half a block from Duke University's East Campus and historic Brightleaf Square.  Call them at 919-530-1000. Owned by Nancy McKaig and voted the Best Boutique in Durham four years in a row by Durham Magazine.

Jo's Boutique on Broad joined the ranks of the Ninth Street District's unique shopping options, selling high-end, modern women's clothing.  Located at 721 Broad Street, they are open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 7 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.  Call them at (919) 864-8719.

Accessorize with earrings and scarves at Vaguely Reminiscent located at 728 Ninth Street in Durham, North Carolina.  Call them at (919) 286-3911. 
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