2005-11

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Bank tellers

Bank of America Chairman and CEO Ken Lewis once summed up his philosophy of banking in two words: Size matters. But as the Charlotte-based financial giant gobbled up bank after bank and rumors ran rampant about what would be its next meal, a new question emerged: How big is too big? BofA now has an answer, courtesy of the federal government.
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Business group provides support for ex-pro jocks

Toby Kearney thought he had left professional sports behind in 1994 when he retired rather than accept a trade from East Coast Hockey League’s South Carolina Stingrays to its Hampton Roads, Va., Admirals.
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Fayetteville wonders if no nukes is good news

Marshall Pitts was a teenager in 1979 when a partial meltdown of a reactor core at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania leaked radiation. “I was old enough to hear the horror stories and what radiation can do to the human body, so it was a scary proposition.”
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Fortunes of war

Privatizing the conflict in Iraq creates opportunity — and controvery — for North Carolina companies.
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Greensboro airport misses its runaways

Starting in 1993, when Continental Airlines launched discount flights — since discontinued — from there, Greensboro was heaven for passengers who said the devil with higher prices at Charlotte/ Douglas International Airport. Charlotte officials figured it would take a miracle to get those travelers back. Believe.
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Hickory's air service hasn't taken off yet

Here’s the story of two other Tar Heel airports in a nutshell: Kinston is getting the nut, and Hickory is getting the shell. Business travel makes the difference, and unless Hickory’s numbers improve, Delta might fly away.
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N.C. textiles need to knit new niches

For more than two decades, North Carolina’s textile industry has struggled with increased competition from overseas. But Tar Heel mills can survive if they change their business models, says a report from Anderson Bauman Tourtellot Vos & Co., a Greensboro-based turnaround company.

 

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Official says draw on martial dealing

Lonely singles have eHarmony.com. Now North Carolina companies in search of more business have a Web site where they might find that federal-government contract they’ve always dreamed of. Matchforce.org is run by the Fayetteville-based North Carolina Military Business Center and head matchmaker Scott Dorney.
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Silver threads

If you’re a small business, it’s good to be busy, but it’s also stressful when you’ve got a lot to do with what little you have. That’s the way it has been around here lately, putting out this magazine each month plus a host of special publications, some our own and some for various businesses and organizations. With our team working on up to seven projects in various stages, things have been a little hectic.
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Sonic was the tonic for this fixer-upper

After Hurricane Hugo blew into South Carolina in 1989, Scott Ray hitched a trailer to his truck and left Chapel Hill for Myrtle Beach. He loaded up damaged, stackable washers and dryers junked by contractors renovating waterlogged apartments. Ray, who “grew up driving nails” in Boone the son of a builder, took them back to Chapel Hill, fixed them and sold them to his fellow UNC students. It was a nice sideline to his profitable business of building lofts in dorm rooms.
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With all her success, she's Harley working

Brenda Simpson drew thousands of people to her motorcycle show in Concord each of its first two years. It has been named one of the nation’s 50 best bike shows by the annual Biker’s Atlas. Her new show in Wilmington is scheduled to open in the spring.
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