News: Business

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Be aware when shopping online and in person

It’s easy enough to do during the excitement of holiday shopping.

You leave your purchases in plain view in the back seat of your car while taking a break for lunch. Or you see the perfect gift online and neglect to check to make sure the website is secure before ordering.


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

Airport hotel to get major upgrade, new operator

The only hotel on the grounds of Piedmont Triad International Airport will undergo a major upgrade as part of a switch to a new operator.


Nov. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Already closed, Rol-A-Rink building just memory as well

Don Durham grasped two lengths of dark brown flooring strips and a handful of old square cut nails Monday, mementos from some of the happiest times in his life.


Nov. 24, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Happy Thanksgiving at the pump

Going to grandmother’s house — or any other Thanksgiving holiday destination — will be a much less expensive drive this week.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:00 PM

Want incentives with that? Good luck soon in Guilford County

It’s ironic that one of the last acts taken by the current members of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners could involve approving an incentives request for a company.

After Thursday night, with a new pair of Republican commissioners joining the nine-member board, getting economic incentives requests approved by the commissioners will become a tougher sell.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Triad firms praised for treatment of gay employees

A half a dozen companies with a presence in High Point or the region have been recognized by a national gay rights group for their respectful treatment of gay employees.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 04:22 PM

Poll reflects economic optimism in NC

North Carolina residents are feeling better about the economy, according to the latest HPU Poll released Tuesday.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

PART gets favorable audit for second straight year

The region’s mass transit agency recently received a favorable audit for the second straight year after a federal agency earlier this decade criticized the agency’s prior approach to internal financial controls.


Nov. 17, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

Bank of North Carolina expanding again

Bank of North Carolina will branch out for the first time into Virginia, continuing a series of expansions by the financial institution during the past five years.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 07:37 PM

Furniture showroom leader Mitchell to retire

Longtime High Point Market showroom executive Tom Mitchell will retire at the end of this year from International Market Centers, the company announced Wednesday night.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Incentive offered for core homebuyers

Those looking to buy a home in certain core areas now have an additional resource for assistance: the city of High Point.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 08:23 AM

La-Z-Boy incentives stand to leave city in the red

Elected officials often describe economic incentives for businesses as “investments” for local governments that pay off in the form of new revenue in public coffers.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Job market makes gains last month

The change of seasons brought a welcome change for people seeking jobs across the area and state.

Unemployment rates dropped from August to September in the vast majority of communities in North Carolina, including the High Point area.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Zeek indictment sheds light on massive scam

The ringleader of the Zeek Rewards pyramid scheme, Paul Burks of Lexington, once held gatherings that federal prosecutors describe as “red carpet events” to lure people into investing money.

Today, hundreds of thousands of Zeek Rewards affiliates are just trying to get out of the red by recovering some of their losses.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 08:17 AM

La-Z-Boy to close High Point office

La-Z-Boy plans to close its division office in High Point.