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.
Friday, August 30, 2013
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.
Seven Durham businesses have been named "Best Places to Work 2013" by Triangle Business Journal. Those businesses include Automated Insights, Clarkson Consulting, Hill Chesson & Woody, Nimble Storage, Parata Systems, Reverb Nation and Vamp Communications.
Researchers at Duke Medicine and the University of Michigan have discovered that pregnant women whose labors are induced or augmented may have an increased risk of bearing children with autism, especially if the baby is male.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Downtown restaurateurs and entrepreneurs Seth Gross and Martha Philpott King are launching Biker Bar NC, a 14-seat human-powered bicycle with riders facing one another around a center bar area while a bike captain steers, brakes and provides a guided tour along your route. The bar route begins and ends at Bull City Burger and Brewery, 107 E. Parrish St.
Duke Researchers have identified two new genes and implicated 25 distinct mutations in serious forms of epilepsy, suggesting a new direction for developing tailored treatments of the neurological disorders.
Tyler Huntington, founder of Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom, which has four locations, will open a distillery in a former tobacco warehouse at 609 Foster St. in Durham.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline which has its North American headquarters in Durham, just received FDA approval to start shipping its Fluarix Quadrivalent vaccine to CDC distribution centers and U.S. health care provider
Monday, August 5, 2013
M&F Bancorp Inc. announced that Raymond C. Pierce, a partner with the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, has been elected to the boards for the holding company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Mechanics and Farmers Bank.
Chimerix Inc. a biopharmaceutical company developing oral antivirals, announced that Rodman L. Drake has been elected to the company's board of directors. He will serve as the compensation committee chairman.
Friday, August 2, 2013
The American Society of Hematology will recognize Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, dean of Duke University School of Medicine, with the 2013 Henry M. Stratton Medal for their outstanding accomplishments in the fields of iron homeostasis and erythropoiesis and lymphoma.
Durham’s Anita Brown-Graham has named a "Champion of Change," by the president of the United States in the category of civic hacking and open government for people who pilot innovative programs to involve traditionally disengaged communities in local governance. Brown-Graham is the director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at N.C. State University, Brown-Graham works to link the public to information and to others who share interests in social and civic change and engagement.