Sunday, January 25, 2015

Duke Basketball Coach K Wins 1K

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham is pleased to announce that local Duke Mens Basketball Coach, Mike Krzyzewski, had his 1,000th victory on Sunday January 25, 2015!  It all happened in the famous Madison Square Garden Arena playing against St. John's.  At one point Duke was trailing by ten points.  Even fans on Twitter were wondering if Duke could pull off the win.

"We were so gritty in the last 10 minutes," Krzyzewski said. "It was tough to get involved with 1,000. I was just trying to survive this game, which is how you get to 1,000."



Coach K continued, "You know, to see the happiness of my players makes it good. We have to keep it in perspective. It makes us 17-2 and we've got to go to Notre Dame on Wednesday, but for this moment, for basketball, for the game and for this program, we'll enjoy this one right now."

He gave credit to his former coach, Coach Bobby Knight, calling him, "one of the greatest coaches of all time."  He also was quick to say that, "Everybody who played for me is a part of this.  You know, the coach gets the credit, but we would not be here today without the players." 

As many know, Coach K also coached the Men's USA Basketball team who earned the Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics!

2012 Olympic Men's Basketball Champions

The YouTube video below shows features praise from Coach K's current and past players, including NBA professional basketball player Grant Hill:

  • "We are a family." 
  • "He knew how to get the best from me." 
  • "He helped me grow."
  • "Great trust is always earned and having his trust gave me a lot of confidence."
  • "He gives you an opportunity to talk to him off the court."
  • "I love talking to him."
  • "I always want to be on top of my game in front of him."
  • "Believing in him and trusting him came very natural to me." 
  • "He is not only a mentor, but a great friend and someone I have a tremendous respect for." 
  • "Coach really let me go out there and play and he pushed me to be the player he thought I could be."
  • "Coach K is the greatest coach of all time and even better is the greatest mentor of all time!"



We (Monica and Daniel) are so proud of the athletic achievements in happening in the Bull City.  North Carolina Central University also has high performing student athletic teams.  The Durham Bulls were voted the #1 Minor League Baseball team in the country last season. 

When guests come to Morehead Manor, they have access to all that the Durham area offers.  Including the following:
We invite guests to enjoy their stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham. Each morning we serve a delicious gourmet breakfast prepared.  Wake up to tasty homemade goodness!  Valentine's Day is just a little more than two weeks away.  Make your reservations before we are completely booked!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Durham Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  The city of Durham has helped shape racial equality during the civil rights movement and continues to do so today.  More than 100 years ago Durham was a role model for the black middle class around the United States.  Martin Luther King, Jr., as an American pastor, humanitarian, and equal rights activist, contributed so much to the African-American Civil Rights movement.  His legacy continues to live on. 

Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was originally scheduled to be in Durham, not Memphis, on the day he died?  In 1960, Dr. King made his famous speech that spawned the "fill up the jails" rallying cry at White Rock Baptist Church which is located on Fayetteville Street.  For years, the congregation was led by Dr. Augustus Shepard, whose son, Dr. James E. Shepard, founded what became North Carolina Central University.  In 1925, it became the first state-supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the United States.  Now students of all nationalities and ethnicities walk the NCCU campus

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering the Dream speech
 
One of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most famous speeches, "I Have a Dream" given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom, he says the following inspirational words:

"I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'




I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today...."

"I Have a Dream" came to be regarded as one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory.  The March, and especially King's speech, helped put civil rights at the top of the agenda of reformers in the United States and facilitated passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On October 14, 1964, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through non-violence.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is pleased to be rated the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America, according to Black Enterprise magazine.  We (Daniel and Monica) love extending our hospitality to guests from all over the world.  There is so much that the Bull City offers.  We hope you stay with us when you come visit the city of Durham

Monday, January 12, 2015

Getting Around Durham

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Getting around Durham is easy for our guests when they know about all of the transportation resources available.  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is proud to live in the Bull City where we have many modes of transportation.  We will discuss the various ways to move about during your stay.

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Did you know that more than half of the United States population lives within a day's drive or an hour's flight of Durham?  Durham is convenient to interstates, served by an international airport, and has numerous other transportation options around town. 

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is close to a lot of other great places in Durham:
The following is a guide put together by the Durham Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  This provides useful transportation information to travelers.

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AIRLINES

RDU International Airport (RDU is short for Raleigh-Durham)is located on the western edge of Wake County and is co-owned by the cities of Durham and Raleigh and the counties of Durham and Wake.  (919-840-7700)

Air Canada (888) 247-8726

American Airlines (800) 433-7300

Delta Sky Team (800) 221-1212

Frontier Airlines (800) 432-1359

JetBlue Airways (800) 538-2583

Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792

United (800) 864-8331

US Airways (800) 428-4322

There are several options for airport transportation, including taxis, shuttles, limos, rental cars, and regional transit buses. 

RDU Taxi is the official taxi company of RDU airport, offering 24/7 transportation.  Meter rates are charged for rides to Durham and a typical 14-mile one-way fare would be about $30.  Call 919-840-7277 to schedule a ride.

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LIMOUSINE SERVICES

1st Corporate Town Car Service
Executive limo service with a large selection of vehicles, including standard and SUV stretch limos and minibuses.  (919) 794-1712

Bare Minimum Limousine Van Sedan Service
Limousine, van, and sedan rentals with passenger service for RDU.  (919) 383-7399

Carolina Livery Service
Provides weekday transportation, chauffeured town cars, minivans, limousines, and minibuses.  Also offers planned tour services.  (919) 957-1111

Emerald Service Limousine
Limousine, yacht, and jet aircraft services.  Helicopters available on charter basis with advance notice.  (919) 477-4096

Eno Limo
Locally owned limousine company serving Durham and the Triangle region.  (919) 272-4586

Greenway Transit Services
Exclusively biofuel and hybrid limousine service serving RDU airport and special events.  (919) 957-8294

Met-R Transport
Provides in-town and out-of-town transportation; handicap accessible.  (919) 544-4111

Triangle Corporate Coach (919) 648-1048

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PUBLIC TRANSIT

The Bridge Bus
In addition to nighttime service to/from Raleigh and Durham (Thursday through Saturday nights), offers event specific service to Bulls games, Durham Performing Arts Center, etc.

Ride the Bull City Connector

Bull City Connector 515 W Pettigrew St., Downtown Durham (919) 485-RIDE (7433)
The Bull City Connector is a fare-free bus service that connects many of Durham's central destinations, including Duke University, Ninth Street, Downtown Durham, and Golden Belt.

Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) 515 W Pettigrew St,. Downtown Durham (919) 485-RIDE (7433)
Serves all parts of Durham, including RTP (Research Triangle Park).  Schedules vary by bus route.  Busses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks. 

Durham Train Station (Amtrak) 601 W Main Street, Ste 103, Downtown Durham (919) 956-7932
Amtrak is the nation's intercity passenger rail operator, serving 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. 

Greyhound 515 W Pettigrew, Downtown Durham (919) 687-4800
Durham terminal for the nation's largest provider of intercity bus transportation. 

Megabus
Low-cost express bus service to nearly 50 cities offering free wi-fi, power outlets, and panoramic windows.  Departure and arrival near Durham Station on Jackson Street in Downtown Durham. (877) 462-6342

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RENTAL CARS

Alamo Rent-A-Car 

Avis Rent-A-Car

Budget Rent-A-Car Systems

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Hertz Rent-A-Car

National Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Triangle Rent A Car

University Car and Truck Rentals

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TAXIS

ABC Cab Company
Major taxi dispatcher for multiple independent companies.  (919) 682-0437

All-Points Personal Transportation (official RDU Transportation)
Serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary, Research Triangle Park (RTP), Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Wilmington, and all cities and military facilities across North Carolina.  (919) 836-9900

Durham's Best Cab Company
24/7 service with 50 new model sedans and 12 full-sized passenger vans.  (919) 680-3330

RDU Taxi provides 24/7 official RDU Airport taxi service within Durham, Orange, and Wake counties.  (919) 840-7277

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TRAVEL SERVICES (OTHER)

2U Transit of North Carolina
Locally owned and operated paratransit service offering door-to-door transportation in and around the Triangle area to the mobility impaired.  (919) 687-4808

AAA Carolina Motor Club
Provides travel planning assistance and emergency road service to its membership

GoTriangle
Online source for transportation information and options for getting around the Triangle. (919) 485-RIDE (7433)

Markham Transportation
Specializing in wheelchair and special needs transportation.  24-hour emergency vehicle service. (919) 417-5205

Share the Ride NC
Connects commuters interested in car or vanpooling, as well as finding park and ride lots, public transit services, bike routes, and other transportation alternatives.  (919) 485-7461

Wheelchair Transport Group (919) 330-1319

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The above information was courtesy of the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau (DCVB) located at 101 E Morgan Street in Downtown Durham.  They offer a wide range of services for conventions and group meeting in Durham.  For help arranging transportation for groups, contact DCVB at (800) 446-8604 or (919) 687-0288 or email meetings@durham-cvb.com

When guests arrive at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, we (Monica and Daniel) help them feel right at home and give them as much attention (or privacy) as they request.  Each morning wake up to a delicious gourmet homemade breakfast to get your morning started right!  We are happy to provide any information or directions to places in our Durham, North Carolina community.  Our guests always love experiencing everything that the Bull City has to offer!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Durham Antiques

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Antique Shopping in Durham, NC
 
Ever heard the saying, "Everything old is new again?"  Finding antiques is a hobby for many individuals who love the challenge of finding unique treasures and often restoring them to their former glory (particularly furniture).  In Durham, North Carolina we have plenty of antique shops.  We invite guests to stay with us at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, located right here in the Bull City.  A special thank you to the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau for allowing us to show their photographs.

Looking for vintage clothes like poodle skirts or polyester pants?  To stumble across something great and to find gently used (modern, vintage, and designer) items, check out these unique places:
To accessorize with your newly found stylish antique clothes, think about getting handcrafted jewelry and fashionable scarves.  Places with these items (and often much more) include:
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Brightleaf Square in Durham, NC

In Durham, guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast can find the perfect antique Oriental rug:
Turn back time with an old-fashioned handcrafted grandfather clock, mantle clock, or cuckoo clock:
Search among antiques, collectibles, furniture, gifts, trinkets, and other gifts at these exquisite Durham shops:
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For those who have the talent of shopping, Durham is the place to be!  Relax and kick back at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast and let Monica and Daniel make your taste buds come alive with a fresh gourmet, home-cooked breakfast each morning.  With luxury amenities and all of the resources and attractions Durham has to offer (click on the links below), people absolutely love staying with us. 
Visit North Carolina produced the YouTube video below on the Piedmont of North Carolina.  Durham is proud to be part of this pristine area.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Durham is the City of Medicine

Duke University Hospital Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is only about a five minute drive away from a world-class healthcare system.  The Duke University Hospital and its award-winning medical practitioners are famous for their excellent medical treatment as well as compassionate care of patients.  People are often referred to Duke University Hospital because of Duke's highly-skilled medical personnel and advanced medical technology.  A big reason why Durham, North Carolina is called, "The City of Medicine" is because of Duke University Hospital and other excellent hospitals and healthcare services available in Durham. 

As part of its commitment to patient-centered care, Duke Medicine has adopted an online tool that helps patients connect with their loved ones at home.  CarePages are free web pages that patients can create to communicate with family and friends throughout their experience at Duke Raleigh Hospital.  Each CarePage is private and fully secure.  Only those given a password can visit the page.  Care pages can help:
  • Patients and/or those with them to journal their hospital stay
  • Post messages and share photos
  • Update loved ones all at once, reducing the need for multiple phone calls
  • Receive words of encouragement
  • Connect with other patients facing similar challenges
  • Learn more about healthcare issues
  • Invite others to receive your latest updates through e-mail alerts
  • Recognize a hospital staff member who goes above and beyond with a CareCompliment
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Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center is dedicated to offering a welcoming, family-centered patient care environment. Duke's staff is committed to providing expert, compassionate care to each of their pediatric patients, as well as responding to the concerns and needs of parents and family members.

Here is a listing of the various Duke medical hours and directions as well as Duke treatments.  At the bottom is a map of how to get to the main Duke University Hospital.  If you are visiting for medical reasons (for you or a loved one), please let us (Monica and Daniel) know if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us more pleasant.  For the peace of mind of guests coming for medical reasons, we keep any health information you share with us completely confidential.  We always respect the privacy of our guests.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Durham Performing Arts Center in January 2015


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Kick off the New Year right by seeing an entertaining theatre performance.  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is pleased to announce that the popular Broadway production of "Wicked" is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center in January from the 7th through the 25th.  Variety calls WICKED "a cultural phenomenon,” and it continues to break box office records across North America. Winner of over 100 international awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster.” (The New York Times)

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - musical in a long time." (USA Today)  Click here for tickets and seating information.  Although the actors will be performing at DPAC a total of twenty-four times, some shows only have a few tickets left. 

YouTube song clips from the Wicked musical:




Harry Connick, Jr.’s meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. This pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor and philanthropist has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small, as well as the Broadway stage. Back by popular demand, get tickets to hear his only performance at the Durham Performing Arts Center on February 4 at 7 pm.


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Throughout his career, Harry Connick, Jr. has earned three Grammy® Awards, two Emmy® Awards, and two Tony® nominations, and he spearheaded efforts to help rebuild his hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.  Below is a YouTube video of him performing on the piano and singing "For Once In My Life" and he is accompanied by a talented jazz ensemble.




On February 6, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, Diana Ross will be performing in concert from the "In the Name of Love Tour."  Diana is one of the world's greatest entertainers of all time.  Legendary singer, artist, and actress Diana Ross is one of the most iconic female singers in the world. Ms. Ross' last performance at DPAC in March of 2011 was sold out.  Be sure to book your tickets soon!

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The icon is forever cemented in history with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Stop! In The Name of Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” have all been inducted into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. “Stop! In The Name of Love” and “You Can’t Hurry Love” are among The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Beginning in the '60s as lead singer of the world-renowned group The Supremes, Ross and the group achieved the unprecedented feat of 12 number-one singles in the U.S., becoming the most successful American group in history and rivaled only by The Beatles for the position of the biggest hit group of that generation. Diana Ross went on to achieve 6 number-one single as a solo artist, amassing a total of 18 #1s.

When “Endless Love” hit Number One in 1981, Ross became the first female artist in music history to place six singles at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  “Endless Love,” sung with Lionel Ritchie, remains one of the most successful duets in pop history.  Below is Diana Ross' Christmas performance in Washington a couple years ago. 



Diana Ross’ musical repertoire encompasses rhythm and blues, soul, pop, disco and jazz. Diana Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paving the way for contemporary music. She has fans all across the world.  Don't miss this one night to see her perform live in Durham, North Carolina within walking distance from our Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Durham Bed and Breakfast in December



We (Daniel and Monica Edwards) invite you to experience the December holidays at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina.  Indeed, this is "the most wonderful time of year" to visit and take in all that the Bull City has to offer!



In 2013, Southern Living magazine named Durham, "The Tastiest Town in the South." Backed by the votes of thousands of dedicated fans, our town's food really is that good. Durham has more than fifty restaurants receiving attention and press from the national media, lauding them as exceptional and tops in their craft.  Speaking of tasty, try Morehead Manor's delicious homemade breakfasts that are completely pleasing to the palate. Wake up to warm, just out-of-the-oven, fantastic fresh food!



In addition to superb cuisine at local restaurants and at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, the town of Durham has so much to offer:




While staying at Morehead Manor, guests will notice our little touches of Christmas are all over the our bed and breakfast inn right now.  From darling miniature Christmas trees (like the one above) to the large festive Christmas tree (below).  We like to "deck the halls!"



Within walking distance from our manor is the Durham Performing Arts Center.  Since opening six years ago, DPAC is the center for live entertainment in the Triangle.  DPAC is consistently recognized with top national ranking and local awards.  More than two million guests have come through the doors for the wide variety of Broadway, concerts, comedy, and family shows.

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The hit musical comedy adaptation, A Christmas Carol, is celebrating its 40th anniversary!  One of the Triangle's most beloved Christmas traditions will once again be featured at Durham Performing Arts Center for five shows only from December 18 to 21. Did you know that 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.

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The Summit Church is back at the Durham Performing Arts Center for Christmas Eve. They are hosting five services for the whole community to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Christ. Services are on Tuesday Dec. 23 and Wednesday Dec. 24.  They are partnering with Urban Ministries of Durham and the Salvation Army of Wake County to host a supply drive at all Christmas Eve services.  When you attend Christmas at DPAC, please bring an item with you to support homeless ministries.

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We wish you Happy Holidays!  From the very moment of your arrival, Daniel and I welcome our honored guests at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit with us even more special!