Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Small Business of the Year: Outdoor gearmaker attracts happy campers

Air Force veteran Judy Gross’ passion for lengthy treks ignited a business that helps take a load off weary hikers.

Small Business of the Year finalist: Ekos keeps craft brewers on track

Two beer and software enthusiasts partnered to create a leader in designing craft-beverage workflows.

Small Business of the Year finalist: Fayetteville’s Holmes Security

With a fourth generation on deck, a Fayetteville family secures a promising future in the protection trade.

Small Business of the Year finalist: Mickey Coffino recycles metal and lives

Trading steel and styling hair, Mickey Coffino has built successful businesses while lifting others out of trouble spots.


Gaston County docs break from hospital to form independent practice

Seven Gastonia doctors wage a legal fight to seek independence from CaroMont Health. The health system isn’t pleased.

2019 Best Doctors

Boston-based Best Doctors Inc. asks doctors to identify specialists they think are the best in their fields. An abridged list of 31 specialties follows.
CrossFit Simplicity in Burlington

CrossFit pumps up devoted at 200 N.C. sites

A minimalist fitness program has grown to one of the largest commercial chains in the world.

Wilmington brothers chart the markets

Thousands seek riches through investment software plotted by Wilmington’s Worden Brothers.

Q&A: Raleigh author Lara Casey empowers women

Chapel Hill's Lara Casey employs a skillful multimedia approach to empower women to set goals and reach their dreams.

Pendo collects another $100M, wider fandom

More money is flowing into a thriving Raleigh software applications concern, raising expectations for breakout success for Pendo.

Edenton deals with rental ruckus

Edenton tourists’ demands for short-term rentals are prompting a pushback from the lodging industry.

Town Square: Apex garners peak reviews

Rapid population growth is turbocharging Apex’s shift from a tiny hamlet to a bustling suburb.
Wegmans Raleigh store

Opinion: Wegmans takes a slice of the market

The state’s newest grocery entrant, Wegmans, relies on affineurs and other experts to score its slice of the market.

Opinion: Five Tar Heel ways to share holiday spirit

Five favorite ways to share holiday spirit with a distinct Tar Heel taste.

Round table: Travel and Tourism is a driving economic force

North Carolina’s tourism industry is a major economic force with record visitor spending of $25.3 billion in 2018, a 5.6% increase that was the largest annual percentage gain since 2011.

Education, economic development and jobs services build the future workforce

Education, economic development and jobs services build the future workforce.

Coastal N.C. is a thriving area

Eight agencies doing oceanic research in Carteret County along the coast leverage about $29...