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National Institutes of Health for research on controlling malaria. The grant will accelerate the company’s collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco, which focuses on effective control for the protozoan parasite Plasmodium, the causative agent for malaria. 8 Rivers Capital was awarded seven U.S. Department of Energy grants worth more than $30 million to further develop its carbon capture technologies for flexible clean electricity. “By making clean cheaper than dirty, the 8 Rivers technology platform creates the economics that allows the world to achieve netzero emissions by 2050,” 8 Rivers CEO Bill Brown said.

Durham Tech and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina launched a mobile health lab using a $1 million grant from BCBSNC, the largest ever given to the college. The lab will provide health care to children in underserved communities in Durham and Orange counties. Services include free dental prescreenings and education, fittings for glasses, and health fairs at elementary schools.

IN OTHER NEWS

Durham ranked No. 13 on a list of 180 cities whose unemployment rates are recovering the quickest, according to financial news site WalletHub.

The Orange County Board of Commissioners’ 2020-21 spending plan will increase funding for public schools and allow property taxes to remain unchanged at 86.79 cents per $100. The school budget, at $89,012,561, marks an increase of $27 per student from last year. Corporate Investors Mortgage Group changed its name to CIMG Residential Mortgage and adopted the tagline “lending on a first-name basis” to reflect its new brand identity. “We decided to strip away the overly corporate feel of our identity and better align our branding with our core values of investing in the community, loaning where we live and building personal relationships through trustworthy service,” said CEO Jeremy Salemson. Additionally,

CIMG Residential Mortgage Managing Director Robby Oakes and his team were named the No. 1 mortgage lender in North Carolina and 12th in the U.S. by National Mortgage News. In July, GoTriangle, the Regional Transportation Alliance and the North Carolina Department of Transportation released the preliminary findings of a study on the proposed Freeway And Street-based Transit network. The FAST network, as described in a press release, is “a scalable approach to transform our roadways into ‘multimodal corridors.’” The study shows, in part, that adding commuter rails and a bus transit system will create a stronger, more accessible regional network. View the full findings at letsgetmoving.org/FAST.

We can’t wait for you to join us. The Forest at Duke is here and proudly serving our residents every day. We look forward to opening our campus to visitors again, and inviting you to experience countless opportunities to live life your way. Call 919-433-2361 or visit forestduke.org to learn more today.

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