Friday, November 21, 2014

Tax Company Avalara Expands to Diamond View I in Durham

Seattle tax automation and compliance firm Avalara has expanded and has announced that its new headquarters will unite its Raleigh and Durham offices with 40,000 square feet in Diamond View I on Mangum Street.

Dentist Launches Candy Company

A new Durham business owned by a Dentist and her husband, Tom & Jenny's has launched producing candy that is sugar-free and all-natural. Their products are available at Foster's Market in Durham.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Durham Office Park For Sale

Headquarters Park, a two-building, 147,477-square-foot office campus near at 2222 NC Highway 54 in Durham, has been put up for sale by Transwestern Investment Management.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Fund Chimerix Ebola Drug Development

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are providing $5.7 million of financial support to Durham-based Chimerix, helping it ramp up production of a potential vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NCCU to Update Master Plan

N.C. Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White said university officials plan to update the school’s master plan to accommodate current enrollment numbers.

La Tropicale Cafe Open on Highway 55 Near RTP

Veteran chef Gladwin Jarvis has opened La Tropicale Cafe, a restaurant that focuses on Caribbean food in the former My Sister’s Kitchen building on 4716 Apex Hwy near RTP.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Brick Company Relocates HQ to Durham

CalStar, a manufacturer of sustainable brick and masonry, is relocating its headquarters to Durham in a 7,000-square-foot office in the Citizens Bank Building in Durham.

Chimerix Drug to Be Used in African Ebola Crisis

Durham's Chimerix will send its experimental drug brincidofovir to west Africa as one of two investigational agents to be evaluated in a clinical study in patients with confirmed Ebola virus.

Monuts Donuts to Move

Monuts Donuts, will close on November 24 and reopen in Mid-December at its new location at 1002 Ninth St.

Duke neurologist to direct national consortium

Neurologist Dr. Richard Bedlack, who leads the Duke ALS Clinic, has been named director of patient advocacy and outreach for the Clinical Research in ALS and Related Disorders for Therapeutic Development Consortium, funded by a $6.24 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium project recognized

LeChase Construction Services announced that Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium renovation has been selected as Engineering News-Record Southeast’s 2014 Best Project for Renovation/Restoration.

NCCU recognized as a military-friendly school

N.C. Central University has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

Duke announces Baldwin Scholars

Duke University has announced that 18 first-year women were selected for the 11th class of the Alice M. Baldwin Scholars Program.

NCCU Department of History Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The N.C. Central University Department of History’s 75-year history was recently recognized by the American Historical Association.

Duke Chapel Presents Humanitarian Service Awards

Duke University Chapel presented its 2014 Humanitarian Service Award to  Brenda Brodie, a co-founder of the Durham nonprofit SEEDS; and the Rev. Colin Miller, founder of the Community of the Franciscan Way.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Durham-base Creek Recognized on Forbes 500 List

Durham-based Cree was recognized by Forbes "Fast 500" at No. 479.

Durham-based Appia acquired by Mandalay Digital for $100M

Appia, a provider of mobile user acquisition services with an international customer base, is being sold to California-based Mandalay Digital for $100 million in a stock deal.

Durham Drugmaker Ebola Dug Selected for Clinical Trials

Chimerix announced that the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium had selected its drug brincidofovir for clinical trials on Ebola patients in West Africa.

Duke Endowment Above National Average

Duke University's endowment returns beat the national average for 2013-2014, reaching $7 billion, a 17 percent increase from 2013.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Band Together picks Kidznotes as 2016 nonprofit partner

Durham-based Kidznotes will be the 2016 nonprofit partner of Band Together, a Triangle charity that raises money through concerts.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

United Express to add flight to Dulles Airport from RDU

Raleigh-Durham International Airport will offer a new flight to Virginia's Washington Dulles International Airport starting January 10, 2015 on United Express.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Over Easy Breakfast Delivery Service Launches

Over Easy, a breakfast delivery service and a Duke University student-run startup has launched in Durham.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Counter Culture Coffee to host coffee competition

Counter Culture Coffee is hosting a regional coffee competition in Durham that will feature top barista and brewer talent from the Southeast and Northeast November 21 and 22 at the Durham Convention Center.

TROSA recovery program opens second Durham thrift store

TROSA, a substance abuse recovery program will open a second location of its Durham thrift store at Oxford Commons Shopping Center at 3500 N. Roxboro St. in Durham.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Scynexis licenses drug compounds

Durham drug developer Scynexis reached a deal to license its experimental viral disease treatment to Waterstone Pharmaceutical for $1 million for the first compound and a potential $500,000 on the second.

Hendrick at Southpoint Opens

Hendrick Automotive Group officially opened its new Mercedes-Benz of Durham auto dealership across from The Streets at Southpoint mall.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rise Biscuits & Donuts to compete on Cooking Channel

Tom Ferguson and Brian Wiles of Rise Biscuits and Donuts will be competing on Thursday's episode of Donut Showdown on the Cooking Channel.

New leader takes charge of LeChase Construction office in Durham

Jack Goodrich, a senior vice president with LeChase and brother of LeChase President and CEO William Goodrich, has been named the new leader of the Southeast region and will be based in Durham.

Chimerix Names Two New Executives

Chimerix, a Durham  biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals, today announced the appointments of Peter Payne as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy, and Roberto Guzman as Vice President of Corporate Compliance.