Thursday, February 27, 2014

Duke University West Duke Building to Close for Renovations

Duke University's West Duke Building will be closed for renovations after part of the 100-year old building collapsed.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Durham Announces Human Relations Award Winners

The City of Durham Human Relations Commission has announced four award winners who have distinguished themselves by contributing their time and talents to promoting good human relations in Durham. The Durham Rescue Mission received the Carlie B. Sessoms Award, Mayor Pro Tempore Cora Cole-McFadden received the Human Rights Award, Selina Mack, executive director of the Durham Community Land Trustees, Inc., received the Housing Award and Mishel Gomez Cespedes received the Human Rights Youth Award.

Museum of Life + Science to Expand

The Museum of Life + Science will undergo a $3.9 Million expansion to build two new outdoor learning areas.

Pizza Restaurant Coming to South Durham

Aunt Serafina's pizza restaurant will open in New Hope Commons in South Durham off of NC 54.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Century Planning's April Ellerbe Featured on Collaborate

April Ellerbe, Principal and Senior Events Analyst of Durham event planning business, New Century Planning, was featured at #3 on Collaborate's "40 Under 40," list.

Asian Buffet Opens at the Shops at Northgate

Jade Buffet, an Asian restaurant has opened at The Shops at Northgate, a strip shopping center next to Northgate Mall, The restaurant has a 7,800-square-foot dining hall with 240 seats and party room for up to 100. 

SMT Teams Up with NASCAR

Durham-based SMT, a presentation and video technology firm, is teaming up with NASCAR to provide interactive experience with fans.

Team from NC School of Science and Math to Compete in National Science Bowl

A team from Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is one of only 24 teams nationwide who will compete in the 2014 National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. in April.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Rice Diet Re-Opens in Durham

The former Rice Diet has opened under a new name, Rice House Healthcare Program at 2609 North Duke St.

Pine State Flowers to Open in Former 1930s Flower Shop

Maggie Smith and Susie Zadech will open Pine State Flowers in a now-empty 1930s florist shop at the corner of Lakewood Avenue and Old Chapel Hill Road.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sheena Cooper Named Marketing Manager at Washington Duke

Sheena Cooper has been named Marketing Manager at at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.

Duke University Reappoints Shepard

Duke University has reappointed Robert Shepard, to another five-year term as vice president of University development and alumni affairs .

Thursday, February 20, 2014

RTP Picks Architect for Master Plan

Research Triangle Foundation has selected Perkins Eastman, a New York-based architecture firm, to plan the latest phase of Research Triangle Park.

Full Frame Announces 2014 Announces Honoree and Theme

The 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Tribute will celebrate the work of award-winning filmmaker Steve James and the Thematic Program will look at the role of the subject in documentary film through a series of films curated by filmmaker Lucy Walker.

Triangle Entrepreneurship Week rebrands as 'Forward Triangle'

Triangle Entrepreneurship Week has been renamed, "Forward Triangle."

Friday, February 14, 2014

Duke Children's Hospital Receives $1M Gift

Glenn H. and Stacy Schiffman of Austin, Texas, have pledged $1 million to create a pediatric cancer research fund at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center.

Fullsteam Begins Selling Canned Beer

Fullsteam Brewery is releasing its Cackalacky Beer in cans.

Davis Named Durham County Manager

N.C. Central University Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Wendell Davis their government’s next county manager.

Nasher Appoints New Curator

Marshall Price has been appointed to the newly created position of curator of modern and contemporary art at Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Durham Mayor Pro Tempore Appointed to National Committee

City of Durham Mayor Pro Tempore Cora Cole-McFadden has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ 2014 Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy Committee.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hillside High School President Named 2014 Outstanding Young Educator

William Logan, principal of Hillside High School, was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Young Educator by the North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Durham's Emrise Receives $1.1M Military Contract

Durham-based Emrise Corporation has received a $1.1 million in new orders for radio frequency devices from a military organization of a foreign country.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Casbah to become Social Games and Brews

The former music venue Casbah will re-open as Social Games and Brews, a bar with 32-craft beers on tap, arcade games, skee ball and pool.

Duke Researchers Discover Surprising Risk Factors for Type II Diabetes

Duke University researchers have discovered two surprising risk factors for African-Americans with Type 2 diabetes – diminished lung function and low serum potassium levels.

Duke Baseball Radio Show to Debut Feb 10

Duke Baseball will debut the Duke Baseball Radio Show on Feb 10 hosted by Chris Edwards on Mondays throughout the season from 6:30-7pm at Tobacco Road Sports Café.

Hill Center Names New Leader

Beth Battle Anderson  has been named executive director of The Hill Center, a center that offers programming to students with learning disorders.

Duke Football Signs 18

Duke signed 18 recruits on National Signing Day, 12 of which were ranked in the top 50 at their respective positions by ESPN.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gregoria's Cuban Steakhouse Opening for Brunch

Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse will  open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting this weekend, Feb. 8-9.

Donation-based Yoga Studio Opens Downtown

A donation-based yoga studio and training institute called Global Breath Studio has opened downtown on the second floor of a building on 119 W.Main Street.

Durham's (n+1) to Partner with Sean "Diddy" Combs

Durham's (n+1) designstudio, a company that provides design and conceptual branding services for sports and entertainment, is partnering with Combs’ REVOLT TV Network to provide real-time social media interaction.

Duke University Medical Center Library Room to be Renamed

Duke University Medical Center Library’s Trent Room is being renamed the Richmond House Room this month.

Durham Company's Technology to be Used By NBC at Olympics

IDS, a division of Durham video technology firm SMT that focuses on supporting operations during live sporting events, has been selected by NBC Olympics to provide results and timing interfaces for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Research Triangle Park Announces New Plans

The RTP Foundation has paid about $17 million for nearly 100 acres off Interstate 40 where they plan to modernize the park with new urban development.

ExitEvent Acquired by American Underground

Entrepreneurial blog ExitEvent has been acquired by Capitol Broadcasting Corp.-owned American Underground.

Monday, February 3, 2014