Several years into his position as CEO of Cree, Chuck Swoboda said the company would never go into the business of LED light bulbs.
On a Thursday afternoon behind Bull City Burger and Brewery, Noah Marsh dumps about 160 pounds of compostable material -- citrus rinds, tea grounds, paper and a few stray French fries -- into a collection truck.
Jamil Kadoura started with a dream in 1992, opening a small restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill.
“I used to fry the falafel outside the door and bring it in at lunchtime,” he said, explaining that he didn’t have the space to do it inside the restaurant.
Since Weatherby Healthcare opened in North Carolina in 2001, it has grown by nearly 4,000 percent.
When Durham resident James Wilson’s lawn mower failed several weeks ago, he said he wanted to find a lawn service without flipping through the phonebook.
He had a half-acre of grass to cut, which had grown to around 8 inches tall.
But, he discovered he could solve his problem with a smartphone app.
Chris Wall waited 16 hours inside The Streets at Southpoint for the Microsoft Store opening.