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Mark Bardo back at Allen Tate

Mark Bardo, a well-known name in Lake Norman luxury real estate, is back at Allen Tate. He is the new regional vice president for the company’s Upstate South Carolina region. He will also oversee Allen Tate’s luxury homes marketing program across the company footprint in North and South Carolina. Bardo has more than 30 years […]

Community banker Pat Horton is taking aim at the seat held by Cabarrus Commissioner Liz Poole

Leading banker announces bid for Cabarrus Commission

Veteran business leader and banker Pat Horton will run for the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners. The regional president for Uwharrie Bank’s retail banking division is steeped in the Cabarrus community, having been a mainstay at First Charter, which was acquired by Fifth Third in 2008. This is Horton’s first run for elected office. Her […]

Brendan Duffey retiring from Uwharrie in January

April 22. Brendan P. Duffey, chief operating officer of Uwharrie Capital Corp and president & CEO of Uwharrie Bank will retire effective Jan. 2 of next year. Duffey, who joined the company in 2004, were said to be an instrumental member of the senior management team during  the depths of the great recession. Roger Dick, […]

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 […]

O’Hara gets SCORE top volunteer award

The National SCORE office in Washington, D. C. has presented SCORE Charlotte Chapter’s Mike O’Hara with its Platinum Leadership Award and Certificate. The Award was given for his 14 year record of leadership and service to SCORE.  He was Charlotte chapter president  from 2006-2008, heading numerous chapter committees including new member and marketing and serving […]

Bentley, Tarte join chamber board

The Lake Norman Chamber has added two former Republican elected officials to its board: Karen Bentley, a former Mecklenburg County commissioner, and Jeff Tarte, the former mayor of Cornelius and three-term state senator representing NC District 41. Bentley is now an executive coach and consultant, while Tarte is involved in a new company that manufactures water valves. […]

New ‘VP of student success’ at RCCC

Natasha Lipscomb is the new vice president for student success at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Previously executive director for student success, she replaces Dr. Janet Spriggs who became president of Forsyth Technical Community College. Rowan-Cabarrus conducted a nationwide search for the position, and reviewed 150 applications.

Tonya Rivens is spokeswoman for Sheriff’s Office

Tonya Rivens is the new public information manager f0r the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. The Harrisburg resident is well-known for her stints at WCCB News Rising and WBTV where she did the traffic report for six years. The UNC-Chapel Hill grad still hosts “Sounds of Inspiration” Sundays on Streetz 103.3/100.5 FM. Rivens received the Martin Luther […]

Bulla appointed to NC Emergency Response Commission

Ross Bulla of Denver is a new member of  the North Carolina Emergency Response Commission. He is the founder and president of The Treadstone Group, a firm that focuses on security and intellectual property rights. He has served as a volunteer with local EMS and fire services.

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