News: Business

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:35 PM

Longtime member leaving airport board

The longest-serving member of the governing board for the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority is departing, though Gloria Whisenhunt said her resignation doesn’t stem from her unsuccessful effort to become board chairwoman earlier this year.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

Marsh gets land back from city - 48 years later

Nearly 50 years ago, Marsh Furniture Co. did a favor for the city and conveyed a small parcel of land that High Point leaders wanted for a project.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Pair of events draw upward of 12,000 visitors

This weekend won’t quite rival the twice-a-year High Point Market, but it may be as close as the city gets with two major events drawing visitors from across the East Coast and beyond.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Callers will face 10-digit local dialing in High Point

Get ready in the next couple of years to dial an extra three numbers when making a local call.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 08:29 PM

Scrumptious food for worthy cause

Mena Parrish and her coworkers have taken part in the Taste of the Town fundraiser during the past several years, but it had more meaning Tuesday night.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Soccer tourney kicks back up in city

The recent excitement over the World Cup may have kicked up the profile of soccer in the country, but the game has carried a status in the city for close to 30 years.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Can you still hear that ‘giant sucking sound’ on jobs?

More than 20 years after NAFTA was enacted, the ripple effects of the trade pact reverberate through a pair of upcoming area plant closings that will cost nearly 900 jobs.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

Nice surprise at the pump

It should be a recipe for escalating oil and gas prices.

An ongoing civil war in the petroleum-producing country of Iraq. A horrific conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza. A commercial jet flying over Ukraine shot down in a military zone in the disputed eastern region of the European nation.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

McCrory to attend dedication in city tomorrow

Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to join local dignitaries for the opening of the new High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau Regional Visitors Center at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

Work advances, but not done, on ailing IHFC wall

Workers have made progress shoring up an unstable facade on part of the International Home Furnishings Center, though no date has been set on completing repairs that began more than two months ago.

Aug. 01, 2014 @ 09:59 AM

Judge approves first payouts for Zeek Rewards victims

A federal judge has approved the first payouts for victims of the mammoth Zeek Rewards pyramid scheme, which bilked people from the High Point area to 157 nations.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Job market jumps up in June

The job market appears to have improved at the start of the summer, with area unemployment rates falling from the same period a year ago.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

New Breed will be sold, no layoffs planned

A Connecticut-based logistics company will purchase New Breed Logistics, the city’s 13th-largest employer which has its main operation in north High Point.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Jobs lost and gained by same furniture employer

The company that owns and operates the Pearson home furnishings line completed the closing of its High Point plant Friday, three days after announcing plans for its new corporate headquarters in the city.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Vegas market will grow in scope

The organizers of the Las Vegas Market today announced an upcoming expansion of showroom space at the outset of its summer trade show at World Market Center.