Friday, June 29, 2012

Durham Ranked Forbes' 14th Best Place for Business

Durham was ranked Forbes' 14th "Best Place for Business and Careers."

Plumlee, Rivers Selected in First Round of NBA Draft

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 Ranked America's 8th Leading High-Tech Metro

Durham was ranked 8th on Atlantic Monthly's list of 'America's Leading High-Tech Metros.'

Durham Now NC's Fourth-Largest City

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.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Duke Divers Earn Olympic Berths

Duke University divers Nick McCrory, 20, and Abby Johnston, 23, have won spots on the U.S. Olympic team in synchronized diving.

Durham-Based Band Delta Rae Plays 'The Tonight Show'

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 Wins 2012 Games for Change Recognition

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.

Coach Buehler Honored with USA Track & Field Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Nonprofit Arts Organizations Contribute $125.5M to Durham Economy

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

McKinney Ranked as World's Most Effective Independent Ad Agency

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.

Durham, Duke Parking Garages Receive Industry Recognition

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 Leads ACC in NCAA Academic Honors

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 Ranks Fourth in NC Migration Grownth

Durham boasts the state's fourth largest migration growth from relocating American and International immigrants according to the Triangle Business Journal.

New Century Planning Selected to Manage Democratic National Convention Event

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 Manufacturing Sector Ranked First Among Major Metros

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.

NCCU Eagles Football Game to Be Televised on ESPNU

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 Named Among Jaycee's '2012 Ten Outstanding Young Americans'

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

Iron Man 3 Filming Begins with Locations in Durham

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.