McDonald’s restaurants across North Carolina are being renovated and adding kiosks for ordering and table service. It plans to spend about $214 million to modernize 430 restaurants — most of the company’s locations in North Carolina.
SAS is suing a World Programming, British company, alleging that it has cloned its statistics software. The lawsuit, its third against the company, was filed in Texas. It is also suing some of World Programming’s customers, including Pizza Hut.
Plastic drinking straws are a national environmental issue. Cities and companies across the United States are banning plastic straws. In North Carolina, small businesses are leading the war on straws, looking to compostable and reusuable straws.
Sidewalk dining was expected to bring more life and people to Hillsborough’s historic downtown, but some residents and business owners are unhappy. Others are adding furnishings, but ignoring the rules.
Durham houses near Jordan Lake and Southpoint mall on the Chatham County line are in Colvard Farms, which is expanding. Custom homes and land start at $950,000 for sale. Most of neighborhood is in Chatham.
VF Corp. headquarters is moving from Greensboro to Denver. The company will spin off its Wrangler and Lee jeans business into a separate, publicly traded company that will remain in Greensboro, VF announced Monday.
Downtown Durham will get new affordable housing next year with Jackson/Pettigrew Street project getting low income housing tax credit. 82 apartments will be rented to people living at 60 percent or below AMI.