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Economic outlook

North Carolina should eliminate most of its tax credits for job creation and investment, according to a study done for the General Assembly.

2009-06

From the vault

We once had an editor who believed the magazine put too much emphasis on banking, an accusation to which I, as the guy guiding BNC’s coverage the last 22 years, can only plead guilty.

2009-06

Gene Loye

Gene Loye’s company monitors alarm systems.

2009-06

Jim Stevens

When Jim Stevens was searching for a place to start a security business in 1998, he chose one where he felt secure.

2009-06

Joe Budd

Even as a child, Joe Budd took the family business seriously.

2009-06

Larry O’Brien

Thirty-seven years ago, Larry O’Brien began a career in business development at Charlotte-based Security Forces.

2009-06

Regional Report Charlotte June 2009

Just when it seemed the board of Charlotte’s United Way chapter had run out of surprising maneuvers, it came up with another: It changed its rationale for firing former President Gloria Pace King — more than six months after the fact.

2009-06

Regional Report Eastern June 2009

If you want to lure fishermen to your pier, it helps to sell beer and undercut competitors.

2009-06

Regional Report Triad June 2009

Gone but not forgotten. That’s what Time Warner Cable Inc. and its opponents are saying about the company’s plan to test tiered charges for residential broadband Internet service in Greensboro and three other cities.

2009-06

Regional Report Triangle June 2009

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. About 110 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers at Moncure Plywood LLC — nearly half the 225-person work force — walked off the job last July, complaining about longer work weeks and higher health-insurance costs.

2009-06

Regional Report Western June 2009

They call Ghost Town in the Sky’s rollercoaster the Cliff Hanger. That could describe this season for the Maggie Valley amusement park, which declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March.

2009-06

Tax could be at your service

Every so often, I’m reminded that journalists enjoy only about as much popularity among the general public as lawyers.

2009-06

The measure of a marine

From the time he became CEO in 1983 to his retirement in 2001, Hugh McColl waged an aggressive campaign that turned what once had been North Carolina National Bank into Bank of America.

2009-06

The Queen City’s slipping crown

Anyone who has lived in North Carolina longer than, oh, 15 minutes or so knows of the intense sibling rivalry between Charlotte and Raleigh.

2009-06

Lowe’s goes public

Leonard Herring recalls all the wheeling and dealing revolving around the company’s IPO.
2009-05

Mr. Martin’s wild ride

This recession business might not be so bad after all. At least, not for guys like me.
2009-05

Qué pasa?

Morning passes quietly at the corner of Church and Oak in Biscoe. A block away on the main drag, a logging truck groans, downshifting for one of the town’s two stoplights. Then the stillness returns. In a small brick building, the smell of cilantro, onion and chilies fills the dining room — 24 chairs, four green-backed booths, two yellow-and-red parrot figurines, one with sunglasses on its beak, and no customers.
2009-05

Regional Report Charlotte May 2009

As April Fools Day dawned, the Charlotte Bobcats’ playoff aspirations were, for the first time in the franchise’s short history, no joke.
2009-05

Regional Report Eastern May 2009

Poop power seemed like a godsend — possibly the perfect way to prevent the kind of mess Hurricane Floyd made 10 years ago when it flooded lagoons filled with fetid pig waste.
2009-05

Regional Report Triad May 2009

Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines admits he’s frustrated with one of Forsyth County’s largest employers. He knows companies need to cut jobs in a downturn, but he says Dell Inc. should provide more details about the future of its local factory and how many it will employ.
2009-05