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."