Chapel Hill-based QSR Magazine, which covers the national quick-service restaurant industry, released its QSR 50, a ranking of the top 50 fast-food brands based on annual revenues.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.5 million to institutions and organizations across the state between April-June 2014.
For the 19th year in a row, The World Beer Festival will be held in Durham on Oct. 11 in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
In a recent study by consumer service firm Thumbtack, Durham placed as the top city in the country for ease of hiring new employees.
Doughnut shop doubling space: Monuts, a bakery-cafe specializing in donuts, bagels, and sandwiches, is taking over the former Magnolia Grill location on Ninth Street through a 10-year lease.
Chapel Hill Comics changing hands: After 11 years as owner of the longtime Chapel Hill business, Andrew Neal is stepping away from Chapel Hill Comics on Monday.
Primal Food & Spirits, the new South Durham gluten-free restaurant that specializes in wood-fired meat dishes and vegetable sides, has opened for dinner service.
Fitness studio opens at Northgate: A.B. Fit Team, a cardio and toning studio for adults and children, has opened at Northgate Mall.