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The promise

Doug Salkewicz has a yarn about every place he has ever worked — and he usually caps it off with a pithy lesson learned or even a moral. “What goes around, comes around,” he will conclude like a modern-day Aesop.

2010-12

Under Construction

In downtown Charlotte, the $195 million NASCAR Hall of Fame’s swooping lines evoke speeding race cars, while three hours to the west in the Smoky Mountains, the Cherokee Central Schools complex — 10 buildings, including three schools — is an earth-toned $108 million project blended into its natural surroundings.
2010-12

Which way will the GOP go?

Wine glass in hand, retail mogul Art Pope mingled with other GOP insiders, candidates and well-wishers gathered at the downtown Raleigh Marriott to bask in Election Night victory.
2010-12

Coming to work

In the pieces that have appeared on this page for nearly a quarter-century now, I’ve often referenced, as I did last month, Burlington and Alamance County.
2010-11

Hoyle’s rules

Now David Hoyle gets to see what it’s like on the other side. For more than a decade, he has been one of North Carolina’s most powerful legislators.
2010-11

Regional Report Charlotte November 2010

This past summer, Charlotte-based Simonini Builders Inc. received word that Professional Builder magazine, the bible of housing contractors, wanted to include the company in its hall of fame.
2010-11

Regional Report Eastern November 2010

The Lumbee Indians of Robeson and surrounding counties have repeatedly failed to win real federal recognition for more than a century, but this time they like their odds.

2010-11

Regional Report Triad November 2010

In early September, Don Kirkman insisted that he was comfortable in his new role as the No. 2 person at the Piedmont Triad Partnership.

2010-11

Regional Report Triangle November 2010

ABB Group, a Swiss maker of power-transmission and -distribution equipment, is in the final stages of moving its North American headquarters from Norwalk, Conn., to Cary.

2010-11

Regional Report Western November 2010

Asheville-based Waste Reduction Partners uses a statewide team of 65 retired engineers and scientists to provide free assessments of how to reduce utility costs, hit goals for using sustainable energy sources and effectively use renewable energy.

2010-11

Taking the reward out of risk


Lately, I’ve been reading much about the “equity premium” — that extra bump in return you enjoy from investing in the stock market, where there is risk, rather than investing in government bonds and such, where there’s almost none.
2010-11

The land of plenty

A look at how new immigration has revived old fears about race, resources and diversity in North Carolina.
2010-11

Weighing the impact

The old oak trees that buffer its brick-and-glass campus from the rest of Winston-Salem wear the green flush of spring, but there’s little cheer in the executive suites of the state’s third-largest hospital.
2010-11

Foray for Hollywood

Perhaps Hollywood could turn it into a movie: A Cinderella-like character, a small-town girl with big dreams, is swept up in the glitz and glam of big city life.


2010-10

NC 100 2010

Participation in the annual ranking of private companies is voluntary and has been since the list started in 1984.
2010-10

Regional Report Charlotte October 2010

It takes time to change a name that’s had 131 years to make its marque, especially one so venerated in Tar Heel business.
2010-10

Regional Report Eastern October 2010

The economy looks a little better than it did a year ago, and most metro areas in North Carolina are on the road to recovery.

2010-10

Regional Report Triad October 2010

Their first meeting came in 2007 as part of what would turn out to be one of the Triad’s darker moments.
2010-10

Regional Report Triangle October 2010

Research Triangle Park marked its 50th anniversary in 2009, and the foundation that supervises and manages the 7,000-acre development announced recently that it is working on a new master plan — the first since 1959.

2010-10

Regional Report Western October 2010

It has been a pet project of Georgia congressmen for years, but the idea of an interstate highway linking Knoxville, Tenn., and Savannah, Ga., rubs many in North Carolina the wrong way.
2010-10