The redevelopment of Liberty Warehouse into apartments with ground-floor shops may be just the beginning of new development in the Durham Central Park area.
Potential developers are looking into buying other properties and buildings in the area, and additional business owners also are looking to set up shop in the lively district.
The area around Foster Street, Geer Street and Rigsbee Avenue is already home to the Durham Farmers’ Market at the Durham Central Park Pavilion, Fullsteam Brewery, Motorco Music Hall, Cocoa Cinnamon, King’s Sandwich Shop, the restaurant and bar Geer Street Garden, and multiple bars.
To add to the mix, the owners of The Blue Note Grill, a barbecue and rib restaurant that has live blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and other music each night on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, has signed a lease to relocate to two bays of a building on Washington Street near the Durham Athletic Park.
The push for gigabit-per-second-speed Internet service in Durham reaches the City Council this week, in the form of a proposed agreement with AT&T officials hope will yield its first connections in mid-2015.
The deal calls for the city to cooperate with AT&T network-installation efforts, speeding the review of any needed regulatory approvals and inspections so the project can move forward quickly.
While the cold made it harder to move his fingers, George Stewart and his partner in the two-man band Ed and George walked away with a positive feeling from a competition on Saturday that included bands playing old-time, bluegrass and other types of music. “We really enjoyed it; we think it’s nice that people came out (to) show their appreciation,” said Stewart’s band partner Ed Davis, as they walked away from the stage where the competition was held as part of Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Dance and Music.
It was drizzling and overcast outside, but was bright and busy on Saturday morning inside a Museum of Life and Science room where children, their parents, friends and relatives were busy assembling small robots from kits. This was the second of three sessions held as part of the museum’s new Tinker Tech Family Workshop series that aim to bring science, technology, engineering and math to children outside of school.
The Germ sisters, London and Emerie, both of Georgia, have been playing together since they were itty-bitty girls and now they've taken their game to N.C. Central's softball field.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina hosted the charity basketball event as a part of its Big Three 3-Point Challenge, a fundraising effort in its second year that benefits Duke Children’s Hospital, The V Foundation for Cancer Research and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, respectively.
Durham police and state officials issued an Amber Alert on Saturday for 10-month-old Tamiyah Elssy Bryant.
Duke women golfers took 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th places overall as the Blue Devils swept to their third consecutive ACC Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Duke star Celine Boutier was the lone golfer in the field to break par for the tournament, finishing four strokes ahead of teammate Laeititia Beck at 3-under 210.
As a team, No. 3-ranked Duke shot 10-over-par for the tournament and beat second-place Virginia by 27 strokes. UNC finished fourth, 34 strokes behind the Blue Devils.
Duke carded rounds of 291, 285 and 286 for a 54-hole total of 10-over-par 862. Second-place Virginia, which was tied for the first day lead with Duke, finished 27 strokes back at 889, followed by N.C. State (890), North Carolina (896), Notre Dame (905), Miami (905), Florida State (908), Wake Forest (919), Maryland (921), Clemson (921) and Boston College (959).
Blue Devil coach Dan Brooks registered his 118th career victory and has led Duke to 18 of 19 ACC Championships over his 30 years. Boutier becomes the 12th different Blue Devil to claim the ACC individual title and it marks the 16th time a Duke golfer has won medalist accolades at the championship.
Two-time all-American Curtis Beach injures elbow, takes 12th in javelin to sink ACC title hopes, but teammate Robert Rohner edges third Duke decathlete -- Ian Rock -- to win prestigious decathlon championship.
Two expected moves became official on Friday when Duke announced that Rodney Hood is entering the NBA Draft and former player Jon Scheyer received a promotion within the staff.
A new coalition of neighborhood groups wants city and Duke University officials to clamp down on Duke’s off-campus party house scene, by cooperating with them in writing a formal protocol to respond to complaints.
On a cool, windy Good Friday, the campus around Duke Chapel was bustling with the sounds of students walking to class, birds chirping from the magnolia trees and the buzzing of construction at the Rubenstein Library. A construction crane arm swung high above a crowd of people gathered on the chapel quad below.
Well, what a relief.
This year, the job of newspaper reporter doesn’t rank all the way at the bottom of CareerCast.com’s list of the top 200 jobs.
Instead, it’s apparently just almost the worst job, squeaking in ahead of lumberjack based on work environment, stress and hiring outlook.
Durham County District Attorney Leon Stanback said Friday his office will not seek the death penalty against a teen accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother.
Treyvon Evans, 17, was arrested in February in the slaying of 62-year-old Carolyn Hemingway in the apartment they shared on Glasson Street in West Durham. He’s also accused of wounding his 4-year-old brother.
His publisher wanted him to write a fourth book about Wall Street.
But William D. Cohan, a 1981 Duke University alumnus and business writer, said he felt compelled instead to write an exhaustive book – more than 600 pages – about the 2006 Duke lacrosse scandal.
A printing press was heavily damaged early Friday when large rolls of paper caught fire at a business in southern Durham and forced a midnight evacuation of 41 employees, fire officials said.
No one was hurt.