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Raleigh Triangle Local and Business News

  • Delta flight evacuated at RDU after threat on social media

    Delta flight evacuated at RDU after social media threatA Delta flight from Atlanta to Raleigh-Durham International Airport was evacuated after landing Saturday afternoon due to a bomb threat made on social media, airport officials said.

  • Timmons Group buys a second environmental engineering firm in Triangle region

    The Timmons Group engineering firm is expanding its presence in the Triangle again with its second company acquisition in the region in the last seven months.

    A spokesperson for Timmons Group based in Richmond, Va., confirms that the company has acquired Mitchell Environmental of Fuquay-Varina, an environmental and soil sciences firm founded by Scott Mitchell in 2006.

    Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Timmons Group has four offices located in North Carolina: Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro…

  • Chiquita spurs N.C. incentives debate

    First, Mercedes-Benz chose Atlanta over the Triangle for its corporate headquarters. Next, Chiquita, less than four years after a splashy move to Charlotte from Cincinnati, disclosed plans to leave within 12 to 18 months, taking 320 jobs out of the city.

    With those high-profile relocations setting the scene, expect to hear plenty of discussion in the N.C. General Assembly this winter and spring about incentives and how they are awarded. Gov. Pat McCrory said this month he lacks the tools to recruit…

  • Etix founder takes over Raleigh's Hopscotch Music Festival

    The Hopscotch Music Festival has a new face at the helm.

    Greg Lowenhagen, festival founder, confirms the Hopscotch festival has been taken over by Travis Janovich, founder of Etix, which has been the event’s ticket provider since its 2010 debut.

    Read: A chat with the founder of Hopscotch

    Lowenhagen wouldn’t reveal the finances behind the deal, but did say the transaction “provides Hopscotch with the stability and longer-term direction I’ve been seeking for the business for years.”

    Etix director…

  • Fortify crews putting final touches on new lanes of I-440 West

    Fortify work on I-40Construction crews are putting the final touches on new travel lanes of Interstate 440 West that have been repaved during the Fortify project – the behemoth rebuild of Interstate 40 and Interstate 440 on the southeast side of Raleigh.