Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hillside has state’s No. 1 assistant principal

Jason Jowers, assistant principal at Hillside High School, has been named the 2015 North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year by the N.C. Association of Principals and Assistant Principals.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Durham Musician Nominated for Grammy

Durham’s Alice Gerrard, a longtime fixture of the local music community, received a Grammy nomination for best folk album at age 80 for her album “Follow the Music,” which features contributions from other local acts including Hiss Golden Messenger and Megafaun.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

USA Today Proclaims Scratch Bakery Makes one of '10 Best Southern Pies'

Scratch Bakery was recognized by USA Today's 10 Best list for "Delicious Pies Around the South."

Conde Nast Traveler Ranks RDU Among Best Airports in America

Conde Nast Traveler has recognized Raleigh-Durham International Airport as the 9th Best Airport on its Readers's Choice Award list of the "The Best and Worst Airports in America," for 2014.

American Tobacco Trail Bridge Wins Engineering Award

The North Carolina chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/NC) 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards program has recognized the pedestrian bridge as the 2015 Grand Award winner for Engineering Excellence in Structural Systems. The ACEC/NC competition recognizes outstanding projects designed by engineering firms across the state.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Durham and Chapel Hill Recognized among "America's Smartest Cities"

The Durham-Chapel Hill  metropolitan statistical area has been recognized by Forbes with a no. 15 ranking on "America's Smartest Cities."

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Two Durham Hospitals Receive National Recognition for Outstanding Patient Care

Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital have earned top recognition for outstanding patient care in 2013 from The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S.

Durham Named 2014 Digital Cities Survey Winner

The City of Durham has tied with the City of Hampton, Va. for fourth place in the 125,000–249,999 population category in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program for its use of technology to improve transparency with residents and operate more efficiently with taxpayer dollars.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Durham Recognized as 18th Best City for Young Entrepreneurs

Durham has been recognized at number 18 on a list of the "Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs" by Nerd Wallet for its access to funds, networking and mentorship, local economy and affordability..

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Garden & Gun Recognizes Fullsteam Brewery With Award

Garden & Gun magazine has recognized Fullsteam Brewery with  runner up status for its Cackalacky Pale Ale in the magazine's fifth annual "Made in the South Awards."

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Durham Bulls Athletic Park Renovation Earns Top Honor

The Durham Bulls Athletic Park has been recognized by Ballpark Digest as having the “Best Ballpark Renovation Over $2 Million” in its 2014 annual awards.

Duke's Fuqua Recognized as #1 in US for Full-Time MBA Program

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business has been recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as having the top full-time MBA program in the country. The full article can be found here:  "Best Business Schools 2014: Duke Tops Full-Time MBA List, Harvard Slips."

Durham Earns a spot on Trivago's 50 Best Value Cities for 2015

Durham has earned a #13 spot on Trivago's 50 "US Best Value Cities for 2015," which ranks best valued destinations by hotel prices and reputation rankings.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Durham Recognized in Top 50 for Green Vehicle Fleets

The City’s Fleet Management Department was awarded 50th place in the Government Green Fleet™ Awards from Green Fleet Magazine, Green Fleet Conference organizers, and The 100 Best Fleets in North America. The City of Durham is the only city in North Carolina to make the Top 50 list. The Government Green Fleet Award is open to the more than 38,000 federal, state, and local government fleets in North America.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Durham City Councilman Recognized with Legislator Award

Durham City Councilmn Steve Schewel has been recognized by The North Carolina Recreation and Park Association with the 2014 Distinguished Legislator Award.

Duke University is 16th in the World for Producing Billionaires

Duke University is the No. 16 university in the world for producing billionaires, according to a report from international wealth research firm Wealth-X.

12 Durham Public Schools Win National Healthy School Awards

Twelve Durham Public Schools have won a National Healthy School Award for improved nutrition, wellness, and physical activity programs from the Alliance from a Healthier Generation.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mateo one of OpenTable's "Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America"

Mateo bar de Tapas has been recognized on OpenTable's "Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America"as voted on by OpenTable users.

Chuck Davis to Receive Bessie Award for Dance

Chuck Davis, founder of Durham's African-American Dance Ensemble and founder of DanceAfrica, the largest African Dance festival in the United States, will receive a Bessie Award for outstanding service to the field of dance.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NCCU earns third-highest-rated public HBCU in the country

North Carolina Central University has earned an 11th place ranking of historically black colleges and universities in the country and the third highest-rated public HBCU in the United States by US News & World Report.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Durham Beer Features Prominently in NC Beer Scene, Ranked #15 by Thrillist

North Carolina was ranked #15 out of the 50 United States for its Beer scene by Thrillist, prominently mentioning Durham businesses like Fullsteam Brewery and Sam's Quik Shop in "Every State In the USA Ranked By Its Beer."

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Durham Recognized as Tenth Most Caring City in America

Durham has been recognized by Movoto as the tenth most caring city in America, based on data like student-counselor ratio, charitable donations by percent of income, pet and homeless shelters per capita and more.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

NCCU Athletic Director Earns National Award

Durham's North Carolina Central Director of Athletics, Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree earned the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS Administrator of the Year Award.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Durham Awarded International Recognition Performance Management

The International City/County Management Association  has recognized the City of Durham for its performance management efforts with a Certificate of Excellence, the highest level of recognition.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Durham County Library Named Top Innovator for 2014

The Urban Libraries Council announced Durham County Library as one of its 2014 Top Innovators during the Next Libraries Conference.

Duke a 'Great College to Work For'

For the seventh consecutive year, Duke University has been recognized as one of the best colleges to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Washington Duke Wins Awards

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014, the Expedia Insiders’ Select™ for 2014 and the TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence awards.

Duke University Hospital Ranked Best in NC

Duke University Hospital has been ranked as the #1 hospital in North Carolina and the 14th  best hospital in the United States by US News and World Report in its 2014-2015 Honor Roll.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Durham Receives National Community Development Award

The City of Durham is one of only 19 communities nationwide to receive a John A. Sasso National Community Development Award.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ConventionSouth Magazine Announces Elite 50 Conference Centers in the South

ConventionSouth has announced the Elite 50 Conference Centers in the South for 2014 and three conference centers located in Durham County were chosen. The Washingon Duke Inn & Golf Club, The Rizzo Conference Center and the Hamner Conference Center were included on the list.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Quintiles Named to CIO Top 100

Durham-based biopharmaceutical research company Quintiles has been named to the CIO 100 by CIO magazine, which identifies 100 companies that have created business value through information technology.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Duke Earns Top World Ranking From Financial Times

Duke University Corporate Education has earned the top spot in the world for its executive education business program from Financial Times 2014 ranking.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Duke University Hospital Provided Top Community Benefit to the Triangle

Duke University Hospital provided the top community benefit to the triangle region in 2013 by providing $256 million in charity care and uncompensated care according to the North Carolina Hospital Association.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Gallup Ranks Durham-Chapel Hill MSA #2 in NC For Overall Well-Being

Gallup has ranked the Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan statistical area at number 2 in North Carolina for overall well-being based on live evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors and basic access. Durham scored highest in North Carolina for life evaluation and healthy behaviors.

Shooters II Recognizes as one of 'Best College Bars in America

Shooters II, a popular bar among Duke University students has been named one of the "Best College Bars in America,' by Thrillist.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Active Times Recognizes Duke Gardens as "Must See"

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens has been recognized by the Active Times at number 28 on a list of 30 "Must-See U.S. Public Gardens."

Durham Earns Recognition as "Playful City"

Durham is among 13 North Carolina cities and towns named "Playful City USA Communities" by the nonprofit KaBOOM in partnership with the Humana Foundation.The report names 212 cities that are leaders in "playability," being the extent to which a community makes it easy for kids to engage in active play.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Two Durham Schools Rank in Top 2,000 of Best High Schools

Two Durham schools received a “silver medal,” ranking in the top 2,000 nationally of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best High Schools list. Kestrel Heights School in Durham was ranked at 1,744 and Hillside New Tech High in Durham at 1,997.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Two Durham Golf Courses Rank in Top 30 Golf Courses in NC

Two Durham golf courses, Treyburn Country Club and Forest Creek Golf Club have been recognized in a ranking of the top 30 golf courses in North Carolina by the 2014 North Carolina Golf Panel.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

American Meltdown wins awards at Grilled Cheese Invitational

Paul Inserra of Durham food truck American Meltdown won several awards at the Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles. He competed in three categories and was honored in each one, including the Judge’s Award for excellence in a “anything goes,” category, third place in the Honey Pot dessert group, and second-place in the Missionary group, which allows just bread, cheese and butter.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Duke Environment Hall to Open April 10

Duke Environment Hall, the 70,000-square-foot new home of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, will open April 10.

City of Durham Fleet Ranked one of the 100 Best Fleets

The City of Durham’s Fleet Management Department has been ranked in 25th place as one of the 100 Best Fleets by The 100 Best Fleets in North America™.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DCVB's President Recognized With 2014 Women in Business Award

Shelly Green, President & CEO of the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau was recognized among 25 other women with the Triangle Business Journal's "2014 Women in Business Award."

Friday, April 4, 2014

RDU Recognized Among Best Regional Airports in North America

For the second time, Skytrax Airline Rating and Reviews has ranked Raleigh-Durham International Airport 7th in the category for best regional airports in North America.

Brothers Vilgalys Wins Silver Medal in World Spirits Competition

The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Co. recently won a silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition out of 1,400 brands competing.

Duke University Medical Center Recognized on "100 Great Hospitals" List

Duke University Medical Center has been recognized on the 2014 Becker’s Hospital Review "100 Great Hospitals in America".

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

City of Durham Wins Bronze Sustainability Star Award

The City of Durham has received a Bronze Sustainability Star Award by Sonoco Recycling, LLC for the fourth time for making significant waste reduction achievements.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Durham Voted one of "South's Best Foodie Cities for Groups" by ConventionSouth

The readers of ConventionSouth Magazine have voted for their favorite food cities for groups and Durham took second place in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Duke Ranked #30 in Worldwide Reputation

Duke University has been ranked at #30 by The Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings 2014, which measures reputations among the world’s universities.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Two Durham Magnet Schools Earn National Honor

Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary School and Lakewood Montessori Middle School have earned the “Magnet School of Excellence” designation by Magnet Schools of America, the highest award given by the organization.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cree Named #13 of MIT Technology Review's 50 Smartest Companies

Durham company Cree has been named number 13 on MIT Technology Review's list of the "50 Smartest Companies."

James Beard Semi-Finalists Announced

Four Durham Restaurateurs and Chefs have been selected as semifinalists for a James Beard Award. Phoebe Lawless was selected for Outstanding Pastry Chef, Giorgios Bakatsias of  Giorgios Hospitality Group was selected for Outstanding Restaurateur, and both Scott Howell of Nana's and Matt Kelly of Mateo bar de Tapas were selected for Best Chef: Southeast.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Duke's Baldwin Auditorium Wins National Award

Duke University and architect Ray Walker have received a National Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. trade group. This award is the first national award of its kind given for a Duke University building.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Durham Selected as Top Retirement Destination

Durham has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine “8 Havens for College Hoops” feature in the March/April 2014 issue.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hillside High School Named "2014 Outstanding Young Educator"

William Logan, principal of Hillside High School, was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Young Educator by the North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Time Honors Duke Student

Duke University freshman and Angier B. Duke Scholar Brittany Wenger has been listed on Time's "Thirty under Thirty" feature for her work in developing a computer program that detects 99% of malignant breast tumors in a test site.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Guglhupf Wins Good Food Award

Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant has won a 2014 Good Food Award in the category of Charcuterie for its Smoked Hog Head Cheese.

Monday, January 13, 2014

DPAC Earns #4 Ranking in US for Attendance

DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center has been ranked the #4 most attended theater in the United States in 2013 by Pollstar.

Durham’s 911 Center Earns Important Designation

The Durham Emergency Communications Center is now a partner in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Missing Kids Readiness Project. The project promotes best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children. Durham is one of only 11 centers in the state to receive this recognition.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Virgin Atlantic Swoons over Durham's Adaptive Reuse

"Exploring the urban South doesn’t usually include stunning examples of Adaptive Reuse Architecture, a practice built on the reuse and repurposing of a building or site while retaining a large portion of the original look and feel, but Durham, North Carolina, stands as an example of how a city can honour its industrial past while retaining the energy and vibrancy of a younger city."

"Durham Tobacco Houses Reimagined," Jason Frye, Virgin Atlantic

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Competitor Magazine Names Durham Run Best of 2013

Competitor Magazine has named Bull City Running Company's Full Steam Ahead Pub Run the best "Running Store Group Run" in 2013.

Saltbox Named to the Saveur 100

Saveur Magazine named Durham's Saltbox Seafood Joint to its "Saveur 100," saying that "Saltbox Seafood Joint...fulfills our wildest fantasies of what a takeout fish shack can be."