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Growth vs. aesthetics: Never-ending battle

  By Dave Vieser. The economic engine of the Golden Crescent continues to purr along nicely, but it looks like developers will have to pay more attention to context. The challenge facing local officials is balancing development with preserving natural beauty, heritage and aesthetics. In Davidson, the Beaty Street project pitted the town’s unique aesthetics—and apparently […]


Open enrollment: It’s not as open as it was before

By Erica Batten. Shopping for health insurance? ‘Tis the season. The enrollment period for 2018 plans offered through the federal marketplace runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, half as long as last year’s 90-day period. This is also the first time the enrollment period will expire before the end of the year. In 2016, […]


In an Amazon world, cities market seriously

By Kate Stevens. Three years ago, the city of Kannapolis, a former mill town also known for the North Carolina Research Campus, the Music Hall of Fame and hometown of Dale Earnhardt, was at a crossroad. The city’s population had exploded especially near its western edge along N.C. Hey. 73. At the same time, city […]


Alton Updike will open Table 31 in LangTree in Mooresville

By Dave Vieser. Restaurateur Alton Updike, the owner of Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails in Cornelius,  is taking his skills to the old Block & Grinder space in LangTree ​Lake Norman. The new 6,000 square foot eatery, called Table 31, will open early next year. Updike views this as a golden opportunity to grow, while at […]


Top Women in Business: Celebrate Class of 2017

By Katie Piccirillo Sherman. Business Today recognized 14 women business leaders who have had a substantial impact on their community. This dynamic group of ladies has weathered both good and bad times and adapted, learning new skills while still maintaining an admirable service record in the community. Their professional accomplishments and record of giving back were […]

MI-Connection renamed but the sizable debt remains

By Dave Vieser. Say goodbye to Mi-Connection and hello to Continuum. Ten years after Mooresville and Davidson bought the old Adelphia Cable System, Mi-Connection has a new name. While the change gives the company a fresh coat of paint and a platform for more new services, it does not erase the debt that taxpayers in […]

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New regulations generate renewed interest in solar

By Dave Vieser. North Carolina has adopted new energy reform regulations aimed at boosting and streamlining the use of solar energy in the state. The rules, which became effective in late July, are structured so that both business and residential electric customers can have better access to so called “clean solar energy” by making purchase […]

ClearWater Artist Studios unveils new website

ClearWater Artist Studios, the artist haven located in Concord’s vintage water works building, has a new website that highlights not only tenant artists, but events, classes and online reservations. Artistic endeavors and galleries are proven economic development generators for cities around the world and Concord is no slouch. The new website gives the studios a […]


OPINION: In Davidson, vote for Rusty Knox

OPINION. This year marks Davidson’s 180th year of existence, and there ​has not been a more important election in ​recent history. There has been an unsurpassed amount of tension between the current administration and residents—​who want respect from their elected officials as well as responsible growth. This is an off-year election, but for Davidson, it’s […]

Home Transactions – October 2017

These are recent property transactions recorded by the county Register of Deeds in Cabarrus, Iredell and Mecklenburg. Cabarrus County 09/22/17 $290,000 Ray & Wendolyn Kitchen to Jason & Andrea Roten, 1243 Blackstone Ct., Concord 09/22/17 $506,500 MRECV-EW, LLC to Eastwood Construction, Lots 2-154, 2-161, 2-162, 2-167, 2-168, 2-169, 2-170 & 2-171 of The Village of […]