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  • Black Wall Street: A legacy in downtown Durham

    Nestled in the heart of downtown Durham, you’ll notice some historic signs framing the Parrish Street.

    Don’t ignore them.

    Parrish Street, see, isn’t just a fledgling innovation district in Bull City.

    It’s part of its cultural legacy, the locale that used to be called “Black Wall Street.”

    And it’s the topic of a lengthy project that became this week’s centerpiece– a look at institutions such as Mechanics & Farmers Bank that gave Durham early prominence.

    For more than a hundred…

  • Dog training facility opening on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh

    While people all over the country took their best friend to work for National Take Your Dog to Work Day Friday, some of those dogs may not have behaved appropriately in the office.

    In fact, if most dogs had better manners, every day could be Take Your Dog to Work Day. Whether your dog is tearing through trash or being disruptive in other ways, most animal behavior specialists will say it’s the owners who need training.

    That’s Jen Hendrickson’s goal: To train you along with your dog, she says…

  • Brew battle: Anheuser-Busch mounts trademark challenge against Greensboro's Natty Greene's

    Greensboro craft brewery Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. has attracted the attention – and opposition – of brewing behemoth Anheuser-Busch.

    The St. Louis-based brewer has weighed in against the federal trademark application of Natty Greene’s, saying it infringes upon trademarks for one of its brews, Natural Light, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    What’s the connection? Anheuser-Busch says many beer drinkers commonly refer to Natural Light as “Natty’s,” so the company trademarked the…

  • N.C. adds 5,700 private jobs in May, but unemployment rate increases

    North Carolina private employers added 5,700 jobs from April to May, and commerce analysts estimate there were 10,000 more employed persons in that same time.

    The unemployment rate actually increased, the first month-over-month increase in more than a year, but that has more to do with how the rate is calculated, than a fair snapshot of the overall economy. For months, the rate has been artificially decreasing, so a more astute analysis of the jobs picture looks at overall employment, not the unemployment…

  • Citrix program hopes to bridge Triangle-Silicon Valley ties

    John McIntyre, the spearhead behind Citrix’s accelerator arm, says the tech giant is teaming up with Raleigh’s HQ Raleigh – and looking for partners as it preps to bring a startup initiative to the City of Oaks.

    McIntyre says he hopes the program- which will target pre-seed and early stage startups, will help “build bridges from Raleigh to Silicon Valley.”

    The original program, based in Silicon Valley, is a three-month Citrix (Nasdaq: CTXS) initiative that works with outside partners such as Coca-Cola…