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Regional Report Eastern March 2010

Coastal homeowners have long lived in fear that a big storm could force them from their seaside sanctuaries.

2010-03

Regional Report Triad March 2010

Once a Wall Street darling with a stock price that peaked at nearly $50 a share in 2003, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. has been serving up annual losses since 2004, and its stock hasn’t surpassed $5 in more than 18 months.

2010-03

Regional Report Triangle March 2010

To Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams, it’s simple: Wake County commissioners talk big about recruiting and retaining jobs, but they don’t follow through — at least not for his town.

2010-03

Regional Report Western March 2010

When it comes to recession, even casinos have trouble beating the odds.

2010-03

Time in a bottle

Max Lloyd stands atop a ridge in northeastern Guilford County. A steady breeze from the nearby Haw River combs his hair as he surveys long rows of neatly espaliered chardonel vines.

2010-03

Working to stay clean

Kevin McDonald moves around the main campus of the nonprofit he founded in Durham with the confidence of someone coaching a championship team.

2010-03

Bankers banquet

This marks the 23rd time Business North Carolina has named a Mover and Shaker of the Year, and like our current pick, more than a third have been bankers.

2010-02

Banking on intellectual capital

The recession wasn’t as brutal to the Triangle as it was to other parts of the state, but the blows it dealt weren’t all love taps.

2010-02

Down so long this looks like up

The ’00s weren’t kind to the Triad. Employment in the region slipped about 5% during the decade as manufacturing jobs left.

2010-02

Getting back to work

They moved to Clayton from Indiana two years ago, attracted by, among other things, the region’s strong economy and how the Johnston County town of about 14,000 maintained its village character.

2010-02

Late Return on Early Withdrawal

Few places in the U.S. suffered as much as Charlotte during the near meltdown of the nation’s financial sector in late 2008.

2010-02

Out in the country

Eastern North Carolina has long been a political colossus and an economic runt.

2010-02

Peaks loom higher from the hollows

Just when the western part of the state had nearly recovered from the recession of 2001, along came the second downturn of the decade.

2010-02

Put the load right on me

For all its commitment to facts and truthfulness, the writing of history always proves to be more art than science.

2010-02

Regional Report Charlotte February 2010

In plain talk, a pyrrhic victory means: “We burned down the house, but at least we got rid of the cockroaches.” That might apply to builders and developers whose lawsuit caused the state Court of Appeals to overturn Union County’s impact fee on new homes.

2010-02

Regional Report Eastern February 2010

When it opened more than two years ago, a privately owned container port in Portsmouth, Va., was widely hailed as a model for others — including North Carolina’s international terminal, planned near Southport.

2010-02

Regional Report Triad February 2010

It comes as no surprise that Winston-Salem felt pride when Chicago-based Sara Lee Corp. spun off Hanesbrands Inc. in September 2006 and set up its headquarters there.

2010-02

Regional Report Triangle February 2010

After he was fired in August as president of Raleigh-based Law Enforcement Associates Corp., Paul Feldman claimed other shareholders might have engaged in stock manipulation and insider trading.

2010-02

Regional Report Western February 2010

Tiger Woods’ extramarital affairs might have shanked his reputation, but it’s developer Jim Anthony who’s in the rough.

2010-02

Tax hike hasn’t sacked recruiting

As 2009 came to a close, Gov. Beverly Perdue made sure North Carolinians knew presents were on the way just in time for Christmas.

2010-02