The King's Daughters Inn is the first all Apple Computer hotel in America; mini mac computers are in every room.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Willie Jennings, associate professor of theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School, has been selected to receive the Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion for his book, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (Yale University Press, 2010).
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Teach for America has appointed Durham's Robyn Schreyer Fehrman as the executive director of its Eastern North Carolina region. Fehrman was previously the community program officer at the Triangle Community Foundation and is a recipient of the Triangle Business Journals's 40 under 40 Leadership Award.
Chirba Chirba Dumpling, an Asian street fare food truck specializing in Chinese dumplings, has become the newest addition to Durham's mobile food offerings.
Durham food entrepreneur, Gordon Stella, will begin selling her biscotti-like product Kismet Crackers at local Whole Foods Stores. Stella began her business at Durham's commercial kitchen and 'culinary incubator' The Cookery.
The John Avery Boys & Girls Club is competing for $50,000 in Pepsi Refresh funding for its football and cheerleading programs; the Club is currently in 42nd place out of 300 competitors. The community can support the Boys & Girls Club's efforts by voting for the project at http://www.refresheverything.com/jabgc, by texting 107499 to 73774 or by dropping off Pepsi bottle caps at 808 E. Pettigrew St. Voting ends July 31, 2011.
Duke political scientist Paula D. McClain received top honors for her textbook "American Government in Black and White" from the American Political Science Association. McClain's book was named the Association's best textbook of 2010 in the race, ethnicity and politics category.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
The City of Durham was recently recognized for outstanding alternative transportation efforts, including free transit service on the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) and the Bull City Connector as well as bike racks, compressed work weeks, and teleworking, at the Annual Triangle Commuter Awards event held by the area GoTriangle Transportation Demand Management Coordination Program.
“Main Street,” a Magnolia Pictures production that was filmed in Durham in 2009 and starring Colin Firth and Orlando Bloom, will be released Sept. 9.
The Bull City Little League All-Stars, a select team of 9- and 10-year-olds, won the state championship after beating Rowan County's all-star team in Brevard, NC.
Joe G. Parker has been elected to the Civitan International's highest post, the 2012-2013 President which is preceded by a year of service as the 2011-2012 Civitan International president-elect. Parker became involved with the Civitans 13 years ago after retiring from Durham Public Schools.
Blair Sheppard, who has served as dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business since 2007 will step down on Aug. 1 to assume a new role in fundraising and business development for Duke Kunshan University. Deputy Dean William Boulding will serve as Fuqua School Dean in the interim for two years as Duke conducts an international search to fill Sheppard's vacated position.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Bill Weeks has joined the Duke University Golf Club staff as the new Course Superintendent and Darin Garrett has joined the staff as the new Varsity Golf Specialist.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Retired Durham dentist Maurice McDonald won the men's 70-74 title in the 800 meters at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Sacramento, Calif., with a time of 2:34.37, with more than a 2 seconds lead on the runnerup.
Duke Professor Cathy Davidson was one of five new members appointed by President Barack Obama to join the National Council on the Humanities, a 26-member advisory board within the National Endowment for the Humanities. Davidson is the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. She was also Duke's first vice provost for interdisciplinary studies.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The owners of The Cupcake Bar, a delivery cupcake business currently based in Cary, aim to open a retail location in the Five Points area in downtown Durham with construction slated to begin in September.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Durham School of the Arts rising senior Mary Weitz has been selected to be one of just 35 high schoolers to participate in the first-ever New York City Grammy Camp. The Grammy Foundation's highly selective camp gives participants access to music industry heavyweights and experience with the entire creative process of making music.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Steve Hinkle, a chaplain with Duke Chapel's InterVarsity graduate and faculty ministries, was named New Belgium Brewing Company's Tour de Fat car-bike swap winner. Hinkle made a "gentleman's agreement" to switch to all-bike commuting and otherwise not drive until July 2012.
Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department has donated one of their reserve fire engines to the The Fire Academy, Durham Tech's 30-year-old firefighter training and certification program.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Duke University has announced the addition of six new members to its Board of Trustees: Allyson Duncan, a judge on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals; Gerald Hassell, president of BNY Mellon; Bill Hawkins, former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic Inc.; Betsy Holden, senior adviser to McKinsey & Co.; the Rev. Ashley Crowder Stanley, executive director of the Transition Into Ministry program; and Robert Penn, president of three privately held independent oil and gas production companies
Matthew Daniels and Jane Howard Crutchfield have launched Triangle Raw Foodists, a web-based delivery service with food truck aspiration, from The Cookery.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Ellen S. Holliman and Earl Phillips of The Durham Center Managing Behavioral Health and Disability Services were honored by the NC Council of Community Programs. Holliman, area director for The Durham Center, received the 2011 Allan D. Spader Award. Phillips, The Durham Center's board chair since 2009, received the 2011 Area Board Leadership Award.
The Durham Strider Track Club took 56 athletes to compete against more than 2,000 athletes from across the country at the USATF Youth National Championships June 29-July 3 in Myrtle beach, S.C. The Striders took home 112 medals, won 13 national championships, set four national records and had 52 of 56 athletes finish in the top eight in the country, making them All-Americans.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Republic of Fun, a Durham-based mobile and social network game development company, will relocate to 3,000 square feet of custom built office space in Building 6 of Golden Belt.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Senior PharmAssist, a nonprofit medication assistance program for Durham seniors 60 and older, welcomes five new members to its board of directors: Amy R. Csorba of Duke University Medical School; Stephen C. Dedrick of Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC-Chapel Hill; David J. Halpern of Community Care of North Carolina; Randolph Mills Jr. of Durham County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and Lincoln Community Health Center; and Rosa J. Nolen of UNC-Chapel Hill. Senior PharmAssist has elected the following board officers for Fiscal Year 2012: Dr. Margaret “Maggie” Gradison, president; Marie H. Sappenfield, vice president; Evester B. Bailey, treasurer; and Cheryl L. Lloyd, secretary. Richard M. Burton and Marqueta Welton will also serve on the executive committee.
Northgate Mall has signed deals to bring in a new restaurant, Mad Burrito, as well as several new retail properties including: We Play Global, Zouhair Bouchra and a Hello Kitty kiosk.