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Growth takes a highway here

By Kate Stevens. If you thought the roads seem more crowded or that new neighborhoods are sprouting up faster than ever, you’re right. Two studies released this spring have shown the Charlotte metro area is one of the most popular destinations for interstate relocations. Between 2010-16, four counties in the Charlotte metro area—Mecklenburg and Cabarrus […]

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Growing tech segment means work at home, sharing space

By Beth McLaughlin. Jobs in the tech industry grew 6​ percent in North Carolina in 2016, according to the Computing Technology Industry Association, CompTIA. “A 6 percent job growth means North Carolina added over 11,000 jobs last year,” said Steve Ostrowski, spokesman for CompTIA. “That’s the second highest percentage growth rate in the country for 2016, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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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Flexing muscle around​ ​transit, N. Meck towns say CATS is off-track ​​

​March 24. ​Should ​the ​Charlotte Area Transportation System​ spend $2.3 million to study​ a new commuter rail line between Charlotte and Lake Norman? ​No way, says Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla. He, along with his town board, have come out solidly against the notion of yet another new rail line, possibly well east of the Hwy. […]

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