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Regional Report Western January 2013

After Superstorm Sandy hit, Bostic-based Defiant Marine Inc. — a marine salvage company Ferris founded in 2010 — sent a crew to New York City to pump out the Montague Tube, which carries the subway under the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn


Regional Report Triad November 2012

Red Oak Brewery's CEO says a state law requiring beer makers to turn all of their distribution over to wholesalers if they produce more than 25,000 31-gallon barrels in a year has stymied his expansion plans.


Regional Report Charlotte November 2012

Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., born in Charlotte and now based in the Queen City suburb of Matthews, has long dominated the upper end of the grocery market in and around its hometown, but a new rival Publix is threatening its turf.


Regional Report Triad October 2012

Thomasville-based Wright Global Graphic Solutions Inc. has diversified beyond producing labels for home furnishers to succeed and grow.


Regional Report Triad September 2012

Employment predictions at FedEx Corp.'s air-cargo hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport have fallen short.


New route

Cover story: Gene Conti tries to get somewhere with moving the politics out of state transportation planning.


Regional Report Charlotte July 2012

Harris Teeter, which opened its first store in Charlotte in 1936, has agreed to buy 10 stores in the population-dense Charlotte metropolitan statistical area from Winston-Salem-based Lowe’s Food Stores Inc. for $26.5 million and six Harris Teeter stores.


Regional Report Eastern February 2012

In January, state Transportation Secretary Gene Conti appointed one of his predecessors interim statewide logistics coordinator, a new position that will oversee the state ports and Global TransPark.


Landing business

Feature: Tiny as most of them are, general-aviation airports have a lofty role in North Carolina’s economic development.


Regional Report Eastern November 2011

North Carolina imported $42.5 billion of goods last year. That’s a lot of shipping containers.


30 that count

The host of public television’s Carolina Business Review selects the key figures influencing the Tar Heel economy.

Regional Report Triad October 2011

In September, Gov. Beverly Perdue announced that completion of the Greensboro Urban Loop will be accelerated with Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) bonds, which borrow against future federal support to pay for present projects.

Regional Report Triad September 2011

It’s not as if Guilford County doesn’t love Honda Aircraft Co.

Regional Report Eastern August 2011

Jim Fain doesn’t have big shoes to fill.


Regional Report Eastern July11

With international demand rising, N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says it’s high time the ports at Morehead City and Wilmington exported more of the state’s farm products.


Economic outlook

For three years, Wayne Goodwin was state Insurance Commissioner Jim Long’s understudy.

Marco Polo comes home

Lightning flickers in the Saturday evening sky as Jim Fain’s flight lifts off late from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Missing his connection in New York, North Carolina’s top industry hunter dozes through the night slumped in a chair at John F. Kennedy International Airport. By the time his Air France flight thunders off the runway Sunday morning, it’s midday in Paris, and the City of Light is aglow when he walks through the gate at Charles de Gaulle International Airport seven hours later.

Regional Report Eastern November 2008

The way opponents tell it, a planned $2.3 billion international port in Southport would sell Wilmington down the river.

Frank Tursi

For more than 30 years, Frank Tursi chased the news as a reporter and editor for newspapers such as the Miami Herald and the Winston-Salem Journal. But in 2002, he became Cape Lookout coastkeeper for the North Carolina Coastal Federation, a Newport-based nonprofit.

Readers Write

G.D. Gearino’s article on Spirit AeroSystem’s coming to the Global TransPark (Fine Print, July) was a sobering reminder of the millions of tax dollars flushed during the past two decades into this money pit in Jim Hunt’s backyard.