Dennis Cullen retired from coaching at the end of the 2015 track & field season. In his 39 years as Durham Academy's varsity coach, his runners won 39 state team championships and 196 individual state titles.
In January, the Security and Exchange Commission revealed that the CEO of Starbucks received a 24 percent boost in his 2014 compensation package even though his base salary stayed steady at $1.5 million (poor thing, hard to get by on $125,000 a month) because the value of his stock awards increased to nearly $6.3 million and his performance cash payment increased 30 percent to $2.9 million. And the perks increased from $215,923 to $502,076.
Developer Bob Chapman and partners last week issued what they hope will become “a citizens’ plan” to convert the Downtown Loop into a two-way street and spur development on currently under-utilized public property.