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.

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