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.