Thursday, December 30, 2010
With the Blue Devils' 108-62 win over UNC Greensboro, Coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 880 Division I men's basketball win, one more than Coach Dean Smith, making Coach K second in all time NCAA Division I wins.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
After leading Durham Hillside to a state championship and being named to the All-State Team, Vad Lee can now celebrate another piece of history, being named The Associated Press prep football player of the year for North Carolina in 2010.
Duke University senior Bryan Morgan was one of 22 NCAA football players presented with the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team trophy for his off-the-field work.
Sue Anne Lewis, a student life instructor at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and the key figure behind its food drive, placed third in the national Subway High School Heroes Contest.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Duke University Health System received nearly $210,000 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a project that rewards hospitals for high quality inpatient care.
The Durham Center was awarded full Health Utilization Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma were each named the 2010 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year on Monday. Coach K is the first four-time recipient of the award.
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski reached 879 career wins tying Dean Smith. One more win will give Coach K the second all-time men's victories and making him the winningest coach ever in the ACC.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Durham Police Corporal Brian Schnee was one of six people to receive the Legion of Excellence Award from ASIS International for his efforts in saving the lives of three fellow law enforcement officers during a two-month period in 2009.
Friday, December 17, 2010
In the 27th Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime, drug and violence prevention awards competition, the City of Durham maintained its No. 9 ranking among similar-sized cities nationwide. Also, for the third consecutive year, NNO All-Star honors were achieved by Durham’s Azalea Park Apartments community and Audubon Park Homeowners Association.
Sixty-two Durham Public School teachers have been designated National Board Certified Teachers ranking DPS among the top 10 districts in the nation in its number of new nationally certified teachers. The induction brings the total number of nationally certified teachers in Durham to 327.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Duke University Health System's new garage on Research Drive is the first LEED-certified, free-standing garage in the nation.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Durham came in third in this year's contest for the best-tasting tap water in North Carolina according to the North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association's annual competition.
Will Snyderwine, a Duke University junior kicker for the football team, was named to the American Football Coaches Association’s All-American team, becoming the first Blue Devil selected since 1989.
Merge Records' Arcade Fire was honored with three Grammy nominations for its album "The Suburbs." They were nominated for Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Alternative Music Album.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Durham Parks and Recreation was awarded the Arts and Humanities Award from the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association for its CCB Third Friday Concert Series.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Scott Strickland, head groundskeeper for the Durham Bulls, was one of four groundskeepers honored with the Sports Turf Manager of the Year Award from the Sports Turf Managers Association.
Duke University's men's basketball team was ranked #1 in the Sports Illustrated College Basketball Preview issue and Nolan Smith was featured on the cover of the magazine.
Christian Laettner was honored for his great basketball career at Duke by being inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.
Duke University senior Jared Dunnmon was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Dunnmon is pursuing alternative energy sources at Duke and is Duke's 43rd scholar to win the award.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Durham County Tax Administration was awarded the “Joseph E. Hunt Distinguished Jurisdiction Award” presented by the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers for its license plate recognition program for motor vehicle delinquent collection purposes.
The Duke University men's basketball team had three players selected to the 2010-11 Naismith preseason watch list released by The Atlanta Tipoff Club. Duke lead all schools with three players among the 50 chosen.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Victor J. Dzau, a physician, Duke University's chancellor for Health Affairs and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, was honored with the American Heart Association's 2010 Research Achievement Award for work that advanced the field of cardiovascular research.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Durham resident and retired North Carolina School of Science and Math teacher Joe Liles will be featured on NBC's Today Show in a segment called "Your Life Calling with Jane Pauley" on Wednesday, November 10.
A poem written by Austen Grace Dellinger of Durham was published in the September/October edition of Clavier Companion, a national magazine for piano players and teachers. The poem was selected for the adult poetry section, even though Austen was 9 when she wrote it.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Duke University's Kyle Singler was the leading vote-getter and only repeat selection for The Associated Press preseason men's basketball All-America team.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Newhope Church in Durham was named one of Outreach Magazine's top 100 growing churches in the U.S. with more than 2,000 members.
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham earned the #25 spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 Readers Choice Awards list for top U.S. Small Hotels.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Shodor has been awarded a three year grant from the National Science Foundation totaling $875,000 to continue, and expand, its Computing MATTERS (Mentoring Academic Transitions Through Experiences in Research and Service) program.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Two students from Durham were selected for fall semester internships at the White House; Melissa Wiesner a student at Duke University and Camille McGirt a student at Hampton University in Virginia.
The North Carolina Tennis Assocation awarded Jen Buxton the Jr. Team Tennis Local League Coordinator of the Year award and Tammy Brown and Jen Buxton were named the USTA League Tennis Local League Coordinator of the Year award winners.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Jane Wettach, director of the Children's Education Law Clinic at Duke University School of Law, is being honored by the North Carolina Justice Center with their 2010 Defenders of Justice Award.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Duke University's Continuing Medical Education Office in the School of Medicine received two major grants from GlaxoSmithKline's Center for Medical Education totalling nearly $1.5 million to help physicians fill important gaps in care for patients with breast cancer or HIV/AIDS.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Former Duke basketball standouts and national championship winners Shane Battier and Grant Hill were named two of Sporting News 20 Smartest Athletes. Duke was one of three institutions to have more than one athlete on the list.
Durham was selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of 12 cities across the nation to promote and discuss the film "Waiting for 'Superman,' " which focuses on issues surrounding public education.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Duke senior center Bryan Morgan is one of 11 Football Bowl Subdivision players honored for his off-the-field work by being named to the Allstate/American Football Coaches Association's Good Works team.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Durham is one of only four communities in the state selected by America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for its outstanding, innovative efforts that benefit children and youth.
Monday, September 20, 2010
The N.C. Central University School of Law received a grant of nearly $2 million in federal stimulus funds to upgrade broadband service while expanding access to its legal education programs.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Duke University was named the 22nd most desirable urban school, 14th among brainiac schools, the 8th most diverse schools, 17th among the best gay-friendly schools, and the 7th best school for future power brokers according to Newsweek.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
At the close of voting, it appears Only Burger, a mobile food vendor in Durham, won the popular vote for The Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. The win would mean $10,000 for the company and a chance to compete live in the next season's show.
The Durham Center was awarded a six-year, $5.9 million grant by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement the BECOMING (Building Every Chance Of Making It Now and Grown-up) project in Durham County.
Friday, September 10, 2010
The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau was recognized with the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility by the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce. This is the second year DCVB has won the award, the other in 2005. In 2009 DCVB was a runner up.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Baseball America announced Bulls pitcher Jeremy Hellickson as their 2010 Minor League Player of the Year. He becomes the fourth Durham Bull to win the award, following Andruw Jones (1996), Rocco Baldelli (2002) and Delmon Young (2005).
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The International League honored Durham Bulls Head Groundskeeper Scott Strickland as the league’s 2010 Sports Turf Manager of the Year.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Duke University and The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame are jointly honoring Clarkston Hines with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute Nov. 6 as the Blue Devils host Virginia in Durham.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The American Institute of Architects' Committee on Architecture for Education awarded the Biomanufacturing Research Institute Technology Enterprise, or Brite, at North Carolina Central University, an award for excellence.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Rasheda Carpenter of Durham was honored with an invitation to join The National Society of Collegiate Scholars; the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first and second-year college students.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Clean Energy Durham was awarded a grant worth $85,945 from the state and one worth $12,352 from The Piedmont Conservation Council to help residents in Northeast Central Durham save household energy.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Durham Technical Community College received a $250,000 grant from Gateway to College National Network to create Project DEgree to help under-prepared students prepare for college work.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
According to Government Fleet Magazine, Durham's Fleet Management Department is one of the "100 Best Fleets" in the United States.