Monday, August 27, 2012
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 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.
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
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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 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 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Monday, August 6, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
McKinney Associate Creative Director Jenny Nicholson was named 10th on Business Insider's list of the 25 Most Creative People in Advertising: 2012.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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.