Monday, February 28, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Houghton Named Influential CEO

American Underground's Aaron Houghton (co-founder, iContact; founder, Preation) named fourth "Most Influential CEO Under 30" by Reuters.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Purchasing Division Awarded Highest Honor

The City of Durham’s Purchasing Division has been awarded the Sustained Professional Purchasing Award (SPPA) for 2010; this is the highest award a purchasing department or division can obtain within the Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing. 

The Herald-Sun Honored with Awards

The Herald-Sun received nine awards, including a third place in the General Excellence category for its circulation division, in the 2010 North Carolina Press Association News, Editorial and Photojournalism Awards.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Urban Planet Mobile Honored as Worldwide Leader

Durham-based Urban Planet Mobile, the world's leading mobile education provider, won the prestigious 2011 Global Mobile Award, recognizing the company as the worldwide leader in mobile education.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Durham Picks up Grammy Awards

The Durham-based Carolina Chocolate Drops won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album with "Genuine Negro Jig" and "The Suburbs" by Arcade Fire (on Durham's Merge Records) won the album of the year award.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Durham Not Angry According to Men's Health

Durham was named the #21 least angry city in the US according to Men's Health Magazine.

NCSSM Students Recognized

Jessie Duan and Bryce Taylor, seniors at Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, were named state winners of the 2010 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement which recognizes up to 100 of America's top achievers in Advanced Placement science and mathematics courses with a $2,000 college scholarship.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Durham Recognized for Immigrant Integration

The City of Durham was recognized by the National League of Cities "20 Cities, 20 Good Practices" Report as one of the top US cities whose practices should be emulated for promoting understanding of cultural differences between Latinos and other population groups.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Scratch Bakery Featured on Cooking Channel

Durham's Scratch Bakery was featured on the show "Unique Eats" on the Cooking Channel.

NCSSM Student Finalist in National Science Competition

Si Yi "Ryan" Lee, a senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, was named one of 40 finalist in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search competition.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Durham a Best Community for Young People

Durham was selected as one of the America’s Promise Alliance 100 Best Communities for Young People.

Durham Woman Featured on Today Show, Wins Role at DPAC

Nicole Graziano, a Durham woman, has won a walk-on role for the Durham Performing Arts Center's production of "In The Heights" after sharing her story on the Today Show's "Everyone Has A Story" segment.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

DPAC Ranks in Top 10 Among US Theaters

DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center was ranked ninth among US theaters according to Pollstar magazine's year-end rankings for 2010, based on reported attendance.

Duke University Ninth in Charitable Donations

Duke University received more than $345 million in charitable donations during the 2010 fiscal year, ninth best among all U.S. colleges and universities.