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Sunday, July 14, 2024

May 2017

Higher cred

Trained in the trenches of Texas and national politics, Margaret Spellings tackles the state’s most important job.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

Up front: Northern exposure

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Majoring in the minors makes it tougher for North Carolina to retain its economic edge over Canada and others worldwide.
Oak Island Pier

Town square: A shore thing

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In fast-growing Brunswick County, Oak Island clings to its reputation as a low-key oceanfront hideaway.

Point taken: Local flavor

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Mother Murphy’s Laboratories takes a tasteful approach to innovation.

Health care round table: Home remedies

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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

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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

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Hotels are setting occupancy and rate records, but can they capture the cool factor?

NC trend: Coming to America

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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

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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

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North State Aviations’s departure will leave the Global TransPark with about 90,000 square feet of available, leasable space.

Charlotte: Healthy hospitals

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Charlotte’s two dominant hospital systems, Novant Health and Carolinas HealthCare System, are raking in serious dough.

Triad: Stitch fix

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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

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Phononic develops semiconductor technology that makes refrigerators and cooling products operate more quietly and consume less energy.

Western: Tanner tale

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Tanner Cos. filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January.

UNC Board of Governors goes political

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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

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The 2017 list of higher education schools in North Carolina.
General Steel Drum

Picture this: Metal head

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General Steel Drum in Charlotte shows steely resolve competing against bigger producers.

Perks at work

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2017 Best Employers in North Carolina.