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Statewide: Triad region, July 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Triad region.

2014-07

Statewide: Triad region, June 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Triad region.

2014-06

NCtrend: Dining dash

Dining dash: Chef Ashley Christensen cooks up a Raleigh-based eating empire in short order.

2014-03

Regional Report Western January 2014

Tim Lampkin is proud to promote a great place to hang out - or hang a hammock.

2014-01

Out of sight

Cover story: Appearances mattered to Gary Smith, from his attire to every aspect of his ad agency and the clients it attracted. Since the ’70s, he and, later, his son had built Smith Advertising & Associates into one of the Southeast’s largest. And he had done it in a place known more for GIs and generals than marketing geniuses. Moving among Fayetteville’s elite, the Smiths made quite an impression. Then — amid lawsuits, investigations and allegations of a Ponzi scheme — the image they crafted crumbled. But what really happened? Were they perpetrators or victims? Ad men know how crucial it is to control the message. But for Gary and Todd Smith, the medium became the message when they dropped
 

2013-12

Regional Report Triad December 2013

The North Carolina Zoo is expanding its polar bear exhibit, but until November it wasn’t clear if it would have any to exhibit.

2013-12

Regional Report Triangle December 2013

Highwoods Properties Inc. went on a diet to get fit but seems to have its appetite back.

2013-12

Regional Report Western December 2013

All 51 rooms at Pisgah Inn had been booked, but each was empty.

2013-12

Regional Report Western September 2013

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was dealt a good hand in 2012. The state signed a 30-year compact with the tribe that allows table games with dealers at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel and opens the possibility of two more casinos on tribal land.

2013-09

Wheeling & dealing

Cover story: Wheeling & Dealing, Cars made Bruton Smith very rich. No wonder he seems to believe “it’s my way or the highway.”

2013-08

Their brothers' keepers

Their Brothers' Keepers. The Peyton boys tend to each other and the golf course. If they do the former, the latter will one day be theirs.

2013-08

Top 75 public companies

Bigger Spenders. A rise in returns for the top public companies mirrors a comeback in consumers’ confidence.

2013-08

Regional Report Eastern August 2013

It’s not easy being a bay scallop in Bogue Sound — or anywhere else along North Carolina’s coast.

2013-08

A place apart

Cover story: Left behind, North Carolina's northeast corner gets a lift from an economic driver across the state line.

2013-07

Running the good races

Saturday night under the lights at Bowman Gray Stadium draws the most fans each week of any short track in the nation.

2013-07

Regional Report Western July 2013

The southern part of Asheville’s central business district is experiencing a rebirth as startups and expanding businesses seek affordable property close to the city’s more-expensive downtown.

2013-07

Regional Report Western June 2013

Asheville Regional Airport has struggled with passenger numbers since low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines started offering flights in nearby Greenville, S.C.

2013-06

Regional Report Western May 2013

Federal cuts known as sequestration will close parts of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway this year.

2013-05

Regional Report Western April 2013

Though demand for their booze is booming, the owners of Asheville Distilling Co. have discovered that trying to change distribution laws that date to the end of Prohibition is enough to drive a person to drink.

2013-04

Regional Report Charlotte March 2013

Spurred by accusations that the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority pads its stats, Charlotte and local booster groups commissioned an outside agency to calculate the impact of the Democratic National Convention. The result? About 35,000 attendees helped generate almost $164 million, making it the most-lucrative event in the metro’s history.

2013-03