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Do toll lanes really cut congestion?

PART 1 of 2 By Kate Martin/Carolina Public Press North Carolina, like many other states, has gambled on toll roads as a way to reduce congestion. While a relatively recent addition to the state’s highways, some estimates say toll roads in the Triangle and Charlotte areas are drawing more drivers than officials initially predicted. So, […]

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Tap creativity with teamwork and strategy

Sales professionals by nature have a laser-like, goal-oriented focus, and they push themselves against all odds to produce outstanding results. Along the way they develop skills and habits that make them more efficient. But the world we work in continues to evolve, change, and develop, so we have to make sure we are adapting to […]

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Sweet Dream owners are Business Persons of the Year

Jan. 23. Greg and Katy Law, owners of Sweet Dream Mattress and Furniture in Cornelius, were named the Robert T. Cashion Business Persons of the Year at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce annual meeting at The Peninsula Club. Robert Cashion’s widow, Louise Cashion, and son Gordon Cashion, assisted 2019 Chamber Board Chair Tricia Sisson, […]


Jury awards $21,500 to Sisson in business dispute

Jan. 21. By Dave Yochum. A Lincoln County jury has decided that both Bayport Holdings and Brian P. Sisson breached “a material term” of the management agreement that determined how Sisson would run The Range at Lake Norman in Denver, NC. The agreement between Bayport, a partnership that includes Cornelius businessman Bob Watson and Kevin […]

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Number of businesses sold fell during 2019

A total of 2,454 small businesses were reported to have sold in the third quarter of 2019, an 8.6 percent decline compared to the same period last year. BizBuySell (BBS) says the median sale price rose just .1 percent year-over-year. Stagnant sale prices are not for lack of trying. The median asking price of a […]

Nancy Nagy new president of Premier Sotheby’s International

Nancy Nagy has been named president of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, where she will be responsible for leading all sales operations of the $5 billion brokerage. She succeeds Budge Huskey, who was named chief executive officer on Jan. 1. She previously served as chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Chicago, ranked among the top […]

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LKN business leaders take shots at each other in Lincoln County trial

Jan. 17. By Dave Yochum. If Hilary Clinton had been elected, none of this would have happened. It turns out the Donald Trump presidency coincided with a precipitous decline in the firearms and shooting range industry. People didn’t feel like their right to bear arms was threatened, and revenue at Denver Defense, a gun range […]


Jury selection under way in Bayport v. Sisson trial

Jan. 13. By Dave Vieser. Jury selection begin​s​ today in Lincoln County Court ​over​ a contract dispute between two warring gun range businesses, both of which are owned by influential business people in Lake Norman. On the one side is the Range at Lake Norman, owned by Tricia and Brian Sisson. She is a Cornelius […]

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Strong home price appreciation continues

Net in-migration bodes well for Lake Norman and Cabarrus homeowners—the demand for housing will continue to drive up prices in 2020. “At a regional level, Phoenix retains the top spot for the fifth consecutive month with October’s 5.8 percent year-over-year gain. The Southeast region was also strong, as Tampa, Charlotte, and Atlanta prices all rose […]

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Newsmakers Breakfast focuses on schools

Public education in North Mecklenburg is the topic at the Jan. 15 Newsmakers Breakfast at The Peninsula Club. It will focus on education, with speakers Jennifer De La Jara and Rhonda Lennon Cheek, both Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools board members. Growth and over-crowding became an issue when Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools left North Meck out of capital […]