This special NORTH CAROLINA magazine community profile supplement discusses the city of Durham. Already known as a world-class medical center, the town is now making a name in pharmaceuticals. Merck is building a $300 million plant that will employ 200. Over the last year thirty-three new or expanded businesses opened, creating over 2,700 new jobs and representing $748 million in investments. Cline discusses Durham's downtown revitalization and things to see and do, such as the American Dance Festival, Duke University basketball games, Central Park, and a number of bookstores.