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Uwharrie assets increase 5 percent in 2017

Feb. 9 – Uwharrie Capital Corp. and its chief subsidiary, Uwharrie Bank, reported consolidated total assets of $576.4 million Dec. 31, up 5 percent from $548.2 million reported Dec. 31, 2016. Net income for 2017 was $1.61 million, down 27 percent from $2.21 million during the same 12-month period in 2016. As of Dec. 31, […]


Natasha Marcus will run for Jeff Tarte’s seat in NC Senate

​ Feb. 7.  UPDATE 11.30AM. With litigious redistricting and partisan politics in the news, Davidson resident Natasha Marcus today announced plans to run for the NC Senate District 41 seat held by Jeff Tarte, a former mayor of Cornelius. “North Carolina has drifted away from the forward-thinking, desirable place to live, attend school, work and […]

Allen Tate Companies win real estate awards

Feb. 8 – The Allen Tate Cos. took top honors at the 2018 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Annual Conference held January 29 – February 2 in Las Vegas. Allen Tate received the organization’s coveted Diamond Award, the highest member honor, which is based on a broad range of contributions and participation […]

Next I-77 Advisory Board meeting will follow open meetings law

By Dave Vieser. The sun will shine at the February meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. “The next meeting will be livestreamed,” said DOT spokeswoman Carly Olexik. “There will be some space for members of the public and media to attend as well.” This follows an outcry of criticism after […]

Huntersville mayor’s luncheon to discuss ocular melanoma

Feb. 5 – Join Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla for his monthly Mayor’s luncheon Feb. 20th where special guest Dr. Michael Brennan will discuss research on the area’s ongoing ocular melanoma study.  The luncheon will take place at Spare Time bowling alley from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 16317 Statesville Road in Huntersville. Dr. Brennan […]


Symetra Classic comes to Davidson May 17-19

Feb. 5 – Women’s professional golf arrives at the River Run Country Club in Davidson May 17-19, 2018 for the Symetra Classic, tournament organizers announced today. The Symetra Classic was held at Raintree Country Club in Charlotte from 2012–2016 and moved to Atlanta National Golf Club in 2017. The 54-hole event  returns to the area under […]


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers business seminars

Feb. 2. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering numerous seminars this spring for local small business-owners through the Small Business Center. Seminars are provided free-of-charge and open to the public. Seminars include topics like “How to Start a Business” and “How to Write a Business Plan. ” More advanced topics including “Make Facebook Advertising Work for […]

City honors 2017 Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop winners

Feb. 1. The City of Kannapolis and Carolinas Healthcare System honored the 2017 Run Kannapolis participants during a special ceremony on Jan. 30th. The event also honored Loop the Loop Challenge participants. Loop the Loop is a series of loops around the city’s downtown that people can walk, bike or run. This year, 32 people […]


​Regional clout: Newsmakers Breakfast ​Feb. 22 features all 3 N. Meck mayors

  ​The three mayors of North Mecklenburg will ​field questions from the audience at the Newsmakers Breakfast ​Feb. 22 at The Peninsula Club.​  ​The mayors—Woody Washam in Cornelius, Rusty Knox in Davidson and John Aneralla in Huntersville—show signs of cooperating on issues ranging from development to affordable housing, from I-77 to education. Their opinions, especially when they are in concert, […]


Aquesta announces 2017 fourth-quarter earnings

Jan. 26. Aquesta Financial Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Aquesta Bank and Aquesta Insurance Services, today announced earnings and loan growth for the fourth quarter of 2017. For the fourth quarter of 2017, Aquesta had unaudited net income of $204,000 at 6 cents per share compared to 2016 fourth quarter net income of $529,000 […]