Monday, November 30, 2015

Residents input sought in search for future police chief

Durham residents interested in providing feedback about the future police chief  may now do so at the website, This website is part of the first phase of the national search process to allow the public to provide input directly to Developmental Associates, the search agency hired to help the city.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bull City Burger and Brewery launches new style of beer

 Bull City Burger and Brewery has created a new kind of beer called the “Durhamer.” The ale uses North Carolina ingredients, is a deep chestnut brown, 5.2 percent ABV and features biscuit and toasty qualities of brown malt with a hint of sweetness.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bagel Bar to open downtown

The Bagel Bar's new location will be 104 City Hall Plaza across from City Hall. The store is scheduled to open late in the first quarter or early in the second quarter of 2016.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving changes for Duke University's transit and parking

 Duke Parking and Transportation Services will adjust its transit schedule and parking lot availability during Thanksgiving Break. Reduced bus service will operate on Nov. 25 and Nov. 27 and no Duke University transit services, including vans, will operate on Thanksgiving day.

Bronto Software Wins New Media/Digital Marketing Company of the Year at 2015 NC Tech Awards

Bronto Software has been named the 2015 New Media/Digital Marketing Company of the Year by the NC Tech Awards (NCTA) for the second year in a row. The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina's only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership in 25 categories.

Two Duke seniors named as Rhodes Scholars

Duke University seniors Laura Roberts and John “Jay” Ruckelshaus  were among the 32 recipients selected this weekend for prestigious Rhodes Scholarships.They were chosen from among 869 applicants at 316 colleges and universities throughout the country, and are the 44th and 45th students in Duke's history to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. The scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

WillowTree officially picks Durham for expansion

Charlottesville app developer WillowTree officially announced that it’s bringing 98 jobs to Durham over three years and investing $245,000. New staff hired in Durham will include software developers, mobile designers and project managers. Compensation will vary by position, but the new jobs will average $83,333 per year in pay.

NCCU settles race discrimination lawsuit for $175K

N.C. Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, the university, and the UNC system Board of Governors have settled a race discrimination lawsuit for $175,000.The claims filed by Kimberly Luse, who was terminated by NCCU in early 2014, allege university employees unlawfully lost their jobs at NCCU because they were not African-American.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Manning Fulton & Skinner opening new law office at American Tobacco

Raleigh-based Manning Fulton & Skinner is opening a new law office at Durham’s American Tobacco Campus located at 406 Blackwell St. across from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The law firm specializes in mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate and health care law, among other areas.

Durham County Library welcomes a new bookmobile

Durham County Library will welcome and introduce its new bookmobile “Destination Literacy” on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd.
The celebration will include music from DJ Piddipat, craft activities, a family story time with Willa Brigham at 1 p.m., library card sign ups and a chance to meet an author.

City of Durham announces closures for Thanksgiving holiday

Most City of Durham offices, including City Hall and other non-emergency City operations, will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Frontier Communictions expands in Durham

Frontier Communications is expanding in Durham, investing $4.3 million and adding 200 new jobs.
Frontier is the nation's fourth-largest provider of telecommunications, has almost 19,000 employees in the United States and employs 250 in North Carolina.The new jobs will be added during the next five years.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Zaxby's opens third Durham restaurant

A new Zaxby's opened today at 930 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. This is the third Durham location for the chicken-fingers-and-wings restaurant franchise. 

Senior PharmAssist offers assistance

There are significant changes to several Medicare health and drug plans for 2016, and the deadline for most individuals to review their coverage options is Dec. 7. Senior PharmAssist offers to help any Medicare beneficiary living in the Durham community, regardless of income or age, sort through dozens of plans and find the most beneficial plan for them.

Downtown water main construction aims for completion by June 2016

The city is  replacing  more than 12,000 feet of water mains throughout the downtown loop, which it expects to complete in June 2016. The project will replace nearly 2.3 miles of waterlines and cost between $6 million and $8 million.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sky Zone hosts donation drives

Sky Zone Trampoline Park is hosting donation drives to benefit the Durham Literacy Center and the Durham Genesis home, a nonprofit organization which provides housing and support services to the local homeless.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Harris Beverage to build new headquarters in East Durham

Durham County Commissioners approved a public-private partnership agreement that will give Harris Beverage $2.65 million to help develop a new headquarters in East Durham. The agreement provides $1.3 million in county money for infrastructure costs, and a $1.35 million loan for other development costs to be paid over six years.

Two added to American Dance Festival's board of directors

The American Dance Festival (ADF) announced that Jenny Blackwelder Grant and Dave Hurlbert have joined the ADF Board of Directors.

Renovation and rebranding in the future for the Brookwood Inn Hotel

The independent-owned Brookwood Inn hotel near the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham has been bought by a hotel development firm, Concord Hospitality Enterprises. The group paid $10.2 million for the 148-room hotel property and are planning a $6 million renovation and rebranding of the property in 2016.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Spoonflower hires first CFO

Durham fabric printer Spoonflower has hired its first chief financial officer, Jennifer Turnage, former CFO of Consolidated Asset Recovery Systems.

American Airlines offers new seasonal flights to Cancun from RDU

American Airlines has confirmed it is preparing to begin weekly service between RDU and Cancun, starting March 5. Flights will leave RDU each Saturday at 7:05 a.m. Return flights will also be on Saturdays and will leave Cancun International Airport at 10:25 a.m.

American Meltdown now open at Southpoint Mall

American Meltdown has opened its first brick-and-mortar location at the Streets of Southpoint Mall.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Durham's new seafood restaurant opens

Triangle Seafood Market, located at 905 W. Main St. in Brightleaf Square , features a seafood-based menu and Italian entrees. They are open for lunch and dinner and their menu can be found on their Facebook page. 

Chesterfield signs two tenants

The Chesterfield project, former  Liggett & Myers building at 701 W. Main St, announced that they have leased half of the development, expected to open in 2017, to two tenants: Duke University and Biolab NC.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Durham PD unveiled five new patrol cars with MADD slogans

Durham PD unveiled five new patrol cars featuring different colors and the  MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, slogan; "Get MADD about drunk driving."

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Monuts online ordering now available

You can now order Monuts online for pick up. Food will be ready within 15 minutes, and the menu includes donuts, sweets, drinks, coffee, sandwiches, salads and sides.

Third Track recognized for game release

Durham based game development studio Third Track announced the release of its local cooperative multiplayer dungeon adventure, Couch Heroes vs. The Dungeon for the App Store on Apple’s new Apple TV and tvOS .

Monday, November 2, 2015

Chet Miller opens downtown

The owners of Parker and Otis have opened a new shop, Chet Miller, located at 118 Parrish Street. Chet Miller offers a variety of items, from curated gifts to décor and artifacts from brands including Rifle Paper Co., Vietri, Collared Greens and Izola. Current hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.