Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Former Blue Devil Captain Jon Scheyer has been named Special Assistant on the Duke University Men's Basketball team.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Chimerix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, announced that Kenneth I. Moch, its President and Chief Executive Officer, will present a company overview at the 12th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel in New York City.
Matt Victoriano is planning to open Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits, a coffee shop and bar in about 2,000 square feet at 106 W. Parrish St. downtown as a means to help veterans.
North Carolina Central University launched a venture challenge called Eagle SOARS (Socially Applicable and Responsible Solutions) with the goal to promote leadership in public service and entrepreneurial thinking across campus.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The High Point Market Authority has contracted with researchers at Duke to conduct an updated economic impact study to highlight the importance of the event to the local and state economy.
Philip Bennett, the Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy, has been named director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke University. His two-year appointment will begin July 1.
Durham's Triangle Startup Factory has launched VacationFutures, a online wholesale rentals marketplace, in the Outer Banks.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wesley C. Hogan, a historian widely honored for her documentary work on the civil rights movement, has been named the new director of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University.
Self-Help Ventures Fund in Durham has been awarded $25 million in tax credits that it can, in turn, use to try to attract private capital investments in low-income or distressed areas. The institution was one of three in the state awarded a slice of $120 million in New Market Tax Credit authority from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is hosting a customer appreciation event to celebrate 5 years of serving mouthwatering barbecue to the community. On Thursday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m., Dickey's in Durham will offer free Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwiches until 2 p.m. as a thank you to loyal customers.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Durham-based McKinney was named as the advertising agency-of-record for pet food provider Royal Canin’s U.S. business, according to a news release sent Monday.
An amino acid commonly found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients has been discovered in the spinal fluid of people without dementia whose close relatives were diagnosed with the disease, according to a study led by Duke University researchers.
Two Duke University strategists, J. Gregory Dees and L. Gregory Jones, have joined the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative leadership team, initiative director Eric Toone announced Monday.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Duke Women's Golf team has won its 18th ACC Title. No. 3 Duke posted daily totals of 293, 292 and 297 en route to a 24-stroke victory at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
Duke has extended women’s basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie’s contract through the 2018-19 season.
RTI International, a Durham nonprofit research institute, has been awarded a $96 million contract with the Australian Agency for International Development. The contract is for work to strengthen public policy research and research institutions in Indonesia.
DTW Architects & Planners has announced that Robert Sotolongo has taken over as president of the firm following the retirement of John Thompson. Paul Young, who has 14 years of experience with the firm, is joining Sotolongo as a partner. The firm relocated its offices to Gregson Street at the first of the year.
A North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics team is among the four winners in a national business development competition for high school students. AirCOM won in the 2013 Spirit of Innovation Challenge’s cybertechnology and security category. The team developed an ozone-level measuring mobile electronic detection device that can be affixed to a car or carried by a person.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Five Duke professors with outstanding research and undergraduate teaching skills have been selected to join the ranks of the Bass Teaching Fellows. William Donahue will be the Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature, Maurizio Forte will be the William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies, Lisa Keister will be the Gilhuly Family Professor of Sociology, Anita Layton will be the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Associate Professor of Mathematics and Pei Zhong will be the Anderson-Rupp Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
Charlotte real estate developer Crescent Communities expects to break ground in mid-June on another major apartment community in central Durham, a $25 million project called Crescent Main Street.
MetaMetrics(R) , developer of The Quantile(R) Framework for Mathematics, released a new and improved version of its website Quantiles.com, which improves Quantile Framework. The Quantile Framework provides a way to describe a student's mathematical achievement and the difficulty of specific mathematical skills and concepts in order to better match a student with appropriate learning materials.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The former Durham Golf Center property on 4343 Garrett Road has been sold to Terry A. Wethington for $800,000. He said he doesn't have any plans for it yet, but it won’t be used as a golf center.
Hillside High School Senior Marius McAllister has been named Duke University’s Durham Student of the Month.
Durham Academy's Anica Green has won the National Achievement Scholarship. This scholarship is given to 800 black American high school seniors and the awards, which total more than $2 million, are funded by grants from 34 corporations and professional associations, as well as the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Durham-based Chimerix announced Tuesday that it sold an additional 1.098 million shares of common stock after its underwriters chose to exercise their option to buy those shares in the drug development company.
PayWithIvy.com, a new payment system was introduced at Duke University and supported by Duke Student Government in February. Ivy was created by Zach Abrams, Trinity ’07, and Sean Yu, formerly a mathematics and computer science double major who left Duke as a junior to focus his energy on creating Ivy with Abrams.
The Triangle Greenways Council announced Tuesday that it acquired another 22 acres of forest and wetlands along Chunky Pipe Creek in eastern Durham County for a future trail.
Mechanics and Farmers Bank (M&F Bank), has selected LenderLive Network Inc., a domestic-based, end-to-end mortgage services provider, to service the bank's loan portfolio.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Duke University, acting through the Nicholas School of the Environment, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Centre for Wildlife Studies in Bangalore, India, to collaborate on research and educational programs.
The new Duke Arts Annex has received a "makeover." The Gattis Street building, near East Campus, holds rehearsal, studio, and programming spaces for student artists and organizations. The new multi-colored murals were designed in a collaboration with Raleigh-based artist Matt Curran and Duke students in the Visual Arts Committee.
Erik Paulson will return to the Duke University School of Medicine as chairman of the Department of Radiology, after serving as professor and chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The German chemical company BASF is preparing for a possible additional expansion in the Research Triangle Park, with the addition of a 139,644-square-foot office building called the “G wing addition” and a 7,920-square-foot maintenance building. That would be in addition to the company’s existing approximately 400,000-square-foot facility that it has on 125 acres on Davis Drive in the park.
The Durham Bulls have unveiled racing mascots named after the characters from the movie "Bull Durham." Nuke LaLoosh, Crash Davis and Annie Savoy are featured names.
The organizers of a farmers’ market at Straw Valley are looking for vendors of farm or garden products, handmade crafts, or baked goods. Straw Valley is the contemporary development off U.S. 15-501 sandwiched in beside New Hope Commons.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Duke University Health System and Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas announced a health benefit plan for employers that will be powered primarily by Duke’s network of primary and specialty-care physicians.
Durham's Quintiles, a company that provides contract services for drug companies including management of clinical trials, has a five-year deal with the global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Nuvotronics, a Virginia-based radio frequency hardware and defense technology company, is opening a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Durham on Presidential Drive.
V's Kitchen has moved to Durham's Presidential Park West shopping center at the intersection of T.W. Alexander and Miami Boulevard. This Southern restaurant was previously located on Wake Forest Highway.
The $50,000 grand prize of the 14th-annual Duke University Start-Up Challenge was awarded to Refresh Innovations—the maker of an ultra-slim, all-in-one contact lens case and solution package
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Patrick Oathout and Jacob Tobia, juniors at Duke University, are among 62 students selected this year as Truman Scholars.Truman Scholars are chosen on the basis of their leadership potential, high academic achievement and a commitment to a career in public service and advocacy sectors.
Durham-based Advanced Animal Diagnostics has secured $6 million in venture financing.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Math is the only school in the state to earn a spot to compete in the National Science Bowl this month in Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
After completing renovations and getting final approval from the city, Pleiades Gallery is open for business. Move-in day for the fine art gallery, which is located at 109 E. Chapel Hill St., was Friday, April 8.
The League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces, the leading nationwide network of coworking spaces in North America, has added Bull City Coworking to its growing network.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Square 1, the Durham-based bank which focuses on the venture capital industry and related businesses is rolling out Square 1 Asset Management. It's designed to service corporations and institutional investors with cash management solutions.
SportsMEDIA Technology, the Durham company probably best known for it’s yellow line that indicates a first down on Sunday Night Football, has created a new company to focus solely on creative design, called (n+1)designstudio. This company will have 25 employees, leaving about 100 employees remaining at SMT.
Durham's drug-development company Chimerix Inc. is readying to go public on April 11 and will trade under the Nasdaq symbol CMRX when – and if – it makes its debut. The initial offering is being priced at $13-$15 per share.
Hill, Chesson & Woody, a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm, has announced that the firm has hired Nathaniel Banks as a business development associate.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Duke University Health System and Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas said Thursday that they have formed a health benefit plan for Triangle employers. The Carelink-Duke Medical Home plan, available in Durham, Alamance, Orange, Granville, Person, Vance, and Wake counties, will include Duke's nine affiliated hospitals, more than 250 primary care and more than 650 specialty care practice locations.
Two Duke University juniors Kushal Seetharam and Yaohua Xue have been selected as scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. The one- and two-year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Preservation Durham has voiced support for a proposed 26-story building that will be built in Downtown Durham.
Aprill 3, the Parlour ice cream shop will open its brick and mortar location at 117 Market St., right by the Bull statue in Downtown Durham! The Parlour's hours are noon to 10pm Tuesday-Sunday.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Daily Meal has recognized Durham's Fullsteam brewery as "American's 10 Best Brewery Visits."
This Saturday, the downtown Durham Farmers’ Market is returning to its weekly summer hours of 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. April 17, the Wednesday Market is opening for its sixth season. The Wednesday Market is open weekly from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Durham-based parent company for Mechanics and Farmers Bank reported Friday that the bank continued its long history of profitability last year with earnings of about $104,000.