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5 Questions for Cindy Clarke

You oughta know Business NC Cindy Clarke Cindy Clarke has been executive director of the UNC Asheville Family Business Forum since 2006. She grew up in Weaverville in a family business but knew that taking it over was not her destiny. After a 10-year career with Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the Fairview resident married Billy Clarke and […]

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Haines to hire 172 at Concord distribution center

Maryland-based floor-covering distributor J.J. Haines & Co. Inc. will invest $6.4 million in a distribution center in Concord, where it plans to hire 172 full-time workers. The company plans to begin local operations early next year in a 500,000 square-foot facility under construction at Concord Airport Business Park. Haines is eligible for performance-based incentives of […]

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State faces off with Oil & Gas Commission

North Carolina’s Oil & Gas Commission appears ready to put fracking back on the agenda despite the state’s contention that it lacks the legal authority to conduct business. Jim Womack, a vocal supporter of shale gas exploration who was appointed to the commission by state Sen. Phil Berger, has set up a meeting Wednesday in […]

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Charlotte approves massive mixed-use redevelopment project

Charlotte City Council on Monday unanimously approved the city’s largest redevelopment project in years, paving the way for a massive mixed-use project on a former industrial site north of uptown. The project, called Camp North End, will feature 1,500 apartments, 1.5 million square feet of office space, 300 hotel rooms, shops, restaurants and light industry. […]

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