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Striking a high note: Symphony Park and the art of aging in place

May 23. When Cornelius developer Jake Palillo was looking at the landscape for a new project, he researched the 76 million Baby Boomers who were coming to retirement age and looking to downsize. The question was how to create a community to meet these new housing market needs and what would be successful. The answer […]


Great Resignation drives higher wages, better working conditions

May 19. As the economy recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in job openings, with many employers having a tough time filling positions. As a result, new applicants have a lot of leverage. Indeed, the “Great Resignation,” has millions of Americans quitting their jobs each month. In a […]


Want to set yourself apart? Be in control.

BUSINESS ADVICE | By Cheryl Kane May 17. Want a promotion? Hope to be on the best team projects? Do you seek exciting opportunities? Then make sure you are perceived as promotable, dependable and stimulating to work with. Our hybrid world of working floating hours, attending meetings online, and working from home may offer cool […]

Charlotte Hornets pre-game at Spectrum Center, Charlotte

By the numbers: Hornets have cheapest seats in the NBA

May 12. The Charlotte Hornets’ season was disappointing, LaMelo Ball notwithstanding. They had a 43-39 season. One bright spot for fans: Hornets ticket prices are cheap. Charlotte has the lowest average ticket price for an NBA game, $63.11, which is 3.2 times less expensive than in San Francisco, the city with the highest average ticket […]

Louis Foreman, CEO of Eventys / Photo: IAM

Enventys CEO, a Cornelius resident, lands international honor

May 11. What do Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Korekiyo Takahashi, Thomas Jefferson, US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Cornelius resident Louis Foreman have in common? Hint: They’re among fewer than 100 people worldwide, living and dead, who have this particular honor in common. Patents. Takahashi said it best during a visit to the US […]


Atrium announces merger with large Milwaukee-based healthcare provider

May 11. Advocate Aurora Health will merge with Atrium Health, creating the fifth-largest healthcare commpany in the nation. It will serve 5.5 million patients, operate more than 1,000 sites of care and 67 hospitals, employ more than 7,600 physicians and nearly 150,000 people. The combined $27 billion enterprise will be headquartered in Charlotte. Advocate is […]

Edifice designed the new building.

With a $22 million campus, FIG will shine more brightly

May 10. By Dave Yochum. Bill Cain began preaching as a youngster, even before being ordained at the age of 19. This is a man who pastored a church in Kaplan, La. for two years in the early 1950s. Now, 60 years later he’s the chairman of the board of the Financial Independence Group, and […]


‘Need in the North’ tour focuses on challenged neighborhoods, housing issues

May. 4. There’s poverty and homelessness in Cornelius within walking distance of pricey homes on both the west side and east side of town. Indeed, nearly 10 percent of our neighbors live below the Federal Poverty Limit: $27,750 for a family of four. On May 13, the Ada Jenkins Center will conduct a “Need in […]

Hicks interviews President Carter at Oxford College of Emory University in 2019.

On Davidson’s new president: ‘We could have selected any candidate in the world’

May 3. Douglas A. Hicks becomes Davidson College’s 19th president on Aug. 1, succeeding Carol Quillen, who announced in August that she is stepping down after 11 years as president. The Davidson alum, 54, earned a Master of Divinity degree at Duke University and master’s and doctorate degrees in religion and economics at Harvard. He […]

LKN Chamber names Kevin Mahl 2021 Business Person of the Year

May 2. Kevin Mahl, CEO of Champion Tire and Wheel and Hyde Park Storage Suites, was named the Business Person of the Year at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. Mahl, who said he was humbled by the award, credited “the legions of folks that have helped along the way,” especially his wife […]