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Rock steady

TownSquare: A mountaintop refuge for centuries, Blowing Rock ranks among the state's most beloved and prosperous towns.


Statewide: Feeling buzzed

Statewide: The Charlotte Hornets attracted a swarm of new attention, even as the team lost some sting.


Statewide: Casting a wider net

Statewide: Massive outdoor-gear stores fish for more Tar Heel trade, forcing smaller rivals to try new lures.


Statewide: Eastern region, May 2015

Monthly report of business news from the Eastern region.


Statewide: Triad region, February 2015

Monthly report of business news from the Triad region.


NCtrend: Christmas in July

NCtrend: Manteo's holiday hero.


NCtrend: On the waterfront

NCtrend: It could have been a contender, but Wilmington must change its economic-development strategy if it wants to be somebody.


Land's end

As the shoreline creeps closer, coastal leaders debate the need for bold action or quiet restraint.


NCtrend: Recipe for recovery

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


Statewide: Triad region, October 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Triad region.


Statewide: Western region, October 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Western region.


Statewide: Great ain't good enough

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


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.


NCtrend: Home again

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


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?


Statewide: Triad region, July 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Triad region.


Statewide: Triad region, June 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Triad region.


NCtrend: Dining dash

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


Regional Report Western January 2014

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


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