Thursday, June 30, 2022

July 2011

Regional Report Western July11


Publicity is integral in making a movie a hit.

Regional Report Triangle July11


As hostile takeovers go, WakeMed Health & Hospital Inc.’s $750 million bid to buy Raleigh rival Rex Healthcare Inc. wouldn’t raise eyebrows on Wall Street, but it’s shocking in the once genteel realm of Tar Heel health care.

Regional Report Triad July11


Lee Wyatt, 58, resigned as chief financial officer of Hanesbrands, saying he wants to pursue opportunities with turnaround or spin-off companies. The apparel maker appointed Dale Boyles, its controller and chief accounting officer, as interim CFO. In an unrelated matter, the company purchased Australian clothing distributor TNF Group for $9 million. It says the deal will expand sales of its Champion brand in Asia.

Regional Report Eastern July11


With international demand rising, N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says it’s high time the ports at Morehead City and Wilmington exported more of the state’s farm products.

Regional Report Charlotte July11


$25,000 plus expenses. What the embattled Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (Regional Report, June) agreed to pay PricewaterhouseCoopers to review its operations.

Major success in a minor key

Barbra Streisand seemed a bit flustered. Wearing a majestic necklace with shiny black stones and a flowing maroon dress, the veteran actress and pop star was standing at the podium during the Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles Feb. 13.

Filling a prescription for more physicians

Water drips at his feet on black-and-white mosaic tile the size of checkers. The smell of fresh paint hangs in the dampness from the downpour outside, and Jim Roberts’ voice echoes in the empty lobby.

Incentives to win

It wasn’t happenstance. Gov. Beverly Perdue, delivering her State of the State address to the General Assembly back in February, recognized a company and its CEO, who stood in the House gallery.

Charging shales tax

I’ll start by noting this minor surprise: An immense amount of natural gas is thought to be in the ground beneath a patch of rural North Carolina, and nobody to date has evoked The Beverly Hillbillies.

On a dad line

When my wife and I decided to have kids, we also decided we didn’t want them in day care their first few years.