News 2023

NDA announces first Certified Demolition Supervisors class

Meet the first 27 trailblazers certified by the National Demolition Association (NDA) as Demolition Supervisors. These individuals, representing various companies, are leading the way in safety, environmental stewardship, and operational excellence. Discover how they're reshaping the demolition industry.

TBJ reveals the region's Power Players of 2023

TBJ reveals the region's Power Players of 2023

Four CEOs, a pair of powerful chairs, the chancellors of the Triad's two largest universities and two elected officials headline the third group of Triad Business Journal's 2023 Players.

New Chick-fil-A coming to Brevard Road in Asheville, replacing Ryan's Buffet

New Chick-fil-A coming to Brevard Road in Asheville, replacing Ryan's Buffet

Ryan's Buffet on Brevard Road in Asheville is poised to be replaced by a new Chick-fil-A restaurant, as per recently revised plans submitted to the City of Asheville. This development follows a period of uncertainty during which the company gave mixed signals about the establishment's future.

Dedication ceremony held for 9-11 Memorial in county

Dedication ceremony held for 9-11 Memorial in county

On Monday, September 11, emotions ran high in Yanceyville as the town finally unveiled the long-anticipated 9-11 Memorial. This significant event showcased a steel girder from Tower Two of the World Trade Center, serving as a poignant reminder of the tragic terrorist attack that occurred on September 11, 2011.

Historic Alabama welcome center rocket dismantling begins

Historic Alabama welcome center rocket dismantling begins

The process of disassembling the historic Apollo-era rocket at the Alabama welcome center on Interstate 65, near the Tennessee state line, commenced on a Thursday, marking a significant milestone in the removal of a cherished symbol of space exploration near Huntsville.

A ring. A watch. Recovering loved ones' items at Ground Zero was important to DH Griffin Jr.

DH Griffin Jr., a North Carolina native, led the cleanup efforts at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. His focus on care and respect for the recovery of loved ones' items reflected his commitment to serving grieving families. Griffin and his team worked tirelessly for 19 months, facing emotional and logistical challenges amidst unprecedented loss.

Demolition of old Fuddruckers Restaurant building begins, 4 years later

Out with the old, in with the new! After decades of grilling up burgers, the iconic Fuddruckers Restaurant in Asheville is making way for a stunning transformation. Witness the demolition that signals the dawn of a vibrant new development, promising residential units and trendy retail spaces. But not everyone is cheering – join the debate over progress versus nostalgia in this evolving cityscape.