Friday, July 25, 2014

Duke Professor Wins National Humanities Award

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 to Double Space in Downtown Durham

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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Duke University Hospital Turns 84

Duke University hospital celebrated its 84th year after opening on July 20, 1930.

Rise to Launch Franchise Program

Rise Biscuits & Donuts has announced a partnership with franchise development company Fransmart to launch a franchise program.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Food & Wine Selects Chooses Big Spoon Roasters

Mouth, a new gift-focused website of Food & Wine magazine has chosen to feature Durham's Big Spoon Roasters' Ginger Almond Nut Butter.

Duke Medicine unites Physical Therapy division with Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery

Duke University School of Medicine has merged the Physical Therapy Division into the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

King's Daughter's Inn to Expand

The owners of the popular Durham bed & breakfast The King's Daughter's Inn will break ground next month on a boutique hotel in Cary that they expect to open by summer, 2015.

RDU Receives $1.29M federal grant for Terminal 1 ramp project

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

Durham Vacation Home Listing Company Expands

VacationFutures Inc., an vacation management company based out of Durham's American Underground has expanded into the Malibu, CA market.

DATA to provide free Farmers' Market shuttle

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 Reveals 2014 Best Places to Work

The Triangle Business Journal has revealed its 2014 Best Places to Work list and it includes several Durham companies.

NCCU Director of Athletics Earns Award

Durham's North Carolina Central Director of Athletics, Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree was earned the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS Administrator of the Year Award.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Washington Duke Receives Awards

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.

Primal Food & Spirits Opens

Primal Food & Spirits, a gluten-free restaurant that specializes in meat and vegetable dishes has opened.

Monuts to Open in Former Magnolia Grill Space

Monuts Donuts will open in a space formerly occupied by Magnolia Grill on Ninth Street in November, 2014.

Three Durham Restaurants Featured in Restaurant Week

Brigs at the Park, Scratch, and Piedmont are all participating in the Got to Be NC Dig Into Local Restaurant Week July 14-23.

Durham Investor Purchases Retail Center

Durham Investment group Mark Properties has purchased the Shoppes at Bedford retail center in north Raleigh for $3.14 million.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Triangle Transit Expands Service

Triangle Transit will extend service hours on Saturday and add new services on Sunday for Route 400, 700 and 800.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Durham's South Court Building Sold for $12.8M

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.

Heights at South LaSalle Luxury Apartment Community Sold for $53M

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.

Self-Help Acquires Generations Community Credit Union

Durham-based Self-Help Credit Union will get a traditional retail banking branch in Durham with the acquisition of Generations Community Credit union.

bioMérieux to break ground on Durham expansion

bioMérieux, a French-based life sciences company will break ground to expand its current campus in Durham.

Monday, July 7, 2014

G2B Plans Nanobrewery

G2B, a pub located off of Shannon Road near South Square will close for renovations and reopen with a new nanobrewery July 15.

Dilweg Hires CFO

The Dilweg Companies, a Durham commercial real estate investment company, announced that Neal White has joined the company as chief financial officer.

Hill, Chesson & Woody Hire Client Manager

Hill, Chesson & Woody, an independently owned and operated employee benefits firm, has hired Kirstin Ellison as client manager.

Duke Health ranks 21st nationally in gross revenue

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

Quintiles Adds 300 With Acquisition

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

Beer Durham Opens

Beer Durham, a beer shop selling craft beer by the bottle, can and tap, has opened at 404 Hunt Street

Krispy Kreme Coming to Hillsborough Rd.

Krispy Kreme will open a location of the national doughnut chain at 3536 Hillsbourough Rd.

Duke University Adds Three Trustees

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 Named to National Network Studying Rare Diseases

 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 Prepares to Move

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 Announces Administrative Staff Changes

Duke Athletics has announced several administrative staff changes, including promotions and new hires.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lewis Named Fellow to American Vacuum Society

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.

Dilweg Companies Adds Asset Manager

Durham commercial real estate investment company The Dilweg Companies has announced that John MacDonell has joined the company as asset manager.

Chimerix Adds Board Members

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 Crop Science to Build $29.6M Greenhouse

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.

NCCU and Durham Tech Offer Duel Enrollment Program

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.

Fitness Studio Opens at Northgate

A.B. Fit Team, a cardio and toning studio for adults and children, has opened at Northgate Mall.