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NC jobless rate holds steady at 3.5%

May. 17. The state’s seasonally adjusted April 2024 unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, unchanged from March’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent. North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 1,200 over the month to […]

NC Attorney General Josh Stein

Gubernatorial candidate Josh Stein will address LKN Chamber luncheon May 23

May 15. NC Attorney General Josh Stein will speak at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce PowerLuncheon May 23 at Northstone Country Club. The Democratic nominee for Governor will be speaking on “The State of the Business Environment in North Carolina.” He is expected to touch on how North Carolina is a great state to […]

Miles Atkins, former mayor of Mooresville

Former mayor is Downtown Mooresville’s ‘Main Street Champion’

May 15. Miles Atkins, the former mayor of Mooresville, was named Downtown Mooresville’s 2023 Main Street Champion by the North Carolina Main Street Program, which works to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation across the state. The Champion award is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to downtown […]

$4,700,000_18930 Mary Audrey Cir, Cornelius

Hot Properties: Million-dollar deals

May 14. Recent home sales in excess of $1 million. $4,700,000 Landon & Caitlyn Eckles to William & Judy Wahl, 18930 Mary Ardrey Cir., Cornelius $2,100,000 Amber Gray to John Hondros, 18440 John Connor Rd., Cornelius $2,000,000 Loombergers LLC to Aaron & Sarah Ernst, 19515 Loom Ln., Cornelius $1,900,000 Brian & Jennifer Pace to Mark […]


Mecklenburg New Corporations

May 10. These businesses have registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 3/18/24 Heart & Hands Home Builders Inc., Ray P. Santana, 21407 Catawba Ave., Cornelius 3/18/24 LoveNow365 Inc., Monique Mitchell, 8705 Creek Trail Ln. #525, Cornelius 3/18/24 S & S Properties Group LLC, Karen Sheffield, 19721 Bethel Church Rd., Cornelius 3/19/24 FarLund […]

Lake Norman Chamber Board Chair Jeff Tarte with Kris Brodof and Christine Finandis representing owners Jodi Wright and Heather Scovel from Savory Moments / Magnolia Woods along with Huntersville Commissioner Edwin Quarles and Kristen Trexler Reavis - Community Engagement with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center (Presenting Sponsor of Small Business Week). Photo: Ocaid Photography

Small businesses recognized during Small Business Week in Lake Norman

May 9. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce celebrated Small Business Week by recognizing local small businesses that have excelled in their market. Recognized were: Tallie and Andy Upchurch from BIN 110 in Cornelius, Jasmine Egoavil owner of Brighter Smiles of Davidson, Kris Brodof and Christine Finandis representing owners Jodi Wright and Heather Scovel from […]

Fruitful Roots gains final approvals for new craft brewery in downtown Cornelius

May 7. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board has unanimously approved rezoning for the proposed Fruitful Roots brewery on North Main Street just north of the Food Lion parking lot. Brothers Douglas Marion and Travis Marion and their wives Shannon and Chelsea, respectively, operating under the name Aspirational Adventures, plan a taproom and brewery […]

PINE in NoDa: New event venue

PINE event venue opening in NoDa

May 8. PINE, a new event and wedding venue in NoDa, will hold a grand opening from 5 pm to 8 pm on May 15. The facility features white walls, chandeliers, tall ceilings, a built-in bar, and over 6,300 square feet of indoor event space on the main level as well as a fully furnished […]

Lithium battery company will bring 500+ jobs to Denver

May 4. Green New Energy Materials, a manufacturer of a key component used in lithium-ion batteries, will open a $140 million plant in Denver, creating 545 jobs. GNEM partners with LG, Samsung, SKI, AESC and Northvolt on battery separator products that are used in electric vehicles, energy storage and electric tools. Jay Zhu, general manager […]

Novant Health Huntersville

Novant lands ‘A’s for patient safety in Huntersville, as well as 9 other hospitals

May 2. Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center has earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2024 scoring period. Nine other Novant hospitals around North Carolina also earned top honors from Leapfrog. Novant Health hospitals scoring “A” Hospital Safety Grades: Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center* Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center* Novant Health […]