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Uwharrie Bank names Brendan Duffey CEO

Jan. 10. Roger Dick, president and chief executive officer of Uwharrie Capital Corp, the Albemarle-based parent company of Uwharrie Bank, announced that Brendan Duffey has been named the bank’s chief executive officer in addition to his title of president.  Duffey also serves as chief operating officer and chief risk officer of Uwharrie Capital Corp. Duffey […]

Sexual harassment topic of Newsmakers Breakfast Jan. 25

An important topic in the news—sexual harassment in the workplace—will be the center of discussion at a Newsmakers Breakfast Jan. 25 at The Peninsula Club.​ A human resources consultant, a labor attorney and a non-profit executive will discuss and answer questions regarding an issue that has transformed the world of morning TV news, politics and […]


Is a healthy lifestyle contagious?

By Dee Jetton. Is obesity contagious? Research shows there’s more to it than genetics and over-eating. Indeed, genetics are a given. However, researchers theorize social circles might have an influence on non-genetic transmission and prevalence of obesity. Diana Thomas, a math professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, says the people you associate […]

Opinion: The power of social media in local elections

By Budd Berro. The North Mecklenburg municipal elections this past November provided the latest and most visible examples of the expanding role of social media in local politics.  With platforms such as Facebook and Twitter only becoming accessible to the general public around 2006, the next six years provided an opportunity for those and other […]


Clean Juice will open 60 stores in 2018

By Erica Batten. Given its devotion to boosting health, it may seem ironic that organic juice bar Clean Juice is going viral. Since opening its flagship location in Birkdale Village in 2015, stores have appeared in Concord, Mooresville and Davidson, to name a few, and husband-and-wife team Landon and Kat Eckles have awarded franchises in […]


Rusty Knox: People friendly with business background

By Kate Stevens. The future of Davidson lies in collaboration and team work with other north Mecklenburg towns and the city of Charlotte, said Mayor Rusty Knox on Dec. 14 just two days after he was sworn in as Davidson’s new leader. “Regionalism is going to be very important for how our area survives and […]

LKN Chamber gala Jan. 12

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will hold its 30th annual meeting Jan. 12 at The Peninsula Club. The theme for the evening is “A Winning Tradition.” The keynote speech is by Adam Alexander, NASCAR Race Hub Co-Host and Fox NASCAR Announcer. Alexander, a member of the FOX Sports family since 2006, will discuss what […]


Future of Antiquity Woods project in doubt

By Dave Vieser. In May 2016, with a strong local economy and Cornelius’ Antiquity neighborhood growing day by day, developer Joe Roy of Charlotte-based Meeting Street Co. filed a rezoning application which, if approved by the town, would permit him to build Antiquity Woods, a mixed-use community on 16 acres of vacant land. Eighteen months […]

Foundry Commercial plans industrial park in Huntersville

Dec. 26. Foundry Commercial has purchased 48 acres in the Bryton Town Center project where it will build a six-building, 700,000 square-foot light industrial complex. Construction on the first phase of the project, a joint venture with the global investment management business of Prudential Financial, will begin in early 2018. Located off Hambright Road in […]

Manufacturers bubbling with optimism as tax reform looks more like a ‘go’

Dec. 18. Things are looking up for 7,800 manufacturers in North Carolina. The National Association of Manufacturers says manufacturers’ optimism has risen to “unprecedented heights” amid the legislative progress made on tax reform. Nearly 95 percent of respondents said they are positive about their own company’s outlook. In fact, the optimism quotient is the highest […]

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