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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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Visit LKN has new video

March 20. Visit Lake Norman, the local convention and visitors bureau, debuted its first destination marketing video recently at the annual awards luncheon at the Peninsula Yacht Club. The video highlights signature attractions, events, lake activities and dining in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. The destination marketing video is part of VLN’s sales and marketing plan. The […]

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2017 looks like more of the same: Tight inventories, rising prices

Residential resale prices are up 5.6 percent year over year in Charlotte, a little less than the national average, but a strong showing nevertheless. Charlotte has traditionally seen more moderation around highs and lows than cities like San Francisco or Miami. The national average for December 2016 over December 2015 was 5.8 percent. According to […]

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Downtown Concord continues to attract new retail business

By Joe Habina. As a new restaurant owner in downtown Concord, Jason Pressley has a taste for competing for stomachs with other establishments in the neighborhood. “In my opinion I would rather be in a cluster of really good restaurants,” said Pressley, the owner of The Grill at 11 Union. “You get people to come to […]

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Tax incentives for brewery on Monday’s Board Agenda

March 3. By Dave Vieser and Dave Yochum. It looks like Cornelius will provide economic development incentives through tax abatements to facilitate Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s likely $10 million investment in a manufacturing site on Zion Avenue. The Charlotte based craft brewer plans to open a new brewery in the 51,000 square-foot building on Zion Avenue formerly […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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