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NC jobless rate stays at 3.6% while national rate edges upward by .1%

July 19. The state’s seasonally adjusted June 2024 unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, unchanged from May’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.1 percent. North Carolina’s jobless rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed decreased 924 over the month to […]

Sen. Marcus amasses campaign war chest in bid for NC Commissioner of Insurance

July 17. Campaign reports for NC Sen. Natasha Marcus, the Democratic nominee for NC Commissioner of Insurance, and Mike Causey, the incumbent, show Marcus well ahead of her Republican opponent. Marcus, who represents NC District 41, which includes Cornelius, said her campaign raised an unprecedented $281,092—the largest-ever fundraising report posted by a candidate for NC […]

NC is the state with the 8th most financial distress

July 17. According to a nationwide WalletHub survey, North Carolina is the eighth most financially distressed state, with more personal financial troubles than 42 other states. North Carolina’s Financial Distress (1=Most Distressed; 25=Average.): 15th – Average Credit Score (March 2024) 27th – Change in the Average Number of Accounts in Distress – Q1 2024 vs. […]

Atrium Rehabilitation ranked by US News & World Report

July 16. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation at No. 7 on the “Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation” list. For the second year in a row, Carolinas Rehabilitation has earned top 10 recognition, improving from No. 9 in 2023. The designation puts Carolinas Rehabilitation among the top 1 percent of rehabilitation […]

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You Decide: Have Cities Reached Their Peak?

July 16. By Mike Walden. [Analysis] I grew up in a rural region outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1950s and early ‘60s. Our home was around the corner from my paternal grandfather’s farm. I enjoyed the open spaces and clean air. Traffic was minimal, so I could ride my bike everywhere. However, there were […]

$3,125,000_5536 Fisherman Rest Court, Cornelius

Hot Properties: Million-dollar deals

July 11. Recent home sales in excess of $1 million. $3,125,000 Matthew & Laura Woodford to David Cameron, 15536 Fisherman Rest Ct., Cornelius $2,300,000 Jennifer Dunn to Matthew & Lura Woodford, 17037 Freshwater Ln., Cornelius $2,125,000 John & Joy Evans to Bruce & Catherine Hildyard, 18016 Mulligan Ln., Cornelius $2,000,000 John Haddock Sr. & Marcia […]

LKN Chamber Expo with more than 100 exhibitors

LKN Chamber Business Expo in October

July 11. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Business Expo back to the Huntersville Recreation Center on Verhoeff Drive Oct. 8. Lake Norman’s largest business trade show—it’s the chamber’s signature event since 2001—will feature more than 100 vendor booths. The trade show showcases a wide variety of small businesses in such industries […]

Chamber luncheon features GOP candidate for governor

July 8. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, the Republican candidate for governor, will be the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce PowerLuncheon speaker at NorthStone Country Club on Aug. 15. Robinson will present his vision for the state just as NC Attorney General Josh Stein did at the May PowerLuncheon. Background Robinson, the first black Lieutenant Governor […]

2021 Great Race visits downtown Mooresville

‘Great Race,’ named for the 1960s movie, will return to Mooresville in 2025

July 2. The 2025 Hemmings Motor News Great Race will stop in Mooresville next year, the first time since 2021. The premiere old car rally features more than 100 antique automobiles during a nine-day, 2,300-mile event. The race will start in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday, June 21, and end in Irmo, SC on Sunday, […]

NC jobless rate edges slightly higher, but remains below US level

July 1. The state’s seasonally adjusted May 2024 unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.0 percent. North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased 0.3 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased […]