Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our State Says Get Breakfast at Elmo's Diner

Elmo's Diner in Durham was selected as one of 32 places to get breakfast in North Carolina by Our State magazine in the January issue.

Coach K Second in Division I Wins

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

Only Burger Ranks High in Southern Living

Only Burger was named one of "The South's Best Food Trucks" in Southern Living's "Best of the South" travel awards in the January issue.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

County Honored for Budget Document

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded Durham County the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2010-2011 budget document.

Vad Lee Named AP Player of the Year

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.

Off-the-field Work Brings Honor to Duke Player

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.

NCSSM Teacher Places Third in National Contest

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

Best City for Business

Durham [sic] tied for #11 on Market Watch's list of the "Best Cities" for Business - the measurement was actually of MSAs.

Hillside Quarterback Selected for All-State Team

Hillside quarterback Vad Lee earned another honor when he was picked for the Associated Press All-State team by garnering 11 votes, tying him for the most votes.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Duke University Health System Awarded for High Quality Care

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.

Duke Professor Nominated for National Council

Duke University professor Cathy Davidson was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Council on the Humanities.

The Durham Center Awarded Accreditation

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 University Brings High Paycheck

Duke University was named the #9 College That Brings the Highest Paycheck by CNBC.

Coach K USA Coach of the Year

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.

Coach K Ties Coach Smith's Record

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 Officer Honored for Saving Lives

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

Singler Named College Athlete of the Year

Duke senior men's basketball player Kyle Singler was named the Sporting News College Athlete of the Year.

Durham Maintains #9 Ranking in NNO Competition

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.

DPS Ranks Among Top 10 Nationally in Board Certified Teachers

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

Hillside High School - State Champs

Durham's Hillside High School completed a perfect 16-0 football season bringing home the NCHSAA 4A State Championship.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

First LEED-certified, free-standing garage in the nation

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's Water Tops in the State

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.

Snyderwine Selected to All-American Team

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.

Durham is one of the Brainiest Bastions

Durham, NC was ranked the #4 Brainiest Bastion in America by

Local Record Label Scores Grammy Nominations

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.

Hillside High Advances to Championship Game

The Durham Hillside High School football team advanced to the 4-A Championship game on Saturday, December 11.

Carolina Chocolate Drops Earn Grammy Nomination

Durham's own Carolina Chocolate Drops earned a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Folk Album for "Genuine Negro Jig."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Durham Parks and Rec. Honored for Concert Series

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

Durham Bulls' Groundkeeper Honored

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 #1 on Sports Illustrated List

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.

Jordan High School Wins Soccer Title

Jordan High School's boy's soccer team completed a perfect 25-0-0 season by clinching the NCHSAA 4-A State Championships.

Laettner Inducted into Hall of Fame

Christian Laettner was honored for his great basketball career at Duke by being inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Duke Senior Wins Prestigious Scholarship

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

Durham County Tax Administration Honored

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.

Durham #14 Religious City

Durham ranked the 14th most religious city in America by Men's Health magazine.

Three Duke Players on Watch List

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

Dzau Given AHA Research Achievement Award

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

NCSSM Teacher Featured on Today Show

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.

Durham Youth's Poem Published in National Magazine

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

City Recognized for Green Fleet

Durham City’s Fleet Management Department was recognized for being 39th in North America for having the best “green fleet” program by Government Fleet Magazine.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Duke Lacrosse Coach of the Year

Duke University men's lacrosse head coach John Danowski was selected as the 2010 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division I Coach of the Year.

Food Network Show to be Taped in Durham

"Cut," a new Food Network Show, will revolve around the life of Michael Harrison and will be filmed mostly in Durham.

Grand Prize Winner from Durham

Durham's own Dexter W. was the grand prize winner of Chase Sapphire's contest to attend the exclusive finale party of AMC's Mad Men Season 4.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Johnson Selected as Player of the Year

The Durham Bulls' first baseman Dan Johnson was selected as the 2010 Topps Minor League Player of the Year for the International League.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Singler Selected to All-America Team

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

City Honored with Sustainability Award

The City of Durham was honored as one of two inaugural winners of the Susan M. Burgess Sustainability Award, by The N.C. League of Municipalities, for its numerous sustainability efforts.

City Recognized for Budget Reporting

The City of Durham has been recognized for the 22nd consecutive year for its budget reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Duke Men's Basketball Claims Top Spot

Defending national champion Duke was a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Newhope Church Named One of Top 100 Growing Churches

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 Ranked as Top Hotel

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.

NCCU Awarded Record Grant

NCCU received a record grant of $7 million over five years from The National Cancer Institute from a partnership grant with UNC-CH to reduce cancer health disparities in minorities.

Duke Leads ACC with 97% GSR

Duke University's 97 percent Graduation Success Rate of student-athletes is tops in the ACC according to statistics for the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) released by the NCAA.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scratch has America's Best Pie

Durham's own Scratch Bakery earned the #4 spot on Travel + Leisure's list of America's Best Pies.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DPAC Ranks #12

The Durham Performing Arts Center is currently ranked #12 in the top 100 Worldwide Theatres Venues by Pollstar magazine based on 2010 third quarter ticket sales.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Duke University Produces the Most NBA Stars

Slam Magazine looked at 10 different criteria and determined Duke University was the top collegiate program when it comes to producing NBA superstars.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Shodor Awarded Large Grant

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

White House Selects Two From Durham for Internships

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.

NC USTA Announces 2010 Community Development Award Recipients

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

World Beer Festival Ranks High with CNN

The World Beer Festival was listed as one of "Five Fall Beer Fests" by

Wettach Honored with Defenders of Justice Award

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

Grants Awarded to the Duke School of Medicine

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

3rd Biggest Increase in Wages - Durham, NC

Durham, NC was included in Yahoo! Finance's Up-and Coming Cities list as the city with the 3rd Biggest Increase in Wages.

Duke Claims Two Spots on Smartest Athletes List

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 to Screen Film About Public Education

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 Football Center Honored for Community Work

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

HDAP Named a Must See lists the Historic Durham Athletic Park as the 42nd Best Stadium to See Before you Die.

Durham One of Best Communities for Young People

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

McKinney Is Tops!

Durham advertising powerhouse McKinney is ranked the best place to work for 2010 by Advertising Age magazine.

NCCU Law School Wins Grant

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.

Southern High School Honored

Southern High School was one of eight schools in North Carolina honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for creating a healthier school environment.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Durham Ranks High on a Saucy List

Durham, NC was ranked 4th overall on Men's Health magazine's list of America's Most Sex-Happy Cities.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Scratch Named One of Best Places for Pie

Scratch, located in Downtown Durham, was named one of the Top 10 Best Places for Pie according to Bon Appétit magazine.

Duke University Ranks High with Newsweek

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.

Durham Recognized Nationally as Bicycle Friendly

The City of Durham was honored as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level by The League of American Bicyclists.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

NCCU Received Grant

Researchers at N.C. Central University received a $4.3 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study alcohol abuse.

Durham Resident on Survivor

Durham resident Kelly Bruno is competing on the new season of "Survivor: Nicaragua".

Coack K Wins Another Championship

Duke University Men's Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski led the United States Men's Basketball team to their first World Championship in 16 years.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Nationally Known Only Burger

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 Awarded Grant

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.

Durham Bulls Reach Governors' Cup Finals

The Durham Bulls defeated Louisville in game five of the Governors' Cup Playoffs earning a berth to the Governors' Cup Finals.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau Wins Alfred P. Sloan Award

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

The Special Event Company Wins ESPRIT Award

The Special Event Company won the International Special Event Society's ESPRIT Award for Best Corporate Event, Budget $75,000-$200,000.

Durham is #1 Best Place to Retire

Durham, NC ranked the #1 Best Place to Retire according to Money Magazine.

Durham #7 Best Place for College Students

The Durham, NC MSA was ranked the #7 Best Place for College Students to Live according to the American Institute for Economic Research.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Jeremy Hellickson 2010 Minor League Player of the Year

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).

Locopops Celebrates Anniversary

Durham's paleteria, Locopops, celebrated their fifth anniversary on September 6, 2010.

Grant Awarded to Duke Researcher

The St. Baldrick's Foundation awarded Duke University Medical Center physician and researcher Daniel Wechsler a $100,000 research grant.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Durham #1 Housing Market in U.S.

Durham was ranked the #1 housing market in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal based on an analysis of 315 markets around the country.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Durham Bull's Scott Strickland - 2010 Sports Turf Manager of the Year

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

Durham Police Department Reaccredited

The Durham Police Department was awarded its sixth consecutive reaccreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Clarkston Hines Honored

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

Biomanufacturing Research Institute Technology Enterprise Wins Award

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.

2010 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

Ashley Thomas of Durham won 4th place at the 2010 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in the Para-Canoe event.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010 South Division Champions

The Durham Bulls are the South Division Champions for the fourth straight year.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Invites Resheda Carpenter

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

#1 Housing Market

Durham was ranked the #1 housing market in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal based on an analysis of 315 markets around the country.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Clean Energy Durham Receives New Grants

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.

Gregg Cusick Wins Short Story Competition

Durham writer Gregg Cusick won $1,000 in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition for "Gutted," chosen from 1,653 submissions by American and international writers.

Friday, July 23, 2010

$250,000 grant to Durham Tech

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.