Category Archives: General News

Garage Sale 3105 Oxford Drive

There will be a garage sale Saturday, November 9th from 8am-12. Please feel free to come by 3105 Oxford Drive for the sale. We will have birds, small appliances, gifts, Xmas tree, lights, pottery, bakeware, luggage, travel bags, and various other items.
Please be mindful of the extra traffic that day as well. Thanks

Additional Road Closure on University Drive starts July 15

Greetings Neighbors.  Wanted to keep the neighborhood informed of an additional road closure on University Drive that will start on July 15 and last for about 90 days.  The closure will start near the intersection of James Street (the street between Nana’s and NuvoTaco).  This construction will replace a pipe culvert.  Please plan your drive routes accordingly.

 

Beagle found, Reynolds Ave., Hope Valley

We were notified and asked to distribute to the neighborhood a report of a little beagle that wandered into a yard in the Hope Valley – Reynolds Ave area. The homeowner is holding on to her until they can find her humans. No identification on her collar but she will be taking her to check for a microchip this afternoon if no one has picked her up before then. She appears to have just recently gone to the vet (shaved leg). I’m sure someone is missing her dearly. Please let us know if she’s yours or if she looks familiar and we can pass on the contact information.

Big Dog Roaming Around

He’s not doing well roaming around but is coming to a place where he’s being fed. Please don’t feed him if you see him because a trap is being set where the food is being put out. If you see him call the number under the picture.

Road Closure at University Dr and Hope Valley Rd Intersection

Hello neighbors.  No doubt by now you may have noticed some signage that has gone up from NCDOT regarding the closure of the intersection at University Dr. and Hope Valley Rd. (NC-751) and more signs were being installed today (though they are covered at the moment).  The closure will be due to the start of the construction of the roundabout that will be installed at the intersection instead of having traffic lights.

I am sure many of our neighbors are concerned as to how the traffic flow will impact our neighborhood for not only thru traffic but also local traffic.  An inquiry was submitted to NCDOT and below is the response that was provided.

The length of the closure will be for approximately eight months, from 3/4/2019 to 11/1/2019. Here are the detours:

– University Drive (from east to west): Turn right onto Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, exit off to Academy Rd, turn left on Academy Rd, and turn right to continue on University Drive.
– Hope Valley Road (from north to south): Turn right onto University Dr. Turn left to Old Chapel Hill Road. Turn left onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Pkwy., then turn right to continue on Hope Valley Road.

All local access will remain for all local roads in the neighborhood, such as Cornwallis Rd, Stuart Dr, and Bexley Ave. You will simply not be able to cross the intersection of Hope Valley and University at the Epworth United Methodist Church due to the construction.

Here is a link to the press release that was sent out on 2/18/2019 that you can share: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-02-18-durham-intersection-pipe-replacement.aspx

To be completely upfront there is no real way to know what to expect come Monday and how much traffic may try to come through our streets.  Hopefully any spike in increased traffic will be temporary as drivers learn the correct detour routes.

Another robbery 3100 block Oxford

3100 Block of Oxford Drive Last night at approximately 10:00 pm while the owners were at home,  someone came through the carport, broke a window entered and grabbed a backpack. The person was described as dressed  all in black . The homeowner immediately asked the person to get out.  Police were called and responded quickly . Canines were brought in to try to get a lead on the perpetrator however they were not able to apprehend anyone.

If you have an outside camera with footage of this area the police would  greatly appreciate it if you would share it with them. Also if you saw  anyone suspicious last night  please contact  the police.

Be extra vigilant making sure blinds/curtains are closed so as not to give whoever is doing this an easy crime of opportunity. PLEASE be on the look out and if you notice anything that feels unusual call 911.

 

break-in 3100 block

There was an attempted  break-in in the 3100 block last night at about 10:00pm.  The folks were at home, both cars in the driveway, lights on in the house. Someone smashed the window in the kitchen door, reached in and turned the lock to break-in. The home owners were alerted when they heard the glass break so the intruder left. Nothing was taken and the police were contacted.

Please be extra vigilant as the likelihood of this happening again is high. If you saw anything suspicious please let us know.