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With a new ballpark on the way and a flurry of downtown activity, Durham is stepping out of its Triangle shadow.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 61 Issue 5, Oct 1993, p25-29, por
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4016
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Once a remote railroad station, Durham is now a leader in medicine, education, and the arts. A number of historic sites offer visitors a look at the city's past and include Bennett Place, the Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum, Patterson's Mill Country Store, and the Downtown Durham Historic District.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Feb 1999, p16-18, 20, il Periodical Website
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7168
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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.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 4, Apr 2005, p25-26, 28-36, il
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8569
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Durham is a city of many facets. It is the site of the Research Triangle Park, the Duke Medical Center, and 50 percent of the state's biotechnology companies. It is a city that does not like to tear down its history. Buildings that once housed tobacco and textiles represent some of the city's finest architecture. They are now used as offices, shops, restaurants, living spaces, and studios for artists. Wright discusses things to do while visiting Durham, including exploring Civil War history, tobacco history, and African-American history; the arts, such as the American Dance Festival and the Carolina Theatre; and the environment at Eno State Park.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 2, Feb 2007, p40-41, il
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10886
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Sauls describes things to see and do, where to stay and where to eat during a weekend visit to Durham.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 10, Mar 2009, p80-82, 84, il Periodical Website
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24564
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The Durham Children’s Museum recently opened a Space Exhibit Center that features space artifacts on loan from the Smithsonian and equipment donated by NASA.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 19, March 1972, p10-11, il
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27609
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Diane Currier will open Durham’s first meadery this fall. Currier has experimented with home brewing for since 1992 and her mead has won awards from the North Carolina State Fair. Honeygirl Meadery will ferment 200-5000 gallon batches that will be sold in local bottle shops, and restaurants in the Triangle area.
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27649
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The signs that hang on buildings and advertise restaurants and businesses in Durham are explored. Martha Scotford is professor emeritus in graphic design at NC State University and explains how sign type conveys emotions and how it tells a story. With development in Durham, the personality of the city as told through its signs is explored. Photographs of signs discussed are also presented.
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27681
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21C Museum Hotel will open in Durham in 2015 in the historic Hill Building. The hotel will feature rooms for rent, an exhibition space for art, a restaurant, and a raw bar. The museum will be free to the public and open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The art hotel concept is one of three in the country and Durham was chosen as a location for its vibrant art community.
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27727
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Navigating a city can be difficult for the blind as many cities are not easy for them to navigate. With Durham’s recent development, the opportunity is there to design a downtown that is blind-friendly. The challenges of navigating Durham as a vision-impaired individual are documented along with a map that was designed to aid the vision-impaired and raise awareness of their challenges. The map, photographs of difficult obstacles, and personal testimony is included.
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27798
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Residents of Durham are fighting for control of Old North Durham Park. The 3.6 acre park is home to the only public soccer field in downtown Durham, but many some want to change that. The Friends of Old North Durham Park has presented a master plan for proposed changes to the park. Opponents dislike the plan and say the group intends to gentrify the park and disrupt the local center of community life. There is some evidence the city has neglected the park and many Latino residents feel as if there voice is not being heard on the issue.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 15, April 2011, p7, 11 Periodical Website
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27933
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The TROSA Grocery has opened in East Durham. The nonprofit is part of a regional effort to provide low-income communities access to affordable healthy food. Before TROSA Grocery opened nearest grocery store had been two miles away making the only food available the kinds that are sold in convenience stores. The grocery store will help make shopping more convenient and especially help the elderly and those trying to eat healthy foods.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 20, May 2010, p14-17 Periodical Website
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Philanthropist Dan Hill is the winner of a 2010 Indy Citizen Award for his positive contribution to society in the Triangle area. Hill is responsible for helping to revive the East Durham business district. Hill has helped bring in the TROSA Grocery, Godspeed Internet Café, and Joe’s dinner to the deserted district. The success of the shopping center where the businesses are located has helped restore pride in the neighborhood and provide food to residents who did not have a grocery store nearby.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 47, November 2010, p18 Periodical Website
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28155
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A new art installation by Jaume Plensa is under construction for the DPAC Plaza. The installation will shoot light into the sky and display lines from William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Some area residents question whether this really represents Durham or whether the art installation is about trying to compete with Raleigh who rejected an installation by the same artist. Others point out that the work is not as unique as it could be.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 45, November 2008, p29 Periodical Website
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27963
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Sam Poley is a Durham area chef and the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau. Poley discusses the joy he gets from cooking and the fun he had as a chef. Poley has been instrumental in promoting Durham’s restaurants and his work has helped keep a few in business. Poley talks about his job, the restaurant industry in Durham, and cooking.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 26, June 2010, p27 Periodical Website