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April 2010

Trauma center

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He never hears the sirens or sees the black smoke billowing above the tangled metal.

Regional Report Western April 2010

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It wasn’t as bad as Peeks Creek, where in 2004 a landslide killed five people, but when mud gushed down the mountain below a Maggie Valley amusement park recently, the disaster potential was greater.

Regional Report Triangle April 2010

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Recession’s gloom might be lifting for some private-sector workers, but the downturn’s doldrums likely will linger at least another year for state employees.

Regional Report Triad April 2010

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Mac Williams admits it grudgingly — after being prodded a few times. Yes, the president of the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce concedes, it hurt when Burlington-based Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings decided to put a billing center in Greensboro.

Regional Report Eastern April 2010

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In “Up on Cripple Creek,” The Band had another kind of distilled corn in mind — and maybe down the gullet — when it sang of “a drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one.”

Regional Report Charlotte April 2010

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With prominence comes privilege, often in the guise of access to powerful people.

On the ball

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Four years ago — when $300 golf rounds, $500 hotel rooms and $2,000 business suits rarely raised an eyebrow — Chris Knott fidgeted in his chair when industry confidants suggested he raise the prices of the shirts, sweaters, trousers and other accouterments in his Peter Millar line of clothing.

Learned behavior

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It is an article of faith in Wake County, where I live, that the Triangle’s economic vitality is due in no small measure to its progressive, nationally lauded school system.

Eye of the needle

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Scars fleck my flesh. Many were inflicted by folly, like the now nearly invisible one at the corner of my right eye, etched when I toppled into a toy box as a toddler.

Executives’ power won’t wane

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For several years, John Davis has been saying that the General Assembly is becoming less friendly to business.

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