Foreclosure filings in Durham County were down 20 percent year-over-year in 2013 to their lowest level since 2002.
That’s according to data from the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts. The count included civil case filings with a home or business foreclosure filing.
For the state of North Carolina, foreclosure filings were down 18 percent compared with 2012. The total hasn’t been lower across the state since 2005.
An established Durham restaurateur plans to open a gluten-free eatery in southern Durham.
Tim Lyons, owner of the nearly seven-year-old Durham restaurant Blu Seafood and Bar, wants to open the new eatery. Called Primal Food & Spirits, it’s slated for later this year in the Kroger-anchored Southpoint Crossing shopping center off N.C. 54 near The Streets at Southpoint.
Triangle home sales were up more than 24 percent in 2013 from the prior year, and the average price for the four-county area increased 4 percent.
New York-based IBM Corp., a technology company with a campus in the Research Triangle Park, was first on the list of the top U.S. patent recipients in 2013.
The French diagnostics company bioMérieux has paid more than $2.1 million for 40 additional acres in Durham County that’s expected to be for company growth.
Frontier Communications says upgrades in the Durham market will allow for Internet speeds of up to 25 megabits a second for more than 50,000 homes and businesses.
With mobile phones in many people’s pockets and TVs up on their walls, Rob Witman believes that the future of video game play will combine the two technologies.
Witman, 36, is the founder of the two-person Durham start-up company Splitmo, which is developing games that are played using mobile iPhones and iPad tablets, while viewed on TV screens.
Chinese PC maker Lenovo, which has its U.S. headquarters in Morrisville, is ranked as the No. 1 worldwide personal computer producer for the calendar year of 2013.
Industry numbers released Thursday by International Data Corp. and Gartner Inc. had the company at the top of the list of global PC shipments for the full year, based on preliminary data.
IDC ranked Lenovo at No. 1 with 53.8 million shipments in the year for 17.1 percent of the global market. That put the company ahead of Hewlett-Packard, which had 52.17 million shipments for the year and 16.6 percent of the market.
A Raleigh-based self-publishing company has acquired Durham-based Replay Photos, an e-commerce business that sells athletic and campus photography on its Web site.
The town of Chapel Hill wouldn’t be able to take advantage of state or federal tax credits in-place to try to encourage new solar development projects.
So to put a 100-kilowatt solar array on the roof of a town aquatics center, officials are gauging whether community investors, who could take advantage of tax incentives, would step up to help pay the initial estimated $350,000 cost.
The unemployment rate for the Durham-Chapel Hill metro area fell in November to the lowest rate the area has seen in five years.
The rate for the metropolitan statistical area, which includes Durham, Orange, Chatham and Person counties, was 5.7 percent in the month, which was down from October’s 6.1 percent and the rate of 7.2 percent seen in November of last year. The last time the rate was that low – according to the seasonally adjusted numbers – was in November 2008.