Business

Kinston hospital to partner with UNC Health Care

March 24, 2016

(Winston-Salem Journal)

The board of directors of Lenoir Memorial Hospital voted to pusue a management-services agreement with UNC Health Care. The Kinston hospital ended a similar agreement with Novant Health in late October. If an agreement is reached, it would be the 10th hospital that UNC Health Care owns or manages.

Raleigh's Three Ships spins off SEO business

March 24, 2016

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Raleigh digital marketing agency Three Ships has been rebranded as CRISP, and the company spun off its search engine optimization business into a new company called Demand Signals. Each company has about 35 employees.

Ecolab lays off 60 at Charlotte Swisher office

March 24, 2016

(The Charlotte Observer)

Ecolab, which bought assets of Charlotte-based Swisher in November, plans to close the company's SouthPark office, affecting 60 workers. The company provides janitorial and cleaning-supply services.

Deschutes Brewery chooses Roanoke over Asheville

March 23, 2016

(Asheville Citizen-Times)

Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery said Tuesday it has picked Roanoke, Va., as the location for its East Coast brewery. Buncombe County had spent $6.8 million to buy 137 acres for the project; David Gantt, chairman of the Buncombe County commission, said he believes the county will be able to sell the land without losing money.

Charlotte could bid again on hosting X Games

March 23, 2016

(The Charlotte Observer)

Officials at Charlotte Motor Speedway say they have had preliminary discussions with ESPN about hosting the summer X Games in 2017 and 2018. The network is seeking bids from interested cities after ending its agreement with Austin, Texas a year earlier than expected. Last year's X Games, which features skateboarding, motocross and other "extreme" sports, had an economic impact of $102.3 million in Austin.

Red Hat revenue tops $2 billion

March 23, 2016

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

The Raleigh-based open source software company posted double digit revenue growth in the fourth quarter, pushing annual revenue past $2 billion for the first time. Fourth quarter revenue of $544 million beat analysts' expectations of $537.5 million.

Craft brewers unite to change NC beer law

March 23, 2016

(The Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte's Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and NoDa Brewing Co. have joined other small to mid-size breweries across N.C. in a effort to change a state rule that requires breweries to hire an outside distributor once production reaches 25,000 barrels a year. Olde Mecklenburg last year decided to end an expansion in the Triad as the company approached the 25,000-barrel limit. Craftfreedom.org is looking to the 2017 legislative session to push for changes to the law.

LexisNexis looks to add 150 workers by year-end

March 23, 2016

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Software company LexisNexis Legal & Professional has added 46 employees at its Raleigh office since the beginning of the year and expects to hire another 150 in 2016. The New York-based company said in 2012 it would create 350 jobs with an average annual salary of $91,644 over five years.

Novant Health seeks to expand Kernersville outpatient center

March 23, 2016

(Winston-Salem Journal)

Winston-Salem-based Novant Health filed a certificate-of-need request for a $9.8 million ambulatory surgical center at its Kernersville campus. The project will not require a public hearing.

Yadkin County reaches settlement with former hospital operator

March 23, 2016

(Winston-Salem Journal)

According to a court filing Monday, Yadkin County has reached a tentative settlement with CAH Acquisition, the operator of Yadkin Valley Community Hospital that abruptly closed in May.