Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Cimarron Homes president, Craig Morrison, and production manager, Danny Winters, received the National Association of Home Builders Master Certified Green Professional designation.
Durham-based advertising agency, McKinney has been acquired by Cheil Worldwide, one of the world's leading marketing communications networks headquarters in Seoul, South Korea with 51 offices in 28 countries with about 3,000 employees.. McKinney will maintain its name, leadership team and headquarters in Durham, NC.
Friday, July 27, 2012
HatchBeauty will relocate its manufacturing operations to Durham. The California company develops beauty products for retailers like The Gap, CVS and Bath & Body Works; it will be located in a pharmaceutical lab company and building at 2445 South Alston Ave.
Charlie Nelms, chancellor of N.C. Central University, will retire after serving the university for five years, effective Aug. 6. Nelms is nationally recognized for his leadership and expertise in the areas of student retention and academic success.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Reverend Dr. Luke A. Powery of Princeton Theological Seminary will become the new dean of Duke Chapel effective Sept. 1. The first black dean of Duke Chapel, Powery has taught at Princeton Theological Seminary since 2006, where he is the Perry and Georgia Engle assistant professor of homiletics.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Wine Room has opened next to Straw Valley Café at 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. The wine shop's hours are 5 p.m. to midnight on Thursday and Friday, from noon to midnight on Saturday, and from noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Sur La Table is slated to open in the outdoor area of The Streets at Southpoint. The Seattle-based company sells bakeware, barware, cutlery, kitchen gadgets, glassware, grilling tools, linens, and other items.
Noah Pickus has been reappointed to a second five-year term as the Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics (KIE) at Duke University. The Kenan Institute for Ethics is a university-wide initiative committed to understanding and addressing ethical challenges facing individuals, organizations and societies worldwide.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Bill Shore was honored with the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service award for his history of activity in Durham community affairs. Shore recently retired as director of U. S. community partnerships at GlaxoSmithKline.
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce's Director of Strategic Initiatives, Adam Klein, is leaving the organization to become Chief Strategist for American Underground, a start up incubator located in the American Tobacco Campus.
Durham Yoga Co., a sister branch to Carrboro Yoga Co., will open in downtown Durham in September. The first day of classes is slated for Sept. 3 in the newly renovated building at 502 Rigsbee Ave.
Matt Danowski has been named as Duke Lacrosse assistant coach. A former Duke lacrosse player, Danowski was named ACC Rookie of the Year in 2004 and was named national player of the year in 2007 while playing for his father, Duke Lacrosse Head Coach John Danowski.
Michael Kors, a luxury goods and accessories store, is slated to open on the lower floor of The Streets at Southpoint in September.
A second El Coyote Bar & Grill location is slated to open in Durham's Erwin Terrace development. The restaurant is slated to open in early Fall and will serve food similar to that served in the current location.
The Museum of Durham History hired Katie Spencer as its first Executive Director; Spencer had served as the organization's co-director since December 15, 2011.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Duke University's Mason Plumlee was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2011-12 Honors Court. The award recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Duke University Professor Bruce Jentleson of the Sanford School of Public Policy has been appointed to the Obama 2012 National Security Advisory Steering Committee, and is co-chairing the Middle East working group.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours has added a Sunday tour of Mexican food in Durham to its weekly food tours line-up which includes stops at Los Comales, La Poblana, La Superior Carniceria, La Vaquita, and Nanataco.
Durham Fire Chief Bruce Pagan has made several recent promotions, including promoting Edward Reid to fire marshal; Jody Morton to assistant fire marshal; Chris Iannuzzi to assistant fire chief; Charles Bolar to battalion fire chief; Joel Gullie to fire inspector and Daniel Mitcham to fire technician.
The Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association has been awarded a $60,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant to restore water quality in many of Durham’s urban areas. The EPA recently awarded $2.7 million to 46 organizations in 32 states and Puerto Rico to help restore urban waters, support community revitalization and protect Americans’ health.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Elmira Avenue Park received a $15,000 grant from the Sprite Spark Parks Project to fund a new basketball goal system, repair the surface and re-stripe the courts. The Sprite Spark Parks Project initiative refurbishes courts in public parks and recreation centers across the country based on a voting process. Elmira Avenue Park receive over 41,000 votes.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Larry C. Smith has been promoted to the position of Durham Police Deputy Chief, the second-highest rank in the department. Smith is a graduate of Northern High School and Campbell University. He joined the Police Department in 1988.
ReverbNation, a Durham-based music industry promotions tool, will move its headquarters from its current space across from Durham Athletic Park to space previously occupied by Ogilvy near Brightleaf Square.
NPR's Weekend Edition will feature a one-hour special on July 4th of stories from Groundwork, a radio and multimedia project of the Center for Documentary Studies. The show will air on more than a hundred public radio stations nationwide, including WNYC New York, WBEZ Chicago, KUOW Seattle, Minnesota Public Radio, KALW San Francisco, among others.