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Vermillion Village in Huntersville on the move

  By Dave Vieser. With recent town board approval, Vermillion Village in Huntersville appears to have a clear path for development, at a time when several other large mixed-use projects, including Lake Davidson in Mooresville and the Beaty Project in Davidson, are in various stages of consideration and controversy throughout the Golden Crescent. The Vermillion […]

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Home price increases driven by inventory

​ JULY 11. By Dave Yochum. ​Resale home prices continue to soar across the country, with ​cities like Seattle, Portland​, Dallas ​and Denver reporting huge year over year gains​. Seattle had a 12.9​ percent​ year-over-year price increase, followed by Portland with 9.3​ percent​, and Dallas​ ​with​ ​an​ ​8.4​ percent ​increase​ and Denver coming in at […]

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Hot Properties

A lakefront house at 16520 Belle Isle Drive in Cornelius sold for $1.42 million. The selling agent was Sandy Reynolds with ReMax. The land underneath sold for $196,000 in 1996   A lakefront home down Jetton Road has sold for $1.45 million after being listed at $1.5 million by Dixie Dean of Allen Tate. The […]

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Davidson’s growing pains

July 10. By Sam Boykin. The town of Davidson currently has about 20 development projects that are either approved, pending approval or under review. That amounts to 2,000 new residential units, from single-family homes to apartments to condos, along with mixed-use developments, a hotel, and municipal buildings. For a town that has garnered national recognition […]

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The Road Well Traveled

  GUEST OPINION. By Bill Russell. Recently, while reading a book about President John Kennedy, I was reminded that Robert Frost was the first poet to speak at a presidential inauguration. Frost was 87 years old when he stood at the podium in Washington​, D.C​.​ on that blistering cold day in 1961. The brightness of the overhead […]


New mobile app boosts downtown Concord

July 7. Every hip downtown district needs a mobile app of its own, and now Downtown Concord has one. The free app enables visitors and residents alike to get the most out of tours of the picturesque historic district in the heart of Cabarrus County just by looking at their mobile device. Some 50 beacons […]


Rowan-Cabarrus recognized for digital campus nationwide

July 6. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is among the Top 10 Digital Community Colleges, according to the Center for Digital Education. RCCC was recognized for its work on mobile technology, smart classrooms and technology innovation, including online tutoring for students  24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Digital Community Colleges Survey analyzes how community colleges use […]

Brown will serve on Housing Finance Agency board

Realtor Leigh Brown has been appointed to the board of the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. She is the founder of Leigh Brown & Associates in Concord.

Sutter Street expands in Catawba County

July 5. Sutter Street Manufacturing, part of the Williams-Sonoma home furnishings group, will expand in Catawba County. The upholstered furniture manufacturing company plans to invest $1.9 million over three years to upgrade its facilities in Claremont, creating 72 new jobs. “North Carolina is home to some of the most skilled furniture talent in the world,” […]

Padgett will not seek re-election in Concord

July 5. The long-time mayor of Concord, Scott Padgett, announced that he will not seek re-election today.  Padgett was elected mayor in 2001 after serving on the City Council since 1995. A longtime resident of Concord, he is a retired elementary school principal. Prior to becoming an elected official, the popular pro-business mayor served as a […]

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