2017 Legal Elite: Character Evidence

Fourteen top-rated Tar Heel lawyers display their out-of-court dramatic and comedic skills.



Reign Interrupted

A symbol of tolerance to some and depravity to others, Charlotte earned international attention and Business North Carolina’s Mover and Shaker of the Year honors.

Up front: Shadow influence

Lawyers enjoy the background, though their impact is often front and center.

Town square: Feel the Bern

North Carolina’s Colonial capital has 300 years’ worth of coastal charm, but New Bern isn’t content with tourism alone.

Money talk: Greener grass

Money manager Isaac Green expands amid difficult times for Durham’s ‘Black Wall Street.’

Grateful giving: Coast guard

Protecting 301 miles of shoreline, the N.C. Coastal Federation makes lots of waves.

Transportation and logistics round table: Rolling along

North Carolina’s diverse transportation assets are growing, meeting the needs of travelers, companies and economic developers.

NC trend: Pay grade

Since the U.S. Department of Education added salary information in 2015 to its College Scorecard, earnings data is driving more college rankings.

NC trend: Caution flag

Jimmie Johnson is not The King or The Intimidator, which suits sponsors just fine. But can a sanitized NASCAR pick up the sport’s flagging pace?

NC trend: Border patrol

North Carolina’s migration streak shows no signs of slowing.

Eastern: Untappd potential

Next Glass is shifting its focus from wine to beer after its acquisition of Untappd.

Triangle: Upwardly mobile

David Morken, set out to develop a cheaper alternative to traditional wireless plans, launched Republic Wireless.

Triad: Higher calling

High Point is emerging as a key site for Alorica, the largest U.S. provider of customer-service operations, better known as call centers.

Charlotte: Hearty Bardy

Charlottean Jon Hunt and Seattle cardiologist Gust Bardy, cofounded Bardy Diagnostics, which has developed a heart-monitoring device.

Western: Under fire

In Hickory Nut Gorge, Hartzog and Cason say, the fires burned undergrowth and humus, creating choking smoke but probably doing little permanent damage to forests and the scenery that attracts [...]

Stocks to watch: On the prowl for big gain

Six investment pros shared their favorite North Carolina stocks for 2017 and companies to avoid, continuing a long Business North Carolina tradition.

Scenesetters: AENC annual showcase

The Association Executives of North Carolina’s annual trade show gathered Dec. 8 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Scenesetters: N.C. Tech Awards

N.C. Technology Association gathered in Raleigh on Nov. 10 for their annual awards.

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