Monday, December 4, 2023

Rivalries and rows that have shaped North Carolina

The rivalries and rows that have shaped the state.

Top 100 golf courses for 2019

Top 100 golf courses for 2019

Vannoy brothers blend their family construction business with golf

Golf plays a strategic role in helping brothers Mark and Eddie Vannoy keep their half-billion- dollar construction business growing.


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Asheville’s Wicked Weed brews different style for giant InBev

Big-beer backlash hasn’t slowed a thriving Asheville brewery’s east Coast growth.
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Minor league baseball makes grand slam in NC

Minor league baseball revs up fans — and downtown economies. A new $40 million Fayetteville stadium provides another spot to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.
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MapAnything charts speedy growth with mapping services

MapAnything charts speedy growth by showing salespeople and others how to get where they need to be in a hurry.
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Family Forward NC looks for ways to improve children’s health

A new initiative seeks to improve children’s health and well-being in North Carolina while maintaining the state’s business competitiveness.

Goldsboro beer distributor taps out in record sale

A family-owned beer distributor in eastern North Carolina taps out in a record sale.

Office-space construction makes Charlotte hot spot for national development

New towers built mainly for financial and professional-services workers make the Queen City a national development hot spot.

Outer Banks toll-bridge plan edges closer

Approval of the Mid-Currituck Bridge and the bridge crossing Maple Swamp connecting Corolla to the mainland could be Eastern NC's first toll project.

ECU’s Rise-29 helps create jobs in rural communities

Golden LEAF Foundation's goal is to spark economic growth in rural communities with a $1 million grant to East Carolina University’s RISE-29 effort.

Duke University pumps brakes on Durham commuter rail system

A commuter-rail system linking Chapel Hill, Duke University and Durham hits a snag when Duke University blocks it over concerns with the proposed route.

Health insurer Aetna expands in High Point

Health insurer Aetna is investing $2.5 million to improve and expand its High Point facilities and plans to add 300 jobs by the end of 2020.
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High Point Market makes mark as biggest economic event in state

The biannual High Point Market, the furnishings industry’s largest gathering of manufacturers, importers and retailers, is the biggest economic event in the state.

New vision for Concord’s former Philip Morris, Alevo site

The owners of the former Philip Morris plant in Concord are hoping a clean slate will help attract new tenants.

Appalachian State cuts innovative deal for new campus housing

Appalachian State University negotiated a $191 million public-private partnership for a 2,100-bed, four-building project to replace seven aging residence halls.

New Broughton Hospital opening in Morganton

Seven years after construction started, the $130 million new Broughton Hospital in Morganton is expected to open early this month.

History, arts and culture converge in downtown Hillsborough

History, arts and culture converge in downtown Hillsborough.
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Opinion: Time to unrig the electoral maps

North Carolina has a great opportunity to fix its hyper-polarized voting districts.

Opinion: NC’s “employment at will” status can leave workers stranded at closing time

What does an employer owe rank-and-file workers in the event of a sale or downsizing? There’s a simple answer in North Carolina: Nothing.

Eastern NC acts as hub for innovation

Entrepreneurs, officials and educators revive the eastern region with visionary businesses and public-private initiatives.

Experts examine future of transportation in NC

At this month’s round table, experts chat about everything from self-driving technology to the expansion of the state’s ports as they examine the future of transportation in North Carolina.

Megasites can have mega impact

Excellent infrastructure and competitive costs of doing business make these shovel-ready sites ideal for advanced manufacturers.