Everts named new chancellor at Appalachian State

March 20, 2014

(The Watauga Democrat)

Sheri Noren Everts will become the seventh chancellor of Appalachian State University July 1, succeeding Ken Peacock. Everts has been provost of Illinois State University since 2008.

Foodservice-products manufacturer considers Triad for new plant

March 20, 2014

(The News & Record, Greensboro)

California-based Cambro, which makes plastic products for the foodservice industry, is considering opening a manufacturing plant in Mebane that would create 100 jobs. The company does not have an East Coast location, and likes the transportation infrastructure the Triad offers. Alamance County will hold a public hearing to consider incentives for the company on April 7.

Saunders stepping down as CEO of Mechanics and Farmers Bank

March 20, 2014

(The Herald-Sun, Durham)

Kim Saunders has stepped down from her post as president and CEO of Durham-based Mechanics and Farmers Bank. Saunders will stay on as president and chief executive of the bank's holding company, M&F Bancorp. The bank has been profitable every year since it first opened in 1908.

North State to offer ultra-fast Internet service in High Point

March 20, 2014

(High Point Enterprise)

High Point-based North State says it plans to offer gigabit Internet service by year-end to homes and businesses in High Point and parts of Greensboro. The communications company has invested $50 million upgrading its fiber network, and hopes to expand the service to other parts of the Triad if it is well-received.

Steel-related company to build plant in McDowell County

March 20, 2014

(The McDowell News)

A new company that will produce a protective application for steel products will build an 8,000-square-foot plant near Old Fort in McDowell County and create 30 jobs. XO.STEEL LLC will invest $350,000 over three years in the plant, which could expand to more than 24,000 square feet. 

Charlotte's Lincoln Harris to examine redeveloping Golf Links property

March 20, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

The Rea family, which owns the 187-acre land where Charlotte Golf Links operated until it was shut down last week, has asked Charlotte-based real-estate development firm Lincoln Harris to study the property for possible redevelopment.

Ashley Furniture plant in Davie County to be ready in October

March 20, 2014

(The Winston-Salem Journal)

Representatives from Ashley Furniture Industries say its new 1.1 million-square-foot distribution center in Advance should be complete by October. The Arcadia, Wisc.-based furniture manufacturer and retailer hopes to hire an additional 200 workers at the Davie County operation by year-end.

Durham's Scynexis hoping for $68 million IPO

March 20, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Drug-development firm Scynexis, which does not yet have any drugs on the market, hopes to sell 4.2 million shares in an initial public offering it hopes will raise up to $68.1 million. The Durham company is developing an intravenous drug for treating fungal infections.

Shuckin' Shack restaurants announce plans to franchise

March 20, 2014

(StarNews, Wilmington)

Owners of the Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar restaurants in Carolina Beach and downtown Wilmington have partnered with a franchise developer to take the concept nationwide.

Banks complete consumer-relief requirement in mortgage settlement

March 19, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Bank of America and Wells Fargo have completed homeowner-relief obligations required of the banks as part of a 2012 legal settlement involving five mortgage servicers. Bank of America said it helped 300,000 customers through principal forgiveness, refinancing and short sales.