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.