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WalletHub also named the Durham-Chapel Hill

area the No. 4 most-educated metropolitan area in the country.

The Durham-Chapel Hill area was named the No.

We are proud to introduce

12 best place for creatives to live by SmartAsset in their most recent research survey, which

Dr. Melissa Owen

measured the concentration of creatives against the cost of living in metro areas nationwide.

Interior design firm Sew Fine II celebrated its

to the Durham community.

30th anniversary in July.

Duke University was named one of the “Best Employers for Women” by Forbes magazine.

Congressman G.K. Butterfield passed his bill, H.R. 3460, designating the United States courthouse located at 323 E. Chapel Hill St. as the “John

Hervey Wheeler United States Courthouse.”

John Hervey Wheeler served as one of the state’s most prominent Black leaders and community advocates, having a decades-long career at

Mechanics & Farmers Bank, starting first as

a bank teller and eventually rising to serve as

bank president as well as being among North Carolina Central University’s first law school graduates.



r. Melissa Owen joined our practice in August of 2018. She grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. She attended James Madison University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then went on to pursue her DDS at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Owen has been involved in various organizations including being a coordinator at the Samaritan Health Dental Clinic in Durham, NC. After dental school, Dr. Owen and her husband, Conally packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles, CA. Here, she completed a General Practice Residency at the Sepulveda VA. Afterward, Dr. Owen and her husband

moved back to the east coast and spent two years in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she worked as a dental associate and advanced her clinical skills. She values communication, patient satisfaction, and providing excellent dental care. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time outside with her husband and their beagle mix, Sammy. Dr. Owen and her husband are looking forward to making Durham their home again and to many future adventures, in dentistry and beyond. Dr. Owen is accepting new patients and is looking forward to meeting you.

Center Studio

Architecture broke

ground in August on Eleven at 524 North Pantone 106-6 C

Mangum, their first townhome community in

downtown. The homes feature attached garages, decks, private gardens and great downtown

views. Only 11 townhomes are available, and

slots are quickly filling up. More information can be found on

Pantone 179-13 C

The FENCE 2018, the largest public art

photography exhibition in North America, has

returned to downtown and includes new art from 50 photographic artists, including nine Trianglebased artists: Nancy Arehart, Rachel Jessen,

2900 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 5, Durham, NC 27705 919.383.7402 | 

Mary Shannon Johnson, Ray Pfeiffer, Leah

Sobsey, Tim Telkamp, Dawn Surratt, Barbara

Tyroler and Yousuf Zafar. The FENCE: Durham will be on display through November 2018,

encompassing the block surrounding the city’s Chapel Hill Street Parking Garage.



William W. Turner, DMD | Jason W. Butler, DMD | Melissa R. Owen, DDS





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Durham Magazine September 2018  


Durham Magazine September 2018