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Bacola new LKN market executive for Aquesta

Chris Bacola ​is the new Lake Norman ​m​arket ​e​xecutive​ and senior vice president at Aquesta Bank, which has branches in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville​ and ​Mooresville, ​as well as ​Charlotte and Wilmington​.​ He has more than 20 years of banking experience​ and previously worked for Home Trust Bank.​​ Bacola received his MBA from Lynchburg College and […]

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Dealer donates van to Mooresville shelter

Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has donated a van to Lake Norman Humane that was up-fitted with graphics, a spray bed-liner and adjustable racks for pet crates. The climate-controlled vehicle will be used for spay/neuter transports, animal intakes and emergency and disaster relief efforts. The vehicle already brought five dogs from New York that […]

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Workforce development team gets community college award

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Castle & Cooke and the City of Kannapolis have been named the NC Community College System’s 2019 Distinguished Partners in Excellence. It’s a big feather in their cap as the partnership begins its second decade. The goal: Training the workforce of the future. “By working together, we are able to create new […]

Medical marijuana is subject of Newsmakers Breakfast June 19

Dr. William F. Wright, a psychiatrist with Atrium Health, will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker June 19 at The Peninsula Club. The subject is medical marijuana and CBD oil. WILLIAM WRIGHT, MD The Q&A over breakfast will take an unbiased, scientific look at the growing use and sale of cannabis-derived oils and medical claims. Wright, one […]

Cornelius Bromont changed the name of the Village of Lake Norman to  Augustalee in 2008. The $515 million project included 655,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space, 810,000 square feet of office space, two hotels and 400 residential condominiums.

Augustalee property is under contract

June 11. By Dave Yochum. One of the most significant development sites in Lake Norman is under contract, years after the original project—known as Augustalee—flamed across the economic development sky into foreclosure. The sale price and buyer likely won’t be disclosed until after a 150-day due diligence period is completed. Executives at Concord-based ACN purchased […]

Harris is new Cabarrus deputy county manager

Rodney Harris knows teamwork. The new Deputy County Manager of Cabarrus is one of 13 children—seven of whom are adopted. Harris, who moved to Cabarrus County in 2003, replaces Pam Dubois, who retired on June 7 after 31 years with the County. Harris’ responsibilities will include oversight of County finance, budgeting, procurement, libraries and veterans […]

Coach Healy speaking June 20

June 10. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host UNC Charlotte Football Coach Will Healy Thursday, June 20 at a PowerLuncheon at NorthStone Country Club. The topic is “Building the Winning Team from the Gridiron to the Board Room.” He will discuss how leadership is not about a title or a designation as much […]

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Housing here is just fine, despite slipping elsewhere

June 10. By Dave Yochum. While the the S&P Dow Jones Indices show declines for five cities—Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego—home price appreciation is doing just fine in Charlotte and the surrounding suburbs. It’s surprising housing isn’t still off the charts: Mortgage rates are at 4 percent, unemployment is close to […]

New Corporations May 2019

Mecklenburg County 5/9/19 Base Coat Nails and Spa Inc., Socheath Khuon, 19729 Feriba Pl., Cornelius 5/9/19 Global Minds United, Ridgely Chapman, 19224 Wildcat Trl., Davidson 5/9/19 Pro Tech Construction and Investors Group LLC, Hamed Musa Kargbo, 9507 Stawell Dr., Huntersville 5/9/19 TTWFO Inc., David M. Blanchard, 6140 Stephens Grove Ln., Huntersville 5/10/19 Barnabas Capital Insurance […]

Home Foreclosures May 2019

Mecklenburg County None   Cabarrus County 05/14/19 Jon & Roxanne Emery, 185 Deal St., Concord, Wells Fargo Bank, $190,000   Iredell County None