Business: Local and State

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

Former Piedmont chef plans barbecue restaurant

Former Piedmont chef plans barbecue restaurant

Ben Adams, former chef at Piedmont, is planning to open a barbecue restaurant in Durham.

May. 31, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

CLOSING THE GAP: Black Girls Code launches in Durham

An organization founded to increase the representation of minority women in STEM has launched a Durham chapter.

May. 31, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Milestones Culinary to host open house

Durham-based Milestones Culinary Institute will host an open house on June 18.

May. 28, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Developers purchase Van Alen site downtown

Nationwide developer Northwood Ravin has purchased the 6.1 acre Van Alen tract downtown, also known as the former Johnson Chrysler dealership, for $11.7 million.

May. 27, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Cisco projects tripling of Internet traffic by 2019

Annual Internet traffic will triple between 2014 and 2019, Cisco Systems predicts in its 10th annual Visual Networking Index.

May. 25, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

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SubmittedMel Melton & The Wicked Mojos, along with John Dee Holeman, will perform at Friday�s Blues on the Plaza event at Northgate Mall. This free concert begins at 6:30 and continues until 9 p.m. Beer and food will be available. For information, call 919-286-4400 or visit

May. 24, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Careers: SCYNEXIS appoints chief medical officer

Drug discovery and development company SCYNEXIS, Inc. has appointed David Angulo as chief medical officer, effective June 1.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:43 PM

Kenan-Flagler study examines leadership

The importance of globally competent leaders is recognized by the vast majority of organizations, but few have a strategy to provide the training needed to compete globally, according to a study by the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Human Capital Institute.

May. 22, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Dry cleaning site remediation ongoing

Nearly 23 years after toxic contamination was discovered at a defunct Durham dry cleaning site, remedial efforts continue to rid the area of health risks.

May. 21, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Google launches digital inclusion project

Google Fiber, along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, has launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, an initiative designed to get more people online.

May. 20, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Old Crown Park Hotel downtown set for new life

Chicago-based AJ Capital Partners has acquired the shuttered Crown Park Hotel for $7.6 million, and plans to renovate it to add another hotel to the downtown Durham portfolio. The company will begin renovations to the 150-room hotel at 600 Willard St., later this year, with plans to have it open by late 2016.

May. 19, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

Budding biotechs convene in Durham

Two out of state agricultural biotechnology companies came away with $12,500 in funding Tuesday after winning a pitch contest at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

May. 19, 2015 @ 08:50 AM

ACC Tournament visitor spending could exceed $16M

Durham, DBAP hope to become permanent home for ACC baseball tournament

May. 17, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

The Buzz: Hendrick opens Southpoint dealership

Hendrick Automotive Group has opened its new dealership at 127 Kentington Drive, adjacent to The Streets at Southpoint.

May. 17, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Business briefs: NC Mutual gets rating upgrade

Insurance rating and information company A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to B(Fair) from C+ (Marginal) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) to “bb+” from “b-for Durham-based North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company.