WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A historic building in downtown Winston-Salem is getting a new name. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants confirmed Thursday that it’ll operate a 174-room boutique hotel on the bottom six floors of the former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco ...Read More »
MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — A leading Republican proponent of overhauling North Carolina’s tax system and opening the state to fracking won’t seek re-election next year. Sen. Bob Rucho of suburban Charlotte made the announcement on Thursday. Rucho said in an interview ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two ethics complaints filed against Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this year have been thrown out by the North Carolina State Ethics Commission. One of the complaints lodged in January by the group Progress North Carolina Action said McCrory ...
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Snyder’s-Lance is buying Diamond Foods in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.27 billion, adding to its roster of healthier snacks. Diamond owns Emerald snack nuts and Diamond of California culinary nuts, as well as Kettle ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy will spend about $4.9 billion in cash to acquire Piedmont Natural Gas, adding about a million new customers in the Carolinas and Tennessee. The Charlotte, North Carolina, companies are key partners in the $5 billion Atlantic Coast ...Read More »
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A ceremony scheduled for Cumberland County will celebrate an initiative aimed at finding housing for homeless veterans. The county assisted in getting homes for 279 veterans, ending homelessness for local veterans. The milestone will be marked during a ...
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Labor Department has issued a $5,600 fine to another state agency in connection with a worker death in April. The Labor Department fined the Department of Administration for the death of electrician Hal Rue. State officials said Rue was setting up ...
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