Friday, June 29, 2012
Durham was ranked Forbes' 14th "Best Place for Business and Careers."
Former Duke Blue Devils Austin Rivers and Miles Plumlee were selected in the first round of the NBA draft. The New Orleans Hornets selected Rivers with the 10th pick while Plumlee was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 26th pick.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Durham was ranked 8th on Atlantic Monthly's list of 'America's Leading High-Tech Metros.'
According to new estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, Durham is now North Carolina's fourth-largest city. Durham edged out Winston-Salem by 867 people after experiencing a 2.2 percentage growth.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Durham was ranked fifth on Fast Company's list of the "15 Tech Scenes In Places You'd Never Look."
The Huffington Post listed The Research Triangle among "The Best Bang for Your Buck [Regions] In the U.S."
Serious Eats featured six Durham food trucks in the article "North Carolina: Our 8 Favorite Food Trucks" including: The Parlour, Only Burger, Pie Pushers, KoKyu, Chirba Chirba and Sympathy for the Deli.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Delta Rae, a six-member Durham-based band, will perform on “The Tonight Show” on NBC Monday June 25th at 11:30 p.m. The band released their debut album "Carry the Fire" on Warner Bros. Records in mid-June.
Friday, June 22, 2012
McKinney's SPENT earned a 2012 Games for Change Award in the Most Significant Impact category at the Games for Change Festival. SPENT was developed on behalf of Durham Urban Ministries.
Olympic Coach and former Duke Track and Field Coach Al Buehler will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the USA Track & Field Alumni Association at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Ore. Buehler is currently in his 58th year of teaching at Duke.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Durham was listed among Fast Company's 15 Tech Scenes in Places You'd Never Think to Look.
Durham appeared on Americans for the Arts' home page in honor of its distinction as a creative economy overachiever as determined by the results of the Arts and Economic Prosperity IV Study.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Durham generated $125.5 million in overall economic impact in the 2010 fiscal year, $49.08 million above the national median and $78.01 million above areas of similar population.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Durham-based advertising agency McKinney was recognized by the Effie Index as the Most Effective Independent Agency Globally. The Effie Index recognizes the architects of the most effective marketing communications ideas from around the world.
The Duke University Research Drive Parking Garage and the Corcoran Parking Garage restoration were honored by the International Parking Institute as two of the industry's most outstanding parking facilities. The Duke University Research Drive Parking Garage, the nation’s first stand-alone parking structure to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, was recognized for Best Design of a Parking Facility with More than 800 Spaces. The Corcoran Parking Garage Restoration was recognized with the Best Parking Facility Rehabilitation or Restoration Award.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Duke's varsity athletic teams led the ACC, and were second among the six major conferences, with 13 Public Recognition Awards given by the NCAA to the teams that rank in the top 10 percent in the Academic Progress Rate. The Blue Devils' baseball, football, men's basketball, men's fencing, men's golf, men's soccer, men's swimming and diving, men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, wrestling, women's fencing, women's lacrosse and volleyball were among those listed by the NCAA.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Durham-based event planning company New Century Planning, founded by April Ellerbe, was named as one of the 13 companies selected to manage welcome events for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Delegates. New Century Planning will host delegates from Nevada, New Mexico, Guam, American Samoa, Wyoming, and Utah at the Historic Duke Mansion of Charlotte.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Durham's manufacturing sector was ranked first among major metros and 11th in the country by Triangle Business Jounrl. Manufacturing accounts for 36.5 percent of the gross metropolitan product in the Durham-Chapel Hill MSA.
The NC Central University Eagles' October 18 football game versus Hampton University will be televised on ESPNU. The game is one of three MEAC football games slated to be televised live; this will be the Eagles' first television appearance on ESPNU.
Friday, June 8, 2012
William Chandler Vatavuk has been named as one of the United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) 2012 Ten Outstanding Young Americans. Chandler is Vice President of the Bennett Place State Historic Support Fund, the former President of the Durham young Lawyers and has a B.A. Degree in History from UNC-Chapel Hill and a J.D. from NCCU Law School. Chandler is being recognized for his accomplishments in Human Improvement; the Ten Outstanding Young Americans program is one of the oldest and most prestigious recognition programs in America.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Filming for Iron Man 3 has begun in North Carolina including locations in Durham. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau.