Stephen Hill is betting art will transform Kinston

Stephen Hill has an audacious plan for his hometown — nothing less than turning Kinston into the Asheville of the east.



Grocer Lidl bets on keeping it simple

Limiting choice may sound crazy, but it’s a key strategy in German grocers Lidl’s appeal to shoppers.

Big Cat keeps ’em guessing on Panthers’ future

Got an extra $2 billion? That’s where bidding could start should the Carolina Panthers hit the sales block.

The $250 million bet on SmartSky mobile service

Led by cellphone industry pioneer Haynes Griffin, SmartSky Networks wants to turn jet cabins into mobile offices.

Tar Heel must sees: Three noted artists, nine fun festivals

North Carolina arts landscape is full of artists and festivals. Here we list a few.

Art as a $2 billion force in North Carolina

Art as a beautiful economic tool in many North Carolina cities and towns

Manufacturers are growing in North Carolina and need skilled workers

North Carolina manufacturers are growing, and they need skilled workers. Education, economic-development and community leaders are implementing programs to ensure that they have them.

Austria’s Egger builds on Davidson County’s furniture roots

Egger Group is building on Davidson County’s history in the furniture industry.

Downtown Raleigh’s edgy twist

In Raleigh not-so-strange bedfellows: lawmakers, tech workers and artists all mingle

Editor’s note: The arts pay off; and a plea for tolerance

Creativity and imagination are trumping tradition amid rapid change across our state.

18 holes with: John McConnell

John McConnell, CEO of McConnell Golf, plays 18 holes with Mike Purkey at Old North State Club.

New RTP chief packs Hopkins, Georgia Tech background

Research Triangle Park Foundation has named Scott Levitan its new president and CEO

2017 Law Journal

You’ll find plenty of expert advice in Business North Carolina’s annual Law Journal.

Town Square: Morganton gets smart

North Carolina giveth and taketh in Morganton, adding a promising boarding school while facing a mess at its landmark psychiatric hospital.

CapTrust rides retiree savings to top $225 billion under management

Recruiting financial advisers with experience in retirement planning has helped CapTrust grow at a 22% clip over the last 20 years.

Vidant Health closes $462 million deal for ECU Physicians

Vidant Health is acquiring ECU Physicians, the clinical practice of the Greenville university’s Brody School of Medicine for $462.5 million.

How the River Arts District accelerates Asheville’s appeal

How a formerly neglected industrial complex is boosting Asheville’s economy.

N.C. State University powers the Wake County economy

N.C. State University created about $6.5 billion in statewide economic impact in 2013. Much of it — $3.3 billion — was felt in Wake County.

University and college programs are diversifying to meet continuing education students’ needs

Education has become a personal experience. To meet the unique needs of current students and those returning to the classroom, colleges and universities are diversifying content, schedules and [...]

Paying it forward: North Carolina’s key arts patrons

A handful of N.C. families have had an outsized impact on the state’s arts communities. Local arts officials cite the most prominent patrons.

Value of wider highway splits Blowing Rock merchants

The widening of U.S. 321 and the pain it has caused local businesses is ending soon

Tolls speed ahead on Charlotte highways

Highway user fees are coming in the form of toll roads. The only question is who pays?

Tech job growth sizzles in Charlotte

Allstate's move adds to the boost in Charlotte tech jobs.

Stephen Hill is betting art will transform Kinston

Stephen Hill has an audacious plan for his hometown — nothing less than turning Kinston into the Asheville of the east.

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