Thursday, December 30, 2010

Durham JobLink Mobile Returns to Northgate Mall

The Durham JobLink Mobile Unit Returns to Northgate Mall with Express Job Referral Service and Free Workshops on January 3.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bull City Vegan Challenge Winners

Best Appetizer: Rue Cler -- Frisée Salad with Pommes Frites House Made Vegan Bacon and more

Best Entree: Rue Cler -- Spicy Lentil Sausage Corona Bean Ragout Sautéed Greens Mushroom Veloute

Best Dessert: Beyu -- Chocolate Mousse

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DPS Names Two New Principals

Durham's school board named two new principals: Nathan Hester at Creekside Elementary School, and Sheldon Reynolds at the new Lakewood Montessori Middle School.

Dockery Named Associate Vice Chancellor

James Dockery was named associate vice chancellor for human resources at N.C. Central University.

Holiday openings at Northgate Mall

Jim's Famous Barbecue is opening in Northgate Mall today. The eatery will be in the former Greek Cuisine space in the food court. Greek Cuisine has expanded to a new space by Entrance 5.

Jackets' and More, a seasonal store, had decided to stay until February rather than ending the lease in December.

Rainbow, a new 7,000-square-foot apparel store, will be opening in March. Rainbow will be located across from Jimmy Jazz and will carry women's and children's apparel and shoes.
Basix will be moving in January to the former Pac Sun location next to The Children's Place.

HTC Opens Office in Downtown Durham

HTC, a Taiwanese smart-phone maker announced that it's opening an office in downtown Durham's American Tobacco Campus, called HTC Innovation Center and Corporate Strategy Office.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Yates Joins Duke University School of Law's Board of Visitors

John Yates is the new chairman of the Development Committee for the Duke University School of Law's Board of Visitors.

Durham Young Professionals Present Awards

Durham Young Professionals presented its inaugural Bull's Eye awards to recognize organizations that are committed to the development of young professionals, adapts work-life friendly policies, values generational differences and institutes attraction and retention initiatives for young talent.The awards also recognize young professionals who are making a difference in the business community.

The 2010 winners were:

Best Places for Young Professors to Work: iContact, McKinney, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Greeting Express, Bull City Forward

Young Professional of the Year: Clay Harris of WorkSmart

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Jamie Patterson, Subject 2 Change

Young Professional Mentor of the Year: Michelle Gonzales, SeeSaw Studio

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

RTI International Names Director

RTI International named Michele "Mikki" Leach as the director of mergers and acquisitions.

MADD Honors Durham Police Officer

The local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored Jim Barr Jr., a Durham police officer, for making 53 driving while impaired arrests so far this year.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wal-Mart Prepares New Store in Durham

Wal-Mart is preparing to start construction on its latest Durham store which will open in 2011 at a site on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway and Fayetteville Road.

Third Triangle Plato's Closet Opening After Christmas

Plato's Closet will open in Renaissance Village along Renaissance Parkway in Durham on December 27.

Art Institute Names New President

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, located in Durham, named Chris Mesecar as its new president.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Eigenrauch Selected as Executive Director

Adam H. Eigenrauch was selected for the position of Executive Director at the Emily Krzyzewski Center.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Laettner Inducted to Hall of Fame

Former Duke Basketball star Christian Laettner was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Forte-Brown Named to State Board

Durham Board of Education Chairwoman Minnie Forte-Brown was elected to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina School Boards Association.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Seasonal Changes for Northgate Mall

Below is a list of seasonal changes taking place at Northgate Mall.

  • Calendar Club kiosk is opening next week in front of Bath & Body Works and will be offering calendars, date books and other gifts for the Holidays.

  • Classic kiosk is opened in front of Logo Maniacs featuring Holiday gifts including sheets and scarves.

  • Reeds Jewelers kiosk has opened in front of Verizon Wireless specializing in Chamilla beads and buying gold for cash.

  • TROSA is back at Northgate's tree lot located outside of Macy's in parking deck 3 selling live Christmas trees, wreaths and garland.

  • Unlimited Kids is a new store just across from Kay Jewelers selling children's shoes and accessories.

  • Vivid will soon be reopening its store next to Macy's selling women and children's formal wear, party wear and men's formal wear.

  • T- Mobile kiosk is now opened across from Haagen Dazs/Planet Smoothie and Eko Wireless.

  • The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has relocated from The Shops at Northgate to the Mall with an outside entrance next to Khen's Tailor Shop on the Macy's side of the Mall.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wittig Joins Baldwin

Barbara Wittig joined Baldwin, an advertising agency in Durham as an account supervisor.

New Cafe Opens on Erwin Road

Sandella’s Flatbread Café, a fast-casual franchise specializing in brick-oven baked flatbreads, opened in the Pavilion East at Lakeview shopping center on Erwin Road.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Performance Center Opens Near Southpoint Mall

BELLAN Performance Centre, a center for dance, movement, life fitness, performance and art located on Fayetteville Road, is holding a grand opening celebration on Saturday, December 4th and 11th.

Gourmet Market Coming to Hope Valley Square

Bull Street Gourmet & Market is opening in Hope Valley Square at Shannon Road and Old Chapel Hill Road in the coming months.

Monday, November 8, 2010

City of Medicine Academy Principal Earns Award

Elizabeth Shearer of City of Medicine Academy was honored as the Durham Public Schools' Principal of the Year and will now represent the district in the North Carolina Wachovia Principal of the Year competition.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Digitalsmiths Moves to Durham

Digitalsmiths, a video search system used by film studios and websites, is moving from Morrisville to the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pomegranate Kitchen Opens in Straw Valley

Pomegranate Kitchen, a new restaurant focusing on fresh, local ingredients, opened in Straw Valley, the shopping center near New Hope Commons.

N.C. Biotechnology Center Unveils New Addition

The N.C. Biotechnology Center has unveiled its new $10.1 million, 20,000-square-foot addition.

Hudson Elected President of N.C. Conference of Superior Court Judges

Orlando Hudson, senior resident Superior Court judge in Durham County, was elected president of the N.C. Conference of Superior Court Judges.

Tillman Joins Cree Board

Robert Tillman is the newest member of the board at Durham's Cree.

Duke University Initiative Will Promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Duke University is launching a major campus-wide initiative to expand the societal impact of Duke innovations and better serve students who seek to think big, follow their dreams and launch initiatives of their own as entrepreneurs.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

AICPA Elects New Chairman

The Durham-based American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, AICPA, has elected Paul V. Stahlin as chairman of the organization for the upcoming one-year term.

Former Aldagen EVP/COO Appointed to Board of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine

Edward L. Field has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine.  Aldage is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in Durham.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Steel Blue Relocates

Steel Blue has relocated from US 70 to 711 Rigsbee Avenue, just south of Fullsteam and Motorco Music Hall.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Officials Break Ground on New School

The Voyager Academy broke ground at the site of the new 40,000-square-foot facility which they expect to open next August.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Only Burger Restaurant Now Open

The Only Burger Restaurant location on Shannon Road is now open.

Farmhand Foods Opens and Launches New Food Truck

Farmhand Foods, a new company to connect North Carolina livestock farmers with consumers, retailers and restaurants, is opening in Durham and will launch a food truck, Sausage Wagon, on October 28.

Aldagen Names New CEO

Lyle Hohnke is now the CEO for Aldagen, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in Durham.

Duke University School of Medicine Break Ground on New Center

The Duke University School of Medicine broke ground on on 84,000-square-foot Learning Center, set to be completed in 2013.

Fonville Morisey Expands Market Share

Ward & Misenheimer Realty has joined Fonville Morisey Realty, increasing Fonville Morisey's market share in Durham to 20 percent.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hotel Has New General Manager

Brad Stalvey is the new General Manager for the Sleep Inn Hotel on Page Road in Durham.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Moves Headquarters

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded drug development company, is shifting its headquarters to Durham, where it has had offices since 2006.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

McAlister's Deli Opening New Location

McAlister's Deli will be opening a new Durham location off Fayetteville Road in the Renaissance Center shopping plaza.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rowland Joins TROSA Board

MindWorks Multimedia’s CEO, Greg Rowland, was recently elected to join the Board of Directors of Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA). 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Zift Solutions Moves to Durham

Zift Solutions, maker of web-based software and online marketing tools for companies, has completed a round of financing and is moving to Durham.

New License Plate Agency Open

A new North Carolina License Plate Agency is open on Highway 55 in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center.

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Stores Opening at Northgate Mall

AT&T will be opening a new store by Jan. 2. The store will be close to Prime Cleaners in the Shops at Northgate on the Guess Road side.

Interfaith Food Shuttle will be moving into the mall from the Shops and will be next to Khen's Tailor Shop.

T Mobile is opening a kiosk near the food court by Oct. 15.

Lace Creations Wigs & Salon is moving to a larger space in the plaza, expanding to more than twice its size.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Princess Open in Northgate Mall

Princess, a store selling women's accessories, costume jewelry, handbags, belts and shoes is now open in Northgate Mall.

Five Below Opening in New Hope Commons

Five Below, a company which sells merchandise priced $1-$5 that are geared toward teenagers, is opening in New Hope Commons Friday, October 1.

Durham County Board of Commissioners Appointments

The Durham County Board of Commissioners made the following appointments at their last meeting:

- Adult Care Community Advisory Board -- Kristopher Powell, Martha Simpson, Gwendolyn Price.
- Area Mental Health Board -- Amir Berhannu and Philip Golden.
- Audit Oversight Committee -- William Pierce, Manuel L. Rojas and Sid Stroupe.
- Citizens Advisory Committee -- Da'Neen Weeks.
- Criminal Justice Partnership Act Advisory Board -- Nina Bullock.
- Industrial Facilities Pollution Control Financing Authority -- Edward F. Connor and Charles H. Darvin.
- Raleigh-Durham Airport Noise Abatement Committee -- Miles Simpson.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Gallery Opens on Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.

The owner of Hair By Design on Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. has opened an antique furniture store downstairs from the salon that's called, Down Under Gallery.

DPS Fills Positions

Paul LeSieur was hired to serve as the executive director of budget and management and Julie Spencer was named assistant superientendent for instructional services for Durham Public Schools.

Principal Appointed for Elementary School

Dionne McLaughlin was appointed principal of Pearsontown Elementary School.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bronto Software is a Great Place to Work

Bronto Software was named one of the Best Places to Work 2010 in the mid-size business category by Triangle Business Journal.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Website Launched by City

Durham residents looking for information on the 2010 Street Bond Referendum can visit The website was redesigned and updated to provide the latest information on why the City of Durham is placing a $20 million street bond referendum on the November 2, 2010 ballot, seeking approval from voters to borrow money to repave 150 miles of road in Durham.

Ribbon Cutting for Durham Teen Center Scheduled

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $950,000 Durham Teen Center, located at 1101 Cornell Street, is planned for Saturday, September 25, 2010, at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sally Webb Appointed to Positions

Sally Webb, CEO of Durham's Special Event Company, was appointed to two positions of industry leadership: advisory board for the Special Event Magazine and certification board of the International Special Events Society.

Spartacus Restaurant Celebrates 18 Years

Spartacus Restaurant is celebrating its 18th anniversary.

One-Txt started in Durham

John Pelphrey, co-owner of LabourLove Gallery in Durham, has started a new business, One-Txt, which provides mass text message plans for small businesses starting at $25 a month.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Special Event Co. Launches New Division

The Special Event Company, located in Durham, NC and London, England, has launched a new division. International Meeting Planners will focus on full-service delivery of meetings for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industires.

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Celebrates Anniversary

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is celebrating their five year anniversary in October.

Emrise Corp. Relocates to Durham

Emrise Corp., a manufacturer of electronic devices for the defense and aerospace industries, is relocating its corporate headquarters to Durham.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Chordoma Foundation Moves to Durham

The Chordoma Foundation. a nonprofit and scientific research organization, is moving from Greensboro to Durham’s American Tobacco Campus.

Casbah Opens

Casbah, the new Brightleaf-area music venue, opened on Friday, September 3.

The Special Event Co. Hires Director

The Special Event Co., an event and meeting management company based in Durham, hired Brian Acheson CSEP (certified special events professional) as company director of event operations and production.

MindWorks Awarded Two Telly Awards

MindWorks Multimedia, a multimedia, e-learning and video production company in Durham, received two bronze Telly Awards.

Myers elected Chairman

Lewis Myers of The Freelon Group has been elected chairman of the Advisory Board of the N.C. State University Industrial Extension Service.

Hunky Dory Opens on Ninth Street

Hunky Dory, an "eclectic emporium" opened last week on Ninth Street in the space between The Regulator Bookshop and Blue Corn Cafe.

Center offers calls to seniors

The Durham Center for Senior Life has started a Telephone Reassurance Program to provide services to homebound seniors living independently.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Durham County Memorial Stadium Reopens Tonight

Following more than $8 million in renovations, the Durham County Memorial Stadium will reopen tonight for Nothern High School's game against Greensboro Page.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Swap Shop Reopened

The Durham County Swap Shop has reopened at the Redwood Solid Waste and Recycling Convenience Site and is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Doing Good in the Neighborhood Community Care Grant Awards Announced

Duke University’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs announced the 2010 recipients of the Doing Good in the Neighborhood Community Care Grant Awards.

Fifteen non-profit organizations were selected to receive the grants; the maximum grant is $2,000.

  • Child and Parent Support Services, for expansion of the Healthy Families program;
  • Citizen Schools, to create vibrant, hands-on learning experiences for at-risk middle school students;
  • Crayons2Calculators, for monthly school-supply giveaways for Durham Public Schools teachers;
  • Durham Economic Resource Center, to fund outreach to Durham’s Latino community;
  • Durham Literacy Center, for expansion of the Escuela de la Familia, a literacy program for Latino families in Durham;
  • Durham Rescue Mission, to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to children at the group’s annual back-to-school party;
  • Durham TRY, for the Living in Future Tense program to help teen dads and moms connect with each other in support of their children;
  • Genesis Home, for an expansion of their after-school tutoring and mentoring program for school age children at the shelter for homeless families;
  • i4m, for the Innovation for Motivation Scholarship program to provide intersession programming for low-income students at Chewning Middle School;
  • New Horizons Academy of Excellence and The Reality Center, for a grant to integrate the two facilities to serve at-risk youth;
  • SeeSaw Studio, for the expansion of their Youth Designer Mentoring Program;
  • TROSA, for expansion of TROSA Grocery's product selection;
  • Urban Ministries of Durham, for the Suds for the Shelter project, to purchase supplies for the community shelter's laundry room;
  • Voices Together, for the expansion of the Little Voices program to support therapeutic choral groups for young children with developmental disabilities;
  • YO: Durham, for expansion of the YO: Durham Parent Academy.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Self-Serve Yogurt Opening

Tutti Frutti, a self-serve yogurt shop, is opening in the Hope Valley Square Shopping Center.

New Store in Northgate Mall

A Sea of Learning, an educational store, is now open in Northgate Mall.

1000 West Main Street 100% Occupied

The Futures Group is moving from Meridian Parkway to the entire second floor of the 1000 West Main Street Building.

Golden Belt Welcomes New Tenants

Bikram Yoga is now open in Golden Belt. Dogstar Tatoo and graphic design firm, Cuberis LLC, are both in the process of moving from other locations in Durham to Golden Belt.

Women's Center at NCCU Honorees

The Women's Center at N.C. Central University is honoring Jacqueline Waddell-Johnson, Baiyina W. Muhammad, and Regina Alston with their Unsung Leaders Award and Minnie Forte-Brown, Kay Thomas, and Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich with The Heroine Award.

Contract Post Office Open in Northgate Shopping Center

A new Contract Post Office with virtually all postal services has opened in The Shops at Northgate shopping center.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Casbah Hires

Steve Gardner was hired by Casbah to plan bookings and shows for the music venue.

Durham's Partnership for Children Honored

The Board of County Commissioners presented Durham's Partnership for Children, a Smart Start Initiative, with its Commissioners' Community Circle Award.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Head Chef

Chef Chris Holloway is taking over duties at the Faculty Commons at Duke University.

Ground Breaking for New School

Officials broke ground for the construction of the City of Medicine Academy, a three-story, 40,000-square-food structure on Crutchfield Street. The school is expected to open for classes in one year.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dogstar Tattoo to open in Golden Belt

Dogstar Tattoo is moving out of its building on Ninth Street to a new location in Golden Belt near the new Bikram Yoga Durham studio.

New Rescue Mission building plans on track

The Durham Rescue Mission submitted plans to the Durham city planning department for a two-story building to serve as a multipurpose building at its center on East Main Street with constructions planned for 2011.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Old Havana Sandwich Shop Opening this Fall

The Old Havana Sandwich Shop is prepping for a fall opening at 310 E. Main Street.

604 West Morgan Italian Eatery Opening Soon

The former Tosca Ristorante Italiano site has undergone a transformation and will open as a new restaurant: 604 West Morgan Italian Eatery which will include a trattoria featuring Cinelli's Pizza, relocated from the Ninth Street area.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Park Opens in Durham

Durham Parks and Recreation will host the official ribbon cutting ceremony for Old Chapel Hill Road Park (3751 SW Durham Dr.) on August 26 at 5:30 pm.

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Salon on Guess Road

Encanto, a new salon, will open on Guess Road August 21.

NCSSM Names Chancellor

Todd Roberts, a Durham native, was named chancellor of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Foster's Market Expanding

Foster's Market received city approval for expansion plans to add about 1,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining area to the restaurant, a paved parking lot with 102 spaces, and a new two-story building with 7,000 square feet of leasable retail and office space.

DCABP Honors Pair

The Durham Committe on the Affairs of Black People will honor William J. Barber II and Sharon Elliott-Bynum, co-founder and executive director of CAARE Inc.

Friday, August 13, 2010

West End Billiards Opening

West End Wine Bar is opening a West End Billiards a couple doors down from their current location on West Main Street.

Storch Appointed to Commission

Durham County Magistrate Steven Storch was appointed to serve on the N.C. Domestic Violence Commission.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dance Studio Opens Downtown

Hot Club of Durham, a new dance studio in the Trotter Building in Downtown Durham, is now open and has classes and dances open to the public.

Casbah Plans Opening

Casbah, the music venue at 1007 W. Main Street in the Brightleaf Square area, is planning a late September opening.

Motorco Music Hall Opening

Motorco Music Hall, located at 403 W. Geer Street, is planning for a mid-September opening.

RDU Terminal 2 Phase II complete soon

Phase II of Terminal 2 at RDU International Airport is set to be complete by January of 2011.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Duke University Names New Campus Rabbi

Rabbi Jeremy Yoskowitz was named the new campus rabbi at Duke University.

Durhamite Wins Commerce Job

Henry McKoy, the chairman and CEO of Durham-based Fourth-Sector Financial, was appointed assistant secretary for community development at the N.C. Division of Commerce.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Quintiles Hires New Executive

Quintiles, a Durham-based drug-research firm, hired Kevin Gordon as its new chief financial officer to oversee its financial health.

King's Sandwich Shop Opens

King's Sandwich Shop, located at Geer and Foster streets, is officially opening Tuesday, August 3.

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Stores Open in Northgate

Personality Portraits is opening next to Kay Jewelers in Northgate Mall.

Eyebrow Designer 21 is also opening a new store in Northgate Mall across from Victoria's Secret.

South Regional Library Opening

Durham County Library will host an open house to celebrate the opening of South Regional Library, located at 4505 S. Alston Avenue, on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.