News: Business

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 08:01 PM

Viva la Cuba cigars - how soon before they’re legal?

Cigar aficionado David Armstrong compares the lure of Cuban cigars — banned for sale in the United States during five decades — to someone who wants to nab the out-of-reach treat.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 07:41 PM

Children’s second chances come from a thrift shop

As an organizational psychologist, Debra Proctor has spent the past 15 years helping people clear their physical and emotional clutter.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

Will gas get to $2?

Motorists in the area and across parts of North Carolina could be paying $2 a gallon or less for gasoline by early next year if current trends continue with the plummeting price of oil.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

Region, state top lists for job losses to China

Communities across the High Point area and North Carolina are among the hardest hit by job losses linked to China during a 12-year period, according to a report released this afternoon.

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 01:18 PM

First Obamacare deadline nears

Insurance specialists are expecting a spike in signups this week for coverage under the Affordable Care Act as the first deadline approaches for the program’s latest enrollment period.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

October jobless rates plummet

Job-seekers in the area have been waiting six years for the employment market to recover from the Great Recession, and now that finally may be happening in earnest.

Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:30 PM

High Point Regional gives up trauma center designation

The city’s hospital has voluntarily dropped its Level 3 trauma center designation, though High Point Regional officials emphasize the move won’t affect patient care.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 08:18 AM

Furniture fabric show resumes local run

The fabric show for the home furnishings industry marked a milestone when its latest rendition kicked off Sunday in the furniture market district downtown.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

UPDATE: High Point 911 service working after 5 hours of downtime

High Point 911 Communications Center is back up and running after technical issues Friday when calls were re-routed for five hours.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

What’s next for Five Points? Forum will address topic

A project on the drawing board of the N.C. Department of Transportation may serve as a springboard to revitalize the Five Points community.

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.