Friday, December 21, 2012

Top Basketball Recruit Moving to Durham

The number two 2013 college basketball recruit, Jabari Parker, will be moving from Chicago to Durham to attend Duke University and play for the Blue Devils in Fall 2013.

Durham Group gets $730k to Fight Cervical Cancer in Haiti

Durham-based Family Health Ministires has been awarded a $730,000 grant by the The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Family Health Ministries will use the funds to bring HPV screening as a clinical test to Haiti for the first time.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Durham Named Top County for 2013

Durham earned the #1 spot in the latest release of the “Fourth Economy Community (FEC) Index’s top 10 large-sized Fourth Economy Communities. These communities are those ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Duke Student Named College Entrepreneur of 2012

After moving to Durham to attend Duke University, Bryan Silverman started Star Toilet Paper, an advertising agency that uses printed toilet paper to reach customers. Silverman has now been recognized as College Entrepreneur of 2012 by Entrepreneur Magazine for his work.

Forbes Recognizes Durham Entrepreneur on 30 Under 30 List

Durham is well-know for its entrepreneurs, but now it can add Josh Sommer to its list of recognizable faces. Sommer, the founder of the Chordoma Foundation cancer research foundation in Durham has been recognized by Forbes magazine’s annual “30 Under 30” list, a who’s-who of the nation’s top young entrepreneurs and executives.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Durham Ranks Among Nation's NNO Best

Durham ranked 14th out of 135 cities for its citizen involvement and participation in National Night Out, a national crime prevention celebration.  Three of its neighborhoods garnered NNO-All Star community titles including Azalea Park Apartments, Audubon Park HOA and University Estates.

Duke University 3rd Largest Employer in NC

Duke University was recognized for being the third largest employer in North Carolina by Triangle Business Journal's "Top 10 Largest Employers in North Carolina." Duke employs between 25,000 and 29,999 employees.

Duke University to Receive $10 Million Gift to Athletics

Duke University trustee David Rubenstein will give $10 million to the Duke Athletics Department, matching the department's largest gift and supporting the priorities of Duke Athletics outlined in Duke Forward, the $3.25 billion university-wide fundraising campaign launched in September.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Durham 8th healthiest County in NC, 2nd for Clinical Care

America's Health Rankings has listed Durham County as the 8th healthiest county in North Carolina, and the 2nd in the state for clinical care. The health ranking takes into account health outcomes and factors like premature deaths, like smoking and availability of medical care along with social and economic factors. The clinical care ranking includes factors like the number of primary care physicians per capita.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Durham #1 Large County Best Positioned for Growth in US

Durham County led the Fourth Economy Community Index, a list of the nation’s top 10 large counties best positioned to attract investment and managed economic growth. The index categorized counties based on their Census 2010 population and measures large counties containing between 150,000 and 499,999 people in investment, talent, sustainability, place and diversity, as a foundation for future economic success.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops Nominated for Grammy

The Durham-based band Carolina Chocolate Drops have been nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album for their recording “Leaving Eden.”

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Durham Hospitals Receive High Ratings

The three hospitals in the Duke University Health System — Duke University Hospital, Durham Regional and Duke Raleigh — have each received an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Durham's Mallarmé Chamber Players Receive $10,000 Grant from NEA

Mallarmé Chamber Players has received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts that will help support the first year of the North Carolina HIP Music Festival, to be held Jan. 27-Feb. 3.