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December 2016

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.

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Donald Trump

Up front: Wrong again

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To hear Donald Trump and the Rev. William Barber tell it, a whole lot of rigging is going on. The Kinstons of our nation might agree.

Free + clear: Beyond the core

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Suburbs and small towns, with two-thirds of state voters, retain big political clout.
Gene Taylor and Chris Marshall

Money talk: Capital gains

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Strategies learned at BofA helped Gene Taylor turn Capital Bank Financial into N.C.’s biggest community bank.
Christmas giving

Grateful giving: Making Scrooge smile

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Share Your Christmas, a Durham program, creates holiday happiness for hundreds of needy children.

Travel and tourism round table: Mostly sunny

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North Carolina’s tourism industry is growing despite having to weather recent storms.
Beech Mountain

NC trend: Powder power

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As ski season lifts off, Beech Mountain Resort is led by a third generation of Costins.
Fayetteville Newspaper sign

NC trend: Read all about it

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After the state’s largest independent newspaper sold to GateHouse Media, only three locally operated daily papers remain.
NC Ports

Eastern: Chipper shippers

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The N.C. State Ports Authority’s ability to recover quickly from the loss of a key client is sparking joy at the state-chartered agency.
Wegmans Food Markets

Triangle: Wegmans wades in

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Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets will open its first North Carolina store in Cary, with three additional Triangle locations planned.

Triad: New Salem

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

Charlotte: Concord jets

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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.
Western Carolina University

Western: Koch is It

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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
China flag

China’s N.C. love affair

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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?
2 Hounds Design

Small business – runner up: Dollars in collars

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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 Minutes after I...
Mother Earth Brewing

Small business – runner up: Mother superior

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

Small business – runner up: Alpha, then Omega

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

Picture this: Glitter galore

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

Centurions: Front page

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

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