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Posted on: August 21, 2015

[ARCHIVED] New City Hall This Week Begins August 21

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New City Hall This Week Begins August 21
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About City Hall This Week
City Hall This Week, a news program dedicated to informing residents about what’s going on inside Durham's City Hall, airs daily at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. on Durham Television Network (Time Warner Cable channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) and on YouTube. For more information, call (919) 560-4123, like on Facebook, and follow on Twitter.

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