Business & Economy
11:02 am
Wed April 24, 2013

NC Furniture Shines At High Point Market

Pieces from Stanley Furniture's Young America collection.
Credit High Point Market

Leoneda Inge reports on the High Point Market and signs of recovering in the furniture industry.

Twice a year, in April and October, High Point becomes the center of the furniture and home furnishings world.   This week, Stanley Furniture is getting a lot of attention, showing off its new space.  Stanley recently moved to High Point from Virginia.  It’s just one sign of  growth in the furniture industry in North Carolina after years of decline.

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Business & Economy
3:45 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

High Point Market Gets Underway

One of several showroom spaces at High Point Market.
Credit High Point Market Authority

Leoneda Inge reports on what to expect at the spring High Point Market.

The High Point Market kicks off Saturday.  It’s the largest home furnishings trade show in the world.  Dignitaries and celebrities will make the rounds.  U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and Governor Pat McCrory will "do market" this spring.  McCrory will meet with more than 40 furniture industry leaders who recently sent him a letter in support of funding for the High Point Market Authority.  A budget proposal released earlier this month showed significant cuts to the market authority.

Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority, says he’s glad the governor reversed course.

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Arts & Culture
6:40 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Younger's Furniture Shines At High Point Market

Meredith Younger Spell in Younger Showroom in High Point
Leoneda Inge

Tens of thousands of furniture retailers, buyers and journalists from more than 100 countries are in High Point this week for the bi-annual High Point Market.  Those in the furniture industry say business is up this year across the country.   That is good news for a state like North Carolina that has been tied to the industry for generations.  Changing Economy Reporter Leoneda Inge visited a showroom in High Point that’s getting a lot of attention this year.

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State of Things
9:39 am
Fri May 18, 2012

The Return of the Furniture Industry

For the past 25 years, North Carolina’s once-vibrant furniture industry has been dwindling. Factories have moved abroad and thousands of jobs have been lost. But now, things might be turning around. As countries like China develop a higher standard of living, it's no longer cheaper for companies to move there. Some businesses are finding it cheaper to operate in the U.S. where, conveniently, there already are empty factories and a trained workforce.

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Business & Economy
8:00 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Linwood Furniture Files For Chapter 11

Another North Carolina furniture maker is facing financial trouble. Jessica Jones reports Linwood furniture of Davidson County has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

A Celebration of Furniture & Music

More than 200 furniture companies in North Carolina have closed over the past decade. This weekend in High Point – there is a festival to celebrate the region’s unique history. 

The High Point Theatre is hosting the first annual – “Carolina Crossroads – A Celebration of Music and Furniture.”  Tonight the theatre will show the film – “With These Hands.”  It captures the last days of the Hooker Furniture Plant in Martinsville, Virginia.

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