Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Durham has been recognized on Travel + Leisure's "Best Places to Travel in 2015."
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Durham has been recognized as "The Most Caffeinated City in the U.S." by Sleep Cycle.
Monday, December 8, 2014
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
Scratch Bakery was recognized by USA Today's 10 Best list for "Delicious Pies Around the South."
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.
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
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
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.
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 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 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
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 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 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
Durham has been recognized by Deep South Magazine for being on of "8 of the South's Best Foodie Cities," with nods to Rose's Meat Market & Sweet Shop, Straw Valley Food & Drink, Pizzeria Toro, and Fullsteam Brewery.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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.
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Durham Convention Center has been recognized with a 2014 ConventionSouth Annual Readers' Choice Award.
Durham along with Raleigh was recognized as having the third largest amount of residential toilets in the United States by Redfin in "Tons of Toilets: Which City Sits Atop the Throne?"
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
The American Institute for Economic Research has recognized Durham along with neighbor Chapel Hill as number 2 for top small metro areas for college students.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is a top ranked museum for field trips in North Carolina, holding the #10 spot for Top Ranked Museums/Historic Attractions, and the #14 spot for the Top Ranked Field Trip Attractions in North Carolina by Carolina Field Trips Magazine.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Duke University's Sarah P. Duke Gardens has earned the no. 4 spot in Best Masters Programs "50 Most Stunning University Gardens and Arboretums."
Monday, September 22, 2014
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 the No. 16 university in the world for producing billionaires, according to a report from international wealth research firm Wealth-X.
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
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.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Mateo bar de Tapas has been selected as a finalist in Food & Wine's "The People's Best New Bars: Southeast Contenders." Readers can vote for their favorite bars and winners will be announced October 2.
White Whale Mixers, has been recognized as a Martha Stewart American Made Finalist for 2014.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Duke University was recognized as third in the nation for the best college undergraduate programs in the nation in 2015 by College Factual.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Durham was recognized among Kiplinger's "Cheapest Cities You Will Want to Live In" for 2014.
Duke University was identified as a part of Reformed Judaism's "Top 7 Hillels You Haven't Heard Of."
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
College Choice has recognized Duke University as having the 18th happiest freshmen out of 50 colleges and universities.
Monday, August 25, 2014
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 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.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Garden & Gun magazine has just released a "Guide to the South's Best Burgers," compiled from its readers' suggestions on Facebook. Bull City Burger & Brewery and Only Burger were included on the list.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Durham's Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop has been recognized among Bon Appetit's "50 Nominees for America's Best New Restaurants 2014."
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Duke University is the number 1 best landscaped college on the East Coast as recognized by LawnStarter.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Durham is No. 21 among U.S. cities for its use of public transit, according to ridership data from the National Transit Database.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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
The Urban Libraries Council announced Durham County Library as one of its 2014 Top Innovators during the Next Libraries Conference.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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 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
Piedmont has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2014.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Duke University's music program was recognized as the eighth top music program the nation by College Factual.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The City of Durham is one of only 19 communities nationwide to receive a John A. Sasso National Community Development Award.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Thomson Reuters’ list of most-cited scientists for 2014 features 32 researchers affiliated with Duke University.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Durham has been recognized by Nerd Wallet as the fourth best medium-sized city in the United States for women in the workforce, based on medium earnings and cost of living.
Duke University ranked first in the South on a list of 50 best-rated and most affordable colleges for international students produced by Great Value Colleges.
Monday, June 9, 2014
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.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Duke University football coach David Cutcliffe and men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, have been named the number three duo of the "The Top 10 College Football-Men’s Basketball Coaching Duos"by College Spun.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Duke Chapel has been listed among the top spiritual places in the United States by the Huffington Post in, "This is the Most Spiritual Place in Your Home State."
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Southern Living has recognized Fullsteam Brewery's Cackalacky at tenth among a compilation of "The 18 Best Southern Craft Beers."
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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 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 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.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
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 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.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Durham, as part of the North Carolina Triangle has been voted "Best for Culture," by readers of ConventionSouth Magazine.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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
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
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
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
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.
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 has been recognized on the 2014 Becker’s Hospital Review "100 Great Hospitals in America".
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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 27, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Durham has been named among The Huffington Post's "9 Southern Towns You're Forgetting About but Shouldn't."
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The readers of ConventionSouth Magazine have voted for their favorite food cities for groups and Durham took second place in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
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
Durham was ranked #6 out of 10 Markets with the Strongest Brainpower for its high number of adults with high school diplomas, bachelor's and graduate degrees by The Business Journals.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
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 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
Friday, February 7, 2014
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.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has been acknowledged with at #9 ranking by US News & World Report on its list of "Best Hotels in North Carolina."
Monday, January 27, 2014
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 24, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Durham's Cocoa Cinnamon, Parts & Labor, and Monuts Donuts have all been named to Eater's "Research Triangle Heatmap: Where to Eat Now," list.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
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
"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
"Durham Tobacco Houses Reimagined," Jason Frye, Virgin Atlantic