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Urban Institute has new interim director

May 3. Lori Thomas is the new interim director of the UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute. She replaces Jeff Michael, the Institute’s long-time director, who is leaving the position April 30 after serving 18 years to become North Carolina’s Deputy Secretary for Natural Resources. Thomas, who is also an Associate Professor of Social Work, serves as executive director […]

VLN’s Carreon honored by Destinations International ’30 under 30′

April 27. Rodrigo Carreon, who started his career in the tourism industry three years ago as a marketing intern at Visit Lake Norman, has been named one of Destinations International’s “30 Under 30″ award winners. Even before graduating from UNC-Charlotte, he accepted a full-time visitor services and marketing coordinator position during his sophomore year. He […]

New interim town manager in Harrisburg

April 26. Lee Connor will be the interim town manager in Harrisburg upon the departure of Town Manager Haynes Brigman effective June 1. Connor, is the assistant town manager and has previously served as the interim town manager having joined town staff in 2010 as finance director. Meanwhile, Mooresville resident Rob Donham is the new […]

Kindreds planning third eatery

April 22. Davidson restaurateurs Katy and Joe Kindred have announced they will open another restaurant called “milkbread” on Jetton Street in Davidson. A press release April 21 said they plan to feature milk bread donuts, crispy chicken, vegetable-focused bowls and salads, with order-at-the counter service, all within a “clean, minimalist design.” As to when, you’ll […]

Davidson has new Town Attorney: Mary Ann Swan

April 14. Mary Ann Swan as the new town attorney in Davidson. A graduate of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, she will provide legal guidance related to all aspects of town government, including drafting and reviewing contracts, ordinances and litigation on behalf of the town. She comes to the Town of Davidson after […]

Carol Shinn new senior VP at Peoples

April 8. Carol Shinn, a 35-year veteran of the banking industry, has been promoted to senior vice president/chief information officer at Peoples Bank. She joined the Newton-based bank in 2015. Previously director of deposit operations at Peoples Bank, she has completed the LSU Graduate School of Banking. In her new role, Shinn will be in […]

Consulting firm expands brokerage division with new VP

March 31. Daniel Bellot will head the newly expanded brokerage division at Rose Associates in Davidson. The firm, which provides real estate, land use and economic development advisory services for public and private sector clients, is focusing on building a local experienced team who best understands local market dynamics, particularly regarding land acquisition and entitlements. […]

Cooper nominates 4 to NC Business Court

March 18. Gov. Roy Cooper announced four nominations to serve as Special Superior Court judges with designations to the Business Court. Two of these nominations are for re-appointments of current Business Court judges, the Hon. Adam Conrad and the Hon. Michael Robinson, and two nominations are for new appointments. —Hon. Adam Conrad to be re-appointed […]

New business development director at Piedmont HealthCare

Anna Messick is the new director of business development at Piedmont HealthCare in Statesville. In addition to being responsible for provider, practice and organizational growth, she will support physician outreach and recruiting, on-boarding and communications. She has 15 years’ experience in marketing and public relations at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville where she was […]

New broker-in-charge at Allen Tate/Concord

Cindy Ryan is the new branch leader and broker-in-charge at Allen Tate’s Concord offices. She will oversee branch operations and lead and grow a team of more than 40 Allen Tate Realtors® and staff. Ryan, who has worked as a Realtor for 11 years, and before that, in retail management. She served as 2020 president […]

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