2018 Legal Elite: Guilty Pleasures



2018 Legal Elite: Guilty Pleasures

Harry Smith goes to Chapel Hill

A leader in the UNC System’s new power structure, eastern N.C. investor Harry Smith savors efficiency.

Golf Pride provides a firm grip

Golf pride moves its headquarters to a prominent address in pinehurst.

Queen City Fintech is a business accelerator for financial-technology startups

Queen City Fintech is literally a world-class accelerator for financial technology companies in Charlotte.

Which Tar Heel business leaders had a mighty 2017?

Our take on the visionaries whose fortunes soared in concert with North Carolina’s rapid growth.

Stock pickers’ North Carolina favorites for 2018

Stock forecasting is a crapshoot.

Hatteras investment fund attracts a stellar lineup

Synergy and a seasoned team help Hatteras Venture Partners foster startup success.

Otterbourg’s hits and misses in 2017

My crystal ball wasn’t perfect, but there’s always next year. I say yes on the car plant, no on Amazon.

Triangle startup Locus attracts $19 million to fight infections

In November, Locus Biosciences raised $19 million to develop antimicrobial drugs to fight infection.

Food halls popping up in Charlotte and Raleigh

A new type of dining destination is gaining ground. Just don’t confuse food halls with its mall cousin.

German syringe maker expanding Wilson plant, aided by incentives

Fresenius Kabi is expanding its line of pre-filled syringes in Wilson.

Dale Jr. tops ranking of North Carolina’s most popular pro athletes

Who are the state’s most successful professional athletes? depends on how you measure it.

At age 134, Poyner Spruill takes a younger look

A Raleigh law firm looks for a younger edge, hoping to sustain its success against larger rivals.

Ben Sutton Jr.’s new ballgame

Ben Sutton Jr. started Teall Investments, a private-equity firm backed by contacts Sutton made during his sports-marketing career, in 2016.

Fox Factory adds suspense in Asheville

Fox Factory Holding makes shock absorbers and racing-suspension products for mountain bikes, snowmobiles, motorcycles and other off-road vehicles.

Statesville toasts its crossroads appeal

Statesville stakes a claim at one of the state’s busiest intersections.

Bojangles’ cooks up a rebound strategy

After seven years of consistent growth, Bojangles’ stalls as costs rise and fast-food rivals slash prices.

Moore County marches forward, bolstered by tourists and the military

Moore County’s recently unveiled strategic development plan aims to improve its standing by leveraging its economic strengths, including tourism and a military presence.

Energized 2018

A guide to the energy industry in the Carolinas

North Carolina’s renewable-energy industry is positioned for success

Bountiful supplies, new technology and fresh guidance from Raleigh have North Carolina’s renewable-energy industry positioned for success.

Technology is changing how energy providers interact with customers

Technology is changing how utilities provide energy to and interact with their customers.

Nuclear energy’s role won’t change in the future

North Carolina’s nuclear power plants have provided an important source of electricity for nearly a half-decade. Industry experts say that role won’t change soon.

Scenesetters: 2017 Small Business of the Year

2017 Small Business of the Year

Transportation round table: Upward mobility

North Carolina’s transportation industry is expanding, adapting and preparing to keep the state’s economy moving forward.

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