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Cabarrus CVB unveils new destination guide

  April 30. Just in time for the May races, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new destination guide for visitors. The new guide, published quarterly, will feature four “strategically thematic” covers. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Lenny Batycki appears on the first quarter cover. The second quarter cover emphasizes family travel with an image […]


Anti-toll protest: ‘Now more than ever’

April 26. Anti-toll leaders from business, politics and ordinary walks of life are planning to protest on the I-77 overpass on Catawba Avenue. Set for 5 pm Friday, this will be the third time toll protesters have met on the bridge to express opposition to the $650 million, 50-year Cintra contract. Organizers say the third […]

Uwharrie annual meeting is May 9

Uwharrie Capital Corp, parent company of Uwharrie Bank and Uwharrie Investment Advisors, will hold its annual meeting  Tuesday, May 9 at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle. Dinner and fellowship will begin at 4:30 p.m. Shareholders are invited to the business meeting at 6 p.m. which will include the election of directors to the Uwharrie Capital […]

Former CEO of McCormick keynotes small business event

Alan Wilson, the former chairman and CEO of McCormick & Co., will be the featured speaker at a small business conference May 2 at The Peninsula Club. The event, which gets under way at 11 a.m. with networking, includes lunch. The cost to attend is $30. Wilson was CEO of the spice company from 2008 […]


New sundeck dawns at Speedway

April 21. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s newest modernization project is the “Turn 4 Sun Deck,” a 42,000-square-foot deck that will include food and beverage service, restroom facilities, picnic and high-top tables and a wide concourse with room for live music acts, corn hole and other entertainment. It will resemble the mingling areas at the newest ball […]

blueharbor reports net rose 27%

April 20. Mooresville-based blueharbor bank reported net income of $353,906, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $278,507, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2016. Jim Marshall, president and CEO, said first-quarter earnings increased thanks to a larger balance sheet in 2017. “The primary driver of our increased […]

Aquesta’s first quarter up 25 percent

April 20. Aquesta Financial Holdings reported net income for the first quarter of 2017 rose 25 percent to $460,000 compared to the first quarter of 2016.  Loans grew at a 6.4 percent annualized rate, while core deposit grew at the rate of 14.1 percent a year. “I’m very pleased with our 25- percent year over year growth in earnings along with […]

18810 Halyard Pointe Lane in Cornelius sold for $2,425,000

​Race driver Mark Martin sells home for $2.425 million

​Mark Martin​, one of the biggest names ​i​n NASCAR, ​has sold his house in The Peninsula for $2.425 million. ​The lakefront home, on Halyard Pointe Lane, was on the market a little lover three months. The house has walls of windows over looking 190 feet of shoreline. Inside are state-of the-art automation, artisan millwork, a […]


Ladies’ leagues bring ‘green’ to golf industry

By Christina Ritchie Rogers. Once excluded from the sport altogether and still prohibited at some golf clubs, women now are a key demographic in the business, which continues to see courses close nationwide. But attracting and retaining women to the sport continues to prove challenging, due in some part to the “gentleman only, ladies forbidden” stereotype […]


Eleven Lakes Brewery taps into thirst for beer

By Dave Vieser. Location, location, location… Long recognized as the most important factors in determining the desirability of a home, two enterprising Lake Norman residents have expanded that phrase so it applies to beer. The neighbors behind Eleven Lakes Brewery in the Hyde Park flex space on Bailey Road expect to open up next month. “We’ve […]

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