Business: Local and State

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

Fresh Market opens first Durham location

Instead of hosting a ribbon cutting, The Fresh Market cracked open an 80-pound wheel of Parmesan cheese. The 23,400 square-foot store opened in Parkway Plaza Wednesday morning with a variety of activities, including chef demonstrations, food samplings, coffee giveaways and drawings for gift cards.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Durham-Orange jobless rate declines again

The metropolitan area of Durham-Chapel Hill’s unemployment rate fell from 4.9 to 4.5 percent between September and October, the NC Department of Commerce reported today.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

2nd Durham exec died in plane crash

David Hartman, a vice president of Durham-based Nuventra, was among the six people whe died Monday in a plane crash in Montgomery County, Md. The company confirmed Mr. Hartman’s death Tuesday morning.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

The wine doctors

In the last 41 years, 220 people throughout the world have earned the title of Master Sommelier.

The title is reserved for a select few who can blindly taste six wines and tell you the year, grape varieties, and area of origin within 25 minutes, in addition to passing two other parts on theory and wine service.

Approximately 10 percent of people who take the test pass it.

Fred Dex is one of them. And he’s the only person in both North and South Carolina to earn this title.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

The wine doctors

In the last 41 years, 220 people throughout the world have earned the title of Master Sommelier.

The title is reserved for a select few who can blindly taste six wines and tell you the year, grape varieties, and area of origin within 25 minutes, in addition to passing two other parts on theory and wine service.

Approximately 10 percent of people who take the test pass it.

Fred Dex is one of them. And he’s the only person in both North and South Carolina to earn this title.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 09:13 AM

NC IDEA announces new board members

Lee Buck, Chris Halligan, Karen LeVert and Sean O’ Leary have been appointed to N.C. IDEA’s board of directors.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

Magpie Boutique celebrates 5 years

After three months of renovations, Magpie Boutique has unveiled the new design for its store.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

ELF proceeds go towards donations

All proceeds from purchase of Durham-based Organic Transit’s ELF Vehicle will be going towards the 100th ELF program until the end of the year.

 


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

GSK to lay off about 20 percent of RTP employees

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will be laying off approximately 900 employees in Research Triangle Park as part of its restructuring program announced in late October.

The London-based company with an RTP employee base of about 4,300 began sharing the details of the program with employees Wednesday morning.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

GSK announces RTP layoffs

GlaxoSmithKline will be laying off employees in Research Triangle Park as part of its restructuring program announced in late October.


Dec. 02, 2014 @ 02:55 PM

Duke to close conference facility

According to documents filed with the NC Department of Commerce, 67 employees of the R. David Thomas Center will be affected by the center’s closing in late January.


Dec. 01, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Ponysaurus’ new location will increase production by 900 percent

DURHAM—Ponysaurus Brewing Co. will be moving its brewing facility and opening a taproom on the corner of Hood Street and Ramseur Street next year.

 


Dec. 01, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

GSK plans to cut “unnecessary complexity”

DURHAM—In late October, GlaxoSmithKline announced a new restructuring program, but proposals for implementation are still in the works, a GSK spokesperson said Monday.


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Your brain on Black Friday

The enticing ads with red marks striking out higher prices, the long lines and unusual store hours: Black Friday shopping could be putting your brain into a state of frenzy.


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Blue Coffee Café reaches funding goal

On Monday around 5 p.m., it looked like Blue Coffee Café might not make it.