Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Rise Donuts and Durham Catering Now at DBAP

The Durham Bulls and Bull City Hospitality announced a partnership with Durham Catering Co., who will provide food and service in the PNC Triangle Club and suite level at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Durham Catering Co. owner Tom Ferguson will also bring his popular Rise Biscuits & Donuts concept to the DBAP in the form of a donut kiosk.

Duke receives $6 million to train ministry leaders

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Duke University a $6 million grant to support leadership education at Duke Divinity School focused on professional development opportunities for leaders in church and nonprofit ministries.

BioCryst Recieves $12M to Develop Ebola Drug

Durham-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is receiving $12 million from the federal government to fund further development of a possible drug to treat the deadly Ebola virus.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Upgrades Planned for Cameron Indoor Stadium

Duke University will make $20 million improvements to Cameron Indoor Stadium and will create an indoor entry space, memorabilia space 6,000 square feet of hospitality space on the second floor and first floor game-day ticketing space. No renovations are planned for the stadium itself.

Durham poet named Harvard fellow

Durham poet Dasan Ahanu announced he had been chosen as the 2015–2016 recipient of the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at Harvard University.

DATA Busses Get New Name, Look

Durham's DATA busses will be rebranded "Go Durham" and will have a new look and color scheme that wraps the busses.

Pauli Murray House Named a National Treasure

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the childhood home of attorney, priest and civil-rights activist Pauli Murray a National Treasure.

Duke University Offers Admission to 2,7000 High School Seniors

More than 2,700 high school seniors from around the world have been accepted to Duke University's class of 2019.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

True Flavors Diner Opens in South Durham

True Flavors Diner has opened in south Durham at 5410 Highway 55 for breakfast, lunch, and Saturday brunch.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Durham Tech student named 2015 Coca-Cola scholar

Andrew McCrae, a student at Durham Technical Community College, has been named a 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Durham Children's Data Center to Form

Durham County, Durham Public Schools and Duke University have partnered to create the Durham Children’s Data Center, a hub for research into vital policy and practice questions.

Duke School of Nursing to Provide Medical Care to TROSA Residents

Duke University School of Nursing will partner with TROSA, a multi-year residential substance abuse treatment program in Durham, to provide medical care to its more than 500 residents.

Burger Bach to Open on Ninth Street Monday

New Zealand- inspired restaurant Burger Bach will open in the Ninth Street District on Monday.

American Dance Festival Announces 2015 Season

The American Dance Festival has announced the lineup for its 2015 season

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Durham Fire Marshall to Retire

Durham County’s Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Director Jeff Batten recently announced that he will retire effective April 1.

Durham Police Department Names New Public Affairs Manager

The Durham Police Department has named Wil Glenn as its new public affairs manager.

John Avery Boys & Girls Club CEO Takes New Position

Sheila D. Ryba, formerly of the Boys & Girls Club in Durham, has been named Trailways Transportation System president and CEO.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Durham distillery extends distribution into South Carolina

The Brothers Vilgalys, a Durham distillery producing the Lithuanian spirit Krupnikas is now expanding distribution into South Carolina.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Duke Names Chair of Dept. of Ophthalmology

The Duke University School of Medicine has named Edward Buckley, MD the permanent chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, effective immediately.

Three Durham Public Schools win national awards

Three Durham Public Schools Montessori programs were recognized among the best magnet programs in the country this week with the announcement of the 2015 Magnet Schools of America national awards. Lakewood Montessori Middle School and Morehead Montessori Magnet Elementary School were named Schools of Excellence and George Watts Montessori Magnet Elementary School was named a School of Distinction by the National Association of Magnet and Theme-based Schools

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Duke ‘angel’ program to finance business start-ups program

Duke University announced that they will set up an angel-investment system to help faculty members, Duke University and other people tied to the school launch start-up businesses. Duke is seeding the innovation fund with $2 million of its own money. Officials hope to secure enough outside donations to give the fund $20 million to work with.

Nasher Museum of Art Plans Public Art Commission in Downtown Durham

To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has announced plans to commission a mural by abstract painter Odili Donald Odita in downtown Durham and a large-scale wall painting inside the museum. An outdoor mural location has not yet been selected.

Fayetteville Elementary Teacher Wins $175,000 Grant

Tomika R. Altman-Lewis, a Fayetteville Street Elementary School teacher is one of six public school teachers from across the state who has received a $175,000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers for professional development, salary supplement and equipment and supplies for the school.

Vivace to Open Durham Location

Italian restaurant Vivace will open a location of its popular Triangle bistro in Durham at 605 W. Main St. in the former Pop's location.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Patheon purchases SC Drug-maker

Durham-based drug manufacturer Patheon said Wednesday it will buy a small South Carolina drug maker for an undisclosed price.

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Schoolkids Records Opens in Brightleaf

Schoolkids Records has opened a second triangle location in Durham in Brightleaf square, selling records, CDs, and more.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

City of Durham Names Human Relations Award Winners

The City of Durham Human Relations Commission has recognized five award winners who have distinguished themselves by contributing their time and talents to promoting good human relations in Durham. The 2015 honorees are Wanda Boone for her efforts to make Durham a safer, healthier and better community; Brenda Howerton, for her advocacy and work in support of human relations;  Genesis Home  for its efforts to help families to successfully reunite, get off the streets and live independently; and Vernondo Garcia-Carroll and Sary Lili Martinez for youth Human Rights.

American Dance Festival to Honor Chuck Davis

The American Dance Festival will dedicate its upcoming 82nd season to teacher, choreographer, and ambassador for dance, Charles “Chuck” Davis.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CASA receives $100,000 for veterans housing

Community Alternative for Supportive Abodes (CASA) has received $100,000 from The Home Depot Foundation to support construction of Phase Two of The Denson Apartments for Veterans in Durham. The first phase of 11 apartments was completed in late 2014. Phase Two will include 12 apartments for veterans living with disabilities.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Square 1 Bank to be Acquired

Durham's Square 1 Financial, parent company of Square 1 Bank, is being acquired by Los Angeles-based PacWest Bancorp in a deal valued at $849 million.

Herald Sun Wins State Press awards

The staff of Durham's Herald-Sun newspaper won eight awards in the N. C Press Association’s News, Editorial and Photojournalism Awards judging.The Herald-Sun’s awards were sports news reporting, first place, Harold Guttman; sports news reporting, second place, Steve Wiseman; general news photography, third place, Christine Nguyen; feature photography, second place, Christine Nguyen; feature photography, third place, Bernard Thomas; sports photography, first place, Bernard Thomas; best video, third place, Christine Nguyen and John McCann.

Made in Durham receives $110K grant

Made in Durham will receive a $110,000 grant Lumina Foundation grant for its initiative to increase the number of people who earn certificates and degrees beyond high school.