Rick Rothacker

Rick Rothacker (born 1972) is a reporter for the Charlotte Observer.[1]

He graduated from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism with a B.S. and M.S. He also worked for Legi-Slate News Service in Washington, and at the Philadelphia Inquirer.


  • Best in Business, Society of American Business Editors and Writers [2]
  • 2009 Gerald Loeb Award for Beat Writing for his story "The Fall of Wachovia"[3]


  • Banktown: The Rise and Struggles of Charlotte's Big Banks, John F Blair Pub, 2010, ISBN 978-0-89587-381-1


  1. ^ http://pd.charlotte.com/sp?keywords=Rick+Rothacker&skin=&submit=Search&aff=1100
  2. ^ http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/SABEW-Announces-Winners-in-Annual-Best-in-Business-Contest-965424.htm
  3. ^ "Loeb Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 29, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2019.

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BNC Bank

Bank of North Carolina was a bank based in High Point, North Carolina, United States. In 2014 its parent company had $4.05 billion in assets, 38 branches in North Carolina and 13 in South Carolina. Its latest acquisition gave the bank $6.8 billion in assets and 86 branches, 48 in North Carolina, 29 in South Carolina and nine in Virginia.Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee took over the bank as of June 16, 2017 with all branches changing to Pinnacle on September 25, 2017.

Charles Noski

Charles H. Noski (born August 23, 1952 in Eureka, California) retired from Bank of America, September 1, 2012 .


Cybercrime, or computer-oriented crime, is a crime that involves a computer and a network.The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target.Cybercrimes can be defined as: "Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (networks including chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (Bluetooth/SMS/MMS)". Cybercrime may threaten a person or a nation's security and financial health. Issues surrounding these types of crimes have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding hacking, copyright infringement, unwarranted mass-surveillance, sextortion, child pornography, and child grooming. There are also problems of privacy when confidential information is intercepted or disclosed, lawfully or otherwise. Debarati Halder and K. Jaishankar further define cybercrime from the perspective of gender and defined 'cybercrime against women' as "Crimes targeted against women with a motive to intentionally harm the victim psychologically and physically, using modern telecommunication networks such as internet and mobile phones". Internationally, both governmental and non-state actors engage in cybercrimes, including espionage, financial theft, and other cross-border crimes. Cybercrimes crossing international borders and involving the actions of at least one nation state is sometimes referred to as cyberwarfare.

A report (sponsored by McAfee), published in 2014, estimated that the annual damage to the global economy was $445 billion. Approximately $1.5 billion was lost in 2012 to online credit and debit card fraud in the US. In 2018, a study by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in partnership with McAfee, concludes that close to $600 billion, nearly one percent of global GDP, is lost to cybercrime each year.

Gambling in North Carolina

Legal forms of gambling in the U.S. state of North Carolina include the North Carolina Education Lottery, two Indian casinos, charitable bingo and raffles, and low-stakes "beach bingo". North Carolina has long resisted expansion of gambling, owing to its conservative Bible belt culture.

Gerald Loeb Award winners for Deadline and Beat Reporting

The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. The category "Deadline and/or Beat Writing" was awarded in 1985–2000, "Beat Writing" in 2001, and "Deadline or Beat Writing" in 2002. Beginning in 2003, it was split into "Deadline Writing" (2003–2007) and "Beat Writing" (2003–2010). "Beat Writing" was replaced by "Beat Reporting" beginning in 2011.

Hugh McColl

Hugh L. McColl Jr. (born 18 June 1935) is a fourth-generation banker and the former Chairman and CEO of Bank of America. Active in banking since around 1960, McColl was a driving force behind consolidating a series of progressively larger, mostly Southern banks, thrifts and financial institutions into a super-regional banking force, "the first ocean-to-ocean bank in the nation's history."Tony Plath, director of banking studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, described this transformation in 2005 as "the most significant banking story of the late 20th century." In 2012, journalist Matt Taibbi described the transition as "a cartoonish arms race of bank acquisitions that would ultimately turn the American business world upside down."As a young man, McColl along with a colleague had envisioned creating the first truly national bank with branches from coast to coast.

List of Gerald Loeb Award winners

The Gerald Loeb Award is an annual journalism award, established in 1957 and administered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management since 1973. This is a list of winners since 2001; a list of winner during 1958-1996 is given at the web site of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Those honored receive a cash prize of USD $2,000.

Video/Audio, Audio, and Video winners

Beat Reporting, Beat Writing, Deadline and/or Beat Writing, Deadline or Beat Writing, and Deadline Writing winners

Park Sterling Bank

Park Sterling Bank, whose parent company was Park Sterling Corp. (NASDAQ: PSTB), was a bank based in Charlotte, North Carolina. It had $3.3 billion in assets and branches in North and South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. A merger with South State Bank was completed November 30, 2017.


Rothacker is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Erich Rothacker (1888–1965), German philosopher

Nate Rothacker (born 1981), American drummer

Rick Rothacker (born 1972), American journalist

Two Wells Fargo Center

Two Wells Fargo Center is a 433 feet (132 m) skyscraper in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was completed in 1971 and has 32 floors. LaBella Associates, formerly known as Pease Engineering and Architecture, designed the building. David Julian Moore was the architect on-site functioning as construction administrator. It surpassed the Winston Tower in Winston-Salem as the tallest building in North Carolina, and in 1974 was passed by Bank of America Plaza. It is currently the 13th tallest building in Charlotte. In May 2006, it was repainted from beige to gray to complement the renovated color scheme at the neighboring Wachovia Main.

When completed, this building was called Jefferson First Union Tower. Later, it was called First Union Plaza. First Union still owned the 12-story building on Tryon Street that Union National Bank (later First Union) built as a 9-story headquarters in 1954. In 1985, First Union bought the Masonic Temple and several other buildings, giving the bank the entire block. Later in the decade, the bank demolished the buildings that it bought but saved the temple façade. A park went on the site. When First Union employees began moving into the new headquarters in February 1988, that building was called One First Union Center. The name Two First Union Center referred to the 32-story tower, while the term "Two First Union complex" also included the shorter building, which was known for its Charlotte Hornets murals. The Tryon Street site was considered in the late 1990s for a new First Union building that would have reached 70 to 80 stories. The proposed name was Four First Union. After the First Union-Wachovia Merger the complex was called Two Wachovia Center.Wachovia planned to move out of the shorter building in 2003 and 2004 but decided to renovate it instead. The last renovation had taken place in the 1970s. The new project involved moving some employees temporarily to the BellSouth building and other locations, the bank returned to the building in Spring 2006. On October 12, 2006, the bank's new flagship branch opened on the ground floor. It replaced branches in One and Three Wachovia Center and at 8500 square feet, was one of the bank's largest, using the style of branches in New York City and Dallas.In December 2010, as a result of Wells Fargo's 2008 purchase of Wachovia, the larger building was renamed Two Wells Fargo Center.

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