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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

Regional Report Triad February 2013

A Greensboro developer has backed off an idea to turn the Reynolds Building in downtown Winston-Salem into an upscale hotel.

2013-02

Tropical spender

Fine Print: What I learned from my Week of Living Large as a one-percenter.

2012_04

Regional Report Western December 2012

Superstorm Sandy was a nasty trick for the East Coast, but what it brought to North Carolina’s mountains was a treat for the ski industry.

2012-12

Regional Report Eastern August 2012

In June, the N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks shuttered Waccamaw Bank, the first financial institution in the state closed by regulators this year.

2012-08

Party time

The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte might not deliver the dollars promised, but publicity will be priceless.

2012-08

Regional Report Eastern July 2012

A software salesman from Mint Hill is converting Frying Pan Shoals Light Tower into a maritime bed-and-breakfast.

2012-07

Regional Report Eastern May 2012

Recently introduced regulations that limit the use of off-road vehicles at Cape Hatteras National Seashore have rekindled debate about the impact of those rules on North Carolina’s coastal economy.

2012-05