Friday, October 30, 2015

Uber warns of price surges over Halloween weekend

Uber has issued a statement acknowledging there will be price surges on Halloween in accordance with their policy. A price multiplier is applied and revealed at times of peak service in order to encourage more drivers to pick up fares.

Durham County unemployment rates decrease

The Department of Commerce recently reported  Durham County’s unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent to 4.8 percent between August and September.

Durty Bull Brewing Co. to open brewery and tasting room

Durham’s Durty Bull Brewing Co. plans on opening a 15-barrel craft brewery and tasting room at  206 Broadway St. by April. Durty Bull will specialize in barrel-aged and sour beers.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Two Communities recognized for Excellence in Affordable Housing

The City of Durham Bungalows at Southside and CASA’s Denson Apartments for Veterans earned the 2015 Housing North Carolina Awards from the North Carolina Housing Agency, which honored these two projects for their affordability, design, sustainability, community contribution, resident services, and creative partnerships.

Durham recognized for job growth

The N.C. Department of Commerce recognized the Durham-Chapel Hill metro for adding more jobs than the Raleigh-Cary metro for the second month in a row.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bull City Ciderworks secures new location

Bull City Ciderworks has secured a new location at 305 S. Roxboro St., an 11,000-square-foot warehouse building. The move is scheduled for the first quarter of next year .

Fidelity Investments to add 600 new Triangle jobs

Fidelity Investments will add 600 new high-paying jobs and invest $8 million in its Durham and Cary facilities through the end of 2018, bringing its total Triangle employee count to more than 4,000.

Duke University's Enviornment Hall recieves LEED certification

Environment Hall has received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council . The building marks the first large building on Duke’s campus to be awarded LEED Platinum certification.

Smashing Boxes recognized as on of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America”

Smashing Boxes, a digital product agency headquartered in the American Tobacco Campus, was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bottle 501 now open

Bottle 501, located at 3219 Watkins Road, Suite 200, is now open to the public and will host
a  grand opening event Saturday, Nov. 7 from noon to 10 p.m.

Durham ID earns prestigious award

The Durham Innovation District (Durham.ID) earned a prestigious J.W. Willie York award in the “Idea Award” category, from the Triangle chapter of Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Mati Energy secures distribution contract with Anheuser-Busch

Mati Energy has secured a distribution contract with Harris Beverages, an Anheuser-Busch distributor and beverage wholesaler in the Triangle. Harris Beverages has about 1,200 outlets and expects to place Mati on 50 percent of those shelves.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Moogefest seeks $150K form city, county

Moogfest, scheduled to be held in Durham May 19-22, 2016, has raised more than $750,000 for the project, and are working to continue to raise money from the private sector. They are asking for cash contributions of a total of $125,000 as well as $25,000 in in kind contributions — for a total of $150,000 in investments from the city and county. Estimates for the festivals economic impact, done by Shelly Green , CEO of DCVB, include direct and indirect visitor spending to be about $5.6 million, with about $130,000 coming in tax values. Green noted her economic impact estimates were “conservative.”

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Durham homes for sale spend less time on-the market

According to Triangle Multiple Listing Services, the average days of Durham homes on market dropped to 46 days in September compared to 64 days the year prior. Total home sales in Durham County was up 11 percent with an average home price of $213,922.

Aloft now open

Aloft Durham Downtown, located between Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park, is now open to the public. Features include 134 rooms, a bar, a food and beverage area, and 1,600 square feet of meeting space. The hotel will also have restaurant, NanaSteak, scheduled to open in 2016.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SHIFT NC awarded $3.25M

SHIFT NC (Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens) has been awarded a five-year, $3.25 million grant from the federal Office of Adolescent Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The grant will help Durham health centers improve services for teens and launch a new initiative called All Together Now: Making Health and Referral Systems Work for Young People.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Alley Twenty Six gains Chef Carrie Schleiffer

Chef Carrie Schleiffer  has joined Shannon Healy at Alley Twenty Six located at 320 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

First LGBTQ Center in Durham opens

Wednesday October 7, marked the grand opening of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center of Durham, the first center of its kind in the city. The center is located 401 W. Geer Street Durham NC 27701.

Two Durham Public Schools recognized for perfect graduation rates

New Tech and Early College were among the state’s 53 high schools that achieved a 100 percent graduation rate for the 2014-15 school year They were honored by state education officials Tuesday for having one of the highest four-year cohort graduation rates in the state.

Counter Culture Coffee to move corporate headquarters to East Durham

Counter Culture Coffee is moving its corporate headquarters to a new facility in East Durham which plans to open in spring 2016.

E-cigaretts banned in Durham starting January 1

E-cigaretts will be banned in Durham beginning January 1.and include areas within 100 feet of bus stops, in public parks, enclosed shopping malls, elevators, some sidewalks and city and county property. Violators will be fined $50.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Duke Medicine to provide free depression screening

Duke Medicine will participate in National Depression Screening Day, with a free screening for the public and separately, for Duke University students. No appointment is necessary.From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Duke patients, staff, and other members of the public can visit the Atrium Café on the first floor of Duke University Hospital, 2301 Erwin Road.

Duke Medicine Establishes First Hand Transplant Program in North Carolina.

Duke Medicine has launched the first hand transplant program in North Carolina, becoming one of a small number of transplant centers in the country to offer the life-altering procedure.

Monday, October 5, 2015

NC School of Science & Math recieves grant

Employees from the Monsanto site in Research Triangle Park selected NCSSM, to receive a $13,500 grant from the Monsanto Fund’s 2015 site grant initiative. Representatives from the organization and the fund celebrated the grant with a check presentation Sept. 24.

Durham recieves gas tax funds from NCDOT

The N.C. Department of Transportation has begun distributing more than $147.7M in gas tax funds to local municipalities that applied to receive them. Durham will receive $6.2M which will go towards projects such as street widening, construction efforts, and bikeways, greenways or sidewalks.

NCCU to renovate Baynes Hall dorm

N.C. Central University trustees voted to spend $2.8 million on renovations to Baynes Hall. Renovations are scheduled to begin over the upcoming Christmas break.

Duke University adds new master's degree program

Duke University’s Board of Trustees approved a new master’s degree program in analytical political economy, where students will gain economic and mathematical modeling skills along with deep training in political science.

Duke University baseball team to playhome games at DBAP

The Duke baseball team signed a seven year agreement which allows the team to play up to 36 exhibition and home games at the DBAP each year beginning the 2016 season.. The agreement also includes a limited number of Duke practices at the DBAP as well as a new permanent Duke locker room and clubhouse at the facility.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Carolina Soul to open on Main Street

Carolina Soul, a record store, will open at 117 E. Main Street by the end of December.

Fox 50 Family Fest cancelled

The Fox 50 Family Fest at the American Tobacco Campus scheduled for this Saturday, October 3, has been cancelled due to the weather.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Triangle jobs increased in August

The Triangle experienced a total increase of 10,000 jobs in August. The Durham/Chapel Hill metro added 5,700 jobs while Raleigh/ Cary metro added 4,000.

RDU to Seattle daily non-stop flights begin today

Alaska Airlines began offering non-stop flights from RDU to Seattle today, October 1, 2015.The outbound flight from RDU to Seattle leaves at 5:50 p.m. and arrives at Seattle at 9 p.m. The inbound flight from Seattle leaves Sea-Tac airport at 8:40 a.m.; it arrives at RDU at 4:50 p.m.