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Cabarrus College of Health gets grant from NorthEast Foundation

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences was recently awarded a $23,997 grant from the NorthEast Foundation to purchase 3D printer technology for the Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT). Nancy Murphy, program chair of the MOT program, authored the grant after seeing first-hand the difference 3D technology can make when providing occupational therapy services to clients. In […]

Plot of land for Cornelius' new Arts Center

Bradford secures $100K to help seed Cornelius Arts Center

​ June 24. It looks like NC Rep. John Bradford, a Cornelius resident, has secured $​1​00,000 in discretionary ​funds from the state​ for the embryonic Cornelius Arts Center. The seed money will help launch the multimillion-dollar arts center in downtown Cornelius that will be built on 1.85 acres just to the west of the Police Station. ​Bradford, a […]


MSN puts Cornelius in ‘Top 10 US Lake Towns’ list

June 21. A new report from MSN/Lifestyle puts Cornelius at No. 5 on the list of 10 best lake towns in the United States. MSN Reporter Clara Appelbaum says Cornelius is an “awesome: lake town: “For city slickers, Cornelius, North Carolina, is the perfect town to enjoy lake living without sacrificing big city amenities. Located only […]


Aneralla will run for second term

June 20. Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla has officially announced that he will seek a second term as Mayor. A small business owner and veteran community leader, Aneralla defeated incumbent Jill Swain by a wide margin in November of 2015. “It is an honor to serve the people of Huntersville as their Mayor,” Aneralla said upon […]


Dakeita Vanderburg-Johnson: How to reinvent yourself

By Beth McLaughlin. Grace and poise—they’re the trademarks of a former Miss Connecticut and Miss America contestant, as well as qualities and titles belonging to Concord’s Dakeita Vanderburg-Johnson. They are two of the traits that have allowed her to reinvent herself after divorce, a business failure, and a what could have been a devastating health […]


The state of Huntersville – Mayor John Aneralla is all business

By Dave Yochum. A full year into his two-year term, Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla called his regular monthly meeting with citizens and business owners at the Spare Time bowling and entertainment complex last month a “State of Huntersville Address” and ran down a long list of achievements. The room was quiet. Aneralla looked around. He […]

NC Tech award nominations are open

June 19.  The North Carolina Technology Association has opened the nomination and application period for the annual NC Tech Awards. Winners will be announced during a gala celebration on Nov. 9 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham. The awards, known as The Beacons, will be presented to two dozen companies and organizations, as well as several […]

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Hire ed: Colleges embrace job training

By Erica Batten​. While the question about whether a college education is worth the cost has been looming for years now, colleges haven’t been sitting idly by waiting for potential students to decide. Instead, they’ve strategized on how to attract students and ensure the lifelong relevance of ​higher ​education. “Simplistic predictions fail to recognize the […]

2 on deck at OnQ

Scott Hastings and George Richardson have joined OnQ Financial, a retail-focused mortgage company at 9624 Bailey Road in Cornelius. Hastings began in the mortgage business in 2003 after working in financial advertising and investor relations. Richardson has worked in both the operations and originating side of the mortgage business for more than 25 years.


New West Ave. streetscape has layers, objects, texture

The City of Kannapolis has hired a “construction manager at risk” to help ensure on-time, on-budget delivery of the West Avenue streetscape. The first component of the city’s Downtown Revitalization Project will be Birkdale Village incarnate, with vintage buildings, plenty of brick and the ambiance that draws a crowd. And investment. When completed, the Revitalization […]

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