Picture this: Glitter galore

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

Centurions: Front page

Beast of Bladenboro to Hurricane Matthew, Bladen County’s newspaper tells stories of its corner of eastern North Carolina.

Small business – runner up: Alpha, then Omega

A Pilot Mountain general contractor, Omega Construction Inc., benefits from the collapse of a larger peer.

Small business – runner up: Mother superior

A homegrown beer business, Mother Earth Brewing, buoys Kinston’s burgeoning foodie reputation.

Small business – winner: Ship shape

Raleigh native Zach Clayton has built a $10 million digital-marketing business. Three Ships has grown into three divisions with dozens of employees.

Small business – runner up: Dollars in collars

2016 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR RUNNER-UP:  2 HOUNDS DESIGN INC. Manufacturing Headquarters: Monroe President: Alisha Navarro Employees: 36 Founded: 2003 Projected 2016 revenue: $3 million [...]

China’s N.C. love affair

Huge investments in computers, pork and, possibly, ag chemicals have made China an integral player in the state’s economy. Can Sino-American relations withstand growing signs of strain?

Western: Koch is It

Billionaires Charles and David Koch are pledging $1.8 million to Western Carolina University and $3.7 million to Wake Forest University to study economics and happiness

Charlotte: Concord jets

Concord Regional Airport is accelerating its plan to offer an alternative for flight space, opening a $6.5 million, 25,000-square-foot terminal in October.

Triad: New Salem

Winston-Salem will improve a stretch of Business 40, now rebranded as Salem Parkway.

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