Cheerwine is 100

On its 100th anniversary, Cheerwine, the oldest family-owned soft-drink company in America bests Big Soda.

Picture this: Metal head

General Steel Drum in Charlotte shows steely resolve competing against bigger producers.

Picture this: Wind speed

It’s prime time for Amazon’s turbines near the coast. But the state’s first big wind farm may be its last.

Picture this: Glitter galore

Nobody does Christmas like Charlotte’s Zimmerman family, who’ve logged 49 Yule fests known as the Southern Christmas Show.

Picture this: Up, up and away

hoppers and planes — even the new $104 million F-35B jets — need tuneups. Havelock’s Fleet Readiness Center East is a preferred choice for the military.

Pedal pushers

ELF — the vehicle with an identity crisis — part bike and part car — just might transform the city lover’s commute.

Weaving history

Sticking to Burke County amid the textile industry’s flight overseas, Valdese Weavers is sharing its wealth with the company’s 950 employees.