Monday, September 15, 2014

Durham Athletics

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in Durham, North Carolina.  With multiple world-renowned sports teams, it is no wonder that Durham is called the "City of Champions." Experience the smell of victory whether you are on the court, in the field, on the bleachers, or in the stands.

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In 1988, the movie called Bull Durham, starring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon, was filmed on location at the Historic Durham Athletic Park (the former home of the Durham Bulls Baseball team). Considered one of the greatest sports movies of all time, by sources like ESPN and The American Film Institute, it shows off the historic site built as El Toro Park in 1926. The Historic Durham Athletic Park is now home to festivals, special events, and amateur baseball games each year. Situated in the Central Park district, it's only a short walk from the heart of downtown to the site of Durham and cinema history.



After the Durham Bulls Athletic Park underwent a $20 million facelift in the 2013 off-season, the freshly removed park now seats 10,000 fans.  The Durham Bulls Athletic Park welcomed more fans in 2014 than any other season in franchise's 112-year history.  "This record is first and foremost a testament to the most amazing fans in Minor League Baseball," said General Manager Mike Birling. "To be able to continue to grow the Durham Bulls brand over a century into our existence says so much about our fans. We are also incredibly proud of our staff, sponsors, and community partners, for helping to make 2014 a historic season that none of us will forget."

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Duke University Football started their season 3-0 for the first time in twenty years!  Head Coach David Cutcliffe was named the 2013 National Coach of the Year by The Walter Camp Foundation after guiding the Blue Devils to a  10-2 record including the ACC's Coastal Division Championship.  This is Coach Cutliffe's seventh year at Duke in his distinguished football coaching career he mentored Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.

 2014 Scheduled Durham Home Games Still To Play This Fall:
 Sat. Sept. 20    Duke vs. Tulane
 Sat. Oct. 18     Duke vs. Virginia
 Sat. Nov. 15    Duke vs. Virginia Tech
 Thurs.Nov. 20  Duke vs. North Carolina
 Sat. Nov. 29    Duke vs. Wake Forest

Freshman Rookie Shaun Wilson Carries Duke to 41-3 Victory over Kansas Sat. Sept. 13, 2014
Wilson Carries Duke to 41-3 Win Over Kansas

Legendary Coach "K" or Mike Krzyzewski (pronounced Sha-Shef-Skee) will begin his 34th year at Duke as Head Basketball Coach.  This Hall of Fame Coach and 12-Time National Coach of the Year, has built a dynasty that few programs in the history of the game can match (just to name a few of his achievements):


  • Four National Championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010)
  • Four Gold Medals as Head Coach of the USA Men's National Team
  • 957 Career Wins (the most in NCAA history)
  • 884 Victories at Duke, including 402 ACC wins
  • 82 NCAA Tournament Victories (first all-time)
November Duke Basketball Home Games:
Fri. Nov. 14    Duke vs. Presbyterian (Coaches vs. Cancer Classic)
Sat. Nov. 15   Duke vs. Fairfield (Coaches vs. Cancer Classic)
Wed. Nov. 26 Duke vs. Furman
Sun. Nov. 30   Duke vs. Army

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge kicks off the following Duke Basketball Home Games:
Mon. Dec. 15  Duke vs. Elon  (home)
Mon. Dec. 29  Duke vs. Toledo (home)
Wed. Dec. 31  Duke vs. Wofford (home)
Sat. Jan. 03      Duke vs. Boston College (home)
Sun. Jan. 11     Duke vs. NC State (away, but in nearby Raleigh)
Tues. Jan. 13   Duke vs. Miami (home)
Mon. Jan. 19   Duke vs. Pitt (home)
Wed. Feb. 04  Duke vs. Georgia Tech (home)
Sat. Feb. 07    Duke vs. Notre Dame (home)
Wed. Feb. 18  Duke vs. North Carolina (home)
Sat. Feb. 21    Duke vs. Clemson (home)
Sat. Feb. 28    Duke vs. Syracuse (home)
Wed. Mar. 04 Duke vs. Wake Forest (home)

The last Duke game before the ACC tournament is against North Carolina at their campus in Chapel Hill.  

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North Carolina Central University is also located in Durham, NC.  Innkeeper Monica Edwards earned her MBA degree at this major university.  NCCU has a new football coach this year. Their home game win on September 6 against Elizabeth City State University (34-7), inside O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium, is the first in the coaching era of new NCCU head coach Jerry Mack. He was presented with the game ball and was drenched with the contents of a water cooler during a post-game celebration.  Player Andre Clark bulled his way to three rushing touchdowns and a hard-hitting Eagle defense held back their opponents. 

NCCU College Football Home Games:
Sat. Oct. 04  NCCU vs. Howard University
Sat. Oct. 25 NCCU vs. Savannah State University
Sat. Nov. 08 NCCU vs. Hampton University
Sat. Nov. 22 NCCU vs. North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Central University's McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium 
Home to the NCCU Eagles--2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament Champions

If you are looking for exciting sports games, then Durham, NC is the place to be. Innkeepers Monica and Daniel Edwards look forward to hosting you in their lovely Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast home. Click for online reservations.  Monica and Daniel enjoy meeting new people and being ambassadors to the great city of Durham.   

Written by Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
Morehead Manor of Durham, NC, a premier bed and breakfast, is pleased to be near such wonderful entertainment venues.  We are within walking distance to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC).  We are a Colonial Revival Style home with luxurious linens and bedding, plush microfiber robes, and free wireless high-speed internet.  Our guests delight in our tasty full home-cooked breakfasts.   We are conveniently located near the Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU), Research Triangle Park (RTP), and Downtown Raleigh. 

We would like to promote some of the upcoming performances at the DPAC: 
Dirty Dancing Sept. 16-21, 2014
The Record-Breaking Phenomenon Seen by Millions Around the Globe

The classic story (originally a movie starring Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze) has been adapted into an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."

Act I: 58 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Act 2: 60 minutes

Phantom of the Opera Oct. 8-19, 2014

Phenomenal New Production and Brand New North American Tour

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to DPAC as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

The Temptations and The Four Tops on Sept. 26, 2014

***SOLD OUT—perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who got tickets!***
Two Legendary Motown Hit-Makers
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Temptations and The Four Tops return to DPAC Friday, September 26, 2014. 
The Temptations
For more than forty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It was not until 1964, however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced "The Way You Do the Things You Do" turned the guys into stars.  An avalanche of hits followed, many of which ("My Girl," for instance) have attained immortality. "

The Four Tops
The Four Tops were constantly producing songs about love, happiness and romantic heartbreak in the quintessential Detroit sound/Motown tradition. No other popular quartet associated with the American 60s sound has succeeded in remaining as fresh, joyful, lively and timely. The Four Tops' list of top 10 hits, many of them gold records and No. 1 chart toppers, include "Baby, I Need Your Loving," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," "It's the Same Old Song," and  "Reach Out I'll Be There." They have recorded 35 albums during their illustrious career.

Bill Cosby and Comedy Central Present “Far From Finished” on Oct. 25, 2014
***SOLD OUT—maybe you were able to get some tickets in time!***
America's Favorite Comedian Returns
One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby is making a rare appearance at DPAC on Saturday, October 25 in his new Comedy Central “Far From Finished Tour.” Among his many awards for his stand-up comedy albums are five Grammy Awards®, eight Gold and five Platinum records.  Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, about a close-knit, upper class black family. Cosby said his intent was to portray an American family. The Cosby Show dominated the No. 1 spot for years, earning nearly unanimous critical praise. 

Owners and Innkeepers Daniel and Monica Edwards extend the warmest hospitality to their guests.  In fact, they host guests from all over the world.  Their bed and breakfast guests become their friends and return as visitors as well as recommend Morehead Manor to their own friends and family. Daniel and Monica encourage guests to enjoy the Durham community while they visit and watch a live performance at DPAC.  Event tickets (that are not sold out) can be purchased by visiting the Durham Performing Arts Center website.

Written by Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Taste the Event 2014 - April 23-27, 2014




Ever wondered what it would be like to be in "Foodie" Heaven?  This inaugural event presented by The Durham Magazine promises to grant you that pleasure.  Taste The Event 2014 is a five day festival that will include food and beverage events showcasing local food culture and culinary traditions which distinguish Durham and Chapel Hill as a center of culinary excellence.

The festival kicks off in Chapel Hill on Wednesday evening with a Reception event at TOPO, the south's only certified organic fully local distillery.  Here you will not only get to sample local spirits and small plates, you'll also get to tour the state-of-the-art distillery and meet local food writers.  Next up is the Grand TASTE Experience at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Thursday evening, continuing through Sunday the festival has various scheduled events in Durham and Chapel Hill.

The Taste festival will highlight area chefs, restaurants, bakers, food artisans, wine vendors, brewers, and farmers.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.  This will be an annual event that you don't want to miss.

Festival Events:

Date:           April 23, 5-7 p.m.
Event:         Opening Cocktail and Hors D'oeuvres Reception
Location:     TOPO Distillery
                    505 W Franklin Street
                    Chapel Hill, NC

Date:           April 24, 6-9 p.m.
Event:         The TASTE Experience
Location:    Durham Performing Art Center
                    123 Vivian Street
                    Durham, NC    

Date:          April 25, 9:30-11 p.m.
Event:         Drink & Dessert Reception
Location:    The Piedmont Restaurant
                    401 Foster Street
                    Durham, NC

Date:           April 25, 6:30-9 p.m.
Event:         Taste of Italy Wine Dinner
Location:     Il Palio Ristorante at the Sienna Hotel
                     1505 E. Franklin Street
                     Chapel Hill, NC  27514

Date:           April 26, 6:30-09 p.m.
Event:         Master vs. Master Wine Dinner
Location:    The Black House
                    5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
                    Durham, NC

Date:           April 26, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Event:         Shop,  Cook & Taste
Location:    The Durham Farmer's Market
                    501 Foster Street
                    Durham, NC

Date:           April 27, 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Event:         Gospel Brunch
Location:    Old Well Room at The Carolina Inn
                    211 Pittsboro Street
                    Chapel Hill, NC

Date:           April 27, 4-7 p.m.
Event:         Bluegrass, Blues and BBQ Dinner
Location:    The Weathervane Restaurant at Southern Seasons
                    201 S Estes Dr
                    Chapel Hill, NC

For tickets and more information about the individual events listed above please click here.

Guests staying at Morehead Manor can walk to the events at the DPAC, The Piedmont Restaurant and the Durham Farmer's Market.  Other events in southern Durham & Chapel Hill are no more than 6-12 miles from the inn.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Memoir Writing a Workshop at Morehead Manor

Memoir:Writing

Sharing, Growing, Healing, Changing 

This interactive memoir workshop will focus on using the creative form of writing as a method to share, grow, heal, and change.  This workshop will help you identify the best structure of your project and give you various techniques to tell your story; it is open to all writers regardless of writing experience, who are wrestling with how to get the project started or dealing with wanting better ways to voice your life story through writing.

Author Patrice Gaines will lead this workshop.  Ms. Gaines’s memoir “Laughing in the Dark” has sold thousands of copies and made her a popular motivational speaker, coach and advocate.  Ms. Gaines spent 16 years working for the Washington Post.

The cost of the workshop is $225.  This price includes:                                         
  •  Friday (evening) – Welcome Reception, Book Reading  and Signing with Ms. Gaines
  • Saturday  (all day) – The Workshop – Memoir: Writing to Heal, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner
  •  Sunday (morning) – Breakfast

As an option, participants may bring any journaling or works in progress. 
If available, these will be used in exercises throughout the workshop. 

Ms. Gaines will be available on Sunday afternoon to critique any works.  These works must be typed and double spaced, limited to 10 pages and submitted NO later than noon on January 14, 2013.  The fee for critique session is $25 per piece.  Ms. Gaines will meet with you to handle your consultations in half hour increments beginning at noon on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

For out of town participants requiring accommodations, a limited number of rooms are available.  The total cost based on single occupancy for above and accommodations on Friday and Saturday is $535.  For double occupancy, please add $50 nightly.

Payment arrangements are available.  A deposit of one half is due at the time of booking.  This fee is non-refundable after December 31, 2012.

For further information or to book your spot, please call 919 687 4366 or e-Mail bmyguest@moreheadmanor.com.

Reserve your place in this workshop today as space is limited.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Are You Ready for some Football?

On a cloudy summer Saturday, the Duke Blue Devils will host the Florida International Golden Panthers at Wallace Wade Stadium at 290 Frank Bassett Drive  in beautiful Durham, NC . September 1, 2012 is the date to remember. College football is always a wonderful way to start the drive towards autumn.

Morehead Manor is a ten-minute drive to the stadium, making us the perfect stay-over for your Girls' Football Weekend or a fun couple's weekend.


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