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Raleigh Triangle Local and Business News

  • Triangle social entrepreneurs: Here's your shot at $5K

    Consulting firm Vivisum Partners is looking for a few good entrepreneurs – specifically those who could use $5,000.

    The Durham firm has initiated what it’s calling the 2014 Meaningful Work Grant, but it’s not just a check. It’s free consulting – 50 hours over the course of eight months of what it calls “organizational strategy consulting.”

    Specifically, it’s looking for socially-oriented startups “whose primary objective is to increase the general welfare of the local community,…

  • Triangle Rock Club unveils expansion with 55-foot climbing walls

    “The building is as big as it possibly could be. Literally. I mean to the cubic inch.”

    Joel Graybeal, who likes to talk with his hands as much as the next guy, spreads his arms vertically and horizontally while he explains that every possible inch of the property that houses the expanded Triangle Rock Club in Morrisville is being used.

    Graybeal, a TRC managing partner and CFO, proudly showed off the expanded gym that includes the tallest indoor climbing walls of any facility between Washington,…

  • Investor: Family Dollar-Dollar General merger has hit a ‘setback’

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says his push for a merger between Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO) and Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) has encountered a setback, according to a Reuters report.

    Icahn disclosed he had taken a 9.4 percent stake in Matthews-based Family Dollar in June — making him the largest shareholder in the company.

    He is pushing for change at the discount retailer, saying he sees “great long-term potential” in the dollar-store industry and that he believes Family Dollar’s…

  • Man charged in shooting that wounded one at Fayetteville apartment complex

    Donald Lee NicholsA 48-year-old Hope Mills man was charged Thursday morning in connection with a shooting that wounded a 19-year-old at an apartment complex in Fayetteville, police said.

  • NYC subway mom witnessed unsolved local murder

    Frankea Aleasha DabbsA woman who authorities say abandoned her baby in a New York City subway station was a witness to an unsolved murder in Sampson County nearly two years ago – something her family says might have led her to the crimes she’s been accused of committing.