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Aquesta’s Wilmington branch temporarily closed because of Forence

Sept. 18. It won’t be back to normal for Aquesta employees in Wilmington for another couple of days. Although there was only minor water damage from a leak in the roof, the branch will stay closed until later this week, or possibly Monday, depending on when travel is deemed safe. The 2,000 square foot branch […]

Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 26 on public, charter schools

The thinking behind the charter school debate—not the politics—will be the subject of a Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 26 at The Peninsula Club. Thought leaders Karen Bentley, a former Mecklenburg County Commissioner, and Jim Fuller, a member of the Davidson Board of Commissioners, will field questions for the better part of an hour over breakfast. Davidson […]

Home Foreclosures – July 2018 – August 2018

Mecklenburg County 7/16/18 Robert A. Lewis Sr., 264 Glenallen Rd. 28117, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems $231,990 7/23/18 Trevor & Nicole Ashline, 115 Cloverhill Rd. 28117, Amerisouth Mortgage Company $641,250 7/30/18 Daphne C. Matthews, 191 Regency Rd. 28117, Piedmont Bank $69,500 8/9/18 Scott & Hilarie Lynn, 112 Danica Pl. 28117, Sidus Financial $259,000   Cabarrus County […]


Panic buying fuels gas shortage

  SEPT. 13. By Dave Yochum. Updated Friday 11 am. You don’t build a church for Easter Sunday. That’s the analogy Tom Kloza used to describe the normally adequate gasoline supply system that provides fuel from distribution centers in Greensboro and Charlotte to thousands of gas stations in and around the Golden Crescent. Panic buying […]

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Colorado securities fraud case touches Cornelius investors

Sept. 12. By Dave Yochum. A prominent investment advisor from Cornelius has been named as an unregistered promoter in an alleged real estate investment scheme in Colorado. Marlin S. Hershey, a principal at Performance Holdings in Kenton Place, was mentioned in an indictment against Gary Jule Dragul, 55, the president of GDA Real Estate Services […]

New ​spec multi-​t​enant ​project coming to Concord

Sept. 11. Fortius Capital Partners ​has announced plans to build Meadows Corporate Park, ​a multi-tenant industrial ​development with 192,000 square feet of space in two buildings. ​The project, on I-85 near Poplar Tent Road​, represents a​ ​$9​.9 million investment. J. Harris Morrison III of Fortius Capital Partners says the 21.5-acre site ​targets industrial users requiring […]

Charlotte home prices are on the up and up, but how long?

Like the Energizer Bunny, the upward trajectory of Charlotte home prices keeps on going. Year-over-year, prices rose 5.7 percent in Charlotte from June of 2017 to June of this year. It’s slightly less than the 20-city composite average of 6.3 percent, according to Case-Shiller, the S&P Dow Jones index for home prices. Charlotte’s year-over-year came […]

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Negative economic impact of I77 tolls is breathtaking

Sept. 9. By Dave Yochum. Having won the hearts and minds of Lake Norman a couple of years ago, some of the original toll fighters gathered on the Diverging Diamond at Exit 28 for a third year of protests—this time as Gov. Roy Cooper was finding his way to a fundraiser at a private home […]


Lake Norman a hub for beer enthusiasts

By Erica Batten.  Five years ago, it would have been hard to imagine Lake Norman as a destination for beer enthusiasts. Craft brewing was not one of the target areas for growth, said Ryan McDaniels, CEO of Lake Norman Economic Development. But times have changed, and not just locally. And Tim Kent, executive director of […]


2018 Top Women nominations close soon!

Do you know any ‘Top Women” leaders in our community? Nominate your boss, a friend or yourself. All of us at Business Today are honored to recognize women leaders across Cabarrus County and Lake Norman for the 14th consecutive year! More than 75 women from all walks of life—from attorneys and educators to elected  officials […]

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