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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

November 2016

Building NC: Duo time

Backed by the state’s richest businessman, developers Bubba Rawl and Tim Smith have shaped the Triangle. The pair’s latest project promises to leave a legacy.

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Up front: The great flood

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Hurricane Matthew created havoc across the South, nowhere more damaging than a place already down on its luck.
Salisbury

Town square: Salisbury stake

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The Rowan County seat wants to add an alluring center-city park, with a big assist from a rich, philanthropic native son.
Wells Fargo

Point taken: Crosswinds

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Wells Fargo convinced millions of consumers to hand over control of their finances — until it overplayed its hand.
Suzie Ford

My time: Suzie Ford

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Where is Suzie Ford at 6 p.m.? The NoDa Brewing Co. owner would usually still be in her office, but not on the night of her favorite annual fundraiser.
MANNA

Grateful giving: Fed up

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MANNA keeps food on the table for thousands of needy mountaineers.
Jeff Brock

Money talk: Chopping block

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Raleigh lender, Jeff Brock, and a restaurant-industry veteran start a private-equity firm with a healthy appetite.

NC trend: Cool factor

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Sophisticated freezers produced by Thermo Fisher near Asheville reflect the prowess of the state’s manufacturers.
King Fisher

NC trend: The fisher king

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A Rural Scotland County retreat, King Fisher Society, has plenty of one thing prized by corporate bigwigs: privacy.
Freaker USA

Eastern: Freak show

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Freaker USA founder Zach Crain had a lightbulb moment: What if he could make a one-size-fits-all drink koozie?
RTP's Park Center

Triangle: RTP’s turning point

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Less than a year after Bob Geolas announced a redesign of Research Triangle Park’s Park Center, he left as president of the park’s foundation and Liz Rookes was called back
Golden Retriever

Triad: Leader of the pack

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MB-F produces about 1,000 shows annually, split evenly between comportment and specialty shows.
Charlotte skyline

Charlotte: Thinking small

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Long a magnet for big, multinational companies, Charlotte hasn’t developed a reputation as a technology hotbed.
Avadim Technologies

Western: Skin tight

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Avadim Technologies CEO Steven Woody announces plans to add 550 jobs once the company opens a new Black Mountain headquarters and manufacturing site.

Building NC: Design dreams

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The third annual Building North Carolina awards, selected from projects completed between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.
FRC East

Picture this: Up, up and away

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hoppers and planes — even the new $104 million F-35B jets — need tuneups. Havelock’s Fleet Readiness Center East is a preferred choice for the military.
Bill Thompson

Centurions: Oil and water

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Brunswick County’s oldest business, R.D. White & Sons, retains its energy through more than a century of family ownership.