Monday, June 30, 2014

Bull City Ciderworks Begins Selling Cider

Bull City Ciderworks, located at 113 S. Elizabeth St, has begun selling its cider  on-site after beginning production in May.

Uber Expands into Durham

Uber, an app that connects people who need rides with those who want to offer them, has expanded its service into Durham.

Firm Buys Jack Tar Motel for $5M

A limited liability company connected to Aspen, Colo.,-based Austin Lawrence Partners paid $5 million for the Jack Tar Motel on Corcoran Street.

Arc Chapters to Merge

The Durham chapter will merge with the Orange, and Wake chapters to become The Arc of the Triangle.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Walgreens to Use Cree Lights in New Stores

National drug store chain Walgreens will Durham company Cree's light bulbs at all of its new stores.

McAlister's Deli in South Durham Sold

Southern Deli Holdings LLC of Charlotte thas acquired the McAlister’s Deli located in the Renaissance Center shopping center on Fayetteville Road in south Durham.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Duke students create pouch to help deliver HIV drugs to infants

A group of Duke University students at the Pratt School of Engineering recently developed a special pouch that can keep an HIV drug potent for longer, giving unborn babies a chance to get life-saving medication immediately after they are born.

Triangle Pint & Plate Launches Food Menu

Triangle Brewing Co.'s Pint & Plate has launched their food menu and the kitchen has opened at 802 W. Main St. near Brightleaf Square. The menu posted online includes burgers, an all-beef hot dog, a grilled chicken sandwich, a tortilla salad, sides, soft drinks and appetizers like sautéed shrimp and pickle chips.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mi Peru Open for Business

Mi Peru in Durham, a peruvian restaurant serving traditional Peruvian fare from lomo saltado to jalea to rotisserie chicken has opened at 4015 University Dr.

Four NC School of Science and Mathematics Students Honored for STEM App Challenge

Students Saurin Kantesaria and teammates Tian-Shun Jiang, Sammy Lou and Jenny Wang from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham won the first Congressional Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Competition House App Challenge for their app, Puzzlebot, an innovative, challenge-response test that helps determine whether a website user is human.

NC School of Science and Math Student Becomes Finalist in Nationwide Challenge

Daniel Ben, a N.C. School of Science and Mathematics student, was recently named one of the 15 finalists for The BioGENEius Challenge, a national STEM innovator and entrepreneur contest.

Washington Duke Appoints New Banquet Events Chef

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has appointed Cory Mattson as banquet events chef.
In his role, Mattson is responsible for all banquet event production, execution, presentation and service for guests.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Group to Launch LGBTQ Center in Durham

A new community center in Durham is planned that would provide programs, services and advocacy for the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

Bean Traders to Expand Existing Location

Bean Traders is set to expand, adding 2,500 square feet of space and a new coffee bar setup with more food options.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Durham Bulls Manager to Manage All Star Team During 2014 All Star Game

Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo will manage the International League's All-Star team during the 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game.

Quintiles Will Partner to Launch Marketing Analytics Platform

Pharmaceutical research organization Quintiles will partner with analytics group MMC to launch a new marketing analytics platform.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Durham to Get Credit Card Parking Meters

Durham will soon be able to feed parking meters with credit cards.

Duke Law Refectory Cafe to be Replaced by Cafe de Novo

The Duke Law Refectory Cafe located at the Law School at Duke University will soon be replaced by Cafe de Novo.

Duke Researchers Receive $15M to study Autism Treatment

Duke University medical researchers have been awarded a foundation grant from the Marcus Foundation for $15 million to study the use of umbilical cord blood cells to treat autism, stroke, cerebral palsy and related brain disorders.

Duke Global Health Institute Partners with Chinese Institute

The Duke Global Health Institute has signed an agreement to partner with the China CDC’s National Institute of Parasitic Diseases to continue developing strategic research collaborations in global health internationally.

Small Business Administration Honors Two Durham Drug Companies

Durham companies Novan Therapeutics and Parion Sciences have both received a Tibbetts award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

ShiftZen Hires Averitte

ShiftZen, a restaurant scheduling software company based in Durham, N.C. has hired Richard Averitte as the company’s marketing director.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

NCCU Receives Federal Grants for Security Research

The U.S. departments of Agriculture and Homeland Security gave grants totaling more than $500,000 to North Carolina Central University to battle foodborne illness outbreaks, weather events and other threats.

Musician and Filmmaker Wins Best Soundtrack Award

Jeremy Rist of Funkleberry won the Best Sountrack award in a 10-day nationwide documentary filmaking contest.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Five Buildings in Imperial Center Business Park Sold for $44.25M

Five buildings totaling 705,365 square feet of space in Durham’s Imperial Center Business Park recently sold to Liberty Property Trust for $44.25 million.

Bull City Venture Partners Gains Red Hat and Cisco

Bull City Venture Partners has added Red Hat and Cisco to their roster to launch a $26 million venture fund.

Duke University Dorm to be Renamed

Duke University Freshman dormitory Aycock will be renamed East Residence Hall.

Monday, June 16, 2014

M&F Bank Announces Four Founders Award Recipients

Mechanics and Farmers Bank has honored four men as recipients of the Mechanics and Farmers Bank Founders Award for 2014. R. Kelly Bryant Jr. and Lem Long Jr. were recognized as “Foundation Builders.” Christopher L. “Chris” Canty and Claude Z. Demby were recognized as “Torch Bearers.”

Frontier Names Regional Sales Manager

Brian Fredrickson has accepted a  position as regional sales manager for Frontier in North Carolina.

New Development With Starbucks Coming to Durham

A developer has plans to replace the old location of Ole NC Bar-B-Q at 4201 North Roxboro with a retail strip center that will include a new Starbucks.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Duke's Pratt School Earns Smart Power Innovation Recognition

The Pratt School has earned a top “Smart Power Innovation” recognition from the Washington, DC-based U.S. Global Leadership Coalition for its groundbreaking innovation that prevents the transmission of HIV from mother to child – making antiretroviral medication accessible to thousands of women in remote areas.

Museum of Life + Science Launches Trail-Walking Program

The Museum of life and Science has launched a walking-trail program to address childhood obesity, and will add 1.8 miles of walking trails to its campus thanks to a $150,000 gift from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Garden Ridge Furniture Opens

Home furnishings company Garden Ridge has opened a 85,000-square-foot store at 4215 University Drive and will sell both outdoor and indoor furniture, wall décor, rugs and other home goods.

New Pasta Restaurant Coming to South Durham

Tom Ferguson of Rise Biscuits and Dontus and Seth Kingsbury of Pazzo are starting a quick service pasta restaurant named The Rollout, which will be located at 8200 Renaissance Parkway.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Oval Park Grille Opens

The Oval Park Grille, a neighborhood bar and grill, has opened on 1116 Broad St.

Online Grocer Launches in Durham

Relay Foods, an online grocery store has begun service with home delivery or at one of three designated places and times.

DesignHammer Wins International Drupal Award

Durham company DesignHammer has won the Blue Drop Award for best sports website, which is an international award that honors excellence in Drupal development.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Duke Divinity School Awarded $124,000 Federal Grant

Duke Divinity School has been awarded a $125,000 federal grant for the Divinity School Library to continue its work in the Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection project.

New Durham Public Schools Superintendent Announced

Bert L'Homme, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Washington, was selected as the next superintendent of Durham Public Schools.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Longfellow to Develop Innovation District

Longfellow Real Estate Partners has contributed $250,000 to education programs serving Durham's Innovation District, a life-sciences hub in Downtown Durham.

Three Durham Startups Win NC IDEA Grants

Three Durham Companies, AnyCloud, CellBreaker, and CrowdTunes, have won up to $50,000 each in grant funds from economic development group NC IDEA.

Durham Academy Lacrosse Stars and Athletic Director Receive Honors

Durham Academy seniors Ian Concannon and Spencer Hallyburton have been named U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-Americans in recognition of excellence on the lacrosse field and in the classroom. DA Athletic Director Steve Engebretsen has been named U.S. Lacrosse Man of the Year for the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association.

Kestrel Heights Installs New Principal

Veteran educator David “Dave” Malechek has been named high school principal of Kestrel Heights School.

Duke University to Build Garage on Science Drive

Duke University will build a 2,000 space garage on the corner of Cameron and Science Drive to ease parking problems for faculty and graduate students. Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2014 and will be completed by April, 2016.

New Antibiotic Could Mean Only Single Dose Necessary

In the battle against stubborn skin infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a new single-dose antibiotic is as effective as a twice-daily infusion given for up to 10 days, according to a large study led by Duke Medicine researchers.

Duke CRI Launches Patient Registry for Lung Disease

Duke Clinical Research Institute has launched a patient registry to help researchers and clinicians identify, manage and study people who have a progressive lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Argos Therapeutics Named Top 100 Winner

Argos therapeutics, a drug development company has been named one of Red Herring magazine's Top 100 North American winners.

Spring Arbor Names New Executive Director

Sandra Taranto has been named the new executive director of assisted living facility Spring Arbor of Durham on June 9.

Duke Researchers Discover that Heart Devices Linked to Increased Survival

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

Duke Forest Renames Division to Honor Edeburn

Duke Forest will rename the Eno Division the Edeburn Division, honoring the contributions of Judd Edeburn, former resource manager for Duke Forest.

Duke Engineering to Receive $30M Gift

Duke University alumni J. Michael and Christine Pearson have committed $30 million to the Pratt School of Engineering to advance engineering and science education across the university.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Freddy's to Open in Durham

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers restaurant will open in fall, 2014 in Durham at 3303 Watkins Road.

Sheetz to build Second Store in Durham

Gas station convenience store and in-store restaurant chain Sheetz will open a new location in Durham in spring, 2015 in the former Blockbuster video location on Hillsborough Road..

Monday, June 2, 2014

Duke Researchers Identify Mutation to Aid Drug Development

Duke Medicine researchers with neurosurgeons and scientists in China have identified a mutation in tumor cells that may aid in drug development for a young adult brain cancer called brainstem glioma.

Revival Spirits to Produce Liquor

Revival Spirits, a new grain to glass artisan distillery will open selling vodka, gin, whiskey, rum and moonshine with a focus on whiskey and rum.

Growler Grlz Opens in Hope Valley

Growler Grlz, a beer growler filling store has opened at 4810 Hope Valley Rd.

RTP named winner of national STEM competition

The Research Triangle Park has been named grand prize winner of the US2020 competition and will have $1 million in funding for a mentorship and leadership program.

Pre-Civil War movie to be filmed at Stagville

Uptone Pictures will film "Union Bound," at Historic Stagville, once one of the largest plantations in the South.

Duke Men's Lacrosse Team Wins NCAA Title

The Duke University Men's Lacrosse Team has won the NCAA championship with an 11-9 victory over Notre Dame.

New Shops coming to Renaissance Village

Penn Station East Coast Subs will open in the fall and Hot Asana Studio & Boutique has opened in the space above Harvest 18 at Renaissance Village in the Southpoint area.

'Que Opens at American Tobacco

Ed Mitchell's 'Que, a barbecue restaurant has opened in the Diamond View III building at the American Tobacco Campus.