Blog: Business and Development

May. 31, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Expo spotlights budding young entrepreneurs

On Saturday,  young entrepreneurs came together for the first Young Entrepreneur’s Expo, sponsored by the Patricia Taborn Modeling and Talent Agency, INC. (PMTA), a local non-profit.


May. 18, 2014 @ 08:15 PM

RTP start-up developing anti-counterfeiting tools

By snapping a picture with his mobile phone, Hersh Tapadia demonstrated how an app developed by the Durham-based anti-counterfeiting technology company CertiRx Corp. could find fraudulent changes on a prescription drug label.


May. 15, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

ACC Baseball Tournament set for 4-year DBAP run

The ACC sought a home for its baseball tournament and Durham is glad to provide it. On Thursday, at the league meetings Amelia Island, Fla., ACC commissioner John Swofford announced the league baseball tournament will be held at Durham Bulls Athletic Park for four consecutive years, beginning in May 2015.


May. 03, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

City firming up request for more Jordan Lake water

To meet long-term needs, Durham needs a bigger allotment of Jordan Lake water, to the tune of nearly a two-thirds increase on its present reserve, the city Water Management Department told state regulators.


Apr. 26, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

Candidate wants curbs on county fire-service moves

A candidate for a N.C. House seat representing northern Orange and Durham counties wants to restrict the ability of county governments to force changes to the staffing of volunteer fire departments.


Apr. 26, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

City Council members OK AT&T gigabit-speed Internet install

City Council members have OK’ed a contract that helps clear the way for AT&T to begin installing gigabit-speed Internet service in some parts of Durham sometime in 2015.


Apr. 26, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

Contractors fall behind in construction of new fire station

Construction of a new city fire station on Camden Avenue has fallen far behind schedule, to the point a building that was supposed to have been ready in late in 2013 might be complete in October.


Jan. 14, 2014 @ 10:42 PM

Stars align for this weekend's MLK Classic at Riverside High

Nation's top high school sophomore center, 7-1 Thon Maker of Martinsburg, Va.'s Carlisle School, will be on hand for Monday night game. Games are scheduled throughout the day Saturday and Monday and feature area programs Hillside, Northerm, Riverside, Mount Zion Christian, Voyager Academy, Durham School of the Arts and Bull City Prep.


Oct. 14, 2013 @ 06:28 PM

Business Briefs

  • IEM to move Durham HQ
  • BioSciences Forum to be held in RTP next month
  • Tesla to open first ‘Supercharger’ in N.C. in Burlington

Oct. 04, 2013 @ 07:58 PM

Business Briefs

  • Fellowship to host sustainable investing talk

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 01:49 PM

Program to explain Affordable Care Act


Sep. 18, 2013 @ 01:45 PM

Duke Energy stops insuring retirees, joining trend

Duke Energy Corp. is joining a growing list of corporations scrapping long-held practices of providing retirees with health insurance and giving former workers a fixed amount to buy their own supplement to Medicare coverage.


Sep. 13, 2013 @ 12:47 PM

City offering training for environmental jobs

City officials are taking applications for a 12-week training program that will certify participants for a variety of jobs in environmental assessment and cleanup.


Sep. 12, 2013 @ 05:26 PM

Business Briefs

  • American Tobacco launches nonprofit hub
  • CED holding tech conference in Raleigh

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 05:38 PM

Business Briefs

  • Durham’s Cree lights up American Tobacco to save energy