Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation awarded the 2014 Wellman prize to Durham author Mur Lafferty for her book “The Shambling Guide to New York City.”
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Jason Jowers, assistant principal at Hillside High School, has been named the 2015 North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year by the N.C. Association of Principals and Assistant Principals.
Duke University alumni William McCutchen Jr. and his wife, Irene Lilly McCutchen, have committed $1.5 million to endow a professorship at Duke Divinity School.
The French Corner Bakery, a new bake shop from French master baker Benjamin Messaoui features artisan breads, cookies, muffins as well as a lunch menu, and is now open at 2005 North Pointe Drive, Suite B.
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and founder of the Forward Together Moral Movement, will deliver the keynote address for Duke University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on Sunday, Jan. 18.
Duke Medicine’s Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg and Dr. Haywood Brown have been named members of the founding board of the newly formed Cord Blood Association.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Weatherby, a Durham-based health care staffing firm has opened a health care clinic for its employees.
The Parlour, a ice cream shop in downtown Durham, will expand its current location and add 1,000 square feet to its current location at 117 Market Street. Seating will grow to almost 60, an additional cash register will be added, and there will be a room for private events like birthday parties.
Friday, December 12, 2014
A group of area businesses on Thursday pledged $500,000 to help attract more international flights to Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Civic leader Ruth Dzau was recognized with the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award, which pays tribute to individuals who have made a profound impact on the lives of citizens through exemplary service.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Durham entrepreneur David Baron's foam 'Nugget' couch will be carried at Rooms to Go stores in three North Carolina locations.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Bell and Howell has joined the Universal Postal Union’s Direct Marketing Advisory Board, an intergovernmental organization that regulates mail exchanges among 192 member countries.
Durham’s Alice Gerrard, a longtime fixture of the local music community, received a Grammy nomination for best folk album at age 80 for her album “Follow the Music,” which features contributions from other local acts including Hiss Golden Messenger and Megafaun.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Duke University has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Editas Medicine, a leading genome editing company, for genetic engineering technologies developed in the lab of Charles Gersbach, assistant professor of biomedical engineering. The agreement focuses on Gersbach’s work with genome engineering technologies known as CRISPR/Cas9 and TALENs.
Karl and Fay Leo have donated $1.25 million to secure a new professorship in law and entrepreneurship at the Duke School of Law.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center at Duke University will close in January, 2015 and undergo 18 months of renovations.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Triangle Land Conservancy has completed work on three miles of new trails at the Horton Grove Nature Preserve adjoining the Stagville State Historic Site in Durham County and will host a grand opening celebration for the public on Dec. 6 from 1-4 p.m.
A Grand Opening of Mt. Merrill, a new playground at Durham Central Park will take place from 10 a.m. to Noon at 501 Foster St. The new playground will include slides, boulder outcroppings and protective surfacing.
Gonza Tacos y Tequila is opening a new restaurant and bar at 604 Fernway Avenue in Durham in early 2015.This is the third location for the Mexican eatery, which also has locations in Raleigh and Wake Forest.
Ponysaurus Brewing Co., a nanobrewery, is moving its brewing facility to a 6,000 square foot warehouse on the corner of Hood and Ramseur Streets. The new facility will expand the company’s annual brewing capacity from 180 barrels a year to 2,000 barrels, Production from the new location is anticipated to begin in spring 2015 and a taproom is slated to open in the summer.