Apr 14, 2024 - News

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The N.C. Commerce Department has named Samantha Cole its child care business liaison, a newly created role responsible for working with businesses, local communities and organizations "to develop strategies and resources to help employers provide child care support to their employees." (N.C. Commerce)

  • Cole previously was director of workforce partnerships at the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County.

The name of the upcoming Lovin' Life Music Festival came from songwriter Wyatt Durrette, who reportedly often says, "Lovin' life, man," according to Bob Durkin, whose Southern Entertainment is putting on the festival. (🔒 Ledger)

The recent visit of Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's to North Carolina underscores the importance of the economic ties between Japan and the Tar Heel State. (Axios)

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