Friday, January 31, 2014

Duke University Receives Record Breaking Number of Applications

Duke University received more than 32,000 submitted applications for admission this year, the seventh year in a row in which the number of applications has set a record.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Meadows at Southpoint Coming to South Durham

The Meadows at Southpoint, a 185-home development at the corner of  NC 54 and Barbee Road has been approved by the City Council.

Delta Sky Club Tests Upgraded Services at RDU

Delta Airlines' Sky Club at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport has been selected as a test market site for upgraded services through April that will include pancakes for breakfast, hot sandwiches for lunch, and snacks and desserts in the evenings, along with complimentary manicures, chair massages and shoe shines.

Duke University Launches Global Cancer Initiative

Duke University has launched The Global Cancer Initiative, to unite researchers from Duke’s Global Health and Cancer institutes.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Digitalsmiths to be acquired by TiVo

Vdeo technology company Digitalsmiths will be acquired for $135 million in cash by TiVo, the company that pioneered digital video recording.

Worsley Will Act as County Manager

Deputy County Manager Lee Worsley will act as the county government's top executive until elected officials hire and bring on board a permanent successor for retiring County Manager Mike Ruffin.

Duke University Press Launches e-book Platform

Duke University Press has teamed up with HighWire Press to launch a new e-book platform that consolidates its journals and more than 1,600 e-book titles.

Hillside High School Opens Bank

Hillside High School has become the first school in the state to open a bank in the school. The bank is called Student Bank Training Center.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Croasdaile Commons shopping center sells for $24 million

Durham's 15-acre Croasdaile Commons shopping center anchored by Duke Medicine, has sold for $24 million to Health Care REIT Inc. of Toledo, Ohio. The property is located at the intersection of Hillandale Road and Interstate 85 in north Durham.

Juju, Asian Fusion Restaurant to Open in Shops at Erwin Mill

Durham chef-owner Charlie Deal will open Juju, an Asian Fusion restaurant focusing on a la carte dim sum at Durham’s new Shops at Erwin Mill on Ninth Street in July. The restaurant will be located in a 4,721-square-foot corner space and will also have a large outdoor dining patio.

Coach K Wins 900th Game

Duke University Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski has won his 900th game at Duke. Krzyzewski became only the second coach in NCAA Division I history to record 900 wins at one school.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Duke Receives $10M Grant

Duke University along with the University of Colorado schools of medicine has received a $10 million grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue the development of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group over the next five years.

Duke to Host Four Politicians

Four politicians under 40 will speak at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy this spring in the Connect2Politics speaker series, part of an initiative of school's Hart Leadership Program.

Smith Breeden Co-Founder Wins Award

Smith Breeden Associates’ co-founder and former chairman Douglas T. Breeden, has been named the 2013 International Association for Quantitative Finance/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Duke University's Gross Hall Dedicated

Duke University's former Gross Chemistry building was officially renamed the Gross Hall for Interdisciplinary Innovation at a dedication ceremony.

Rehydration Project Wins First Duke STEAM Challenge

The Ambassadors for Change: ORS project , A Duke student project aimed at increasing the use of a hydrating therapy to treat diarrhea in India has won a university contest and its $10,000 grand prize.

Fullsteam to celebrate launch of Cackalacky Beer

Durham’s Fullsteam Brewery and Cackalacky, a Pittsboro-based spice sauce company, have partnered to can Cack-a-lacky Ginger Pale Ale. There will be a celebration at Fullsteam this evening.

TROSA Holds Grand Opening Saturday

The TROSA Thrift & Frame Store is holding a grand opening Saturday for the store’s new location on 1703 East Geer Street.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Durham Student to Compete in National Science Competition

Parth Thakker, a senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, was selected from 1,800 students to be among the 40 finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. He will compete for $630,000 in awards from the Intel Foundation, in Washington, D.C., March 6-12.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Durham's Bonchak wins coffee competition

Jonathan Bonchak of Counter Culture Coffee took first place at the 2014 Big Eastern Regional Coffee Competition in Durham.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Duke superlens able to power electronic wirelessly

A superlens developed by Duke researchers allows electronic devices to be powered wirelessly.

Duke University to Offer Brazilian and Global Portuguese Studies Major

A Brazilian and global Portuguese studies major will be available to Duke University undergraduates starting Fall 2014.

Becoats Creates Nonprofit Foundation

Eric Becoats, former Durham Schools Superintendent has filed Articles of Incorporation with the Department of the Secretary of State to form a nonprofit called Becoats Foundation Inc.

New Charter School to Open in Durham in 2014

The State Board of Education approved a new K-3 charter school, Reaching All Minds Academy, in Durham County for the 2014-15 school year, with six more possible ones for the following year.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Quintiles Receives Recognition as Leading Security Controls Company

Durham-based Quintiles, a pharmaceutical services provide has received recognition for its Cloud Services Model on the 2014 CSO40 as one of 40 leading companies in security controls, a list compiled by CSO magazine.

$5 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Duke University

The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million in grants to a Duke University-led study to explore how centuries of soil erosion from human land use is affecting Earth’s life-supporting outer skin.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Perdue Pharma Purchases 52 acres

Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma Manufacturing, maker of OxyContin pain medication and other drugs, has finalized the purchase of 52 acres in Durham County for a new manufacturing plant.

Cutcliffe Elected to Board of American Football Coaches Association

Duke Football Coach David Cutcliffe has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Football Coaches Association.

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Gluten-Free Restaurant to Open in Southpoint Crossing

Primal Food, a gluten-free restaurant owned by Tim Lyons owner and chef of Blu Seafood will open in Southpoint Crossing in south Durham this summer.

Frontier Makes Upgrades to Durham Market

Frontier Communications will make upgrades to the Durham market that will allow for Internet speeds of up to 25 megabits a second for more than 50,000 homes and businesses.

Furniture Store Opens on Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd

Kamiya Furniture Gallery has opened on 2611 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard selling furniture and art from Bali, a province of the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia.

New Beer Shop to Open in the Measurement Building

Beer Durham, a new beer shop will open in the Measurement Building in Durham this spring.

Durham Gaming Startup Launches New Game with iPhone as Controller

Durham gaming startup, Splitmo, has developed a way to use iPhones as controllers to video games on televisions and will release a new game with this technology, Snake Life.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Solar Program to Expand to Durham

Solarize Durham, a program that will aim to encourage residents to buy solar panels from local installers plans to launch in late January.

Duke Arts Annex to Expand

The Duke University Arts Annex will open a dance studio, and Hue studios, a ceramics, photography, and printmaking space.

NCCU Names Chief Information Officer

North Carolina Central University has named Leah Kraus Chief Information Officer.

Construction Set to Begin on Church Street Parking Deck

Construction is getting underway on significant repairs to the Church Street Parking Deck. The estimated six-month project will include structural repairs and improvements to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Quintiles New App Provides Medicine Warnings

Quintiles, a life science services company is providing patient warnings and reminders about medication through a new mobile app, MediGuard.

Duke Barber Shop Reopens in New Location

The Duke Barber Shop has reopened in a new location in the bottom floor of the Duke University Bryan Center, after leaving its former location in West Union due to construction.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Durham Commercial Park Sold

The two building-campus of the Commerical Park West industrial park, located at 2300 Englert Dr. and 4915 Prosectus Dr. have been sold to Klopfer Associates of Miramar, FL.

Duke Medicine Doctor Receives Award

Dr. Sallie Permar with Duke School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and along with a colleague has been named recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

YoFresh Frozen Yogurt Opens on Page Rd.

A YoFresh Yogurt Café location has opened at 5410 Page Road in Imperial Center.

Pompieri Pizza Opens in Former Firehouse

Pompieri Pizza has opened at 102 City Hall Plaza in a building that once held Durham firefighters.

Gregoria's Cuban Steakhouse Reopening Jan 13

A year after a fire closed it, Gregoria's Cuban Steakhouse will reopen January 13 at 2701 Hillsborough Rd.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Square 1 Bank Files to Go Public

Durham-based Square 1 Bank has filed paperwork with the Securities & Exchange Commission to go public.

Akinleye Named NCCU Provost & Vice Chancellor

Johnson O. Akinleye has been named provost and vice chancellor of North Carolina Central University.

Monday, January 6, 2014

New SECU Branch to Open

State Employees’ Credit union is opening a new branch on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard on Wednesday at 4055 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. in the former Golden Corral restaurant location near the South Square.

Merle Norman Plans to Move to South Squar

The Merle Norman cosmetics shop at Northgate Mall has closed to move to a new location in the South Square Shopping Center.

Duke Researcher Receives White House Honor

Sallie Permar, M.D., Ph.D., of Duke University School of Medicine, was one of 102 researchers honored by President Obama with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.