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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.


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.


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.


Tropical spender

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


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.


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.


Party time

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


Regional Report Eastern July 2012

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


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.


Regional Report Western May 2012

A Denver-based private-equity firm agreed to buy the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, a 99-year-old Asheville landmark, for an undisclosed sum.


Memories are made of this?

Once again, G.D. Gearino reviews the year that was, putting such a spin on it that 2011 feels quite dizzy.


Regional Report Charlotte February 2012

In December, media outlets reported that Lowe’s Cos. had pulled its advertising from the cable-TV series All-American Muslim under pressure from the Florida Family Association, which claims the TLC program promotes Islamic fundamentalism.


30 that count

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

Betting on a Shore Thing

Change along our coastline has been a constant since the present system of barrier islands and associated estuaries and their wetlands first formed several thousand years ago.

Regional Report Western September 2011

Gambling has paid off in spades for western North Carolina, according to a study by UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School paid for by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.


Regional Report Western August 2011

Steve Miller, 56, was a young employee at Biltmore House when brothers George and Bill Cecil Sr. split the Asheville estate their grandfather George Vanderbilt built at the end of the 19th century.

Regional Report Western July11

Publicity is integral in making a movie a hit.


Regional Report Western April 2011

When federal regulators closed Bank of Asheville in January and brokered its sale to Troy-based First Bancorp, 18 months had passed since North Carolina’s last bank failure.


Regional Report Charlotte March 2011

It didn’t take long for the glow of Charlotte winning the 2012 Democratic National Convention to give way to sweat over exactly how the city would pull it off.

Regional Report Eastern March 2011

In January, 146 years after the fall of Fort Fisher — the earth-and-sand citadel the Confederacy had hoped would keep open its last, vital seaport at Wilmington — reenactors manned their cannon.