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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Palziv, a plastics manufacturer, expands in Louisburg

April 10. Palziv North America, an internationally recognized manufacturer of polyethylene foams will add 40 jobs, thanks to a $5.2 millionexpansion in Louisburg in Franklin County. Palziv North America is a wholly owned subsidary of Israeli-based Palziv Ltd. It makes cross-linked, closed-cell polyethylene foams in rolls, blocks or semi-processed customized products. North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland […]

SouthCorr expands in Asheboro

April 7. SouthCorr, a corrugated packaging material manufacturer, will invest $6.7 million in its plant in Asheboro, creating 22 new jobs.  A performance-based grant of $50,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate the expansion, Gov. Roy Cooper said.  “North Carolina leads the southeast in manufacturing. The state’s strong commitment to workforce training guarantees we can provide the […]

Rebranding Cabarrus: Helping recruit workers

St. Louis, Mo.-based Avant Marketing has been hired to help rebrand Cabarrus County. The overall $70,000 project kicks off with a focus group for residents April 11. One of the key goals in the rebranding is assisting with the recruitment of today’s workforce. The core of the branding process is an investment in researching the perceptions […]


NCDOT didn’t know about consultant’s work with Cintra

April 5. By Dave Vieser. The North Carolina Department of Transportation was unaware that a consulting firm hired to do an “in-depth, outside review” of the $654 million I-77 toll lane contract was part of a Cintra highway construction team in Texas. Back in 2004, Philadelphia-based Mercator Advisors was hired to develop the first phase of […]

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