Friday, May 29, 2015

Downtown Durham apartments sold for $35.6M

Tribridge Residential LLC, an Atlanta-based investor, has acquired the $35.6 million Whetstone Apartments at 501 Willard St. in downtown Durham from Virginia-based Armada Hoffler Properties.

Duke Rowing Coach to Retire

After growing the rowing program from its start in 1998, head coach Robyn Horner is retiring,

Black Girls Code Chapter Launches at American Underground

Durham entrepreneurship co-working space American Underground launched its own chapter Wednesday of Black Girls Code – a California nonprofit that focuses on inspiring a technology interest in girls ages seven to 17.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ramblers Bottle Shop To Open in Downtown

Ramblers Bottle Shop, a tasting bar and growler filling station will open at 115 Fuller St. The shop will be cycling and dog friendly.

Healthy Start Academy names principal

Healthy Start Academy, a Durham public charter school, has named Anthony Rivera-Chalmers principal and superintendent.

Bright View Technologies Expanding

Bright View Technologies, which designs and manufactures components for LED and fluorescent lights, has added a half-dozen workers over the past year and is continuing to hire.

Durham's Partnership for Children Receives $1.77M Grant

Durham's Partnership for Children Receives has received a $1.77M Early Head Start Child Care partnership grant from the U.s. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Plans call for 15-501 Business Roadway Revision

Plans call for 15-501 business which runs through the Rockwood district to shrink from five lanes to three and to add bike lanes and roadside parking spaces.

Durham intersection at 54 and Church to Close

The N.C. Department of Transportation is set to permanently close the intersection of Church Street and N.C. 54 in Durham. Drivers will no longer be able to access the intersection as of June 8.

Implus Corp. Acquires Balega Socks

Durham athletic and training gear manufacturer Implus Corporation has inked a partnership by acquiring sock maker Balega Socks.

Triangle Curling Club is Now Open

The Triangle Curling Club has opened its new ice house facility at 2310 So Hi Dr.

NCCU Receives $1M HHS Grant

The N.C. Central University Department of Nursing will receive almost $1 million over the next three years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for programs assisting veterans seeking Bachelor of Nursing degrees.

Duke Divinity Names CLAS Director

Maria Doerfler, assistant professor of the history of Christianity in Late Antiquity, has been named the director of the Duke/UNC Center for Late Ancient Studies (CLAS).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bull Durham Beer Co. Begins Serving Beer

Bull Durham Beer Co. the only brewery located inside a minor league ballpark, has started serving its beer, the Lollygagger and Water Tower Wheat.

Gussy's Place Opens on Miami Blvd.

Gussy's Greek Street Food has opened a brick and mortar location called Gussy's Place 2945 S. Miami Blvd. in Durham.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Graduate Hotel Coming to Durham

AJ Capital Partners, a Chicago developer, plans to renovate a shuttered 150-room hotel at 600 Willard Street near downtown Durham and convert the 3.7-acre into a Graduate Hotel.

SnowBull's Opens on West Main St.

SnoBull's a New Orleans-style shaved ice parlour has opend at 630 W. Main St.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cree Launches Subsidiary Company

Durham LED-maker Cree Inc. plans to spin out its Power and RF subsidiary, and has filed the paperwork to initiate the public offering process for the new company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Modular building company Opens Southeast Branch in Durham

Ares Building Systems, A Texas company that builds large- and small-scale modular building projects for schools, businesses and multifamily housing, is expanding its reach in the Southeast by starting out with a team of three to four people in Durham

Researchers Find Brain Area That Integrates Speech’s Rhythms

Duke and MIT scientists have discovered an area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech, a crucial element of spoken language.

Chapel Drive Closed Until August

Chapel Drive, the road leading through Duke University to Duke Chapel will be closed until mid-August so that it can be re-paved.

Friday, May 15, 2015

City of Durham Recognizes Young People for Service, Advocacy

The City of Durham recognized 10 young people for their contributions to the community with the Youth on Fire Awards.

Duke Junior Selected as Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow

Duke University junior Jamal Edwards is one of only 10 undergraduates nationwide selected to be a 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Duke University Appoints Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Valerie Sheares Ashby, a professor and chair of the chemistry department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be the next dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University beginning July 1.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Aloft Durham to Open July 23

The Aloft Durham, at 345 Blackwell St. near the American Tobacco campus, will open July 23, 2015.

Bulls games to air on national television

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and Me-TV will televise 55 Bulls home games in 2015, all in high definition.

Duke Students raise nearly $16,000 for childhood cancer research

Students from the Duke Physician Assistant Program recently raised nearly $16,000 for childhood cancer research.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hendrick Automotive Moves to south Durham

Hendrick Automotive Group has closed its two General Motors franchise dealerships in downtown and east Durham and officially reopened them Tuesday at its new mega-dealership facility next to The Streets at Southpoint mall in south Durham.

Durham office building sells for $14.75M

Rubenstein Partners and Grubb Properties have sold the Newcastle South building in Durham’s Imperial Center to Drawbridge Realty for $14.75 million.

Mechanics and Farmers Changing Name to M&F Bank

Mechanics and Farmers Bank, one of the nation's oldest and largest African-American-owned financial institutions, is rebranding itself as M&F Bank on June 2, although it will take 90 to 120 days to change the interior and exterior signage at its seven branches.

Common Ground Theatre Names New Executive Director

Common Ground Theatre has named Devra Thomas the new Executive Director of the theatre.

Duke Researcher to Host TV Series

Brian Hare, Associate professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University and founder of the Duke University canine cognition lab and will host a three-part series on Nat Geo WILD at 10 p.m. EST that will feature what dogs think and understand.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Guasaca Venezuelan Restaurant to Open at Erwin Square Plaza

Guasaca, a Venezuelan style restaurant that specializes in scratch-made arepas and salsas, is making plans to open its second location in a 2,300 square foot space at the Erwin Square Plaza campus at 2200 W. Main St. in Durham.

BrewMoo Cafe to Open

BrewMoo Cafe, a shop that will feature hot and cold coffee drinks made with fresh dairy products and handmade mix-ins, will open at 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., formerly Straw Valley Cafe.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

DPS has 3rd Gates scholarship winner

Northern High School senior Ming Lin has been awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium scholarship, joining two seniors from Hillside High School with the honor. The scholarship is designed to reduce financial barriers and increase minority representation in computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences.

DPS Names Three New School Principals

Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme announced the appointment of three new principal hires, filling vacancies at Club Boulevard Elementary School (Terry Phillips), Neal Middle School (Michael Fuga)and Jordan High School (Kerry Chisnall).

Artisan gift shop now open in Durham's Brightleaf Square

Indio, a new shop featuring home goods, gifts and artisan jewelry, is now open in Durham's Brightleaf Square.

Durham's ArchiveSocial Nabs $100K Prize

Durham's ArchiveSocial was selected from eight competitors at a pitching event to earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case, AOL co-founder and current partner at Washington D.C.-based venture capital firm Revolution.

Duke University Selects 12 Scholarship Recipients

Twelve outstanding high school seniors have been awarded the prestigious Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship to pursue their undergraduate studies at Duke University.

NCCU Opens Fabrication Laboratory

North Carolina Central University in collaboration with the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has opened a Fabrication Laboratory, or Fab Lab for STEAM education.

Duke Physicist Recognized With DOE Early Career Award

Phil Barbeau, an assistant professor in physics at Duke University, has been awarded an Early Career Research Award from the Office of High Energy Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy.

American Underground Launches Digital Marketing Foundry​

American Underground and leading venture capital firm, The Startup Factory, have joined forces to launch the Digital Marketing Foundry (DMF), a new marketing education institute located in the heart of the American Tobacco Campus. DMF is dedicated to helping organizations and professionals throughout the Southeast develop and deploy expert digital marketing skills to find new customers and revenue.

Duke University Announces 2015 Student Honors and Awards

Duke University has announced its 2015 student honors and awards.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mexican Restaurant Opens in Patterson Place

Charros Mexican Restaurant is now open in the Patterson Place shopping center in southwest Durham.The restaurant occupies 1,842 square feet at 3511 Witherspoon Blvd., Suite 107.

Friday, May 1, 2015

PCORI Awards Duke $5.6M for Research into Patient-Centered Kidney Care

The Duke division of General Internal Medicine has been approved for a $5.6 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study how patient-centered health system interventions can help patients make supported, informed decisions about kidney failure treatments.

Duke Awards Trinity Scholarships to Four N.C. High School Seniors

Four graduating seniors from North Carolina high schools will receive Trinity Scholarships from Duke University. Valued at more than $250,000 over four years, each of these scholarships covers the cost of attending Duke. The A.J. Tannenbaum Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Peter Byron Hase of Greensboro, The Beischer / Fox Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Timothy Paul Kowalczyk of Chapel Hill, The Clem and Hayes Clement Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Elizabeth Grace Nowlin, of Jacksonville, N.C., and The Herman W. Bernard Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Jake Peter Thomas of High Point, N.C.

Gross Hall Space Named "The Design Foundry @ Duke"

The new “maker space” in the lower level of Gross Hall has been named The Foundry: The Design Foundry @ Duke.