Monday, July 30, 2012
Two Duke undergraduates, along with their diving partners, broke a 12 year drought in US Olympic diving medals in London. Abby Johnston shared the silver medal for women’s 3 meter synchronized diving and NicK McCrory shared the bronze for men’s 10 meter platform synchronized diving.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Durham was ranked 16th among cities 'Where the Creative Class Earns the Most' by Richard Florida in The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Durham was ranked as second on Kiplinger's list of "Best Cities for Mid-Career Professionals."
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The City of Durham Finance Department has been recognized for the eighth consecutive year for outstanding achievement by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The City of Durham is the only municipality in North Carolina to have received this year’s Government Finance Officers Association Award for Excellence in Popular Annual Financial Reporting.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
With its recent international re-accreditation from Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the Durham Emergency Communications Center is one of only two centers in the world to hold three major accreditations simultaneously.
Durham civil rights activist, feminist, author, poet and lawyer, Pauli Murray was added to the Episcopal Church's book "Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints." The late Episcopal priest's day of celebration will be July 1.
The Durham-Chapel Hill MSA had the third-highest number of requests per 1,000 workers nationally for H-1B work visas which allow employers to hire foreign workers for jobs requiring highly specialized knowledge.
Pollstar ranked Carolina Theatre 88th among the top-selling theaters in the world.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select® list for 2012, an annual ranking of best-reviewed hotels as determined by the world’s leading full-service online travel agency.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class—Revisited, ranked Durham first among America’s Leading Creative Class Metros.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Rachel Weeks, Durham entrepreneur and founder of sustainable collegiate apparel company School House, has been named to INC's "30 Under 30: America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs 2012."