Friday, May 29, 2015
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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.
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
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.
Friday, May 15, 2015
The City of Durham recognized 10 young people for their contributions to the community with the Youth on Fire Awards.
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.
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
Students from the Duke Physician Assistant Program recently raised nearly $16,000 for childhood cancer research.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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.
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 has named Devra Thomas the new Executive Director of the theatre.
Brian Hare, Associate professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University and founder of the Duke University canine cognition lab and Dognition.com 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, 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.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
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.
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).
Indio, a new shop featuring home goods, gifts and artisan jewelry, is now open in Durham's Brightleaf Square.
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.
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 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 has announced its 2015 student honors and awards.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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
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.
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.
The new “maker space” in the lower level of Gross Hall has been named The Foundry: The Design Foundry @ Duke.