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Up front: Gimme shelter
Not exactly how they teach it in civics class, but it’s how big business keeps its edge at the capitol.
Town square: Sanford’s sons
Hammered in the recession, the Lee County seat of Sanford has rebounded and is taking better advantage of its proximity to the Triangle.
Free + clear: Power politics
Sure, Republicans played rough in stripping Gov. Roy Cooper’s power, continuing an old Raleigh tradition. The republic will endure.
My time: Alaina Money
Where is Alaina Money at 2 p.m. on a Saturday? The busy Garman Homes executive makes time for her Apex family through a weekend ritual of cooking with her daughters.
Money talk: Belmont stakes
A money manager, Mick McMahan, shifts from financial advising to private equity with aplomb.
Economic Forecast Round Table: Strong position
North Carolina’s desirable business climate will help its economy navigate uncertainty sparked largely by the recent elections.
Eastern: Passing gas
A long-standing goal of turning pig and poultry poop into energy is being met by Carbon Cycle Energy’s plant near Warsaw
Triangle: Backyard brawl
A federal judge in Raleigh ordered Wal-Mart to pay $32.5 million to Art Pope’s Variety Wholesalers for infringing its “Backyard” trademark.
Triad: Winston wheels
Richard Rauck is spearheading a campaign to establish the National Cycling Center in the Twin City.
Charlotte: Frontier rising
Frontier Capital, founded by Andrew Lindner and Richard Maclean, recently invested in AccessOne, a Fort Mill, S.C-based health care startup.
Centurions: Stiff resolve
Much Scotland County history is wrapped up in a local funeral parlor that survived war, the Depression and a 61-year-old mummy.