Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Durham Ranked First in Top 10 Best Educated Cites in North Carolina

The Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan statistical area was recently ranked first in the "Top Ten Best Educated Cities in North Carolina" by a recent study.

Durham Receives Honorable Mention for “Green Fleet” Program

The City of Durham's Fleet Management Department has received "honorable mention" recognition for its efforts to have one of the greenest government vehicle fleets in North America by Green Fleet Magazine, Green Fleet Conference organizers, and The 100 Best Fleets in North America. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Durham Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City of Durham has been recognized for the 24th consecutive year for its budget reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association, a professional association of over 17,400 members throughout North America that has served the public finance profession since 1906.  

Straw Valley Cafe Receives 2012 Pyne Preservation Award

Straw Valley Cafe received the 2012 Pyne Preservation Award from Preservation Durham. The award is given to homeowners and commercial property owners for sensitive restoration projects that preserve architecture and Durham heritage.

NCCU Receives $100K Grant

N.C. Central University has received a $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to establish the Wells Fargo Student Advancement Fund.

Preservation Durham Announces 2012 Winners of Preservation and Neighborhood Conservation Awards

Preservation Durham announced the 12 winners of its 2012 preservation and Neighborhood Conservation awards on Thursday Oct. 18 at the Cookery on West Chapel Hill Street in Durham. The event was sponsored by 4/1 Design, HMW Preservation and Emerson Land Planning.

Durham Featured Four Times in "100 North Carolina Icons"

Four Durham icons were listed among "100 North Carolina Icons," by Michael Graff.  Bull Durham is listed at number 44, Research Triangle park is listed at number 64, ACC Basketball (including Duke) is listed at number 66, and Duke Chapel is listed at number 93.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Ranked 44th by Conde Nast Traveler 2012 Readers' Choice Awards

Durham's Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club placed 44th on Conde Nast Traveler 2012 Readers' Choice Awards for Top Hotels in the South. More than 46,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers rated 1,306 properties.

Film focuses on Durham Civil Rights Leader

“A Song of Hope: The Life Story of Pauli Murray," a civil-rights documentary about Durham native and civil rights leader Pauli Murray, is currently being filmed in North Carolina.

$10 Million to Duke Athletics

Dr. Steven and Rebecca Scott have committed $10 million to the Duke Athletics Department, the largest such gift in the university’s history, school officials announced Thursday.

Durham County, NC Deputy County Manager Elected To ICMA International Board

Lee Worsley, deputy county manager, Durham County, North Carolina, was installed yesterday for a three-year term as Southeast Regional Vice President of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Duke Professor Wins Nobel Prize

Robert J. Lefkowitz MD, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator who has spent his entire 39-year research career at the Duke University Medical Center, is sharing the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Brian K. Kobilka of Stanford University School of Medicine, who was a post-doctoral fellow in Lefkowitz's lab in the 1980s.