Category Archives: General News

Missing Cat

Update: Cat has been found!

Greetings All. A neighbor from the Bexley Ave and Hope Valley Road intersection has a cat that has gone missing.  Please be on the lookout for the cat picture below that I believe responds to the name of Lumen.  Please respond here to this post if you have found the missing cat.

Neighbor Has Lost Cat

Olivia is a small tortoiseshell (brown and black) cat with medium-length fur and green eyes. She is very friendly and is microchipped but not wearing a collar. She lives in the Bexley cul-de-sac and was last seen mid-day April 9. She is about 18 years old. Please call or text 919-451-9571 if you have seen her!

Update on locked cars reports

Another neighbor on 3000 block of Oxford recently reported $20, no tools or electronics, was taken from an unlocked truck, I called the Durham non-emergency line today and requested the police patrol our area during the next few days/nights. Hopefully this might help…

Unlocked Car

A neighbor on 3000 block of Oxford reported that sometime last night (Thursday) or early into this morning (Oct.23) someone went through the items in their unlocked car but it looked like nothing was taken. Just a reminder to lock your car ……

Unfamiliar people

Earlier today (Wednesday Oct.14) a female was walking around and looking at houses on Oxford/Yorkdale while talking on her cell phone. A neighbor, who was working from home with the windows open, overheard them talking about “houses that looked like no-one was home”. Yesterday, a young man rang my doorbell and it appeared he wanted to talk about voting. After checking his cell phone, he addressed me by name which I thought was odd and I quickly ended he conversation. So, in light of these two recent instances, please up your awareness level of unfamiliar people in the neighborhood. Thanks, Mary Ann

Copperhead Breeding Season

As we begin the change of the season from Summer to Fall we just wanted to remind neighbors that this is also Copperhead breeding season and Copperheads will be more active this time of year.

Copperheads are mostly nocturnal but they can be active day or night.  To humans their bites are serious though rarely life threatening.  To smaller pets they can be more serious.  As the day light hours are shortened and many of our neighbors like to get their walks and runs in the early morning or late evening it is highly suggested to use a headlight or some sort of illumination that will allow you to keep an eye out for a Copperhead that may be in your path.  We know a neighbor in the Yorkdale area recently experienced an encounter while walking their dog and it was good to hear the dog will recover.

There is no need to exterminate the snake since these snakes do play a vital role in keeping the population in check for other vermin such as rodents.  Simply give plenty of space between you and the Copperhead.

If you find one in your yard in an inconvenient location you can use a jet stream of water, from a distance, to move it in another direction.

They are obviously also well camouflaged so stay aware in any areas where grass or shrubs may not be as well maintained.

Cryptic Flyer in Mailboxes

A cryptic flyer was left at three homes (see image).  Not certain if this was random or targeted.  Two (possibly all 3) of the homes are on Stanford Drive.  We are asking if any other neighbors also received the same note to please let us know.