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Supply-side economics

Around midnight, the spring sky spawned a twister that tore through Belmont, a small town just across the Catawba River from Charlotte. It ripped an 82,000-square-foot warehouse in half, strewing structural steel and sheets of siding like shrapnel and soaking the ruins in rain.


2011-10

Taken to the extreme

It appears I have become an extremist. I know this because other people have declared it to be so.
2011-10

Bending the rules

You don’t have to look hard to find a business owner, be it a big-time developer or a small retailer, with a story about unwanted government regulation.
2011-09

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.
2011-09

Eyes on the prize

The median change in the three-year total shareholder return for the state’s largest public companies was an increase of 49.7%

2011-09

Face value

Chivalry is not dead, but it nearly killed me. Here’s how it happened.
2011-09

Green-hued monster

Because I’m a man prone to hopeless causes — that’s what growing up an Atlanta Falcons fan will do for you — I have oodles of sympathy for people who place their faith in the idea of a “green” economy.
2011-09

High-Yield Investment

Green into gray, earth into a hazy sky, one melts into the other. Motionless in the sultry morning, corn seems to stretch to infinity.

2011-09

Regional Report Charlotte September 2011

Charlotte boosters spent more than $700,000 — most of it tax money — on a Center City 2020 Vision Plan that focuses on what they want to see downtown but is fuzzy on details of how to get it.
2011-09

Regional Report Eastern September 2011

Most of Mount Olive-based Andy’s Burgers, Shakes & Fries Inc.’s franchised and company-owned restaurants are in eastern North Carolina.
2011-09

Regional Report Triad September 2011

It’s not as if Guilford County doesn’t love Honda Aircraft Co.
2011-09

Regional Report Triangle September 2011

A report that shows North Carolina’s publicly traded biotechnology companies increased profits more than any other state’s might be overstating it — at least where the Triangle is concerned.
2011-09

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.

2011-09

Down the rabbit hole

Illegal immigration can do funny things to politicians.
2011-08

One nation under nanny

President Obama came to town a few weeks ago, and much levity ensued.
2011-08

Onto another plane

As his black Chrysler rolls out of Little Washington across the bridge over the Pamlico River, Reggie Fountain chatters like a jackhammer into his cellphone.
2011-08

Prize catch

Ed Martin, our senior contributing editor, did it once again, this year winning the gold prize for best magazine feature in The Alliance of Area Business Publications Editorial Excellence Awards.
2011-08

Regional Report Charlotte August 2011

“Because we don’t want to.”
2011-08

Regional Report Eastern August 2011

Jim Fain doesn’t have big shoes to fill.

2011-08

Regional Report Triad August 2011

Unifi Inc. opened an $8 million recycling plant in Yadkinville to meet demand for its Repreve polyester yarn.
2011-08