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.