Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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.


Donald Trump

Up front: Wrong again

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

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

Money talk: Capital gains

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

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

Travel and tourism round table: Mostly sunny

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

NC trend: Powder power

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

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

Eastern: Chipper shippers

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

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

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

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.
Western Carolina University

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
China flag

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?
2 Hounds Design

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 Minutes after I...
Mother Earth Brewing

Small business – runner up: Mother superior

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

Small business – runner up: Alpha, then Omega

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

Picture this: Glitter galore

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

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