In Durham, people are proud of their local businesses; so proud, in fact, there are several media-run polls to determine which businesses are the most popular in a variety of categories. Two of these polls, from Durham's daily newspaper, The Herald-Sun, and the weekly newspaper, Independent Weekly, provide dozens of insights into local favorites.
The following listings represent Durham-located, non-chain winners in dining, nightlife, shopping, and things to do categories. Click for a complete list of Durham winners and finalists, or visit the publication websites for additional information.
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