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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

Regional Report Charlotte May 2012

For the eighth time in 10 years, Statesville-Mooresville in Iredell County was Site Selection magazine’s top U.S. micropolitan area 

2012-05

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.

2012-05

Regional Report Triad May 2012

Two of the five fastest-growing institutions last year were Premier Commercial Bank and VantageSouth Bank, community banks based in the Triad that experienced asset growth of more than 30%.

2012-05

Regional Report Triangle May 2012

Durham-based SJF Ventures’ third private-equity fund became the first national one to be licensed by the Small Business Administration as an Impact Investment Fund. 

2012-05