Thursday, August 30, 2012

Harris Incorporated Nominated for 2012 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year

Durham-based Harris Incorporated has been nominated for the 2012 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award for the second year in a row by the Brewers Association (BA) and the National Beer Wholesalers Association. The award honors an American beer distributor who goes above and beyond in their efforts to actively market, sell and promote craft beer.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches to Open in Hope Valley Commons

The chain sandwich restaurant Which Wich Superior Sandwiches will oen a location in the Hope Valley Commons shopping center by the end of September.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Donald Thomas Joins NCCU Men's Basketball Staff

Donald Thomas has joined N.C. Central men’s basketball staff as assistant coach. Thomas earned honorable mention honors in the Mid-South Conference in his senior season at UPike and played a key role in the team's 2011 NAIA Division I National Championship win as an assistant.

Independent Weekly to Be Sold to Portland-Based Publisher

The Independent Weekly will be sold to Portland, Ore.-based publisher City of Roses Newspaper Co. The closing date for the sale of both the newspaper and website is targeted for Oct. 1.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fresno Cafe Opens on University Drive

Fresno Café has opened in the BB&T Plaza shopping center off University Drive. The independently owned restaurant sells soups, sandwiches, breakfast items and desserts.

Will Rowe Joins Duke Wrestling Staff

Will Rowe has joined Duke University's wrestling staff as an assistant coach. Rowe, a three-time NCAA qualifier for Oklahoma, will assist in all aspects of the program and will work closely with the middle weights.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hummingbird Bakery to Open Wednesday

Chef Amy Tornquist's new Durham bakery, Hummingbird, will officially open Wednesday, August 22nd from 5-7 p.m. at 721 Broad St.

Triangle Business Journal Announces Best Places to Work in Durham

Triangle Business Journal recently announced its 2012 Best Places to Work list. The Durham winners are: Automated Insights, Bronto Software, EMC Corp., NetApp, Netsertive, and ReverbNation.

Durham's First Food Truck for Dogs Now Open

The Waggin’ Wagon, a new food truck for dogs conceived by McKinney and operated by Paws4Ever, is now open for business.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill to Open on Ninth Street

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill will open a location at 715 Ninth St. The Mexican restaurant chain is slated to open in early 2013.

Charley's Grilled Subs to Open at The Streets at Southpoint

Charley’s Grilled Subs will open at the Streets at Southpoint. The restaurant, specializing in made-to-order Philly steak sandwiches and other grill items, is slated to open Aug. 18.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

RTI International Awarded $1.3M Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded RTI International a $1.3 million grant to develop a waterless toilet that doesn’t require sewers or electricity for use in developing nations to improve public health.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Papyrus Opens at The Streets at Southpoint

The greeting card and gift retailer Papyrus has opened a 1,760-square-foot store at the Streets at Southpoint.

Research Triangle High School Opens for 2012-13

Research Triangle High School, a charter school located adjacent to Research Triangle Park, has officially opened. The 11,000-square-foot school currently serves about 160 students.

Durhamite Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

Gary Crispens of Durham won a $1 million Powerball prize with a ticket purchased at the Kroger on Southwest Durham Drive.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Duke Diver Finishes Ninth Overall in 10-Meter Platform

Duke University diver Nick McCrory finished ninth overall in the finals of the men's individual 10-meter platform diving event at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Measurement Inc Building Officially Open

Measurement Inc's new $12 million, five-story, approximately 74,000-square-foot building at 404 Hunt St. has officially opened. Measurement Inc will be the major tenant of the building and will lease about 37,000 square feet of the total square footage of the building.

McKinney Reunites with Travelocity Roaming Gnome

Durham advertising agency McKinney has once again been named Travelocity’s ad agency and has thus reunited with the Travelocity roaming gnome.

Duke Sophomore Named as College Entrepreneur Finalist

Duke University sophomore Bryan Silverman has been named as a finalist to become Entrepreneur Magazine's "College Entrepreneur of 2012," for his newly launched business, Star Toilet Paper, which offers businesses the opportunity to advertise on toilet paper.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It’Sugar to Open at The Streets at Southpoint

The specialty candy store It’Sugar is slated to open at The Streets at Southpoint in September.

Monuts Donuts to Open Shop at 110 E. Parrish St

Monuts Donuts has signed a lease for a space downtown at 110 E. Parrish St. The former mobile doughnut business is slated to open its new shop in early 2013.

Mateo to Officially Open at 6PM

Downtown Durham's newest tapas bar Mateo will officially open at 6 p.m. today at 109 W. Chapel Hill St.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Durham Public Schools Names New Principals

Durham Public Schools appointed Arrica Dubose-Mosely as principal of Fayetteville Street Elementary and Pauletta Thompson as interim principal at Hillside New Tech High School for the 2012-13 school year.

Monday, August 6, 2012

CED Names Director of Entrepreneurship

CED has named Jay Bigelow its new director of entrepreneurship where he will focus on CED's ‘business basics’ programs. Bigelow was most recently MicroMass Communications' president and CEO; he spent 16 years in total with the company in various roles.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Alley Twenty Six to Open in Downtown Durham

Alley Twenty Six, a new bar opened by longtime Crook's Corner manager Shannon Healy, is slated to open at 320 E. Chapel Hill St in downtown Durham next month.

Hillandale Reopens After Renovations

Hillandale Golf Course has reopened to the public after undergoing a $500,000 renovation over two months. The 100-year-old course, the oldest in the Triangle area, hosts 40,000 rounds annually.

The Pit to Open in Durham's Central Park District

A second location of the Raleigh restaurant The Pit is slated to open next year in a portion of a building at 321 W. Geer St in Durham's Central Park District. The restaurant which serves whole-hog, pit-cooked pork barbecue as well as turkey barbecue and barbecued tofu is expected to seat about 250 people and to employ about 150 people.

Editor-in-Chief named for 2011-2012 Law Review Board

Hathaway Pendergrass was named editor-in-chief of the 2011-2012 Law Review Board at N.C. Central University's School of Law.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

West Elm to Open at Streets at Southpoint

Upscale home furniture store West Elm will open at The Streets at Southpoint on August 23. A portion of the store's opening sales will be donated to Durham non-profit, SEEDS.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Co-Founder of PORCH-Durham Honored by Godiva Chocolatier

Jenette Meldrum, co-founder of PORCH-Durham, was selected as one of three Summer Local Lady GODIVA Honorees by GODIVA Chocolatier as part of the 2012 Local Lady GODIVA Program, an initiative celebrating inspirational women around the world who embody the attributes of Lady Godiva through selflessness, generosity, leadership and the spirit of giving-back to their community.

Charles Becton Named Interim Chancellor of NCCU

Charles Becton has been named the interim Chancellor of N.C. Central University.