Friday, November 30, 2012
Durham's Fullsteam Brewery has been listed as a 2013 finalist for the Beer category in the annual Good Food Awards, which honors artisan food and beverage producers. Winners will be announced in San Francisco on January 18, 2013.
Five emerging tech companies, including three in Durham (Arcametrics Systems, PopUp, and Starfish ), will share some $200,000 in the latest round of grants from the economic development group NC IDEA.
The 10th annual Guadalupan Torch Race, a 3,000 mile pilgrimage, came to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham on Thursday night with arrival of the Guadalupe torch on its way from the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.
Monday, November 19, 2012
For the second time in the last two years, tap water from the City of Durham has placed third in the state in the “Best Tasting Tap Water” contest. The contest featured an expert panel of five impartial judges who tasted 24 samples of tap water submitted by water providers from across the state.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Durham Technical Community College has been selected as one of only four community colleges in the nation to participate in the new Catalyst Fund Program and will receive a $215,000 grant.
Nana's Resturant was recently listed in Open Table's Top 100 of Best American Cuisine. The list of winners is based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Durham-based Quintiles ranked No. 23 on the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute list.
Google has featured the interior of Durham's Trinity United Methodist Church as part of its Google Maps panoramic photography project.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The City of Durham was selected as a Top 20 finalist for the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayor's Challenge, a competition created to generate innovation in cities across America. Durham's proposal to create entrepreneurship hubs in three distressed neighborhoods was selected from over 300 submissions to compete for a $5 million grand prize. The proposed project will now compete against 19 other cities across the country for a $5 million grand prize as well as one of four additional prizes of $1 million each.