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Legal Elite - Young guns 2010

2010 Legal Elite winner: Young Gun - Steven K. McCallister, Shanahan Law Group PLLC, Raleigh

2010-01

Regional Report Charlotte January 2010

As quickly as it came, Charlotte’s claim to being the real headquarters of the nation’s 14th-largest bank holding company vanished.

2010-01

Regional Report Eastern January 2010

Coharie Hog Farm Inc. of Clinton isn’t the largest pork producer in the state, but its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in November may be the clearest example of hard times facing Eastern North Carolina’s pork industry.

2010-01

Regional Report Triad January 2010

As much as High Point leaders love it each spring and fall when more than 70,000 furniture makers, exhibitors and buyers descend on the city for the High Point Market, they know their downtown needs more than the showrooms that dominate it.

2010-01

Regional Report Triangle January 2010

Steve Zelnak, 65, became president of Martin Marietta Corp.’s aggregates division 27 years ago and led it through its spinoff and initial public offering as Martin Marietta Materials Inc. in 1994.

2010-01

Regional Report Western January 2010

Running a hospital is a balancing act: Doctors and other medical professionals try to keep patients healthy, while administrators must monitor the hospital’s vital signs.

2010-01

State pols can’t rescind recession

As 2009 ends, economists forecast a mostly jobless recovery. That’s bad news for people out of work. It’s also not so good for anyone who pays taxes, drives on roads or sends their kids to public schools.

2010-01

Ticket to the past

Arriving via vintage firetruck, Santa has boarded the train, now crawling along one of the tracks that once lined this place like the wrinkles the sun etches on a farmer’s face.

2010-01

Tinkers tailor innovation

It hasn’t been a good year for research and development. In and around Research Triangle Park, which is old enough (51 this month) to be admired for its longevity and to feel the occasional ache in its bones, there were a couple of significant twinges in November.

2010-01

Behind the green door

Cree Inc., the Durham company that has spent most of the 22 years since its founding trying to get the world to appreciate the potential of its light-emitting-diode technology, had an enviable October.

2009-12

Bringing it to a boil

A chance car ride in the ’80s helped Dick Storm shape the business he would start. Returning to Charlotte, his flight was diverted to Greensboro by bad weather. Arriving after midnight, he and a fellow passenger decided to rent a car together.

2009-12

Building on the past

In good times, Doug Allen’s company needed to beat only two or three other contractors to win an industrial construction project. But when Asheboro-based J.H. Allen Inc. recently went after a job in Eden, it was one of 60 companies looking for work.

2009-12

Comes with age

Watching Pete Verna hobble from his office to his sport utility vehicle, Senior Editor Frank Maley wondered whether he should try to keep him from getting behind the wheel. “Walking seemed such a struggle for him.

2009-12

From rugs to riches

Customers assume that retailing depends on creative selling. But it really turns on shrewd buying, Rakesh Agarwal says. A retailer who buys the right goods at the right price can make a plump profit.

2009-12

Regional Report Charlotte December 2009

Even Charlotte’s most ardent backers admit that the Queen City is, in many respects, an Atlanta wannabe.

2009-12

Regional Report Eastern December 2009

Population rankings may not be so much about dollars as sense — a sense of pride. It’s nice to be able to say yours is one of the 10 largest cities in North Carolina, but because more than one government agency estimates population, 11 cities legitimately can claim that distinction.

2009-12

Regional Report Triad December 2009

Fall has been a season of rising fortunes for Targacept Inc. In October, the Winston-Salem-based drug developer netted $44.4 million in less than 24 hours by selling 2.2 million shares of stock.

2009-12

Regional Report Triangle December 2009

Until Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. broke the ice in October, no Triangle company had gone public in more than two years.

2009-12

Regional Report Western December 2009

It was bad enough that rain fell seven of nine weekends during western North Carolina’s late summer and leaf-watching seasons.

2009-12

Tension over pensions

Things could be worse for Janet Cowell. Instead of entering office during the Great Recession, she could have been elected in the Great Depression.

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