Business: Local and State

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

Career briefs: Weejee, AdWerx

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 06:33 PM

Crowds gather for sudsy Carrboro fundraiser

So many people showed up at Steel String Brewery’s first-ever beer festival Sunday that organizers had to start turning people away at the door.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Antique lovers hunt for old treasures

Fans of the oldies were delighted this weekend with the wealth of opportunities to find cool “new” items, with hundreds turning out both to the American Legion’s antique fair in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough’s first-ever “junk market” sponsored by Rusted Roots.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

The Buzz: DCVB guide now available

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau has released the Official Durham Visitors & Relocation Guide for Spring/Summer 2015 online and in print.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

Developers: One-way loop strangling downtown's potential

Revisiting a feasibility study from 2010 and highlighting the growth of downtown Durham, developers are hoping to reignite the prospect of converting the downtown loop. Through workshops with elected officials, planners and developers, Cleveland and Church Partners has identified 19 sites, valued at $312 million, which could be part of a plan involving converting the loop from a one-way to two-way traffic network.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Business briefs: Orange Co. to offer small business grants

T3D Therapeutics ... Small business grants in Orange .... The Service Design Group ...

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

The Buzz: Nightclub opens, Kidzu reopening coming

The Strowd, a bar and nightclub, has opened at 159½ East Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. ... Kidzu Children’s Museum will reopen in a new location on April 11. ... Hibbett Sporting Goods has opened a location at 615 Hampton Pointe in Hillsborough.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

N.C. Mutual Life posts profit in ’14

After a posting a net loss of nearly $2.36 million in 2013, N.C. Mutual Life Insurance returned to profitability in 2014. Company president James H. Speed Jr. reported a profit of $358,000 for the year to policyholders at N.C. Mutual Life’s 116th annual meeting Wednesday in Durham.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

DATA buses get new name: GoDurham

GoTransit, a new family comprising bus services formerly known as DATA (Durham), CAT (Raleigh) and Triangle Transit (Triangle-wide), unveiled its new GoDurham bus Wednesday, and will be gradually switching over its entire fleet to the names GoDurham, GoRaleigh and GoTriangle.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

County jobless rate rises in January

Durham County’s unemployment rate increased by seven-tenths of a point to 5 percent from December to January (4.3 to 5.0), the Department of Commerce reported Friday.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

Straw Valley closing for upgrades

Straw Valley Food and Drink and The Black House at Straw Valley will be closing for restructuring and improvements to the facility.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

As Durham’s growth continues, community leaders plan ahead

The growth of downtown Durham in recent years has many residents and community leaders wondering what the city’s next steps should be.

Mar. 22, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Business briefs: Job Expo, Comcast talk, Meals on Wheels

Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) is hosting a Construction and Logistics Job Expo on April 8 ...  David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast, will speak at UNC-Chapel Hill ... Meals on Wheels of Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro will be participating in the 2015 March for Meals campaign, which aims to encourage community action to assist the elderly population.

Mar. 22, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

The Buzz: Open house, benefit events on tap

Multiflora Greenhouses, at 1623 Sharon Church Road in Hillsborough, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 ... Bailey’s, 1722 Fordham Blvd. in Chapel Hill, will host a benefit for the Syrian American Medical Society on Wednesday, March 25. ... The 20th annual Great Human Race 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, March 28 and benefit more than 100 participating nonprofits, schools and faith-based groups.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Biogen: Alzheimer’s drug effective

Biotech firm Biogen released data Friday that its Alzheimer’s treatment has successfully slowed cognitive decline in patients with the disease.