Monday, December 30, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Barbershop Opens on Main St.

Rock's Barber Shop has opened at 119 W. Main St. The shop will offer shaves, beard trimming services, and haircuts among other services.

Bank of NC Expands to Durham

Bank of North Carolina will expand to Durham with the acquisition of Community First Financial Group.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Durham 911 Center Becomes Missing Kids Readiness Project Member

Durham's Emergency Communications Center recently became a partner in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, making it one of 11 centers in the state to receive this recognition

Duke to Add Softball Program

Duke University will add a varsity softball program to its athletics department by spring, 2018.

NC Wesleyan College Satellite Campus Moving to Durham

NC Wesleyan College's Satellite Campus will soon move to the Miami North office park in Durham from its current home in Morrisville.

Monday, December 16, 2013

City Hires Director of Human Resources

Regina Youngblood has been named director of the City of Durham’s Human Resources Department by City Manager Thomas J. Bonfield.

Connected Play Opens on Broad St.

Connected Play, a program that combines parent-baby interactive play activities and parenting discussions, has opened at 1200 Broad St., Ste. 105.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Quintiles Hires Commercial Services President

Durham's Quintiles has hired W. Scott Evangelista, an executive at Deloitte Consulting, to be president of Integrated Commercial Services.

Fret Sounds Moving to 310 E. Main St.

Fret Sounds, a guitar repair shop will be moving to 310 Main Street and plans to open February 1, 2014.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Japanese Raman Shop and Gastropub Coming to Durham

Dashi, a new japanese raman restaurant from Billy and Kelli Cotter and Rochelle Johnson and Nick Hawthorne-Johnson will be coming soon to Durham.

Two Durham Companies Win $200,000 NC IDEA Grants

Two Durham startups have won $200,000 in grant funding from NC IDEA’s grant program. NIRvana Sciences, a commercial fluorescent dye company and Panacea Solutions, a daily pill packet company were chosen from 117 applications.

New Chipotle to Open in Gateway Terrace

A new Chipotle Mexican Grill will open in January at 3219 Watkins Road in Gateway Terrace near 15-501. The development is also slated to get a Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a PDQ fried chicken tenders eatery, and a Jimmy John’s sub shop.

PonySaurus Brewing Company Serves Beer at Local Restaurants

The new Durham brewing operation, Ponysaurus Brewing Co., will sell beer at Watts Grocery, Geer Street Garden, and Mateo bar de Tapas.

Paws On Durham Pet Services Launches

Paws On Durham, a pet-sitting service has launched in Durham.

Toshiba Global Expands in Durham

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions will expand its presence in Durham by expanding to Research Tri-Center Industrial Park.

Durham Public Schools to Offer 355 Staff Four-Year Contracts

Durham Public Schools will offer 355 teachers and other school support personnel four-year contracts under a new law designed to end tenure in North Carolina’s public schools. This represent 25 percent of the 1,422 people eligible for four-year contracts.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Duke President Receives Academic Leadership Award

Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead is among four recipients of the Carnegie Corporation of New York's 2013 Academic Leadership Award.

Durham Gluten-Free Bread Featured at Local Store

A gluten-free vanilla pound cake made by Durham's Betty's Better Breads will be featured by Southern Season this holiday.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Museum of Life + Science Opens Cafe

The Museum of Life + Science has opened Elements: Museum Store and Coffee Bar, adding a cafe to the location that previously only sold gifts.

High Strung Violins and Guitars Expands

High Strung Violins and Guitars has expanded its retail operation on the corner of West Markham and Broad Street.

Elton John AIDS Foundation Awards Duke AIDS Legal Project $100K

The Elton John AIDS Foundation has awarded a $100,000  grant to the Duke AIDS Legal Project.

Lend Lease Promotes Durham Leader to Principal for Carolinas

Tom Plant, leader of the Lend Lease construction firm office in Durham, has been promoted to principal in charge for all of the Carolinas, which includes Atlanta.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

GSK Awards $160,000 to Durham Nonprofits

GlaxoSmithKline awarded $40,000 each to four Durham nonprofit organizations Wednesday for their work toward improving public health. The Association for the Preservation of the Eno River Valley Inc., receoved funding for protecting the river basin’s nature, culture and history; Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, was awarded for combating hunger; Kidznotes, Inc. was awarded, for providing classical music training for underprivileged children; and Student U was given a grant for promoting healthy lifestyles through education-based programs.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Massage Envy Coming to Shops at Erwin Mill

A new Massage Envy is targeted to open at The Shops at Erwin Mill in mid-December.

Jordan High Teacher Named Educator of the Year

Jordan High School social studies teacher Brian McDonald has been named the 2013 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year by the National Society of High School Scholars, an international organization that celebrates educators who demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholarship and commitment to community.

New Duke Executive Director Named

Duke University Women’s Center Director Ada Gregory has taken a new position as the executive director of the Office of Interdisciplinary Program Management.

David Cutcliffe named ACC Coach of the Year

Duke University Football head coach David Cutcliffe has earned ACC Coach of the Year honors for the second season in a row.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Organic Transit Plans Portland Expansion

Durham-based Organic Transit is planning on opening an additional manufacturing facility in Portland, OR.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Duke Researchers Discover Breast Cancer Link

Scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute may have found an explanation for the link between obesity and breast cancer: a byproduct of cholesterol that fuels tumors in some of the most common forms of the disease.

Hill, Chesson & Woodyhires Bilingual Enrollment Specialist

Hill, Chesson & Woody, a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, has announced that Noemi Castrejon has joined the firm as a bilingual enrollment specialist.

Washington Duke Appoints Sales Manager

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has appointed Jon Campbell to the position of sales manager.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bayer USA Foundation Awards Grant to Durham Boys & Girls Club

The Bayer USA Foundation has awarded more than $70,000 to North Carolina nonprofits including the John Avery Boys & Girls Club of Durham.

Triangle Pint & Plate Opens

Triangle Brewing Company has opened Triangle Pint & Plate, a taproom which will open a restaurant in early 2014.

Durham Tech Foundation Receives $100k from Wells Fargo

The Durham Technical Community College Foundation has received a $100,000 grant from Wells Fargo to use for co-op and internship scholarships enrolled in the college’s Career and Technical Education programs.

ZinBurger Wine & Burger Bar to open Dec 10 at Southpoint

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar restaurant will open at the Streets at Southpoint Mall on December 10.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Names Sales Manager

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has appointed Jon Campbell assales manager. In his role, Campbell will be responsible for developing new corporate accounts as well as working with groups and conferences that consistently book with the Inn. 

Duke to Open New Athletic Fields Dec 13

Three new athletic practice and recreation fields–two artificial turfs and one grass–will open on Frank Bassett Dr. to all Duke University students and faculty Dec. 13.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Quintiles Wins Two Scrip Awards

Durham's Quintiles has receives the top "Contract Research Organization" honor for the second consecutive year at the annual Scrip Awards.

Bookshop to Open in Downtown

Letters, a bookshop specializing in used, rare or out-of-print books, will open in Downtown Durham at 313 West Main Street.

Durham's GoGown Finds a Distributor

Durham's Go Gown, a medical health startup has partnered with Edison Nation Medical in Charlotte to distribute a disposable isolation gown to help reduce the risk of infection.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Motoroco's Restaurant, Parts & Labor Opens

Motorco's newly-opened kitchen, Parts & Labor has begun serving food from behind a glass walk between the showroom and the garage bar.

Durham's The Pit to Open Tuesday

Durham's The Pit, a barbecue restaurant is set to open in Durham on Tuesday.

Duke University to Offer Breakfast Delivery

Duke University will launch a Campus Breakfast Delivery program that will bring breakfast to students on West and Central Campuses in the 2014 Spring Semester.

Duke Men's Basketball Team Signs Four

Duke University Men's Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski has announced the signings of guards Grayson Allen and Tyus Jones, forward Justise Winslow and center Jahlil Okafor to the basketball team.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Scientist E.O. Wilson to Teach at Duke.

Renowned scientist E.O. Wilson is moving his biodiversity foundation to Duke University, where he will also teach a graduate-level course.

Durham Resident to Receive State's Highest Civilian Honor

The North Carolina Awards, the State's highest honor awarded to a civilian, will be awarded to Dr. John Harding Lucas of Durham in the category of public service.

Scynexis Names New Executive for Animal Health

Durham drug discovery company Scynexis has appointed Dr. Vivian Doelling as vice president of animal health.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bell and Howell Names New CEO

Durham-based Bell and Howell, a provider of high-volume mail and document-management technology, has named Ramesh Ratan as CEO, effective Jan. 3, 2014.

RTI Receives Grants from Gates Foundation

The Durham-based research institute RTI International has received additional grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for work on a competitive toilet development project.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park to Add Gigantic Screens to Ballpark

The Durham Bulls Athletic park will add three displays to the ballpark experience. One will be 25.4 feet high and 63 feet long. The mechanical scoreboard will be rebuilt and installed in a location closer to the center field berm, as seen above.The second will be an LED strip running the length of the remaining outfield wall, from center to right field. It will be 327.6 feet long and 6.5 feet high. The third piece will be 3.2 feet high and run 119.8 feet. It will be installed above the new club level within the main seating bowl.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

118 Got Soul Opens on Parrish St.

118 Got Soul, a soul food restaurant has opened on 118 West Parrish Street.

Level Homes to Develop in Durham

Triangle newcomer Level Homes has plans to build in three Durham County communities. The builder has bought 214 homesites in the Brightleaf at the Park community, 144 homesites within the Cardinal Oaks community and 18 homesites at Green Gardens. Sales at Green Gardens have already started, with homes priced from the $165,000s. Level Homes’ units at Brightleaf will be priced from the $210,000s. Homes at Cardinal Oaks will be priced from the $150,000s.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Durham PR Firm Expands

Largemouth Communications has moved to new 3,500 sq ft office space on Slater Rd. to accommodate its growing workplace.

Vert & Vogue Celebrates Anniversary

Vert & Vogue, a boutique in Brightleaf Square will celebrate its 5-year anniversary by donating 5 percent of sales to SEEDS, a Durham community gardening nonprofit.

United Airlines adds Non-stop RDU flight to San Francisco

United Airlines has added a second non-stop flight from RDU to San Francisco that will run from April 1- August 18

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Duke Wins $15 Million Grant Renewal to Study Effects of Nanomaterials

Duke's Pratt School of Engineering has won a $15-million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation and the US Environmental Protection Agency to continue learning more about where nanoparticles accumulate, how they interact with other chemicals and how they affect the environment.

Chirba Chirba Pop Up Restaurant Brew & Skew Coming Nov 23

Durham food truck Chirba Chirba is teaming up with Aviator Brewing to open Brew & Skew, an Asian street food Pop Up Restaurant in Beltline Station on November 23 from 5-8pm.

Triangle Raw Foods to Open Vegan Cafe

Triangle Raw Foods plans to open a Vegan Cafe at 3216 Old Chapel Hill Blvd. in Durham in January.

Durham Tech Starts Back to Work Program

Durham Technical Community College will begin a new NC Back-to-Work Program with the help of a $119,600 grant from the State Board of Community Colleges.

NC Baptist Convention Elects Durham Resident to President

Rev. C.J. Bordeaux of Gorman Baptist Church has been appointed president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pop-Up Shop Opens Behind Motorco

A Pop-Up Shop has has opened in the DIY district behind Motorco. The shop features products from local artists and businesses.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Freelon Group Recognized for Design Projects

The Durham-based design firm The Freelon Group has been recognized by The American Institute of Architects' North Carolina Chapter recognized with a Merit Award and by the American Institute of Architects Maryland Chapter award for design excellence.

Law Firm Announces Peer Awards

Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer announced that several partners of the firm, including Charles F. Carpenter, Pulley Watson, and Guy W. Crabtree were selected by their peers for recognition in “Best Lawyers,” a publication for the legal profession

Durham Resident Wins Research Award

Durham Resident, YuanYuan (Laura) Xu, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, has won the President’s Award for Research Competition at a meeting of the N.C. Chapter of the Society of Toxicology.

Business Leader Recognized

Paul A. Hackmann, CEO of Skill Creation Inc. and Skill Creations of Durham was awarded the “Steve Jordan Lighthouse Award” at the N.C. Providers Council Annual Conference in Greensboro Oct. 10.

Monday, November 11, 2013

C. Wonder Coming to Streets at Southpoint

C. Wonder, a women's clothing accessories and home decor store will open at the Streets at Southpoint with a grand opening November 15 and 16.

Mark Cuban Invests in Validic

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team has made an investment in Validic, a Durham-based healthcare software company.

Friday, November 8, 2013

SciMetrika Wins Contract

SciMetrika, a Durham-based population health consulting firm, is a partner on a $1.5 million, five-year contract from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement a child maltreatment prevention program.

Housing Project Restarts With $12M Buyer

A 120-acre, housing project near Page Road has been purchased by GreenHawk Corp. for almost $12 million dollars.  The development will target buyers aged 55 years and higher.

Duke Endowment Soars

Duke University's Duke University Management Co. had a 13.5 percent one-year return on its endowment for the year ended June 30.

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster Adds Member

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster has announced its second industry member: O’Brien/Atkins Associates PA, a design services firm located in Durham, near Research Triangle Park.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Coffee and Creame to open Nov 11 in Northgate

Coffee and Creame, a purveyer of Organo Gold Coffees and Teas and a topical pain relief cream will open Nov 11 in Northgate Mall.

American Undergrounds Adds to Team

American Underground, a startup hub based in the American Tobacco Campus has named Meredith Burgess  director of marketing and Molly Demarest has been named director of operations.

Durham Author Receives Award

Jonathan Katz’ book, “The Big Truck that Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster,” has receivedthe 2013 WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award. Katz, a Durham resident, is a former Associated Press correspondent and was the only full-time American correspondent in Haiti at the time of the 2010 earthquake

Duke Professors Implant New Cardiac Assist Device

Two Duke professors, Dr. Roberto Manson and Dr. Mani Daneshmand—both assistant professors of surgery at the Duke School of Medicine—participated in the implantation of a new type of cardiac assist device in a calf in collaboration with researchers from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.

FHI 360 Names New CEO

Patrick Fine has been named the successor to retiring CEO Albert J. Siemans of FHI 360, a global public health-focused nonprofit.. Fine will take over in May, 2014.

Southpoint Crossing to get Yoga Studio and Animal Hospital

Arrichion hot yoga studio and Banfield Pet Hospital will soon open in Southpoint Crossing, located on NC 54 near Fayetteville Rd.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Life Sciences Consulting Firm to Open

Triangle Insights Group, a new consulting firm focused on the life sciences industry, will open today. The group will advice clients on strategic commercialization, portfolio design, licensing diligence, and clinical development decisions.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Textile Firm Raises $7M

Textile firm PurThread has raised $7M to develop antimicrobal fabric technology.

Auto Parts Manufacturer to Add 56 jobs

AW North Carolina, a manufacturer of automatic transmissions and transmission components, will expand production at its Treyburn manufacturing facility in Durham County, adding 56 new jobs.

Smashburger Coming to Durham

Smashburger, a Denver, CO based restaurant chain will bring a location to the Pavillion East at Lakeview comples on Erwin Rd.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cato Opens in North Point Shopping Center

The Charlotte-based women’s clothing retailer Cato has opened a store at the North Pointe shopping center.

Mexican Restaurant Opens in Erwin Terrace

Restaurant Don Martelo’s has opened in the Erwin Terrace shopping center. The menu includes enchiladas, quesadillas, tacos, burritos, sandwiches, and soups.

Harris Teeter on Ninth St. to Open Nov 13

A new Harris Teeter on Ninth Street will open on November 13.

Baguetteaboutit Opens Brick & Mortar Location

Popular Durham food truck Baguetteabouti has opened a brick & mortar location on 2495 S Miami Blvd.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Railroad Corridor to get $24M Upgrade

A railroad crossing into Research Triangle Park on Hopson Rd. will get a $24 million upgrade to replace a street-level railroad crossing to reduce traffic congestion.

Bronto to Expand in American Tobacco

Bronto Software will expand in American Tobacco, adding 10,000 sq ft of office space.

Ice Rink Coming to American Tobacco

An ice skating rink is coming to Durham's American Tobacco campus for the holiday season at The Cage from November 16-30.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Durham Game Studio Launches New Project

Relevant Games, a joint venture of E.W. Scripps and Capitol Broadcasting has launched at the American Underground @Main.

Durham Parks Launch West Point on the Eno Homeschool Program

Durham Parks & Recreation is launching a nature program at West Point on the Eno for homeschoolers on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Triangle Business Journal Names Healthiest Employers

The TriangleBusiness Journal has named the winners of its third annual Healthiest Employers of the Triangle awards. Several were Durham companies, including Syngenta, Biogen Idec, and Parata Systems.

Couple Receives Awards from Carolinas PGA

Jessie and Brian Stewart both received awards from the Carolinas PGA Section in 2012, honoring their outstanding performances as PGA Professionals. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hatch, a Pop-Up Shop to Open in American Tobacco

Hatch, a pop-up shop will open at the American Tobacco campus for a limited time starting Nov. 1, selling home goods, gifts and artwork.

Architecture firm hires marketing director

Stephanie Williams has joined Durham-based Roughton Nickelson De Luca Architects as director of marketing.

RTI director selected for second-term task force role

Lisa Greene, director of micro-analytical sciences at RTI International, has been selected for a second term as a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Air Quality Task Force.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Durham Company Expands to Asia

Durham's clinical stage drug development company CoLucid Pharmaceuticals has partnered with Ildong Pharmaceuticals, a South Korean company, to get its migraine headache treatment into Asian markets.

Durham Police Department Forensics Earns International Accreditation

Forensic Quality Services, an international forensics accreditation agency, has officially granted accreditation to the Durham Police Department’s Forensic Services Division in the area of forensic inspection.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Three Duke Women's Basketball Players Named to Preseason John R. Wooden List

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the top 30 preseason candidates for the 2013-14 John R. Wooden Award All-American Team, with Duke seniors Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston and junior Elizabeth Williams among those players selected by members of the national college women’s basketball media.

Duke Launches Global Women’s Health Technologies Center

Duke has launched the Global Women’s Health Technologies Center, which  reflects a partnership between the Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke Global Health Institute and is led by Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of biomedical engineering and global health.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Duke Researchers Discover that Babies' Number Sense Predicts Math Skills

Babies who are good at telling the difference between large and small groups of items even before learning how to count are more likely to do better with numbers in the future, according to new research from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences.

Durham Public Schools to Open Center for Suspended Students With Disabilities

Durham Public Schools will open a Short-Term Intervention Center at the Lakeview Middle School campus for suspended students with disabilities.

Logan Named Principal of the Year

Principal William Logan of Durham's Hillside High School was named Durham Public Schools' Wells Fargo Principal of the Year.

Duke Receives $47 Million NIH Research Grant

The Duke Translational Medicine Institute has been awarded a five-year grant of more than $47 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help speed biomedical research advances to patient care.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DukeEngage Adds Four New Programs

DukeEngage has added four new programs in Detroit, Mich.; Miami, Fla.; Belgrade, Serbia; and Seoul, South Korea, bringing the number of group programs up to 40.

Duke student donates $10,000 to Duke Forward

Student Tito Bohrt, founder of Salesource—a startup that saves money on labor costs by placing American workers in tropical locations with low costs of living—has pledged $10,000 to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative of Duke Forward, a capital campaign to raise $3.25 billion across the University.

Durham Courthouse Installs Automated Jury System

The Durham County Courthouse has installed a new automated jury rescheduling system, making it easier for residents to reschedule jury duty.

Duke Oceanographers Receive Grant Funding

Oceanographers from Duke University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Miami have received $16 million in grants from the National Science Foundation for the deployment of a new observing system in the subpolar region of the North Atlantic.

Duke Establishes Center for Dermatological Research

Duke University School of Medicine has established a new center for dermatological research named for the late Dr. Sheldon Pinnell.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Duke Researchers Trace Complex Diseases to Gene Copy Numbers

Duke researchers have connected very rare and precise duplications and deletions in the human genome to their complex disease consequences by duplicating them in zebrafish.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Duke Student-led Leadership Curriculum Among Nation's First, wins AOA Award

A program created by medical students, the Duke Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) Program has been recognized by Alpha Omega Alpha. Duke will receive $9,000 over three years to support the new LEAD curriculum.

Duke Launches HIV/AIDS Nurse Practitioner Concentration

Duke University School of Nursing is currently accepting applications for its new HIV/AIDS specialty concentration within the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner major for the fall 2014 semester.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Duke Part of Beta for Social App

Bevii, a mobile application has launched and it uses location technologies to track the social life of its users and construct virtual social networks. It is available exclusively for students at Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University through iOS and Android.

Duke Awards Contractor $65M Project

Construction contractor Skanska USA has been awarded a $65 million contract to renovate and expand Duke University’s West Campus Union building.

Scioderm Partners with Novella for Research

Scioderm has teamed up with Novella Clinical to research epidermolyis bullosa, a rare genetic connective tissue condition.

Self-Help Plans $12M Grocery Store, Office

Self-Help plans to break ground next month on a $12 million building project at a former city-owned parking lot property at 111 W. Chapel Hill St., a project they are calling Kent Corner.

Former Basketball Player Inducted into Duke Athletics Hall of Fame

Former Basketball Player Jason Williams has been inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Straw Valley Cafe to Expand

Il Palio chef Adam Rose is teaming up with certified Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer to develop an ambitious dining and drinking complex that is part of Straw Valley Café. Plans include expanding the cafe to include a juice bar, a casual restaurant and lounge tentatively named Sanderson House, and Black House, a 50-seat fine dining restaurant.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Shiki Sushi to Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary With Event

To celebrate 10 years in business, Shiki Sushi Asian Bistro and Bar in Durham will be holding a celebration with live music and entertainment Saturday, Oct. 19 from Noon- 4pm.

Frontier to Open Retail Store in Northgate Mall

Frontier Communications is opening a retail store at Northgate Mall.  The grand opening will occur at the new site at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

DPAC No. 3 in U.S. in Ticket Sales

The Durham Performing Arts Center has been ranked No. 3 among U.S. venues based on ticket sales, according to Pollstar Magazine.

Director Named at Duke Cancer Institute

James Abbruzzese, M.D., a leading expert in the clinical study and treatment of pancreatic cancer, has been named chief of the Division of Medical Oncology and associate director for clinical research at the Duke Cancer Institute.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Duke's Kenan Institute Partners with Bass Connections

The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University has announced a new partnership with Bass Connections, an interdisciplinary initiative.

Durham Parks & Rec Reaccredited

Durham Parks and Recreation was reaccredited by the National Parks and Recreation Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

RDU Shops Approved for Terminal I

Final approval has been given to Ruby blue and TechShowcase; two new stores in RDU's Terminal I, which is currently undergoing a renovation.

Duke Arts Annex Opens Workshops to Public

The Duke Arts Annex has opened their workshops to the public. Classes include contemporary dance, irish dance, photography, shoe design and wool jewelry.

Quintiles Partners with Muscular Dystrophy Association

Quintiles, a Durham clinical research organization has partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Associaiton to develop and implement the U.S. Neuromuscular Disease Registry.

Chirba Chirba Featured in Cookbook

Chirba Chirba has been featured in "The Southern Food Truck Cookbook" by Heather Donahoe.

Local 22 Opens

Restaurateur Giorgios Bakatsias has opened Local 22, a southern gastropub in place of Vita on 2000 W. Main St.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Durham Hotel Acquired

A subsidiary of Summit Hospitality, led by President Doyle Parrish, has paid $7.25 million for the Four Points by Sheraton Durham hotel near The Streets at Southpoint mall in south Durham.

RTI Research Division Acquired

An agriculture-oriented research division of the Durham-based nonprofit research institute RTI International has been acquired by the publicly traded chemical company FMC Corp

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Durham's Full Frame Founder Wins Emmy

Durham's Full Frame Founder Nancy Buirski has won an Emmy in the category of "Outstanding Historical Programming,"  for her work on the documentary "The Loving Story."

Real Estate Investor Purchases Durham Bayer Building

California real estate investor Alexandria Real Estate Equities has purchased a building near Research Triangle Park as an extension of its relationship with Bayer CropScience, paying $19.4 million for an 82,000-square-foot laboratory office building at 407 Davis Dr. in Durham.

Durham Tech Firm Partners With Chinese Company

 Durham-based Micell Technologies has entered into an agreement with Hefei Life Science Technology Park Investment and Development Co. for the clinical development, marketing and distribution of its new stent system in China

Solar Project in the Works for Durham

Strata Solar, a Chapel Hill company could soon be adding to its solar cache with a new project in Durham County.

Hayti Heritage Receives Lowes Grant

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation Inc. for a grounds and building makeover.

NC Idea Selects Grant Semi-Finalists

NC IDEA, a not-for-profit group that provides early funding for start-up technology companies in North Carolina, has chosen 24 semi-finalists from a list of 117 companies in its latest grant cycle, which includes seven startups from Durham.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Durham Named “Citizen-Engaged Community”

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has once again designated the City of Durham as one of 13 “Citizen-Engaged Communities” from throughout the United States for 2013-2015 for its use of technology to connect with residents. This is the second time PTI has selected Durham for this designation.

Durham Real Estate Company Buys Tower in Charlotte

The Dilweg Co., a Durham-based commercial real estate company has bought the 32-story 121 West Trade building, a piece of Charlotte’s uptown skyline for $59.6 million.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Human Services Center Set to Open This Week

County officials will move Durham’s Department of Social Services into its new headquarters starting midweek, consolidating operations now scattered in different parts of the city.

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Names Director of Sales and Marketing

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club recently appointed Jack Schmidt as its director of sales and marketing

Friday, September 27, 2013

Durham's Xero Flor Installs Green Roof on Empire State Building

Xero Flor, a Durham company that distributes green roof systems announced that they have installed green roof systems on the Empire State Building.

Duke Medicine Named Vccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit by NIAID

Duke Medicine has been named a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to evaluate vaccines, treatments and diagnostics to protect people from infectious diseases, including emerging public health needs.

Duke Cancer Institute Honors Researchers with Shingleton Award

The Duke Cancer Institute has named Thomas and Janet Kean of Norwood, N.C., and Nick Valvano of Cary, N.C., president emeritus of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, as the 2013 recipients of the Shingleton Award, which recognizes the outstanding service and generosity of individuals who are committed to the war against cancer.

Museum of Life and Science to Host Global Cardboard Challenge

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham will be the region's only host site for the Global Cardboard Challenge Oct. 1 to Oct. 5. Guests will use cardboard, Makedo connectors and other building supplies to build additions on to the "Colossal Cardboard Imagination Machine."

Google Glass Coming to Durham

Google will be taking its Google Glass on the road and its first stop will be in Durham on October 5 from 10am-6pm in Bay 7 at American Tobacco. RSVP to try it out.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Purdue Pharma to Bring 100 Jobs to Durham

Perdue Pharma Manufacturing L.P., a pharmaceutical company will build a $59 million manufacturing plant in the Treyburn Corporate Park in Durham, creating 100 jobs over the next three years.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Scioderm Named a 2013 "Fierce Top 15" Company by FierceBiotech

Scioderm, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company has been selected by FierceBiotech as one of their "Fierce 15" for 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Duke Nursing Professor Receives Award

Karin Reuter-Rice, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, has been awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar award to continue her research on blood vessel spasms in pediatric intensive care unit patients.

Duke Professor Honored With University Scholar/Teacher Award

Edna Andrews, professor and Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has been awarded the 2013 University Scholar/Teacher Award, presented by President Richard H. Brodhead Thursday at the Academic Council session.

State Farm Agent Opens Durham Practice

State Farm announced new agent Antonio Vela has opened a practice in Durham on Sherron Road.

RTI Scientist Inducted in Hall of Fame

Mansukh Wani, emeritus principal scientist at RTI International, was inducted into the American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame for his contributions to medicinal chemistry.

Bell and Howell announces new VP

Bell and Howell, a global provider of multi-channel communications, has hired Michael Lambert as vice president of the company’s new Enterprise Solutions Group.

Home Builders Association Announces New Executive VP

Holly Fraccaro of Chicago has been named the new executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham counties.

Friday, September 20, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline Receives Anthrax Treatment Contract

 British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday that it has landed a four-year contract to supply an anthrax treatment to the U.S. government for use as a counter measure to a potential bioterrorist attack.

Mercedes Dealership Slotted for Soutpoint

Hendrick Automotive Dealership  is looking to open a Mercedes-Benz dealership near The Streets at Southpoint mall and to move the downtown Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealership onto the same site.

RDU Receives $2.7M Federal Grant

Raleigh-Durham International Airport has been selected to receive a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration to complete Phase 2 of the rehabilitation of the Terminal 1 air carrier apron, which is the area where planes load, unload, refuel and park for maintenance.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Duke Business School to Offer Masters in China

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business will offer a one-year Master's of Management Studies program at its university in Kunshan, China.

Duke Developed Genomic Test Accurately Sorts Viral vs. Bacterial Infections

A blood test developed by researchers at Duke Medicine showed more than 90-percent accuracy in distinguishing between viral and bacterial infections when tested in people with respiratory illnesses.

Duke Business School Launches Energy Finance Concentration

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business will provide students with analysis to this type of question through its new Energy Finance concentration and two new sustainability focused courses.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pure Barre Coming to Erwin Mill

 A franchise location of Pure Barre is coming to Durham at The Shops at Erwin Mill off Ninth Street.

Durham's Relevance Merging With Metadata Partners

Durham software consulting firm Relevance is merging with Metadata Partners to create a new firm called Cognitect, headquartered in Downtown Durham.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Durham Health Consulting Firm nabs CDC Contract

Durham health consulting firm SciMetrika has received a 36-month, $1.5 million immunization contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Triangle Business Journal Reveals 50 Fastest Growing Companys

The Triangle Business Journal has unveiled its 2013 Fast 50 Awards list of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Triangle area. Seven Durham companies were included on the list.

Quintiles closes on Novella Clinical

Durham contract research organization Quintiles has closed on its acquisition of Morrisville-based Novella Clinical.

Duke University Receives Approval to Open University in China

Duke University has received final approval for Duke Kunshan University, a university that will confer Duke degrees in partnership with Wuhan University.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Biogen Idec Foundation Grant to Help Durham STEM Students

Durham middle school students in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) apprenticeship program will receive academic mentoring as part of a new grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation.

American Tobacco Launches Nonprofit Hub

The American Tobacco Campus, has launched a dedicated office space for housing nonprofits, called MissionPost, which includes The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Durham's Truphone Makes Marketing Agreement With British Telecom Firm

Durham-based Truphone has signed a marketing agreement with British telecom giant BT Group, a deal that could dramatically increase Truphone’s customer base.

Duke's Wilson to Receive Award for Work With Cochlear Implants

Blake S. Wilson, a pioneer in the development of cochlear implants who serves as a co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, will receive the 2013 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.

Duke Launches Duke Institute for Health Innovation

Duke University has launched the Duke Institute for Health Innovation, which aims to promote health care innovation across disciplines.

Durham Architects to Design Raleigh Pedestrian Malls

Landscape architects from Durham-based Lappas + Havener will redesign pedestrian malls in Downtown Raleigh.

Oval Park Grille and Tonic Bar to Open on Broad Street.

Todd Whitney and Greg Demarchie will open Oval Park Grille, a chef and ingredient-driven neighborhood grill and Tonic Bar next to each other in the former Broad Street Cafe Location on 1116 Broad Street.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Streets at Southpoint Adds 8 New Stores

The Streets at Southpoint Mall has recently added eight new stores including Mori Luggage & Gifts, Brooks Brothers, Hanna Andersson children’s apparel, Apricot Lane boutique, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn Teen, Vans, and the seasonal Halloween & More store.

Durham startup Earl Energy wins $1.2 million US Army grant

Earl Energy, a small energy company in Durham has won a $1.2 million U.S. Army grant to develop large power converters for the military.

Friday, September 6, 2013

DPAC Proposes Expansion

Durham Performing Arts Center has proposed a 102,000 expansion that would include a 134-room hotel, retail space, a new President's Club Lounge and more women's toilets.

Durham med tech HeartIT wins $2.5M NIH grant

A Durham medical-imaging firm, HeartIT, has received a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to create cloud-based services for heart-imaging laboratories.

Carolina Panthers Charities Awards Grants to Durham Parks and Recreation

The Carolina Panthers Charities awarded a $3,000 grant for the continuation and expansion of a challenger flag football league. The department also received a $4,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association for the implementation of the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease program.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Berenbaum Acquires Ninth Street Bakery

Ari Berenbaum, a former head baker at Ninth Street Bakery who has been operating his own bakery, Berenbaum's since 2011, has acquired Ninth Street Bakery.

Self-Help Project Coming to West Chapel Hill Street

A Self-Help credit union project will bring a cooperative grocery and other businesses to West Chapel Hill Street.

Gregoria's Kitchen to Reopen on Hillsborough Rd.

Gregoria's Kitchen, a Cuban restaurant damaged by a fire earlier this year, will reopen at 2701 Hillsborough Road this fall.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Law Firm Partners Selected for "Best Lawyers in America 2014"

Thomas, Ferguson & Mullins has announced that all of its partners have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. William J. Thomas II earned the distinction in the field of criminal defense, non-white collar, according to a news release. Jay H. Ferguson was named in the field of eminent domain and condemnation law, and Philip A. Mullins IV was named in the field of personal injury litigation, plaintiffs.

Hill, Chesson & Woody Named Award Winner

Durham's Hill, Chesson & Woody, has been named a winner in Carolina Parent’s 2013 Family-Friendly 50 Awards.

Healthy heart coach partners with chiropractic center

The Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Durham announced a new partnership with registered nurse Peggy Gleason, an integrative health coach and the founder of Healthy Heart Coach.
Gleason, together with the Durham chiropractic care team, will be providing enhanced wellness care services

Friday, August 30, 2013

City of Durham to Offer Digital Pay Stations at City-Owned Parking Lots

Digital pay stations will soon give drivers more convenient payment options at two downtown City-owned parking lots. The pay stations will be installed in City Surface Lot 14, which is located on West Morgan Street, and in City Surface Lot 8, which is located on Parrish Street.

Mattie B's Public House Opens in Hope Valley Commons

Matthew Beason and John Eisensmith, owners of Six Plates Wine Bar, will open Mattie B’s Public House in Hope Valley Commons. The menu will feature burgers, pizza, wings and sandwiches along with 100 beers and ciders.

Retail Shuffles in North Pointe Shopping Center

The owners of the North Pointe shopping center in Durham have carved up the former 18,000-square-foot World Market space to make way for several new fashion retailers. Rue 21 has opened in a 5,000-square-foot space and Cato has moved into 4,000 square feet..

Veterinary hospital opens on 751

The Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas opened its third Triangle location last week, in Durham off Highway 751.

Lefkowitz Partners With Nuevolution

Almost a year after winning his Nobel Prize for studies of G-protein coupled receptors, Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, James B. Duke professor of medicine and professor of biochemistry and immunology, has joined pharmaceutical company Lexicon Pharmaceuticals and Nuevolution—a molecular research lab—in examining GPCRs through an extensive compound screening process. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Changes Coming for Organic Transit

Organic Transit, maker of the Elf bike/car hybrid has opened a West Coast assembly operation in San Jose, CA in hopes of increasing production.  The company also plans to move from its current location on East Chapel Hill Street to 311 Corporation Street.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Raleigh's 18 Seaboard Chef To Open New Eatery in Southern Durham

Jason Smith, acclaimed chef of Raleigh's 18 Seaboard will open a new restaurant in Southern Durham's Renaissance Village called Harvest 18.

Sweets Business Pomp & Panache Launches

Sheena Johnson-Cooper, and her sister Misha Johnson have launched a home-based sweets display business called Pomp & Panache.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Weejee Learning Appoints COO

Weejee Learning, a provider of custom e-learning solutions, has appointed Marc Crawford to the role of chief operating officer.

RTI Senior Program Director Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert Bray, senior program director of substance abuse epidemiology and military behavioral health at RTI International, has received the John C. Flanagan Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association.

Duke Children's Hospital Wins Award

Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center was named a 2013 Pediatric Quality Award category winner and finalist by the Children's Hospital Association.

Duke’s Nicholas Institute Appoints new Policy Director

Martin Doyle has been appointed director of the Water Policy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University.

Durham burn treatment developer awarded U.S. contract

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a contract with Durham-based Novan Therapeutics to help the company develop a thermal burn treatment.

Guttentag Appointed to New Term as Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke

Christoph Guttentag, who has overseen the decisions of more than 200,000 student applicants in 25 years in admissions at Duke University, has been reappointed to another five-year term as dean of undergraduate admissions.

The Other End of the Leash To Open in Sept on Main St.

The Other End of the Leash, a new pet boutique and bakery, is targeted to open in September at 1000 W. Main St.

Taiba Market Opens on West Chapel Hill Street

Tabia Market, a Middle Eastern market has opened on West Chapel Hill Street.

Capitol Broadcasting Buys Two Historic American Tobacco Buildings for $9.5<=M

Capitol Broadcasting has purchased the historic Old Bull and Noelll Buildings at the American Tobacco Campus for $9.5 million.

The Startup Factory Supports Six Startups

The Startup Factory will mentor six startups this year.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Duke receives $1.3 million for medical research

Duke received a $1.3 million donation from Charles and Daneen Stiefel to support Duke Medicine research on the genetic mechanisms that give rise to Common Variable Immune Deficiency.

Durham Chamber to Attempt World Record Sept 26

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is looking to capture the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest networking event with an event called “The Big” that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 26.

Durham's Wine Authorities set to Expand

Wine Authorities, the independent wine shop that opened in 2007 on University Drive in Durham, is expanding to Raleigh.

Bar to Open Downtown Durham

A new bar, 106 Main will open in two weeks at 106 E. Main St. in Downtown Durham serving local beer, wine and liquor.

Dog Treat Bakery Coming to Woodcroft

Oliver's Collar, a dog treat bakery will open in the Woodcroft Shopping Center on Hope Valley Rd. in mid-September.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Redevelopment Coming to Former McPherson Hospital

City Council members voted 5-1 Monday to complete a $1.7 million city/county incentive package that will help finance the redevelopment of the former McPherson Hospital off West Main Street.

Durham Food Lion Sold for $9.7M

A 60,424-square-foot Food Lion grocery store located at the intersection of Sherron Road and N.C. 98 in east Durham has been sold to Hackney Real Estate of Richmond, VA.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Terminal 1 at RDU to Open March 2

The renovated section of Terminal 1 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport will open March 2.

Blue Cross to Open Retail Store in Durham

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state's largest health insurance company is planning on opening a retail store in Durham to raise awareness about insurance options.

RDU Receives $3M Federal Grant to Repair Pavement

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is getting a $3.3 million federal grant to repair pavement in the airport apron where planes load, refuel and park for maintenance.

Duke Campus Farm Adds Buildings

Duke Campus Farm is adding two new structures to the one-acre farm on Friends School Road. Beginning in July, construction crews began building a 1,700-square feet pavilion and 144-square feet storage shed for the farm. Both are anticipated to be complete in mid-September.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Durham’s Research Square relocating to West Village

Durham-based Research Square has decided to relocate from its corporate office in the Southcourt office park on Shannon Road in Durham to a 10,126 square foot space in the Walker Warehouse building at West Village.

Duke University Hospital to Renovate Duke North

Duke University Hospital will renovate Duke North, a more than 30-year-old hospital. The project includes fully renovating nine operating rooms and providing minor upgrades to two additional operating rooms, as well as renovating the 16-bed cardiac critical care unit on the seventh floor. The hospital’s electrical, plumbing, fire alarm and HVAC systems will be upgraded to meet current building codes and standards. The entire project is expected to be completed August of 2015 and cost a total of $48.4 million.

Krzyzewski to Receive Leadership Award

Mike Krzyzewski will receive the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award at “An Evening with the Legends of the Game” event in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013