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Kannapolis Farmers Market needs vendors

Attention farmers, crafter and bankers, the Kannapolis Farmers Market is looking for vendors. The market is looking for people who offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts and more. The market is open May thru September and operates every Thursday from 4-7 […]

Novant begins medical office building in Denver

Novant Health has broken ground on a two-story 25,000 SF medical office building at the intersection of Hwy. 16 South and Hwy. 73. It is expected to be finished in August of 2017. Mike Wiles from Southern Real Estate represented Novant, and Mark Newell and George Macon with MPV Properties represented the landlord in this transaction. Robert Johnson Architects […]


Black entrepreneurs must work harder

By Karen Lawrence, Founder, It’s My Affair. Being a black woman entrepreneur means being committed to your business, taking risk, owning the decision, failing sometimes and getting back up.  It’s no different than any other entrepreneur.  However, there are a few exceptions—competing to get business certifications that used to be strictly for minorities, but no longer; finding […]


Traffic took off in 2016 at Concord Regional Airport

Traffic at Concord Regional Airport climbed steeply in 2016, with 185,000 commercial passengers in 2016, an increase of  63.7 percent from 2015. The growth, of course, was facilitated by the new Commercial Service Terminal and parking deck, which opened in October, not to mention Allegiant Air. There are now 76 monthly departures, up from 40 […]

Community First opening loan production office in Concord

Community First Bank is opening a loan production office in Concord, with Michelle L. Riley, vice president and city executive, at the helm. Concord is  the bank’s first location in North Carolina. Riley will cover Concord and the surrounding area, focusing on establishing and building new commercial banking relationships. The office will open March 1 at 300 McGill Ave. Riley’s banking […]

Corning will invest $109 million in Midland plant

Feb. 20 Corning will invest $109 million in its fiber plant in Midland, creating 200 jobs over the next two years. The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners approved a five-year, performance-based grant for $3.2 million. The venerable ceramics, glass-making and optical communications company will hire a variety of workers, including operators, distribution staff, maintenance personnel and […]


Olde Mecklenburg Brewery taps into Cornelius, LKN

Feb. 20. Updated 2 pm  It looks like Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will put a significant operation on an industrial site on Zion Avenue formerly owned by MacLean Curtis, the industrial manufacturer which moved to Mooresville. It’s a nice economic-development win for Cornelius, the downtown area in particular. Town officials have maintained a code of silence around […]


Rusty Knox will run for Davidson mayor

Rusty Knox, the son of the late mayor Russell Knox, will run for mayor this fall. A well-known Realtor and singer, Knox says he was motivated to run by the Downtown Catalyst Study, which focused on developing four acres of town-owned land with the help of private investment. Knox’s have been on the Town Board […]

New mortgage banker

Tammy Stowe has joined Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group in Cornelius. She has more than 10 years of mortgage experience.


Diversity happens when you include. Inclusion requires a conscientious effort

By Dave Yochum. Chris Hailey, who ran for Mecklenburg County Sheriff as a Republican in 2010 and 2014, is black, but chairing the Diversity Council has been an eye-opener for him. “When I became chairman of the diversity council, it educated me to the point where I was not as conservative as I used to be. […]

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