2007-08

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Action does speak louder than words

Not quite three years ago, a Philip Morris USA executive had nice things to say about doing business in North Carolina. Prompted by $1.1 million in state incentives to protect about 2,600 jobs, the cigarette maker was spending $138 million to upgrade its Concord factory.
2007-08

Getting a toon up

On a spring afternoon, two young women blow up purple balloons in the main room of a century-old duplex near downtown Winston-Salem. Open boxes clutter the floor. Inside them are T-shirts touting The Magistical, a Disney-inspired fantasy that will be Out of Our Minds Animation Studios Inc.’s first feature-length film.
2007-08

In his job, he wants to get some action

When he headed the Utah Film Commission, Aaron Syrett bent over backward to lure moviemakers. He once received a call from a director who wanted to see sunlight at a certain location but didn’t have time to do it himself.
2007-08

Krispy Kreme keeps cutting dough knot

Things have gone from hot to healthier to cold and creamy to crumbly at Winston-Salem-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. In early March, the brand long defined by its warm, glazed doughnuts unveiled a whole-wheat, lower-calorie version aimed at health-conscious customers.
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Paper puts editor on the firing line

Like any attentive newspaper editor, the Greensboro News & Record’s John Robinson knows his biggest competitors today are online.
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Prize catches

How do you manage to do an award-winning personality profile of someone who, his friends as well as foes admit, doesn’t have a whole lot of personality? Especially when the subject of said piece won’t give you but a half-hour of his time and doesn’t deign to do that until you’ve finished the feature, months in the making, which you then have to rewrite, dashing out a couple thousand words in an afternoon, on deadline.
2007-08

Run with the bulls

Though management can be as furtive with the figures as a catcher signaling for the next pitch, the numbers are anything but bush league.
2007-08

Tar Heel farmers face bumper crop of woes

Tar Heel farmers never have it easy, but they seem to be facing more threats than usual this year — drought, high gasoline prices and threats of labor shortages.
2007-08

Town might take another's course

To hear Leonard Cottom talk, Seven Devils is going to hell in a handbasket. The mountain town, which had a population of just 129 in the 2000 census but swells to many times that during the summer, might use eminent domain to take his golf course.
2007-08

You could get away with accusing him of racin'ism

On weekends, Winston Kelley chats with NASCAR crew chiefs, drivers and mechanics as pit commentator for Motor Racing Network. But that’s not all he does these days.
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