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Regional Report Charlotte July 2010

Perhaps they did the victory lap too soon.

2010-07

Regional Report Eastern July 2010

While fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico use their boats to scoop up oil from a rig that exploded off the coast of Louisiana in April, Tar Heel fishermen are gearing up for what could be a big year — thanks indirectly to a spreading slick that has crippled one of the nation’s most bountiful sources of seafood.

2010-07

Regional Report Triad July 2010

Renegade Holdings Inc. wanted to emerge from Chapter 11.

2010-07

Regional Report Triangle July 2010

Two years ago, many American universities and business schools began looking abroad for ways to expand their enrollment, broaden their contacts, build their brand and attract top talent.

2010-07

Regional Report Western July 2010

Duke Energy Corp. is finding out that altering the landscape of western North Carolina can be messy business.
2010-07

Small business: Give me a break

Democrats in the legislature and governor’s mansion have been stumbling over themselves to scrape together enough money to give a modest tax break to small-business owners.

2010-07

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