Hot Stocks 2012
A panel of pros pick the North Carolina stocks they think will perform best in 2012.
Fuming over the gas tax
Mooneyham: Over the last decade, the clamor and downright demagoguery surrounding North Carolina’s gasoline tax rival that of any topic in state politics.
Up Front: I have a special place in my heart for newspapers. I grew up the son of a newspaperman.
Regional Report Charlotte January 2012
Chiquita Brands International Inc. is moving its headquarters from Cincinnati to Charlotte this year.
Regional Report Eastern January 2012
Two eastern North Carolina wind-farm projects are having trouble shooting the breeze.
Regional Report Triad January 2012
The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement threatens 10,626 textile jobs in the 6th Congressional District — more than any other district in the state — according to Public Citizen Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group
Regional Report Triangle January 2012
Rachel Weeks, 27, did something radical last year. The CEO of Durham-based School House Inc., which makes high-end college apparel, moved manufacturing from Sri Lanka to North Carolina — swimming against the current of companies moving production offshore.
State of the unions
Labor eyes public employees to bolster ranks that, though they are weak, still stir strong opposition.
The shovel-ready rate hike
Gearino: What’s the functional difference between a tax-funded federal stimulus program and Duke Energy Corp.’s recent rate-hike request?
Regional Report Western January 2012
Annie’s Bakery Inc. is expanding faster than a loaf of semolina sesame bread — one of its specialties — left to rise in a warm spot.
Legal Elite – Young Guns 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Young Guns (Best Under 40) - J. CHRISTIAN STEVENSON, Kirk Palmer & Thigpen PA, Charlotte
Legal Elite – Tax/Estate Planning 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Tax / Estate Planning - GRAHAM D. HOLDING JR., Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte
Legal Elite – Real Estate 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Real Estate - GEORGE W. SISTRUNK III, Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin PLLC, Charlotte
Legal Elite – Litigation 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Litigation - DANIEL L. BRAWLEY, Williams Mullen, Wilmington
Legal Elite – Intellectual Property 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Intellectual Property - E. ERIC MILLS, Ward and Smith PA, New Bern
Legal Elite – Family 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Family - D. CALDWELL BAREFOOT JR., Barefoot Family Law, Raleigh
Legal Elite – Environmental 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Environmental - WILLIAM CLARKE, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville
Legal Elite – Employment 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Employment - N. RENEE HUGHES, Gardner & Hughes PLLC, Charlotte
Legal Elite – Criminal 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Criminal - LOCKE T. CLIFFORD, Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale LLP, Greensboro
Legal Elite – Corporate Counsel 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Corporate Counsel - LISA D. INMAN, Waste Industries USA Inc., Raleigh
Legal Elite – Construction 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Construction - WILLIAM H. GAMMON, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh
Legal Elite – Business 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Business - AMALIE L. TUFFIN, Whitmeyer Tuffin PLLC, Raleigh
Legal Elite – Bankruptcy 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Bankruptcy - KENNETH M. GREENE, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro
Legal Elite – Antitrust 2012
2012 Legal Elite winner: Antitrust - JONATHAN HEYL, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Charlotte
2012 Legal Elite
Call it payback: Here’s what some of the state’s best lawyers are doing to make their communities a better place to live.