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New burger concept coming to Cornelius

A new burger concept—​Little Big Burger—is coming to a Publix shopping center in Cornelius. NASCAR superstar Denny Hamlin​ ​is partnering up with Chanticleer Holdings, a Charlotte-based restaurant company with $41 million in revenue last year. The 1,500-square-foot Little Big Burger store is expected to open in about 90 days, says Mike Pruitt, Chanticleer CEO. Chanticleer […]

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D9 Brewing will more than double in size

May 8. D9 Brewing plans to more than double the size of its Cornelius brewery, and at the same time add even more science to the art of brewing beer. D9 CEO Andrew Durstewitz, an engineer for 15 years, has grown the three-year-old company from $100,000 a year to what’s expected to be a $4.8 million […]

Carrie Hewitt is new compliance officer, chief of operations at Aquesta

May 4. Carrie Hewitt is the new chief operations and compliance officer at Cornelius-based Aquesta Bank. A Davidson resident, she has 14 years of banking experience as well as 10 more years in finance and audit in other industries. She most recently served as director of internal audit and compliance officer at Albemarle-based Uwharrie Bank. […]

New managing broker at Premier Sotheby’s in Cornelius

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has named Jason Gentry as managing broker of its Lake Norman office, located at 19825-D N Cove Road in Cornelius. Prior to his appointment, Gentry was a broker associate in the firm’s Charlotte office. A North Carolina native, he became a licensed broker associate in 2010 and was identified as a Rising […]

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Region gears up for May races in Concord

May 2. The May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway bring with them a month’s worth of entertainment opportunities in the Golden Crescent, courtesy of the 600 Festival Association. “May is going to be huge for everyone in this region,” said Jacqueline Gafrarar, executive director of the 600 Festival. “It should be a fun and entertaining […]

I-77 contract fight enters new phase; discussion May 3

Widen I-77 will host a town hall​-​style ​discussion Thursday, May 3​ at the Charles Mack Center in downtown Mooresville. ​Organizers will present their​ response to the recent I-77 Advisory Group meetings regarding options for terminating the​​ contract​ with Cintra​ and modifying the I-77 toll project. “The conclusion of the Advisory Group meetings and the announcement […]

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Art show will bring thousands to Birkdale; organizer has national following

April 30. The 2nd Annual Lake Norman Festival of the Arts, a world-class, two-day art fair in Birkdale Village, will bring thousands of visitors to Lake Norman the weekend of May 19-20. More than 100 national and local artists are set to display their works, which includes paintings, fine jewelry and other works of art. […]

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Aquesta first-quarter net rises 53 percent

April 24. Aquesta Financial Holdings reports net income for the first quarter of 2018 rose 53 percent to $702,000 from $460,000 during the same year-ago quarter. Jim Engel, CEO and president, said he was very pleased with year-over-year growth in earnings along with strong loan production during the first quarter. “With the addition of key […]

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$4.5 million in scholarships target low-income students in bio-sciences

April 19. More than 150 scholarships—worth more than $4.5 million over five years—will help fund low-income students study biological sciences at UNC Charlotte, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Gaston College. The National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is expected to increase the number of students who complete both science degrees as well […]

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CPCC launches Accelerated Career Training program

April 16. Central Piedmont Community College has launched a series of free short-term training tracks designed to train under-employed adults for a variety of jobs. The program, known as Accelerated Career Training (ACT) is expected to help solve Charlotte’s economic upward mobility problem—another way of saying the American Dream isn’t necessarily attainable even if you […]

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