Shurtape binds Hickory’s Shuford family

After 137 years working through tumult in the furniture and textile industries, a thriving tape business, Shurtape, binds a Hickory family.



Don’t jump on that Amazon bandwagon quite yet

Jumping on the bandwagon to lure Amazon is a hard sell for this fan of the home team.

Dishing on the dash: The story of Fuquay-Varina

Two boom towns for the price of one: Beer keeps Fuquay-Varina’s growth flowing.

Shurtape binds Hickory’s Shuford family

After 137 years working through tumult in the furniture and textile industries, a thriving tape business, Shurtape, binds a Hickory family.

The successful ride of Southern Pines’ master saddle makers

Traditional methods make Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles a horse of a different color.

Charlotte’s crown jewels

Charlotte’s growth is among the fastest in the nation. That’s building its assets, including an international airport, light-rail system and diverse housing.

North Carolina 100 list of large private companies

An improving economy and steady migration of newcomers are fueling a building boom among North Carolina’s top 100 private companies

Change comes slowly for state politics

Tradition, culture and inertia combine to make dramatic policy reversals rare in state governance.

Eden’s tough transition as MillerCoors departs

MillerCoors’ plant closing in Eden raises doubts about rural North Carolina’s promise and unites political rivals in condemning global corporate consolidation.

Advancements in orthopedic care take a jump forward

Advances in orthopedic procedures are helping a growing number of hip- and knee-replacement patients heal faster with less pain.

Business and education round table: It takes a village

Educators, businesses and parents must work together to ensure today’s students have the skills they’ll need as part of tomorrow’s workforce.

Self-storage projects land prime downtown spots

Self-storage sites are moving downtown to be closer to space-starved millennials — and city leaders aren’t too thrilled about it.

Calyx CEO Jill Wells Heath’s lessons in leadership

Jill Wells Heath was told that an accountant could never run an engineering firm, but finance expertise carried calyx through its worst crisis.

A Charlotte church takes on affordable housing

A community outreach program founded by one of Charlotte’s most prominent churches, CrossRoads, helps revitalize a low-income neighborhood.

ABTV consulting group turns itself around

New owners at ABTV are taking a new tack at a consultancy known for fixing troubled businesses.

Wesley Mancini designs a trend-leading career

Textile designer and gay-rights activist Wesley Mancini is the ultimate survivor.

Carolinas HealthCare is combining operations with UNC Health Care

The largest hospital systems in Charlotte and the Triangle are combining operations in a complex transaction that doesn’t involve money or assets changing hands.

The Cherry Hotel in Wilson is set to blossom again

Wilson’s Cherry Hotel, built in 1917, was a respite for rail travelers and motorists. City leaders are seeking to redevelop the downtown property.

High Point leaders pin downtown hopes on baseball project

A minor-league baseball stadium proposed for High Point is the linchpin of a $140 million downtown revitalization project. Plans call for a hotel, events center and at least 200 apartments.

UNC Chapel Hill speeds pace of tech-transfer efforts

Accelerating UNC Chapel Hill’s profile as a startup hot spot is a priority for Judith Cone.

UNC’s Asheville outpost trains doctors for rural North Carolina

UNC School of Medicine Asheville aims to train and retain physicians for underserved rural areas.

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