In the mood
As the new year dawns, we asked several writers to tap into the vibe of various North Carolina communities. The snapshots correlate with Wells Fargo Senior Economist Mark Vitner’s 2016 economic outlook confirming the state’s “solid momentum.” Charlotte and the Triangle are ever-more attractive financial and tech centers. Honda Aircraft gives Greensboro a jolt of confidence. Fayetteville has a dynamic new cheerleader. Tourists and newcomers flock to Asheville and Wilmington. It’s not all rosy, with unemployment stubbornly high in rural areas. But for many, the answer to the “mood” question seems clear: It’s a good time to be a North Carolinian.