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September 2016

You say you want a revolution

A historic textile mill in Greensboro is a centerpiece of the effort by North Carolina’s third-largest city to achieve an edgier, more creative reputation.

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With $225 million in backing from hotshot investors, Michael Praeger’s AvidXchange aims to be the North Carolina tech community’s next big score.
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Western: Tough Tom

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Western North Carolina loses lots of clout with Tom Apodaca’s departure from the North Carolina Senate, but he’s not going far.
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Triad: Luxe redux

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Heritage Home Group, parent company of Thomasville Furniture, is hoping to reignite the 112-year-old brand by associating it with the company’s high-end product lines, including Drexel Heritage and Henredon.
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Triangle: Pittsburghers head south

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Demographics play a key role in Pittsburgh-based FNB spending $1.4 billion on purchasing Yadkin Financial.
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Eastern: Switching tracks

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CSX's Carolina Connection terminal in Rocky Mount will create about 150 permanent jobs with an average salary of $60,000.
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NC trend: Artistry au naturel

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With the body as a canvas, an art form sweeps into North Carolina.
Brewpublik

NC trend: The pursuit of hoppiness

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Charlotte startup offers a custom approach to the beer club experience.
Mark Erwin

NC trend: No regrets

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After achieving his desired nest egg by age 50, Mark Erwin has spent the last 25 years focused on family, helping elect Clintons and writing.
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NC trend: Disagree on free

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College sans tuition could halt student debt.
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Point taken: Shaken, not stirred

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Herbalife’s $200 million settlement with the government prompts a new spin on the nutrition company’s approach to recruiting.
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Town square: Savory Avery

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A favored summer locale for the wealthy, Banner Elk relies on education, golf and cuisine to retain an elite reputation.
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Up front: Purse protectors

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In the election for state treasurer, one candidate says stay the course and the other says a shake-up is overdue.

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