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6 Novant Health hospitals, 2 ambulatory surgery centers earn awards

Dec. 7. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that evaluates the safety and patient experience provided by hospitals across the country, recognized six Novant Health hospitals with 2022 Top Hospital awards and two ambulatory surgery centers with 2022 Top Ambulatory Surgery Center awards. The hospital in Huntersville earned a top teaching hospital rank. Only 115 […]

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A taste of celebrity chef David Burke coming to Cornelius restaurant

Dec. 6. By Dave Vieser. Celebrity chef David Burke’s hospitality management group has assumed day-to-day operations of Port City Club as the Lake Norman restaurant scene continues to come back from the pandemic. While Nick Lyssikatos still owns the 13,500 square foot eatery, inside operations will now be a collaboration between Lyssikatos and Burke, both […]

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Mini Donuts for sale at Birkdale Village ice rink

Dec. 6. State Fair Mini Donuts Inc., 20468 Chartwell Center Drive Suite S, Cornelius, has a holiday pop-up near the ice rink at Birkdale Village for the season. The small doughnuts fried and then flash frozen; conveyer ovens on site heat them to the perfect temperature in seconds. State Fair MiniDonuts hours are  3-10 pm […]

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Unemployment data from NC Dept. of Commerce, WalletHub

Dec. 2. For the week of Nov. 21, new unemployment claims in North Carolina were 35.95 percent lower than in the previous week, according to WalletHub’s updated rankings for the States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most. But new data released yesterday by the NC Dept. of Commerce is not as rosy. Unemployment rates […]

TDS Telecom initiates Week of Giving in Lake Norman

Dec. 2. TDS Telecommunications LLC  will be making donations in the area next week as part of the company’s new Week of Giving campaign. Themed giving events will be held throughout TDS markets during the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. TDS is donating to more than 100 organizations across the country for its […]

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Birkdale Village residents unhappy with remodel transparency

Dec. 2. By Mike McGinnis. If the tone of a community meeting is any indication, opposition to new development Birkdale Village remains focused on the approach the new owners have taken with information dissemination. The just-completed renovation was worth on the order of $20 million. A proposed expansion that includes a hotel, parking decks and […]

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VLN lands tourism industry honors

Dec. 1. Visit Lake Norman (VLN) was recently honored with three awards for destination marketing at the North Carolina Tourism Industry Association Conference held in Charlotte. Cornelius-based VLN received a platinum award in the Community Stakeholders/Relations category for the 7th Annual Lake Norman Photo Contest. Also received two gold awards for a Wedding Ad campaign […]

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Leaders from LKN join governor’s commission on public universities

Nov. 30. Two Lake Norman higher education leaders have joined the newly formed Governor’s Commission on the Governance of Public Universities in North Carolina. Thomas W. Ross Sr. of Davidson, the new co-chair, is the former president of the Volcker Alliance, president emeritus of the University of North Carolina System and president emeritus of Davidson […]

Allen Tate FUNday raises $145,000 for education

Nov. 29. The Allen Tate FUNday raised more than $145,000 during four fall events, after a two-year COVID hiatus. This fall’s events included a Western-themed gathering, “Boots and Buckles,” at Legacy Stables and Events in Winston-Salem; a casual outdoor event, “Food Trucks and Field Day,” at The Mint Museum Randolph; a retro-themed social, “Dance Through […]

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Attorney General wins $23 million in relief in case against debt firm

Nov. 29. By Dave Yochum. NC Attorney General Josh Stein has won a consent judgment against Cornelius entrepreneur Gordon Engle and Turtle Creek Assets, a debt collection company that Engle ran. The judgment will result in $23 million in consumer debt forgiveness for more than 20,000 people and full refunds of $223,000 to more than […]