• Ingles' stores need 5,000 additional workers

    Mon, Apr 06, 2020

    Ingles Markets chairman Robert Ingle says the Asheville, NC-based company will offer bonuses to current employees and begin hiring up to 5,000 new employees to provide some relief to current associates and allow the chaing to continue to focus on serving our customers while maintaining our cleani

  • Winston-Salem-based HanesBrands increases cash-on-hand to weather Coronavirus storm

    Mon, Apr 06, 2020

    HanesBrands, a global marketer of everyday basic apparel, based in Winston-Salem, NC, says it will proactively draw down on its revolving credit facility as a precautionary measure to increase balance sheet flexibility during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

  • Blue Cross NC waives customer costs for COVID-19 treatment

    Mon, Apr 06, 2020

    Durham-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina says it will waive costs for members – including deductibles, co-payments, and coinsurance – for treatments related to COVID-19 if a member is diagnosed with the virus.

  • Ten stores across NC hit with fines for price scanning errors

    Wed, Jan 08, 2020

    Fines were recently levied against stores in Chowan, Columbus, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Hertford, Mecklenburg, Pasquotank and Vance counties because of excessive price-scanner errors, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division says.

  • Four in five U.S. small business owners anticipate strong finish to 2019

    Fri, Dec 06, 2019

    U.S. small business owners are entering the new decade on a high note, with 82 percent anticipating year-over-year revenue growth as they close out 2019, according to Charlotte, NC-based Bank of America’s “Small Business Owner Snapshot.”

  • Caldwell, Onslow, Pitt, Wilkes counties join "Most Economically Distressed" ranks

    Thu, Nov 28, 2019

    The North Carolina Department of Commerce released new county tier designations for 2020 on Wednesday.

    The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development.

    Eight counties will change tier designations for 2020.

  • County Commissioners visit IMG

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019

    Alexander County Commissioners, in conjunction with the Economic Development Corporation, continued their 2019 industry tours with a recent visit to International Materials Group (IMG).

  • Lowe's plans tech center expansion in Charlotte

    Fri, Jun 28, 2019

    Mooresville-based home improvement company Lowe’s will locate a major new technology center in Charlotte, creating more than 1,600 jobs, company officials said. Set to open in late 2021, the 357,000-square-foot facility will be located in a new 23-story tower.

  • Air filter manufacturer to add 300 new jobs in Wilson County

    Sat, Jun 22, 2019

    Air filtration manufacturing company Pamlico Air plans to expands its operations in Wilson County, creating 305 new jobs along the way.

  • Duke Energy proposes slight rate decrease for NC customers

    Wed, Jun 12, 2019

    Duke Energy Progress made its yearly filing with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for costs associated with fuel and various government mandates, such as renewable energy output.