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Raleigh-Cary ranks No. 2 nationwide for remote work; Durham-Chapel Hill also in Top 10

(WRAL TechWire)
The Raleigh-Cary metro area ranks second only to Boulder, Colo., for remote work. The Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown metro area in Texas came in third in a recent analysis. In the Raleigh-Cary metro area, 16.8% of people work from home. The Durham-Chapel Hill metro area ranked 9th, as 14.5% of workers there are remote

LPL Snaps Up $16B in Wintrust Assets

(Think Advisor)
LPL Financial struck a deal with Chicago-based Wintrust Financial, which means it will move about 85 advisors and $16 billion in client assets onto its Institution Services platforms. Previously, these assets were held at First Clearing, a clearing and custody unit of Wells Fargo. LPL previously announced plans to buy Atria Wealth Solutions.

Winston-Salem Chick-fil-As revolutionizing drive-thru service

(Triad Business Journal)
A Winston-Salem Chick-fil-A located at Whitaker Square, which reopened after being closed for nearly six months for a full $1.5 million rebuild, now features a double drive-thru. One of the lanes is a Mobile Thru, a new concept introduced by the fast-food chain last fall, that will also be coming to the Winston-Salem Thruway location soon.

City of Greensboro condemns former News & Record building

(Triad Business Journal)
The City of Greensboro has condemned the former News & Record building. The city announced at the beginning of February that it would condemn the building, located at 200 E Market St., on March 1 after a fire department inspection found that the building contained drug paraphernalia, human waste, damaged furniture and trash.

Wilmington brewery owner pleads guilty to 2 charges, others dismissed

(Wilmington StarNews)
Gary Sholar, the owner of Wilmington's Edward Teach Brewery, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from a November incident that has resulted in criminal charges, multiple lawsuits and a boycott of the brewery. Sholar was fined $100 and sentenced to 45 days in jail, with the sentence being suspended.

N.C. Bar-B-Q Hall of Hall of Fame inducts first class of pitmasters

(WRAL News)
The inaugural class of the North Carolina Bar-B-Q Hall of Fame was inducted last week. The honorees included Sam Jones BBQ in Raleigh, Skylight Inn BBQ and the Jones family, including Sam Jones, his father, Bruce Jones, and uncle Jeff Jones, who started these legendary barbecue restaurants.

Mooresville business shuts down due to massive sinkhole

(WCNC News)
A decades-old Mooresville business is closed for good after a massive sinkhole put the property in jeopardy, town officials confirmed. Tire Masters has been dealing with the growing problem for years and there is no resolution in sight. Mayor Chris Carney says the responsibility for the sinkhole has unfairly been placed on the owners.

Former Beacon Manufacturing to be redeveloped

(Blue Ridge Radio)
A barren, 42-acre site of the Swannanoa community’s once-famous blanket manufacturer will begin to see new life later this year as a multi-use park. A group of local entrepreneurs want to revitalize the former location, and surroundings, of the sprawling Beacon Manufacturing Company plant that burned in a massive 2003 blaze.