Town square: A shore thing

In fast-growing Brunswick County, Oak Island clings to its reputation as a low-key oceanfront hideaway.

UNC Board of Governors goes political

While North Carolina’s constitution gives state lawmakers clear authority over the UNC System, its governing board has historically rejected rank partisanship. Are those days over?

Western: Tanner tale

Tanner Cos. filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January.

Health care round table: Home remedies

While North Carolina’s health care industry awaits potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, it is empowering businesses and their workers to cut costs.

Higher cred

Trained in the trenches of Texas and national politics, Margaret Spellings tackles the state’s most important job.

Point taken: Local flavor

Mother Murphy’s Laboratories takes a tasteful approach to innovation.

Charlotte: Healthy hospitals

Charlotte’s two dominant hospital systems, Novant Health and Carolinas HealthCare System, are raking in serious dough.

Up front: Northern exposure

Majoring in the minors makes it tougher for North Carolina to retain its economic edge over Canada and others worldwide.

NC trend: Take me home

Hotels are setting occupancy and rate records, but can they capture the cool factor?

NC trend: Coming to America

it’s the time of year when foreign workers — and employers seeking them — apply for the alphabet soup of visas allowing skilled and seasonal employees into the country.

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