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Authors offers office politics solutions for women
Thursday, November 9, 2017
The Influence Effect By Kathryn Heath, Jill Flynn, Diana Faison and Mary Davis Holt Berrett Koehler Publishing, $24.95 HC In the business world, what’s one thing that men and women both think men are better at doing? Office politics. And this is holding women back. That’s according to research done by New York Times best-selling authors of the
Buying a car with add-on products seldom a good deal
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
It's that time of year again when auto dealers try to make room in their showrooms for lots for next year’s models. The seasonal clearance sales that come right before the holidays are just as tempting as ever, beckoning consumers to get that proverbial “new car fever.” But don’t let those shiny new cars blind you from the facts of
Company offers jobs to help with hurricane relief
Monday, November 6, 2017
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation donated a quarter of a million vials of medication to areas affected by recent hurricanes, and now has a variety of job positions available for anyone displaced by the storms. Nephron willingly distributed sterile drug products to hospitals and surgical centers throughout Florida, Texas and
Publix to add location in DT Raleigh
Sunday, November 5, 2017
RALEIGH – Kane Realty Corporation and Williams Realty & Building Co. are planning to build a Publix in downtown Raleigh. Located at Peace, the supermarket will occupy 45,600 square feet on the ground level of the apartment tower. An opening date is yet to be determined. “We are delighted to have Publix locating in an urban setting in our
Youthful enthusiasm expands black-owned banks’ reach
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Marcus Howard and Charles Hands III, friends and colleagues since their days as students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, became increasingly amazed as they read a book about the history of black business ownership in Durham. In the early 20th century, a hub called Black Wall Street bustled with black economic vitality. Enthralled with
Wegmans approved for Chapel Hill
Sunday, October 29, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – A Wegmans supermarket is coming to Chapel Hill’s eastern gateway with Wednesday’s approval of the Special Use Permit by the Town Council. The unanimous vote follows yearlong collaboration with Orange County, engagement with Town of Chapel Hill boards and commissions, broad public input, and negotiations with the developer.
Rhythm Wig offers style for the black woman
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
DURHAM – Angella Fraser says when your head is right you’re unstoppable. “Sometimes our hair isn’t as fabulous as we want it to be. I’m here to make it easier,” said Fraser, creator of Rhythm Wigs for black women and owner and creative director of HeadSpace NC, a small business that also offers a one-of-a-kind line of
New app for black travelers
Thursday, October 19, 2017
In 1936, Victor Hugo Green, a letter carrier who lived in Manhattan, published the “Negro Motorist Green Book,” a listing of hotels, restaurants and other businesses where blacks would be welcome and safe in the era of Jim Crow. The Green Book became enormously popular and was published until 1966. More than 80 years later, the South Carolina
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