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Hayes, others indicted by Feds for corruption, bribery

April 2. NC Republican Party Chairman and Concord resident Robin Hayes, 73, is among four people named in a federal criminal indictment unsealed today in the Western District of North Carolina. Hayes is a member of the Cannon textile family in Concord and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. On or about […]

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Kindred pastry chef pops over to Davidson Farmer’s Market

April 2. Justin Burke-Samson, the former executive pastry chef at Kindred Restaurant in Davidson and Hello, Sailor in Cornelius, has been named market manager at the Davidson Farmer’s Market, which opens for its 11th season this Saturday. He replaces Abby Wyatt who moved on to a job with Mecklenburg County. Burke-Samson got his start in professional […]

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Dept. of Environmental Quality orders massive coal ash clean-up

April 1. By Erica Batten.  Officials from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality spent much of January traveling to areas of the state where Duke Energy operates coal-fired electric plants. The DEQ hosted six public meetings to inform residents about cleanup options for coal ash ponds. The result: An order from the DEQ that […]

Novant net falls, $160.5 million loss in investment portfolio

Novant Health today announced 2018 audited financial results for the year ended Dec. 31. For 2018, Novant Health reported net income of $94.0 million on operating revenues of nearly $5 billion, compared to $477.9 net income revenue of $4.6 billion last year. There was a sharp difference in investment income: A loss of $160.5 million […]

Premier Sotheby’s had 6,400 closed transactions last year

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, which has an office in Cornelius and Charlotte, has been ranked No. 34 on the annual REAL Trends 500 survey of the top U.S. residential brokerage companies, based on closed sales volume. The company moved up two spots, from No. 36 in 2018. With approximately $4.5 billion in sales volume, Premier […]

Lake Norman Realty recognizes agents

Lake Norman Realty recognized a number of associates for their outstanding achievements in 2018: Beth Preston in their Mooresville Office was recognized for her exemplary volunteer service with the James A. Jennings Community Spirit Award for her service Walt and Emilie Davis from the Cornelius Office received the Service Provider of the Year for her […]

New fire chief will direct $22.5 million budget

Jake Williams is Concord’s newFire Chief, effective May 1. He has 20 years of experience with the City of Concord and will lead the Fire Department after Chief Ray Allen retires. City Manager Lloyd Payne said Williams has a distinguished record that “will ensure the Fire Department is ready for the current and future needs […]

LKN Economic Development introduces workforce initiative

​March 22. ​Lake Norman Economic Development ​has ​launched AscendLKN, a workforce campaign focused on educating the Lake Norman community on various career pathways​, including ​how to advance in the world of advanced manufacturing. The website, is a way to learn mo​re ​​about the field and the future of this vocation in the Charlotte region.  AscendLKN will […]

Political Academy enrollment period is open

March 22. Registration is open for the 2019 Academy of Political Leadership hosted by the Lake Norman Chamber and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce. The academy, which has room for six people from Mecklenburg and six from Iredell, is a nonpartisan program designed for anyone interested in running for elected office.  Previous attendees include  […]


Rep. Beasley will run for Lt. Gov. of NC

March 22. Rep. Chaz Beasley, a popular figure in North Meck politics, has announced that he is launching a campaign for NC Lieutenant Governor. “I’m running for Lieutenant Governor because I believe that we have a responsibility to build a state where everyone, regardless of background, can live up to their fullest potential and participate […]

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