Durham, NC was ranked the #4 Brainiest Bastion in America.
Durham came in third in this year's contest for the best-tasting tap water in North Carolina.
Source: North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association
Duke University Health System's new garage on Research Drive is the first LEED-certified, free-standing garage in the nation.
Source: LEED Certification
Sixty-two Durham Public School teachers have been designated National Board Certified Teachers ranking DPS among the top 10 districts in the nation in its number of new nationally certified teachers.
Source: National Board Certified Teachers
In the 27th Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime, drug and violence prevention awards competition, the City of Durham maintained its No. 9 ranking among similar-sized cities nationwide.
Source: National Night Out
Duke senior men's basketball player Kyle Singler was named the Sporting News College Athlete of the Year.
Source: Sporting News
Duke University was named the #9 College That Brings the Highest Paycheck.
Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski was named 2010 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year. Coach K is the first four-time recipient of the award.
Source: USA Basketball
Duke University Health System received nearly $210,000 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a project that rewards hospitals for high quality inpatient care.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Durham [sic] tied for #11 on the list of the "Best Cities" for Business - the measurement was actually of MSAs.
Source: Market Watch
Sue Anne Lewis, a student life instructor at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and the key figure behind its food drive, placed third in the national Subway High School Heroes Contest.
Source: Subway High School Heroes Contest
Durham County was awarded the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2010-2011 budget document.
Source: Government Finance Officers Association
Only Burger was named one of "The South's Best Food Trucks" in the "Best of the South" travel awards.
Source: Southern Living
Elmo's Diner in Durham was selected as one of 32 places to get breakfast in North Carolina in the January issue.