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Premium sock maker looks for big growth

Mount Airy-based Nester Hosiery, which makes premium socks, has hired a new Vice President of Sales who expects to see big growth at the company. Chris Nitzche expects to grow sales of wool performance socks for outdoor enthusiasts by 35 percent to 40 percent next year. He expects that growth to come from expanding availability […]

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Surgical robot maker expects first U.S. sale by end of the year

TransEnterix, a Research Triangle Park-based maker of surgical robots, expects its first sale in the U.S. by the end of 2017. The company received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval last month. The company has hired 17 field sales professionals.

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Bob Rucho’s take on the UNC, Carolinas HealthCare hospital deal

Bob Rucho Former state Senator Bob Rucho was appointed this year to the UNC Board of Governors, which oversees the 17-campus system. Known for his forceful views as a legislator, the retired Charlotte dentist says the 24-member BOG is taking a more hands-on approach to overseeing the UNC System compared with predecessor boards, which he […]

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5 questions for Andrew Tate

You oughta know: Andrew Tate Andrew Tate joined the North Carolina Railroad Company in late October as vice president of real estate. He previously was president and CEO of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, leading the recruitment of business and industry to the area, including Raumedic, GF Linamar, Demmel, Norafin and Sierra Nevada […]

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