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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

Regional Report Triangle August 2011

In June, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. agreed to buy RBC Bank USA, the Raleigh-based retail-banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada, for approximately $3.5 billion.
2011-08

Regional Report Western August 2011

Steve Miller, 56, was a young employee at Biltmore House when brothers George and Bill Cecil Sr. split the Asheville estate their grandfather George Vanderbilt built at the end of the 19th century.
2011-08

The bank job

Disaster. Perseverance. Disappointment. Redemption. North American Financial Holdings Inc.’s ascent from abstract business plan to the state’s fifth-largest financial institution in less than a year has the narrative arc of a blockbuster movie, and we’ve provided the storyboards.
2011-08

Top 75 public companies

Nearly three years after the credit crisis crippled the economy, businesses are on the mend, as evidenced by the Top 75, Business North Carolina’s annual ranking of the largest publicly traded companies based in the state.

2011-08

Charging shales tax

I’ll start by noting this minor surprise: An immense amount of natural gas is thought to be in the ground beneath a patch of rural North Carolina, and nobody to date has evoked The Beverly Hillbillies.
2011-07