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Thrills and spills

It’s not unheard of for a journalist to risk his neck for a story, but Doug Kalajian had his throat cut reporting one.
2011-05

Under the Yellow Flag

The NASCAR season roared off to a storybook start Feb. 20 when an implausibly young and polite unknown won the Daytona 500 in a car gussied up to look like David Pearson’s old Mercury, down to the gold “21” on its flanks.
2011-05

Assessing the corporate tax rate

In any reasonable era, a year such as 2011 — which is to say, a moment squarely between national election cycles — ought to be politically muted, a time of respite when the partisan troops rest by their campfires and debate the next day’s tactics.
2011-04

For what it’s worth

Family Dollar Stores Inc. touts low prices for its merchandise, but the business itself isn’t cheap.
2011-04

Objecting to trial lawyers

More than any other profession, trial lawyers have been identified with Democrats.
2011-04

Regional Report Charlotte April 2011

Nabeel Hyatt had an idea for a new company — two of them, in fact.
2011-04

Regional Report Eastern April 2011

It’s tough to recruit and retain businesses when your electricity costs are a third higher than the state average, so it’s no wonder that some leaders of 32 Eastern North Carolina municipalities are willing to try what amounts to a Hail Mary pass to reduce them.

2011-04

Regional Report Triad April 2011

Factory-outlet stores are a tradition in Steve Tanger’s family.
2011-04

Regional Report Triangle April 2011

When accused of a crime you didn’t do, why is being suspended from a prestigious university worth more in damages than rotting in prison?
2011-04

Regional Report Western April 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.

2011-04

Special Section: Golf

For the fifth consecutive spring, the North Carolina Golf Panel is proud to partner with Business North Carolina in publishing rankings of the best golf courses in what we believe is the best state for golf.
2011-04

The art of fine swining

Michael Jones fondly remembers his aunts and uncles playing with him on his grandparents’ tenant farm in Whitakers, near Rocky Mount.
2011-04

What’s in a name?

In Romeo and Juliet, his tale of young lovers caught between feuding families, Shakespeare poses that very question, then tries to answer it.
2011-04

Bitter medicine’s gag factor

Tom Ross hadn’t been president of the University of North Carolina long before expressing a sobering thought.
2011-03

Bolls, bales and Bismarck

Let’s have some fun and put a financial twist on the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, in which you seek to trace the connections between Point A and Point B in the fewest number of steps.
2011-03

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