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.