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NC jobless rate down .6% from one year ago

Sept. 20. The state’s seasonally adjusted August 2023 unemployment rate was 3.3 percent, .5 percent lower than the national jobless rate of 3.8 percent. North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased 0.6 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 12,790 over the month to 5,072,983 and increased 103,639 over the […]

Chick-fil-A will open $58.3 million distribution center in Kannapolis

Sept. 19. Chick-fil-A Supply, the distribution service provider for Chick-fil-A restaurants, will establish distribution center in the Lakeshore Corporate Park in the Rowan County portion of Kannapolis. The $58.3 million plant will generate 112 new jobs over the next five years with 85 of those jobs occurring in the first two years. Lakeshore Corporate Park, […]


Mecklenburg New Corporations

Sept. 18. These businesses have registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 7/17/23 Advantage Pros Financial LLC, John G. VanderVoort II, 20526 Rio Oro Dr., Cornelius 7/17/23 The Bougie Leopard LLC, Ileana Osborne, 19825-B North Cove Rd. Ste. 1054, Cornelius 7/18/23 Badger Properties LLC, Erica Meinen, 20901 N. Main St., Cornelius 7/19/23 Artisan […]

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Allen Tate observes 50 years in Davidson Sept. 30

Sept. 15. Allen Tate Realtors Davidson, formerly Knox Realty, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its brokerage office in historic downtown Davidson on Saturday, Sept. 30 with a drop-in event before and during the Concerts on the Green. In 1973, Knox Realty opened in Davidson under the ownership and management of Davidson natives Russell and […]


Here is what’s opening in the next few days in Birkdale Village

Sept. 14. Two national retailers will open their doors in Birkdale Village in the coming week. Lilly Pulitzer, with headquarters in Miami, Florida, will open its doors this Friday, Sept. 15, followed by Anthropologie, based in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Girl Tribe’s holiday pop-up is scheduled to open late November. Here are details for […]

Jake Palillo at Lagoona Bay/Waterside community meeting

Developer pulls the plug on Lagoona Bay/Waterside

Sept. 13. By Dave Yochum. Developer Jake Palillo and Bi-Part Development are pulling the plug on the 263-acre Lagoona Bay/Waterside project on either side of Hwy. 73 east of Hwy. 115. The property, currently farmland, is expected to go back on the market. Its hallmark feature was the “Crystal Lagoon” as well as commercial, retail […]

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Hot Properties: Million-dollar deals

Sept. 13. Recent home sales over $1 million. $4,000,000 Martin & Cynthia Gaunt to Jason & Jennifer Tarantino 17146 Freshwater Ln., Cornelius $3,023,000 Robert & Erin Hallman to John & Kathryn Connor, 19241 Hidden Cove Ln., Cornelius $1,856,000 Neil & Tara Condon to Christopher & Anita Donohoe, 19339 Overleaf Ln., Davidson $1,650,000 Vivian Realmuto to […]

Ron Herbert in front of Red Rocks Cafe in Birkdale Village.

Red Rocks open this week but will close briefly next week, Sept. 18-22

By TL Bernthal. Sept. 11. Red Rocks Cafe in Birkdale Village will close Monday, Sept. 18, to Friday, Sept. 22,  as bar and patio remodeling takes place. The restaurant will re-open Saturday, Sept. 23, owner Ron Herbert says. That Saturday is also Dressler’s last night of service and 20th anniversary celebration. The work is part […]

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Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 22 features Q&A with Dr. Hill, new CMS superintendent

Sept. 11. Dr. Crystal Hill, the new superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, will be the featured speaker at a Newsmakers Breakfast Q&A Sept. 22 at The Peninsula Club. She leads the second-largest school system in North Carolina. Public education is a timely topic, not only as the 23-24 school year gets under way, but as […]

Library at Central Piedmont

Central Piedmont library included in American Libraries’ Design Showcase

Sept. 6. The Hagemeyer Library at Central Piedmont Community College  has been included in American Libraries’ 2023 Design Showcase which highlights the most impressive new and renovated libraries in the United States. The 66,321 square-foot Hagemeyer Library is part of the one-year-old Parr Center, the 183,000 square foot hub of student life on the Central […]