Friday, January 29, 2016

Duke Athletics strengthen their security at events

Duke Athletics will implement new operational changes beginning  Feb. 6, at the men’s home game against N.C. State. Up to 20 detectors will be stationed inside and outside of entrances and all those in attendance will be required to pass through to enhance security at sporting events. Other changes include individual entrances and exits no longer being accessible and after the game, the court will no longer be available to the public. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Several Durham venues to host 2016 Powerade State Games

The Powerade State Games of North Carolina, the largest multi-sport, amateur athletic sporting event will be held in the Triangle, will host events in Raleigh, Cary and Durham from June 4 - June 26, 2016.  Over 12,000 athletes will participate in athletics ranging from table tennis to wrestling. Durham will have several venues that host events such as Duke University, Durham Parks and Recreation locations and new this year, the American Tobacco Campus, which will host a one-time-only “pop-up” disc golf course that will wind its way through campus, including the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Duke University names new Engineering Dean

Duke University has named their new Engineering Dean; Ravi Bellamkonda. Currently, he is Professor and chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University.  He will begin his position at Duke University August 1.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Durham trash and recycling pickup schedule delayed

Durham residents regular trash and recycling collections will be delayed by two days for the entire week of January 25-29.  Monday customers will have collections on Wednesday, Tuesday collections on Thursday, Wednesday customers on Friday, and Thursday customers on Saturday. Normal schedules will resume the following week. 

Duke Lemur Center welcomes its newest member

The Duke Lemur Center is celebrating the birth of a male lemur born to a sifaka lemur named Gisela, the daughter of Zoboomafoo, the late lemur, and star of the PBS children’s show. The tiny lemur, yet to be named,  arrived during the winter storm this past weekend. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Duke University's new partnership increasees access for high-achieving, low-income students

Duke University is partnering with QuestBridge, a California-based nonprofit that helps connect high-achieving, low-income students with selective universities by providing a single, digital meeting point where prospective students can find member universities, scholarship providers, enrichment programs, and employers. Students who apply and are accepted to Duke through the QuestBridge application process will receive full scholarships.

Teamworks signs deal with Arizona Cardinals

Teamworks, founded by former Duke Football player Zach Maurides, announced that the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals have enlisted its services to enhance team communication. The company is a  leading provider of collaboration software and has helped athletic teams, departments, and organizations across the country improve the way they share information and communicate.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Bull City Connector stops along Duke University's campus have increased usage

New Bull City Connector stops along Duke’s campus added in August; helped increase Duke-related ridership by 12 percent, according to a survey by GoSmart. That percentage represents a jump of about 30 more passengers, now about 210 each weekday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New program lets residence borrow medical equipment

Durham residents who need medical equipment but may not be able to afford it can borrow items like wheelchairs and walkers without charge, thanks to a new program HELP (health equipment loan program).  The service is available to anyone who lives in Durham, even if they are insured. HELP is located inside the front door of The Scrap Exchange at 2050 Chapel Hill Road. Equipment can be donated or borrowed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays. No appointment is needed.

Duke University to replace three dorms

Duke University plans to replace three 100 year old dormitories on East Campus.The $25 million project will yield a new, 250-bed dorm that will house more students than the Epworth, Jarvis and East residence halls combined. It will also become the final piece of the new quad Duke has been developing in the southwest portion of what’s now its freshman campus. Decisions are still pending on the fate of the existing structures.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Old Havana Sandwich Shop has new hours and offerings

Durham’s Old Havana Sandwich Shop has new regular hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. They will no longer offer weekend dinners and will now offer monthly special events to include features like special tapas menus and salsa dancing, monthly dinner series, and hands-on cooking classes.

Andrew Young to speak at NCCU

Former U.S. Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young will share his experience, knowledge and leadership perspective at N.C. Central University on Tuesday, Jan. 19 as part of the university’s Rock the Mic lecture series.The event is  free, open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in B.N. Duke Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Durham Public Schools will offer a fire acadamy in the 2016-17 school year

Durham Public Schools will offer a fire academy, for high school students who want to become firefighters, starting in the 2016-17 school year. The program is a partnership among the schools, the Fire Department and Durham Technical Community College and approved by the state Department of Public Instruction.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

TransLoc partners with Uber

Durham startup TransLoc, who develops technology to connect people with public transportation, provides people real-time information on the location of buses and makes recommendations about the best routes to choose to get to a destination, has partnered with Uber to help public transportation users get to the best station and bus route. This new partnership would allow riders to ride with Uber to get to the locations providing a complete door to door transit experience.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Frontier Airlines adds seasonal, nonstop service between RDU and Atlanta, Orlando, and Philadelphia

Frontier Airlines is adding seasonal nonstop service between RDU and Atlanta, Orlando and Philadelphia, with introductory fares of $39 (new Frontier fare will be $59). Service to Philadelphia and Orlando starts April 14 with service to Atlanta starting April 15. Orlando and Philadelphia flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays while flights to Atlanta will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

NCCU bans hoverboards in dorms

NCCU has banned the use and any charging of hoverboards throughout campus including residence halls.

West Point on the Eno featureed in USA Today

West Point on the Eno's Grist Mill was featured in USA Today's "Old American Mills: Photo Tour of a Day Gone By".

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Durham Catering Co. has a new owner

Tom Ferguson, the owner of Durham Catering Co. and Rise Biscuit and Donuts , has sold the catering company to longtime employee Sarah Parker, who has been acting as president of the company. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

The Scrap Exchange celebrates 24 years in Durham with a $24 art show

The Scrap Exchange is celebrating their 24th anniversary. To celebrate, they organized a $24 art show, where art enthusiasts can find pottery, collages, sculpture and much more, all on sale for $24. Forty percent of the proceeds from the show will go to the Scrap Exchange, and 60 percent will go to the artists. The show will be on display through Jan. 10.