Monday, December 30, 2013
Delta Airlines has begun offering direct flights from RDU to Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Cancun.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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
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
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
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 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.
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.
The new Durham brewing operation, Ponysaurus Brewing Co., will sell beer at Watts Grocery, Geer Street Garden, and Mateo bar de Tapas.
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
Friday, December 6, 2013
The Elton John AIDS Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Duke AIDS Legal Project.
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
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
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.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
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 & 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.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Bayer USA Foundation has awarded more than $70,000 to North Carolina nonprofits including the John Avery Boys & Girls Club of Durham.
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 restaurant will open at the Streets at Southpoint Mall on December 10.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
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
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.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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.
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
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
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'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.
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.
Rev. C.J. Bordeaux of Gorman Baptist Church has been appointed president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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.
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, 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.
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
Friday, November 8, 2013
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Durham Parks & Recreation is launching a nature program at West Point on the Eno for homeschoolers on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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'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.
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
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 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
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 will open a Short-Term Intervention Center at the Lakeview Middle School campus for suspended students with disabilities.
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
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.
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 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 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
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 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
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.
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 Jason Williams has been inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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
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.
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
The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University has announced a new partnership with Bass Connections, an interdisciplinary initiative.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Quintiles, a Durham clinical research organization has partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Associaiton to develop and implement the U.S. Neuromuscular Disease Registry.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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."
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-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
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
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.
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
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.
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club recently appointed Jack Schmidt as its director of sales and marketing
Friday, September 27, 2013
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 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.
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.
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."
Thursday, September 26, 2013
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, 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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.
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
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.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Durham-based Truphone has signed a marketing agreement with British telecom giant BT Group, a deal that could dramatically increase Truphone’s customer base.
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 University has launched the Duke Institute for Health Innovation, which aims to promote health care innovation across disciplines.
Landscape architects from Durham-based Lappas + Havener will redesign pedestrian malls in Downtown Raleigh.
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
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.
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
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
A Self-Help credit union project will bring a cooperative grocery and other businesses to West Chapel Hill Street.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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.
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
Gleason, together with the Durham chiropractic care team, will be providing enhanced wellness care services
Friday, August 30, 2013
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.
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.
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..
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
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
Jason Smith, acclaimed chef of Raleigh's 18 Seaboard will open a new restaurant in Southern Durham's Renaissance Village called Harvest 18.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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.
Martin Doyle has been appointed director of the Water Policy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University.
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.
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, a new pet boutique and bakery, is targeted to open in September at 1000 W. Main St.
Capitol Broadcasting has purchased the historic Old Bull and Noelll Buildings at the American Tobacco Campus for $9.5 million.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Southern Durham's Kentington Heights subdivision will be redeveloped into an auto park.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
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.
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-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 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.
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
Ashley Young, a Duke University Ph.D. candidate in history, has won second place in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest.