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Up front: Northern exposure
Majoring in the minors makes it tougher for North Carolina to retain its economic edge over Canada and others worldwide.
Town square: A shore thing
In fast-growing Brunswick County, Oak Island clings to its reputation as a low-key oceanfront hideaway.
Point taken: Local flavor
Mother Murphy’s Laboratories takes a tasteful approach to innovation.
Health care round table: Home remedies
While North Carolina’s health care industry awaits potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, it is empowering businesses and their workers to cut costs.
NC trend: Big box to fill
North Carolina-based subscription boxes try to take a bite out of the multibillion-dollar industry. Some services are discovering that’s not always an easy delivery.
NC trend: Take me home
Hotels are setting occupancy and rate records, but can they capture the cool factor?
NC trend: Coming to America
it’s the time of year when foreign workers — and employers seeking them — apply for the alphabet soup of visas allowing skilled and seasonal employees into the country.
Money talk: Battling Bob
Departing a big state pension fund moved Robert Borden off a political hot seat and the national stage. He’s just fine with that.
Eastern: Up, up and away
North State Aviations’s departure will leave the Global TransPark with about 90,000 square feet of available, leasable space.
Charlotte: Healthy hospitals
Charlotte’s two dominant hospital systems, Novant Health and Carolinas HealthCare System, are raking in serious dough.
Triad: Stitch fix
North Carolina’s privately owned companies will lose one of the oldest and largest of its ranks when Acme-McCrary is sold to MAS Holdings.
Triangle: Keeping it chill
Phononic develops semiconductor technology that makes refrigerators and cooling products operate more quietly and consume less energy.
UNC Board of Governors goes political
While North Carolina’s constitution gives state lawmakers clear authority over the UNC System, its governing board has historically rejected rank partisanship. Are those days over?
North Carolina higher education directory
The 2017 list of higher education schools in North Carolina.
Picture this: Metal head
General Steel Drum in Charlotte shows steely resolve competing against bigger producers.