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There’s no room for a hotel, Birkdale Village rep says

March 2. Huntersville Planning Board members had the chance this week to ask the owners of Birkdale Village what future plans, if any, NAP has for a hotel. A boutique hotel and the multi-family/mixed use building were removed in January from revised plans submitted by the owners of Birkdale Village in Huntersville. On Tuesday, Mike […]


WalletHub study: 2023’s best and worst states for women

March 1. In 2023, women in some parts of America still get the short end of the stick — even as they outnumber men in most states. For instance, women represent more than two-thirds of all minimum-wage workers in the U.S. Their political representation also suffers, as women make up nearly 51 percent of the U.S. population but only 24 percent of […]


Pester USA Inc. earns the 2023 “Inspire our Future Award”

March 1. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has recognized Pester USA Inc. in Huntersville for  outstanding continuous support of education and workforce development with the “Inspire our Future” award presented by the chamber and the Lake Norman Education Collaborative. In 2022, Pester was an instrumental partner in starting the EDC’s Journey 360 program, which […]

Flair Trade inches toward opening

Feb. 28. The new Flair Trade store will be just across West Catawba Avenue from the previous location in the Shops at the Fresh Market, the upscale consignment store owner said. Owner Szilva Harman expects to open this spring. “I wish we could be more specific, but that’s all we can say for now.” “We […]

Pure Barre is among the 29 leases signed or renewed recently at Birkdale Village. Photo | Birkdale Village

Some favorites in Birkdlale Village renew leases

Feb. 28. By TL Bernthal. North American Properties has signed a total of 29 lease agreements — including new leases and renewals — since acquiring Birkdale Village in November 2020. You’ll see some long-time favorites like Dressler’s, Poppies and Uniquities on the new renewals list. These renewals have recently been completed: —American Eagle: Multi-year lease […]

Summit Coffee gave Facebook fans a buzz with this recent posting.

Business briefs: Food and beverage nuggets

Feb. 27. By TL Bernthal Summit Coffee Summit Coffee is adding three locations soon, including one on North Main Street in Cornelius, just down the road from its basecamp at 128 S. Main St., Davidson. Summit confirmed the Cornelius location is about a block north of  the Food Lion shopping strip at 20239 N.Main St. […]

LKN Chamber recognizes 2023 educators of the year

Feb. 27. The Lake Norman Chamber honored three local educators at the 2023 Education Power Luncheon Feb.16. Chamber Board Chairman Douglas Marion presented the Educators of the Year to a Charlotte Mecklenburg school, charter school and private school teacher. The recipients —Amanda Wheeler, a sixth-grade science teacher from Bailey Middle School. —Dylan Scaringelli, band director […]

Embezzler gets 30 months in prison after nabbing $775K

Feb. 24. By Dave Yochum. When Will Vulcano, 66, the owner of a successful trucking company, passed away in October of 2019, Benjamin Padua Jr. of Huntersville had already begun embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from The Peninsula resident and the company Vulcano owned. But Padua, the senior financial officer of Carrier Transicold Mid-Atlantic, […]


Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream expected to open mid-March

Feb. 23. By TL Bernthal. The opening date for the new Handel’s homemade ice cream franchise in Cornelius should be March 16, delayed by almost three months because of construction setbacks. Pam Alatalo, the operations manager, says that once the plumbing and electrical inspections are complete, the floor can installed—all part of the process to […]

Office stress

Stress management 101: Be more efficient

Feb. 20. By Cheryl Kane. Efficiency matters, reducing wasteful actions and achieving the most value from assets is always important. I believe efficient behaviors can help reduce stress. As stress seems a prevalent topic today, perhaps a few simple ways to reduce distractions to keep a clear mind as we conduct our tasks may help. […]