Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation awarded the 2014 Wellman prize to Durham author Mur Lafferty for her book “The Shambling Guide to New York City.”
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Jason Jowers, assistant principal at Hillside High School, has been named the 2015 North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year by the N.C. Association of Principals and Assistant Principals.
Duke University alumni William McCutchen Jr. and his wife, Irene Lilly McCutchen, have committed $1.5 million to endow a professorship at Duke Divinity School.
The French Corner Bakery, a new bake shop from French master baker Benjamin Messaoui features artisan breads, cookies, muffins as well as a lunch menu, and is now open at 2005 North Pointe Drive, Suite B.
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and founder of the Forward Together Moral Movement, will deliver the keynote address for Duke University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on Sunday, Jan. 18.
Duke Medicine’s Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg and Dr. Haywood Brown have been named members of the founding board of the newly formed Cord Blood Association.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Weatherby, a Durham-based health care staffing firm has opened a health care clinic for its employees.
The Parlour, a ice cream shop in downtown Durham, will expand its current location and add 1,000 square feet to its current location at 117 Market Street. Seating will grow to almost 60, an additional cash register will be added, and there will be a room for private events like birthday parties.
Friday, December 12, 2014
A group of area businesses on Thursday pledged $500,000 to help attract more international flights to Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Civic leader Ruth Dzau was recognized with the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award, which pays tribute to individuals who have made a profound impact on the lives of citizens through exemplary service.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Durham entrepreneur David Baron's foam 'Nugget' couch will be carried at Rooms to Go stores in three North Carolina locations.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Bell and Howell has joined the Universal Postal Union’s Direct Marketing Advisory Board, an intergovernmental organization that regulates mail exchanges among 192 member countries.
Durham’s Alice Gerrard, a longtime fixture of the local music community, received a Grammy nomination for best folk album at age 80 for her album “Follow the Music,” which features contributions from other local acts including Hiss Golden Messenger and Megafaun.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Duke University has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Editas Medicine, a leading genome editing company, for genetic engineering technologies developed in the lab of Charles Gersbach, assistant professor of biomedical engineering. The agreement focuses on Gersbach’s work with genome engineering technologies known as CRISPR/Cas9 and TALENs.
Karl and Fay Leo have donated $1.25 million to secure a new professorship in law and entrepreneurship at the Duke School of Law.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center at Duke University will close in January, 2015 and undergo 18 months of renovations.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Triangle Land Conservancy has completed work on three miles of new trails at the Horton Grove Nature Preserve adjoining the Stagville State Historic Site in Durham County and will host a grand opening celebration for the public on Dec. 6 from 1-4 p.m.
A Grand Opening of Mt. Merrill, a new playground at Durham Central Park will take place from 10 a.m. to Noon at 501 Foster St. The new playground will include slides, boulder outcroppings and protective surfacing.
Gonza Tacos y Tequila is opening a new restaurant and bar at 604 Fernway Avenue in Durham in early 2015.This is the third location for the Mexican eatery, which also has locations in Raleigh and Wake Forest.
Ponysaurus Brewing Co., a nanobrewery, is moving its brewing facility to a 6,000 square foot warehouse on the corner of Hood and Ramseur Streets. The new facility will expand the company’s annual brewing capacity from 180 barrels a year to 2,000 barrels, Production from the new location is anticipated to begin in spring 2015 and a taproom is slated to open in the summer.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Seattle tax automation and compliance firm Avalara has expanded and has announced that its new headquarters will unite its Raleigh and Durham offices with 40,000 square feet in Diamond View I on Mangum Street.
A new Durham business owned by a Dentist and her husband, Tom & Jenny's has launched producing candy that is sugar-free and all-natural. Their products are available at Foster's Market in Durham.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are providing $5.7 million of financial support to Durham-based Chimerix, helping it ramp up production of a potential vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Veteran chef Gladwin Jarvis has opened La Tropicale Cafe, a restaurant that focuses on Caribbean food in the former My Sister’s Kitchen building on 4716 Apex Hwy near RTP.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Durham's Chimerix will send its experimental drug brincidofovir to west Africa as one of two investigational agents to be evaluated in a clinical study in patients with confirmed Ebola virus.
Neurologist Dr. Richard Bedlack, who leads the Duke ALS Clinic, has been named director of patient advocacy and outreach for the Clinical Research in ALS and Related Disorders for Therapeutic Development Consortium, funded by a $6.24 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
LeChase Construction Services announced that Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium renovation has been selected as Engineering News-Record Southeast’s 2014 Best Project for Renovation/Restoration.
The N.C. Central University Department of History’s 75-year history was recently recognized by the American Historical Association.
Duke University Chapel presented its 2014 Humanitarian Service Award to Brenda Brodie, a co-founder of the Durham nonprofit SEEDS; and the Rev. Colin Miller, founder of the Community of the Franciscan Way.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Appia, a provider of mobile user acquisition services with an international customer base, is being sold to California-based Mandalay Digital for $100 million in a stock deal.
Chimerix announced that the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium had selected its drug brincidofovir for clinical trials on Ebola patients in West Africa.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Durham-based Kidznotes will be the 2016 nonprofit partner of Band Together, a Triangle charity that raises money through concerts.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Raleigh-Durham International Airport will offer a new flight to Virginia's Washington Dulles International Airport starting January 10, 2015 on United Express.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
TROSA, a substance abuse recovery program will open a second location of its Durham thrift store at Oxford Commons Shopping Center at 3500 N. Roxboro St. in Durham.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Durham drug developer Scynexis reached a deal to license its experimental viral disease treatment to Waterstone Pharmaceutical for $1 million for the first compound and a potential $500,000 on the second.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tom Ferguson and Brian Wiles of Rise Biscuits and Donuts will be competing on Thursday's episode of Donut Showdown on the Cooking Channel.
Jack Goodrich, a senior vice president with LeChase and brother of LeChase President and CEO William Goodrich, has been named the new leader of the Southeast region and will be based in Durham.
Chimerix, a Durham biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals, today announced the appointments of Peter Payne as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy, and Roberto Guzman as Vice President of Corporate Compliance.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Construction of a water reclamation pond at Duke University will be completed by May, 2015.
Downtown Durham's CCB Plaza had a new piece of art installed near where the Major the Bull statue resides, honoring former Downtown Durham Inc. CEO Bill Kalkhof. The sculpture designed by Al Frega is a chalice with a cluster that depicts the city skyline.
Friday, October 24, 2014
"Winding Out,” by Asheville sculptor Robert Winkler, has been chosen as the piece that will remain in Durham after the Bull City Sculpture Show. This piece was selected out of 12 pieces. The piece has been on display in Durham Central Park since May.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
After 24 years at a site on Pickett Road in Durham, the Herald-Sun is moving to the Northgate mall area by the end of year.The Herald-Sun will occupy the entire second floor and half of the third floor of a building at 1530 N. Gregson St., which also houses a BB&T bank branch.
Bennett Place Historic Site has raised $310,000 to protect 1.9 acres adjacent to Bennett Place, including the original Hillsborough Road that Generals Johnston and Sherman traveled to negotiate an effective end to the Civil War.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
A new $1 million scholarship program at Duke University will benefit graduates of the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics. The scholarship fund was created with a $1 million gift from Sean Fahey, a graduate of both schools and co-founder of Claren Road Asset Management, an $8.5 billion credit hedge fund manager.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Mary E. Klotman, M.D., chairwoman of the Department of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, has been elected as one of 70 new members to the prestigious Institute of Medicine.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Burger Bach, a New Zealand-influenced pub and burger joint will open in early 2015 in Durham's Shops at Erwin Mill. at 737 Ninth Street. This is the third location of the Virginia-based concept.
Durham drug developer Chimerix said it has received fast-track federal approval to start testing an experimental antiviral drug on people infected with the Ebola virus disease.
After months of construction, the Angier-Driver Streetscape Project is now complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the $4.8 million streetscape improvements on October 11.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
All Duke University undergraduates can receive personalized advice on how to combine global, civic, and research opportunities with academic and professional goals through a new program in the Academic Advising Office that has recently been made permanent.
Parion Sciences, a Durham company dedicated to the development of novel treatments for pulmonary and ocular diseases, announced that the National Institutes of Health has awarded up to $15.6 million over 5 years in grants for two universities to conduct research with mucolytic agents discovered by the company and to enable Investigational New Drug applications for Parion's molecules.
Duke University is partnering with North Carolina Central University to provide students with transportation to early voting sites in an effort to get more students to the polls for midterm elections.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The 21c Museum Hotel, which will open early next year at 111 N. Corcoran St., will have a restaurant, named the Counting House, focused on North Carolina’s seafood heritage. The restaurant will showcase a variety of rotisserie and roasting techniques in addition to fresh seafood.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Durham startup Sqord has received 12,000 pre-orders for its wearable device, the $34.95 Sqord Booster, which uses activity-tracking technology similar to Fitbit or FuelBand but is aimed at kids.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Duke University will begin construction on a $30 million 70,000 square foot Student Health and Wellness Center, which will house student health center, counseling and Psychological Services, the Wellness Center and the Office of Case Management. The building is scheduled to be completed by fall, 2016 and will be located next to Penn Pavilion on the corner of Union Drive and Towerview.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Duke University has installed LED lighting at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium this week, making the facility the first NCAA Division I outdoor college sports venue to be lit with LED lighting.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Bee Downtown and Burt's Bees have put up a observation beehive at Burt's Bee's office at the American Tobacco Campus in Downtown Durham. The structure is six feet tall and 2 feet wide with impact-resistant safety glass that holds 15,000 bees.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Josh Munchel was named executive chef at Counting House restaurant in the upcoming 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Durham. Josh Munchel comes to Durham from Cincinnati, where he helped Metropole, the restaurant in the chain’s hotel in that city, win a place on Bon Appétit magazine’s list of Best New Restaurants 2013.
The Museum of Life and Science has received a $75,000 gift from the Duke Energy Foundation in the Climbing Higher Campaign to build two new outdoor learning environments: Hideaway Woods and Earth Moves.
Durham-based Chimerix is providing its experimental antiviral drug to a Dallas patient being treated for Ebola, an emergency step authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.
Carl DePinto has been appointed the new director for parking and transportation services at Duke University.
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Duke University Bryan student Center entrance will close for construction in the spring to install a glass facade. The building will be accessible by the University Store.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Durham-based DPx Holdings has acquired Gallus BioPharma, a manufacturing company that specializes in biologics.
The Fresh Market grocery store that will open in the Parkway Plaza shopping center at 4215 University Drive in Durham by late 2014 will hire 90 employees to work there. An October 21 interview day has been scheduled to fill the positions.
Duke University researchers will receive two grants, both for $1.4 million from President Obama's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative, that will help learn more about the brain.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
North Carolina Central University has been awarded a three-year $897,840 grant to develop ways to reduce rates of drug and alcohol abuse and HIV transmission in 18-24 year olds from the juvenile Justice Institute by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Durham's Durham’s BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. received another $2 million to continue development of a possible Ebola virus treatment from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
More than 500 Durham Tech students have picked up a GoPass in the first week of its distribution. GoPass is a free bus pass from Triangle Transit that allows eligible Durham Tech students to ride city and regional buses via Triangle Transit to get to and from the college.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
In Spring 2015, N.C. Central University is planning to offer a combined bachelor’s of science degree in computer science and business.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Justin Clapp has been appointed the Director of Outreach and access for Duke University office of admissions who will assist low-income and first-generation applicants. Clapp is a former assistant director of financial aid and was a first-generation college student.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A new bar named Criterion will open at the previous location of Whiskey at 347 W. Main St. It will be a concept by Rhys Botica, who has opened four Durham bars, Whiskey, The Federal, Bull McCabe's and Kotuku Surf Club.
Nimble Storage has leased 47,986 square feet of flex space in the previously vacant Newcastle South building at 1015 Swabia Court, an 86,895-square-foot building in the Imperial Center office park.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The NC state Department of Transportation will award a contract to build the East End Connector, an 8-mile small freeway that will connect interstate 85 with the Durham Freeway. The construction is estimated to cost $141 million and take 4.5 years with a completion slated for July 2019.
Bayer CropScience has broken ground on a new greenhouse in Durham. The 29,500 square foot facility called Greenhouse 1 will be used for research on seed traits, plant diseases and insect testing.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Hashim Al-Hashimi, PhD, assumed the role as director for the Center for RNA Biology at the Duke University School of Medicine.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Durham Bulls extended their contract with the Tampa Bay Rays through 2018 and broke a single-season paid attendance record, surpassing 533,000 viewers this year.
Durham-based A.M. Pappas & Associates announced Tuesday that it has partnered with The Chiesi Group and will manage the Italian pharmaceutical company's new corporate venture fund.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Nzinga's, a new breakfast and brunch cafe, is coming to 828 Fayetteville Street in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center in Durham.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
DPx Holdings, the parent of Durham’s Patheon Pharma, will acquire Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturing company specializing in biologics.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A new Hilton hotel, Home 2 Suites will begin construction as a part of Gateway terrace, a development near Chapel Hill Boulevard and Interstate 40. The hotel is scheduled to open in Fall, 2015
JDL Castle Cor. of Winston-Salem has purchased 3536 Hillsborough Rd, formerly the first location of Krispy Kreme in Durham.
Adeel Zeb will become the Muslim chaplain and director of the Center for Muslim Life at Duke University.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Prodigal Farms has been named a finalist in the Wells Fargo Works project among 25 other small businesses all vying for a $25,000 prize.
The White House will honor Matt Victoriano for his business, Intrepid Life Coffee and Spirits, for being a Champion of Change, which honors veterans and their families for entrepreneurial leadership.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Durham Distillery, a new gin distillery, has signed a 7-year lease for a 2,400-square-foot facility at 711 Washington St. The gin will be bottled and sold through a distributor and the location will have a small cocktail bar for tastings and tours.
Durham app developer Two Toasters is about to move from a 3,500-square-foot space on East Chapel Hill Street to an 11,500-square-foot space in the Reed Building at American Tobacco Campus.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Dain Phelan, owner of Dain's Place on Ninth Street will open Heavenly Buffaloes, a chicken wing restaurant serving wings, beer, waffle fries and vegan wings will open in 500 square feet of space a 1807 W. Markham Ave.
The Duke Law School will launch a Civil Justice Clinic in partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina to assist low income residents who need a lawyer but cannot afford one.
Duke University has announced that 18 students have received Fullbright scholarships and will spend the 2014-15 academic year conducting research and studying and teaching English.
Japanese restaurant Basan will open in Diamond View III overlooking the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The restaurant will focus on sushi, seafood, appetizers and sake.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Museum of Life + Science has received a $55,000 donation from the SunTrust Foundation to help build Hideaway Woods, one of two new planned outdoor learning facilities.
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will receive a $500,000 grant from Bayer USA Foundation to provide meals to needy children on weekends and during school breaks.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Triangle Transit will raise its fares for the first time in 10 years from $2 to $2.25 and add Sunday bus services.
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, a small drug developer in Durham, has received a $4.1 million award in federal research funds to develop a potential treatment for the Ebola virus.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Durham's Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop has been recognized among Bon Appetit's "50 Nominees for America's Best New Restaurants 2014."
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Tosh Chilkoti has been named chair of Duke’s Biomedical Engineering Department. Chilkoti, is one of the most recognized researchers in the biomedical engineering field, nationally and internationally.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Microsoft's first Triangle retail store will open Thursday, August 21 at 11am after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Streets at Southpoint. NBA basketball star Grant Hill will be at the store playing Xbox One with fans.
Shoeboxed, a digital data company will relocate and expand its operations at American Underground@ Main expansion. The 50-person staff will relocate by February, 2015.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Beginning Aug. 18, Triangle Transit will open a new “ODX” express route serving Hillsborough, the Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center area and Durham Station downtown.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Christine Engel has been named Duke’s head women’s cross country coach and assistant track & field coach.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a $12.95 million grant to a Duke University School of Medicine researcher to create a national Lung Transplant Clinical Trials Network.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Anne Firor Scott, the W.K. Boyd Professor of History Emerita at Duke University, has been awarded a 2013 National Humanities Medal for pioneering the study of southern women.
American Underground in Downtown Durham will double its space on Main Street in Downtown Durham by January, 2015, making room for an additional 50 companies.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Bull Craft Bottle Shop will open in Hope Valley Commons shopping center on highway 54.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Duke University School of Medicine has merged the Physical Therapy Division into the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport's $14 million ramp project has just received $1.29 million to help fund the project that would serve as a parking area for aircraft arriving and departing the terminal..
Friday, July 18, 2014
The Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) will pilot a shuttle bus running between Durham Station and the Durham Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings from 7:30am until 11:45 am through August 23.
The Triangle Business Journal has revealed its 2014 Best Places to Work list and it includes several Durham companies.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014, the Expedia Insiders’ Select™ for 2014 and the TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence awards.
Brigs at the Park, Scratch, and Piedmont are all participating in the Got to Be NC Dig Into Local Restaurant Week July 14-23.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Durham's South Court Building off of Shannon Rd. whose tenants include G2B and Doolin's Irish Pub and Cafe has been sold to a New York-based investment firm for $12.8 million.
The Heights at South LaSalle, A luxury, gated apartment community that opened just over a year ago near Duke University Medical Center in Durham has been sold to a new investor group for $53.3 million.
Durham-based Self-Help Credit Union will get a traditional retail banking branch in Durham with the acquisition of Generations Community Credit union.
Monday, July 7, 2014
The Duke University Health System in Durham generated more revenue than all but 20 nonprofit hospitals in the nation, ranking it as the highest-grossing nonprofit hospital in the state.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Biopharmaceutical research-giant Quintiles completed the acquisition of Encore Health Resources, a move that adds 300 workers and further expands the company’s services beyond strictly clinical work.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Duke University has added three new members to the Duke University Board of Trustees on July 1, including alumna Ann Pelham, recent graduate Neil Kondamuri and graduate and professional student Sharon O'Conner.
Duke University is one of six new clinical sites in the country that will participate in a recently formed Undiagnosed Diseases Network established by the National Institutes of Health.
The Scrap Exchange, a material reuse store, will close August 11 and move from its current location at 923 Franklin St. and reopen at its new space at 2050 Chapel Hill Rd on August 16.
Duke Athletics has announced several administrative staff changes, including promotions and new hires.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Jay Lewis, director of emerging electronics technologies at RTI International, was named a fellow of the American Vacuum Society for his contributions to the development of nanostructured optoelectronic devices.
The Durham-based antiviral drug development firm Chimerix Inc. has added new directors to its board. Dr. M. Michelle Berrey, James M. Daly, Catherine L. Gilliss, Dr. John M. Leonard, and C. Patrick Machado will all serve in new roles.
Bayer CropScience, a maker of crop pesticides and genetic traits to improve soybean, corn and other crop seeds, is building a new, $29.6 million greenhouse at its Research Triangle Park campus.
N.C. Central University and Durham Technical Community College are among the first universities and colleges in the state to offer a dual enrollment residential academic transfer program.