Monday, August 27, 2012

Durham Arts Council Awarded SmART Grant

Durham Arts Council has been awarded a $30,000 state grant for the SmART Initiative Pilot Program which focuses on creating arts-driven economic development in cities and towns, leveraging arts assets and public/private partnerships.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Durham Tech Awarded Grant to Create NC's First Community College Debate Club

Durham Technical Community College was awarded a $19,000 Open Democracy Grant from the Open Society Institute for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a debate club, the first of its kind for North Carolina community colleges.

DPAC Nets Durham $1.8M for Fiscal 2011-12

The Durham Performing Arts Center reported a net income of more than $4.5 million in fiscal 2011-12 with $1.8 million of that sum going to the City of Durham.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Duke Ranked NC's Second Largest Hospital

Triangle Business Journal ranked Duke University Hospital as second among the "Largest N.C. Hospitals in 2012."

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Duke Olympians to Throw Ceremonial Pitches at DBAP

Duke Olympic medalists and student-athletes Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory will throw ceremonial first pitches at the Durham Bulls game against the Norfolk Tides on Thursday, August 23rd.

Washington Duke Catering Director Receives Prestigious Industry Award

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Director of Catering and Conference Services Diane Tighe received the Certified Professional Catering Executive (CPCE), the National Association for Catering and Events' most prestigious and widely respected professional designation.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Full Frame Selected as Qualifying Event for Prestigious Industry Award

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival was selected to join a prestigious list of international film festivals chosen by The Producers Guild of America as a qualifying event for the Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture Award.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Residence Hall Earns NCCU Its First LEED Certification

Chidley North, North Carolina Central University’s newest residence hall, has earned LEED gold certification. The $24 million, 517-bed facility which opened in August 2011 is NCCU’s first to be certified gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Duke Ranked Among Nation's Greenest Colleges

Duke University was ranked as seventh among America's Greenest Colleges by Sierra Magazine.

Durham 911 Center Earns International Training Reaccreditation

The Durham Emergency Communications Center earned international training reaccreditation from The Association of Public Safety Communications International, Inc. Durham is the first, and currently, one of only two centers in the world to hold three major accreditations simultaneously.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Durham Public Schools Demonstrates Progress in 2011-12

The 2011-12 school year yielded a number of progress indicators for Durham Public Schools including: an increased district wide graduation rate of 3.1% from 2010-2011 to 77%; two honor schools of excellence, City of Medicine Academy, and J.D. Clements Early College; seven schools of distinction and no low performing schools.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Durhamite Among Women's Indoor Volleyball Silver Medalists

Former Durham Riverside volleyball player, Megan Hodge won the silver medal alongside her U.S. Women's Indoor Volleyball team-mates in the 2012 London Olympics.

Coach K Leads U.S. Men's Basketball to Gold Medal Win

Duke University basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski lead the U.S. Men's Basketball team to a Gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Final versus Spain.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Duke Contributes $350K to the Bull City Connector

Duke University contributed $350,000 to the Bull City Connector's 2012-2013 operating budget; the fare-free bus serves around 2,000 riders per day.

Durham Ranked Third Among Fastest Growing NC Cities

Durham was ranked as the third fastest growing city in North Carolina according to a new report from the Triangle Business Journal and based on U.S. Census data.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Durham Ranked 9th Best Small City for Seniors

Durham was ranked as the 9th best small city for seniors in the Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging Index.

Duke Fencer, Olympian Becca Ward Named ACC's Top Female Athlete

Three-time NCAA Fencing Champion Becca Ward has been selected as the winner of the ACC's Mary Garber Award, earning the distinction as the conference's top female athlete of 2011-12 as voted on by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. A bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Ward leaves Duke University as one of the most decorated student-athletes in school history.