Thursday, January 29, 2015

Durham is part of a top market for office property investments

The Durham area along with Raleigh is one of the top five markets for investments in office properties in 2015, according to a report by the National Real Estate Investor.

Total Quality Logistics Expands into Durham

Total Quality Logistics, a freight brokerage firm with 28 offices in 16 states, just opened its second North Carolina location in Durham.

Krispy Kreme Set to Open on Feb 3

A new Krispy Kreme is set to open on February 3 at 3536 Hillsborough Road.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rise Biscuits and Donuts Set to Expand

Durham-based Rise Biscuits and Donuts is ready to expand with its first franchise location into nearby Morrisville, NC.

BioCryst Earns Special FDA designation

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals received Fast Track designation for its experimental treatment for hereditary angioedema.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dobbins to Lead Duke's DKU Program Office

James Dobbins, a professor of radiology, biomedical engineering and physics, and director of Duke’s graduate program in medical physics, has been named associate vice provost and director of what will now be known as the Duke Kunshan University Program Office at Duke.

Duke Sports Medicine Expands

Duke Sports Medicine opened an expanded clinic at the Duke Sports Science Institute at 3475 Erwin Road.  Relocated from the Finch-Yeager Building on the Duke campus, the expanded clinic integrates orthopaedic surgery, physical therapy, primary care, cardiology, sports performance, fitness, sports medicine and research science and education in one location.

Coach K Wins 1,000 Games

Duke Basketball Men's Coach Mike Krzyzewski has achieved 1,000 career wins.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

South Durham intersection to get roundabout

N.C. Department of Transportation engineers will install a roundabout at the intersection at Barbee, Herndon and Massey Chapel roads in the spring.

Bulls Hire New Manager

The Durham Bulls have named Jared Sandberg, nephew of Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, as the club's new manager.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

DPS Apprives Two New Charter Schools

Excelsior Classical Academy and KIPP Durham have been approved to open in Durham for the 2015-16 school year by Durham Public Schools.

DCRI Awarded Federal Contract to Test New Anti-Infection Drugs

The Duke Clinical Research Institute will become one of three national sites to run early clinical trials of new anti-infection therapies under a contract announced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Duke Appoints New Chancellor for Health Affairs

Dr. A. Eugene Washington has been selected as the next chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of Duke University Health System.

Durham Co-op Market plans to open Feb 18

Durham Co-Op Market grocery store plans to open February 18 at its location at 1111 W. Chapel Hill St.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ReverbNation Starts New Advertising Company

Adwerx, a new independent online advertising business headed by Jed Carlson, co-founder of ReverbNation has launched.

Duke Religion Professor Honored for Book

Willie James Jennings, associate professor of theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School, has won the prestigious 2015 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his book, “The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race.”

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Smallcakes Cupcake Store Opens in Woodcroft Shopping Center

Smallcakes, a cupcake store, has opened in the Woodcroft Shopping Center at 4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham.

Three Duke Scholars Named Nation's "Most Influential" Educators

Three Duke faculty members were ranked among the most influential scholars in the nation’s dialogue on education in a list released by Education Week today. Two Sanford School of Public Policy professors, Helen Ladd and Charles Clotfelter, were in the top 40 on the list of 200. Peter Arcidiacono, professor of economics, also was included.

Duke professor awarded the nation's top prize for bioengineering.

Duke professor Blake Wilson has been recognized with the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, the nation's top bioengineering prize, for his work with cochlear implants.

Construction Begins on Duke's Bryan Student Center

Construction began on Duke University's Bryan Student Center to improve the inside environment and to add a glass facade.

Construction on east end connector to begin in February

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will begin construction on the long-discussed East End Connector in Durham. The 3.9-mile highway, which is scheduled to be finished in 2019, will connect the Durham Freeway and the U.S. Highway 70/N.C. Highway 98 intersection. It will also upgrade U.S. 70 to a freeway between Pleasant Drive and N.C. 98.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Biogen Names New GM for RTP Operations

Durham-base pharmaceutical firm Biogen has named Joydeep Ganguly General Manager for the company's RTP operations.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Duke Researchers Predict Superbugs' Countermoves to New Drugs

Duke University researchers have used software they developed to predict a constantly-evolving infectious bacterium’s countermoves to new drugs ahead of time, before the drug is even tested on patients.

Duke Study Discovers Humans and Sparrows Make Sense of Sound in Similar Ways

Duke University researchers have discovered that humans and sparrows make sense of sound in similar ways.

Durham Company Raises Startup Funds

iScribes, a company making wearable technology that records patient information for doctors, has raised $400,000 is startup funds.

BioCryst Hires Chief Commercial Officer

BioCryst has hired Lynne Powell as its Chief Commercial Officer.