Saturday, December 2, 2023

Belk family shifts from fashions to farming

For a new generation of a famous Tar Heel retailing family, growing organic produce on Wild Hope Farm has replaced selling the latest fashions.

N.C. Higher Education Directory 2020

This list was compiled from the National Center for Education Statistics. All figures for private and public colleges/universities are for undergraduates/first-time, full-time students.

Phil Dubois’s parting view after 15 years leading UNC Charlotte

A focus on precision served Phil Dubois well during his 15-year run leading the state’s emerging urban university.


N.C. campuses shift online in a flash

The coronavirus pandemic promises to prompt unprecedented change at North Carolina’s colleges and universities.
Marshall Rauch

Pillars of North Carolina: Marshall Rauch

In his 97 years, Marshall Rauch has never lost his Long Island, N.Y., accent, but he’s undoubtedly earned his North Carolinian status.

The far reaching effects of the Coronavirus pandemic

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have been far-reaching and unexpected.

Concord airport banks on Allegiant

A discount airline’s bet on a suburban Charlotte airport could pay off handsomely for Concord, pending a return to air traffic normalcy.
Video Conference

Bandwidth expands during virus crisis

Raleigh-based Bandwidth expands as videoconferencing skyrockets amid virus crisis.

Asheboro seeks buyer for its hospital

Asheboro could lose its hospital, with 1,100 employees and a $55 million annual payroll, when talks ended with Greensboro-based Cone Health.

Point Taken op-ed: Pandemic risk was in the fine print

Many big companies foresaw a pandemic threat. Just as many fear climate change’s impact. Are we ready?

Round Table: Life sciences

Biomanufacturing is a constantly evolving industry. And with rapid development comes a need for a highly trained and prepared workforce. State leaders met virtually to discuss the biggest changes they are seeing in the industry, how they are working to prepare the worker pipeline and what they are doing to adapt to developments around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fast Forward: The Research Triangle’s allure

The Raleigh-Durham area has tremendous momentum with a combination of top universities, highly skilled labor and advanced manufacturing.

Brooks Pierce: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Among its provisions are two new paid leave laws that went into effect April 1 to assist employees negatively impacted by the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus: the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA). Based on regulations and guidance issued by the Department of Labor, we have addressed several crucial questions about the new leave laws.