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Let there be lights

Jim Rogers will hand over Duke Energy’s CEO job to Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson and become executive chairman of the combined company, which will be based in Charlotte.
2011-03

Regional Report Charlotte March 2011

It didn’t take long for the glow of Charlotte winning the 2012 Democratic National Convention to give way to sweat over exactly how the city would pull it off.
2011-03

Regional Report Eastern March 2011

In January, 146 years after the fall of Fort Fisher — the earth-and-sand citadel the Confederacy had hoped would keep open its last, vital seaport at Wilmington — reenactors manned their cannon.

2011-03

Regional Report Triad March 2011

As host to 21 Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournaments, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex has often resounded with the clash of titans.
2011-03

Regional Report Triangle March 2011

They describe it as a medical mall, but when UNC Health Care System and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Inc. launch an unusual Triangle-based partnership late this year, the reality is, they’re trying to get a head start in the race for health-care reform in North Carolina.

2011-03

Regional Report Western March 2011

When federal regulators closed Bank of Asheville in January and brokered its sale to Troy-based First Bancorp, 18 months had passed since North Carolina’s last bank failure.

2011-03

The heart of health care

This, our annual look at the state’s best hospitals, has always been a popular issue with both readers and advertisers, which is not surprising considering health care’s importance not only as a business but its impact as an industry on the overall economy.
2011-03

The nurse who calls the shots

At dawn, they will come with the gurney, the door will slowly open, and light from the hallway will stream in.
2011-03

Believe it

Once again, the Business Handbook issue features our annual ranking of the state’s largest employers.
2011-02

Dealing with collateral damage

Anyone with even the barest grasp of chaos theory understands that in 2010 North Carolina was the place — not uniquely but certainly prominently — where its effects played out in dramatic fashion.
2011-02

Do the pieces still fit?

In some ways, Carolina Ingredients Inc. is a petunia in an onion patch, perched in an industrial park next door to a company that distributes nuts and bolts and across the street from a plant that makes rollers for assembly lines.
2011-02

Horning into ethical dilemmas

In mid-December, as Christmas 2010 loomed and the values of the season were on full display, The Charlotte Observer intruded upon the happy jingle of the cash register to pose a bona fide spiritual conversation starter.
2011-02

Ifs, ands or butts

It would be understandable if Hugh Holliman feels a bit like Barack Obama these days.
2011-02

Regional Report Charlotte February 2011

Alcoa Inc. is learning the hard way that e-mails never go away.

2011-02

Regional Report Eastern February 2011

For more than two years, Moyock-based Xe Services Inc. has been rattling government officials and economic developers in northeastern North Carolina.

2011-02

Regional Report Triad February 2011

The state’s newest MBA program will teach students how to balance two sets of books — one financial, the other scriptural.
2011-02

Regional Report Triangle February 2011

Larry Sumney says math education in the U.S. is “a disaster,” and that has had dire consequences for the economy and his sector in particular.

2011-02

Regional Report Western February 2011

At first glance, Black Mountain-based Ingles Markets Inc. seems to be sitting on top of the world.
2011-02

With hiring on hiatus

Work, it’s been said, saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
2011-02

Wring out the old year

G.D. Gearino reviews last year’s news and gives his take on memorable events some folks would just as soon forget.
2011-02