Monday, August 31, 2015
Durham County School Board voted unanimously to push back start times for most high schools from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ending the school day at 4 p.m. Most middle schools’ days will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. an elementary schools will be tiered, with schools running from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Holt School Road Park, one of 15 projects nationwide selected to receive a $20,000 grant through the Build Community Campaign, has received improvements by volunteers that includes an overhauled playground and an expansion of the interpretive trail.
Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal, a professor of African and African-American Studies, will receive the Richard Yarborough award for mentoring, in October in Toronto by the American Studies Association.
Duke University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship initiative has moved to the second floor of the Imperial Building, a 1916 structure on Morris Street. Officials call it the "Bullpen" and are hoping it becomes a go-to destination where people with an idea or invention can get help in figuring out how to bring it to the marketplace.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Durham light-rail route. The report includes a summary of the environmental, social and economic impacts of the 17-mile project, as well as those of other proposed transportation alternatives.
The Partnership for a Healthy Durham is working with Grocers on Wheels, to launch a service that will deliver food to three housing centers; Forest Hills Heights, J. J. Henderson Housing Center and JFK towers, starting September 3.
Over the next two months, residents of East Durham will be able to utilize the services NCWorks Career Center offers from their own neighborhood with the NCWorks Mobile Unit.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Durham Distillery will begin selling two lines of gin under the brand Conniption, one an American dry and one a Navy strength. The company will also offer a line of flavored liqueurs under the name Damn Fine.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Home sales have increased by 12.4 percent according to Triangle MLS. Listings for the county increased 29.8 percent according to Triangle Multiple Listing Services and home values increased from a median of $159,000 to $164,000, about a 3 percent increase according to Zillow.
Northgate Mall has added two new kids' spots; The Pampered Prince-ss, a full-service hair salon specializing in children’s hair care and specialty birthday parties for children age 0 to 14 and a new kids' ride named Zoo Rides that features large-scale electric furry animals that kids can ride.
The City Council has approved a $101,000 consultant contract with Enterprise Community Partners to explore affordable housing policy options across the city.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Lisa Sorg will begin contributing stories to the Bull City Rising blog.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Durham County's board of commissioners gave its overwhelming approval to build Wetrock Farm, a 230-acre site along N.C. 501 in north Durham. The property, a 230-acre site along N.C. 501 will have 141 homes alongside 130 acres of preserved forestland and will be the region's first housing community with its own organic fruit and vegetable farm.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
'Durm' fashion entrepreneurs Justin Laidlaw and Gabe Eng-Goetz will be subleasing space in the historic Trust Building, located at 212 W. Main St., from American Underground.
According to a new study commissioned by Visit North Carolina and conducted by the U.S. Travel Association, Durham saw visitor spending increase to $700 million in 2014 from $657.17 million in 2013.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Rise will be taking the street-level space at 401A Foster St. that is currently occupied by DaisyCakes pastry shop. This location will be the first corporate store under the new Rise High LLC partnership between Rise Franchising and Dustin and Susan Gross.
Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD, has been named director of MEDx (Medicine and Engineering at Duke).
Monday, August 10, 2015
The Trust Building, Located at 212 W. Main St., beside the 21c Museum Hotel, is under development and will house the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, American Underground and Windsor Circle offices upon completion.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
A three-tenant building housing Starbucks, AT&T and Mattress Firm located at 4010 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd is expected to open in early November.