North Carolina Startups Raised More Than $1 Billion Last Year. Here’s Why Raleigh Is the Tech Industry’s Best Kept Secret

(From left) RewardStock founder Jon Hayes; Fullsteam Brewery Humidity Pale Ale; PrecisionHawk drone; architect Ginger Dosier; entrepreneur David Gardner; investor Jan Davis; Bee Downtown founder Leigh-Kathryn Bonner; Duke University flag; and Spiffy CEO Scot Wingo. A hyper-educated workforce means the …

Gentrification in Durham: The ‘it’ city’s downtown rise hasn’t led to a black-owned boom

The historic North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance building on Parrish Street was the center of downtown Durham’s historic Black Wall Street. Founded 120 years ago by the city’s African American leaders, it was a symbol of black economic prosperity and …