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Game boy

In April, an organization called the Triangle Gaming Initiative held its second annual conference in Raleigh.

2010-06

Highland keeps its head

That Oscar P. Wong isn’t cool might well be among the most salient assets he brings to Highland Brewing Co.

2010-06

Regional Report Charlotte June 2010

Behind the scenes, a high-stakes game of chicken unfolded for nearly three years.

2010-06

Regional Report Eastern June 2010

When the oil rig that exploded in April off the coast of Louisiana poured millions of gallons of black gold into the Gulf of Mexico, it also muddied the water for those aching to drill for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean.

2010-06

Regional Report Triad June 2010

In early May, Terry Walmsley didn’t seem worried about Fibrowatt LLC’s chances of building a $140 million plant near Elkin to turn chicken litter into electricity.

2010-06

Regional Report Triangle June 2010

It turns out that the General Assembly might not be the biggest source of natural gas in the Triangle.

2010-06

Regional Report Western June 2010

Are two satellite pharmacy schools in Asheville too many?

2010-06

State tries to tame Amazon

Last year, The Motley Fool investor website posted a piece entitled “Why Does North Carolina Hate Amazon?”

2010-06

Taking aim at troubled banks

When a company nicknames itself the YES! Bank, people could infer it’s a soft touch for loans.

2010-06

Through a glass darkly

More than a year and a half after the great financial meltdown of 2008, many North Carolina banks, thrifts and credit unions are still in hot water.

2010-06

What was it Deep Throat said?

The awarding of Pulitzer Prizes tends to be, by design, a low-key affair.

2010-06

Homeward bound

Shaking, she poked a shotgun in my face. They called her “The Witch of Micro,” a stooped old woman in a flour-sack dress, living in a shack with several rheumy-eyed dogs and some chickens.

2010-05

Last call for state-sold alcohol?

The General Assembly may get the chance this year to perform that rarest of legislative feats — shrink government and promote free enterprise.

2010-05

Obamacare’s winners and losers

With the hyperventilation over health care having abated a bit — which is to say, now that we all understand civilization has neither been saved nor destroyed, that angels didn’t sing nor did evil triumph — let’s ponder how North Carolina’s capitalist pie might get resliced as a result.

2010-05

Regional Report Charlotte May 2010

Michael Jordan gained fame on the basketball court but earned most of his fortune — estimated at $800 million during the course of his career — off of it.

2010-05

Regional Report Eastern May 2010

A 58% increase in pay for a chief executive can raise a few eyebrows, even in a good year.

2010-05

Regional Report Triad May 2010

It’s no secret that the Greensboro-High Point metro area — which covers Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties — has struggled, but just how bad has the job market been?

2010-05

Regional Report Triangle May 2010

Even at $5.6 million and just a fraction of its total acreage, Peter Loftin’s estate in north Raleigh was probably a bargain.

2010-05

Regional Report Western May 2010

Pond Mountain rises 5,000 feet above sea level in Ashe County, and views from its peak take in parts of North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.

2010-05

That’s racin’

While the builders of Daytona and Atlanta made significant gambles to see their projects come to fruition and experienced their share of delays and shortfalls, these paled in comparison with the outlandish risks and the obstacles faced by Curtis Turner and Bruton Smith in constructing Charlotte Motor Speedway.

2010-05