Thursday, September 13, 2012

Durham Has Fastest Wage Growth in US

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers in Durham have good reason to be happy.  From July 2007 to July 2012, weekly earnings rose by $280.46, a 41.29% jump making Durham number one in the nation.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mateo Bar de Tapas Ranked by Food and Wine Magazine

New Durham tapas restaurant, Mateo Bar de Tapas, has been ranked by Food and Wine Magazine as one of the Top 25 Places to Drink Wine Now. Opened by the chef/owner of Vin Rouge, the restaurant is quickly getting the attention of national food media and local food lovers, alike.

Duke Ranks 8th Among National Universities

Duke University was ranked #8 on U.S. News & Weekly Report's National University Rankings for 2013.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Durham Economy Ranked as 12th Strongest in America

Durham was ranked as having the 12th 'Strongest Economy in America' by American City Business Journals.

Durham's Immaculata School Named a National Blue Ribbon School

Durham's Immaculata School was recognized last week by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School. Immaculata was the only North Carolina non-public school to be selected for the recognition.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Duke Celebrates Opening of Charlotte Brody Discover Garden

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens will celebrate the official opening of the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden, Sept. 8-9. The new garden features a miniature organic farm including vegetable beds, a fruit orchard, a reconstructed tobacco barn, a chicken coop, a rain garden and outdoor classrooms.

Big Spoon Roasters Nominated for Martha Stewart Award

Durham's Big Spoon Roasters has been nominated to win a $10,000 Martha Stewart Living American Made Award. The nominee with the most votes, will win the cash prize and a feature in Martha Steward Living.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Durham Farmers Market Voted Fifth Favorite in North Carolina

Durham Farmers Market was voted the fifth Favorite Farmers Market in North Carolina according to American Farmland Trust.

Durham Adds Fifth Sister City

Durham officially added Zhuzhou, in China’s Hunan Province, as its fifth “Sister City.”

Branford Marsalis Performs at Democratic National Convention

Durham Grammy winner Branford Marsalis performed the national anthem at the opening of the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.