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Kannapolis Farmers Market needs vendors

Attention farmers, crafter and bankers, the Kannapolis Farmers Market is looking for vendors. The market is looking for people who offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts and more. The market is open May thru September and operates every Thursday from 4-7 […]

Novant begins medical office building in Denver

Novant Health has broken ground on a two-story 25,000 SF medical office building at the intersection of Hwy. 16 South and Hwy. 73. It is expected to be finished in August of 2017. Mike Wiles from Southern Real Estate represented Novant, and Mark Newell and George Macon with MPV Properties represented the landlord in this transaction. Robert Johnson Architects […]

Community First opening loan production office in Concord

Community First Bank is opening a loan production office in Concord, with Michelle L. Riley, vice president and city executive, at the helm. Concord is  the bank’s first location in North Carolina. Riley will cover Concord and the surrounding area, focusing on establishing and building new commercial banking relationships. The office will open March 1 at 300 McGill Ave. Riley’s banking […]

Corning will invest $109 million in Midland plant

Feb. 20 Corning will invest $109 million in its fiber plant in Midland, creating 200 jobs over the next two years. The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners approved a five-year, performance-based grant for $3.2 million. The venerable ceramics, glass-making and optical communications company will hire a variety of workers, including operators, distribution staff, maintenance personnel and […]


Iredell County: Ready to work

  Jan. 29. Iredell County is now a North Carolina Works Certified Work Ready Community, a collaborative effort between workforce development partners at the local and state level. The program is aimed at leveraging data and analysis tools to continue economic growth. The North Carolina Chamber Foundation serves as the final certifying body to designate a Work Ready Community. […]

2016 net rose 32% at blueharbor

Jan. 27. Mooresville-based blueharbor bank reported net income of $383,632, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to $261,213, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the same quarter in 2015. For the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, the bank reported net income of $1,227,567, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared […]


Aquesta full year rises 15.8 percent from 2015

Jn. 23. Aquesta Financial Holdings reports 2016 net income rose 15.8 percent from 2015 earnings. At year-end Aquesta’s total assets were $348.7 million, up 19 percent from $293.1 million at the end of 2015. “I’m very happy to announce continued excellent earnings combined with excellent growth for the final quarter of an outstanding year. Our […]


Susan Tillis will run Davidson office for Allen Tate

  Jan. 19. Susan Tillis, an accomplished residential real estate executive in her own right and the wife of US Sen. Thom Tillis, will head up Allen Tate’s Davidson office at 103 N. Main Street. In her new role, she will manage branch operations for 13 Allen Tate agents and staff. Davidson is a prized […]


Managing growth in classic small town can be ‘messy’

By Erica Batten. Is Davidson’s small-town charm at risk? Mayor John Woods projected that Davidson’s current population of roughly 12,000 will double in the next four decades, consistent with the rest of Mecklenburg County “Our greatest challenge is managing the effects of change while protecting our small-town character,” Woods said. The consequence of getting it very […]


The cycle of life: Biking helps drive business

By Dave Friedman. Will Washam grew up in Cornelius, graduated from Appalachian State in 2011, and lives in Mooresville. Bob Nibarger is 68 years old. He lives part of the year in Cornelius and a portion in Sarasota, Fla. The desires and priorities of this classic Millennial and Baby Boomer are strikingly similar. Countless Millennials and […]

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