Because of the beauty of the place, they had to pay attention to the aesthetics of the details of the restaurant, bar and café that they planned to open there, said Fred Dexheimer, one of operators behind Straw Valley Food & Drink.
So in their café, they’re serving juices in bold colors like ruby red or forest green. And in the dining areas of the restaurant that opens Wednesday, paintings with colorful, repeating geometric shapes adorn the walls.
“It’s a beautiful place,” Dexheimer said of the location. “It’s aesthetically so beautiful that everything we do has to have an aesthetic as well.”
Super Bowl MVPs go to Disney World. College champions go to the White House.
Barack Obama hosted 19 NCAA championship teams Monday – including the North Carolina women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams and the Duke men’s lacrosse team.
“Our country needs young people like you to keep giving your best and to keep bringing out the best in those around you,” Obama said. “That’s how we keep making progress and moving forward, and that’s why we’re all looking forward to seeing what all of you accomplish in the years ahead.”
The school board has set March 20 as the date to hear proposals from four firms that have submitted proposals to conduct the school district’s superintendent search.
The school board will invite McPherson & Jacobson LLC., of Omaha, Neb., Ray and Associates Inc., of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Raleigh-based North Carolina School Board Association and BWP & Associates, of Libertyville, Ill., to Durham to make presentations and to be interviewed by the board.
NCCU LeVelle Moton downplays his coaching, but the MEAC doesn't.
Carolina made the most of a goal and assist from both Jordan Staal and Jiri Tlusty to snap a 10-game losing streak against New York.
No. 9 seed Howard awaits NCCU Wednesday in opening round of MEAC Tournament in Norfolk. No. 1 seed Eagles are hard-pressed to forget last year's opening round upset.
Jose Nunez, a senior at Hillside High School, grins wide when asked if friends and family ask him to repair computers with the skills he’s learned as an intern with Triangle Ecycling.
The local company provides STEM-based vocational education for the Durham Public Schools.
North Carolina sophomore Marcus Paige’s breakthrough season has ensured that he will receive one of the program’s highest honors. Paige was named second-team all-America by The Sporting News, which means his jersey will join 52 others that are hanging from the rafters at the Smith Center.
A family’s call for Chimerix Inc. to give their ill 7-year-old boy an experimental drug got national attention this week.
And on Tuesday night, after voicing reluctance to do so, the company relented.
Wednesday, Chimerix will make the drug available to Josh Hardy through a new pilot study, company officials said.
The N.C. Central men’s basketball team grabbed seats in the Norfolk Scope Arena and took in part of the opening round of the women’s portion of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday.
They watched the season end for NCCU’s Lady Eagles, who fell to Howard 74-59.
The NCCU men will go after a more favorable outcome Wednesday when they play their first game of the tournament against Howard’s men (6 p.m., 99.9 HD-3 The Ticket).
After going 17-0 in home games this season to run their home court winning streak to 33, the Blue Devils current task is to bring the same level to their play away from their famed home arena.
The 3-pointer N.C. Central’s Jessica Freeman hit with 1:01 left against Howard amounted to a replay that summarized her lone season as a Lady Eagle. That basket put the final points on the scoreboard in No.8 Howard’s 74-59 win in Round 1 of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament at Norfolk (Va.) Scope Arena on Tuesday.
Another mix-up by the state government is likely to cause delays locally in deciding whether some Medicaid recipients can keep receiving subsidized health care, Social Services Director Michael Becketts said.
DURHAM’S WARREN TOPS DUKE’S PARKER AS ACC PLAYER OF YEAR
T.J. Warren was born six months after Hillside High School’s Rodney Rogers won the 1993 ACC player of the year award while playing at Wake Forest.
On Tuesday, Warren joined his fellow Durham native in that select group.
Warren, a former Riverside High player, became the second player from Durham to be named the ACC’s top player when he won player of the year awards in voting by the media and the league coaches.
“It’s a wonderful award,” Warren said. “It wouldn’t be possible without my teammates and coaching staff. They’ve given me a lot of confidence throughout the year.”
A 6-8 sophomore forward, Warren led the ACC in scoring (24.8 points) and field-goal percentage (53.2). He surpassed the 30-point plateau nine times this season, including last week’s games with 41 at Pittsburgh and 42 against Boston College.
Warren received 48 of the 77 votes from the media to easily outdistance Duke’s Jabari Parker, who was second with 25. North Carolina guard Marcus Paige received two votes.
The spring reawakening of Mikyoung Kim’s “Exhale,” a public fog and light sculpture, will mark the official debut of 2014 events at The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. The town of Chapel Hill announced the unveiling as part of its spring calendar of events downtown.
The sculpture unveiling, titled “Exhale Comes to Life,” is scheduled for April 11 at 6 p.m., featuring a live performance by the Studio A Dancers.
Duke University's graduate and professional schools continue to be ranked among the top institutions in their respective disciplines, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
In the newest rankings, which were released Tuesday, Duke Law School tied for 10th with the University of Michigan, up one spot from a year ago; Duke's medical school remained tied for eighth with Columbia for research; the Fuqua School of Business was ranked 14th, down from 11th a year ago; and the Pratt School of Engineering was ranked 29th, down from 28th a year ago, but tied with N.C. State.