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Regional Report Charlotte April 2010

With prominence comes privilege, often in the guise of access to powerful people.

2010-04

Regional Report Eastern April 2010

In “Up on Cripple Creek,” The Band had another kind of distilled corn in mind — and maybe down the gullet — when it sang of “a drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one.”

2010-04

Regional Report Triad April 2010

Mac Williams admits it grudgingly — after being prodded a few times. Yes, the president of the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce concedes, it hurt when Burlington-based Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings decided to put a billing center in Greensboro.

2010-04

Regional Report Triangle April 2010

Recession’s gloom might be lifting for some private-sector workers, but the downturn’s doldrums likely will linger at least another year for state employees.

2010-04

Regional Report Western April 2010

It wasn’t as bad as Peeks Creek, where in 2004 a landslide killed five people, but when mud gushed down the mountain below a Maggie Valley amusement park recently, the disaster potential was greater.

2010-04

Trauma center

He never hears the sirens or sees the black smoke billowing above the tangled metal.

2010-04

Generation app

I got a news release the other day from SBR Consulting, a Charlotte human-resources company, touting its study of how the recession has changed the views of young workers — “millennials,” specifically those in the workforce born after 1977.

2010-03

How to end the incentives war

There are certain words and phrases which, when spoken out loud, tend to provoke expressions of regret as bad memories cascade.

2010-03

More than just a bubble burst

Ponder this: Mike Easley might be a victim of the housing bubble.

2010-03

Regional Report Charlotte March 2010

If you failed to trade in that gas guzzler for an Earth-friendly fuel sipper in a deal greased with federal money, don’t despair.

2010-03

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