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Regional Report Triangle July 2012

The sporting events that Hill Carrow brings to North Carolina may not be as familiar as the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament or U.S. Open golf tournament, but some have been more lucrative and drawn bigger crowds.

2012-07

Regional Report Western July 2012

Western Carolina University will open its Health and Human Sciences Building this fall, making it the first structure in the school’s Millennial Initiative, which hopes to stimulate a public/private economic development similar to that of N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus.

2012-07

Playing ball

Minor-league teams pitch new parks as a way for downtown development to hit a home run.

2012-07

Independent production

A successful business lawyer teams up with a tattooed dissident to save a video store but finds a happy ending is hard to come by.

2012-06

Solid as a rock

Cover story: Solid as a rock. For decades, that described Bank of Granite. Here’s what caused it to crumble.

2012-06

Regional Report Triangle June 2012

GlaxoSmithKline PLC is gradually doing away with conventional work- stations at its Research Triangle Park campus, opting for a floating seat plan that saves money and increases productivity.

2012-06

Too big to fell

It’s been trimmed, but Bank of America still towers over the Financial 100, where its sheer size makes it a sequoia surrounded by saplings.

2012-06

Regional Report Charlotte June 2012

SunEnergy 1 LLC, a Mooresville-based solar-panel installer, has taken advantage of the spike in solar-energy tax breaks, with contracts jumping from about $50 million last year to an estimated $130 million in 2012.

2012-06

Baring their teeth

Capital Goods: The fight over who can run the business side of a dental practice could leave both sides in need of some repair work to their pearly whites.

2012-06

When health care is wealth care

Fine Print: It’s beginning to feel that health care is the American domestic equivalent to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

2012-06

By the book

Up Front: Many religious people, as well the politicians who prey upon them, tend to pick and choose, treating the testaments like columns A and B on a menu at a Chinese restaurant, selecting from whichever whatever best fits their prejudices.

2012-06

Regional Report Eastern June 2012

North Carolina’s fastest-growing county is poised to get its first hospital — make that two — now that Fayetteville-based Cape Fear Valley Health System and Pinehurst-based FirstHealth of the Carolinas Inc. have agreed to a truce.

2012-06

Regional Report Triad June 2012

Fueled by e-commerce on Facebook, Lexington company Lolly Wolly Doodle Inc. is a rapidly expanding enterprise.

2012-06

Regional Report Western June 2012

Buddy Greenwood, the former president and CEO of Bank of Asheville, pleaded guilty in May to federal charges of money laundering and wire fraud.

2012-06

Another trickle-down theory

Fine Print: Local politicians are learning too well the lessons and techniques of Washington.

2012-05

States' bragging rights

Capital Goods: Would a superhighway from Raleigh to Norfolk be a bigger boost to business than building a $4 billion deepwater port in North Carolina?

2012-05

Spring cleaning

Up Front: We redesigned out website, aiming to give readers more news and easier ways to find the magazine's contents.

2012-05

Fertile ground

A Boston university sees green growing from a branch it opened in Charlotte.

2012-05

Time for a change

The state's tax system, mired in the past, no longer works. But bringing it into the 21st century will take a lot of guts.

2012-05

The battle of Lexington

Cover story: After losing jobs and people, a factory town fights to remake itself.

2012-05