• Record crowds over weekend, but spending declined

    Did stores shoot themselves in the foot?

    December 2, 2013

  • Black Thurs_Friday 2 mlh.jpg Thursday openings don’t diminish Black Friday

    Shannon Kelley knew exactly what she wanted.
    “Bows and arrows. That’s all my little girl has been asking for since she saw ‘The Hunger Games,’” Kelley said. “She wanted them since she saw the first movie last year, but we thought she was a little young then.”

    November 30, 2013 5 Photos

  • Unemployment rate edges up in Dalton

    The jobless rate in Dalton rose in Dalton and Northwest Georgia in October after slipping in September.

    November 29, 2013

  • Werner Braun: Preparing for winter’s wrath

    It’s Thanksgiving week, and among the many things I’m grateful for is the temperate climate we enjoy in northwest Georgia.

    November 29, 2013

  • NYC 2-1.JPG The secret history of Shaw Industries

    NEW YORK — At the peak of the holiday season, Grand Central Terminal has more than a million visitors a day, store executives say. And most of them walk by completely unaware of the buried mysteries beneath their feet.

    November 24, 2013 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Shaw flooring undergoes endurance test

    Randy Merritt, president of Shaw Industries, said people in the local community can feel “proud” to know a homegrown company has put a product in Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

    November 24, 2013

  • Werner Braun: CRI hosts annual meeting in Dalton

    Look up the word volunteer in your standard dictionary and you’ll see that volunteers are often described as those who “offer themselves for a service or undertaking,” and, more often than not, who “work for nothing.”

    November 22, 2013

  • State education program spurs corporate investment

    A Georgia Department of Education program meant to prepare students to enter the workforce has led businesses throughout the state to invest in job training programs and other initiatives.

    November 18, 2013

  • burnett picture.jpg Burnett remembered for ‘supah’ life

    Shortly before retired carpet industry consultant Reg Burnett passed away last week, he told doctors in his distinguished British accent that he was ready if it was his time to go, that he had lived a wonderful life, daughter Nancy Burnett said.

    November 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Werner Braun: New duties for carpet lobbyist

    There are times when it’s really vital to have someone you know and trust overseeing all that’s going on within your own industry. So we at the Carpet and Rug Institute are truly delighted to have one of “our own,” so to speak, monitoring what’s going on in our industry on both state and federal levels.

    November 15, 2013