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NCtrend: Recipe for recovery

NCtrend: A robust new restaurant scene has turned downtrodden downtown Kinston into a dining destination.

2014-10

Statewide: Triad region, October 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Triad region.

2014-10

Statewide: Western region, October 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Western region.

2014-10

Statewide: Great ain't good enough

Statewide: Tourism is thriving, so why is the state changing the way it goes after guests?

2014-09

This is the place

Cover story: Robeson is the state's poorest, most violent county, battered by economic forces that stole its chance to escape that fate.
 

2014-09

NCtrend: Home again

NCtrend: He built the top-selling Carolina coastal community − then moved back to Eden.

2014-08

The suitcase CEO

Cover story: Extended Stay America has its headquarters in Charlotte, but how N.C. can the company be when Jim Donald lives in Washington state?
 

2014-08

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