Tuesday, September 23, 2014

IBM Opens Cloud Data Facility

IBM opened a new cloud data resiliency center Monday, which is part of the company’s 4 million-square-foot plot of property in Durham's Research Triangle Park.

Criterion Opens in Whiskey's Old Space

Rhys Botica has rebranded his former bar, Whiskey, as Criterion, a smoke-free neighborhood friendly bar serving craft beer, wine and liquor at 347 W. Main St.

NCCU Receives Grant to Reduce Drug and Alcohol Abuse, HIV transmission

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

Durham Tech Partners with Upswing

Durham Tech has partnered with Upswing, an online tutoring system that gives students unlimited access to online tutors and coaches.

Friday, September 19, 2014

BioCryst Receives $20M to develop Ebola Treatment

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.

Crescent Ninth Street Apartments Now Open

Crescent Ninth Street Apartments, a 303-unit luxury apartment property at 749 Ninth Street are now open.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Durham Public Schools Wins $50,000 Award

Durham Public School's Child Nutrition Services has been awarded $50,000 to pay for its free breakfast program for all students.

Bull City Street Food Launches

Bull City Street Food, a food truck specializing in international cuisine has launched in Durham. The truck will feature sandwiches, tacos, wraps and sides.

GoPass Now Available to Durham Tech Students

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

NCCU to Launch New Computer Science and business degree

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

Duke creates new financial aid position to assist first-generation college students

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

New Bar to Open on Main St.

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.

Duke Installs Hands Free Entry Zone

Duke University has installed new card readers to grant users access to in the Blue Zone parking lot without needing to swipe a card.

Nimble Storage Expanding in Durham

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

Durham's East End Connector to be built

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.

Move Loot Opens in Durham

Move Loot, a consignment furniture store based in San Francisco, has opened a location in Durham.

Bayer CropScience Expands in RTP

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.

Glass Jug to Open Sept 13

The Glass Jug, a growler refilling store will open September 13 in Greenwood Commons off of Hwy 55 in South Durham.

Prodigal Farms Wins $25,000 Grant

Prodigal Farms, a goat cheese farm in Rougemont has won a $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo for a small business contest.

Solar Power Systems Moves to Durham

Solar Power Systems, a company formerly headquartered in Belgium, has moved to Durham after closing overseas operations.

Monday, September 8, 2014

DiVE to Close for Renovations in September

The Duke Immersive Virtual Environment will close for renovation in late September and reopen in the spring.

Al-Hashimi named director for Duke Center for RNA Biology

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

Durham Bulls Break Attendance Record, Extend Contract with Tampa Bay Rays

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's Papas & Associates Partners with Italian Pharmaceutical company

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.