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Dept. of Environmental Quality orders massive coal ash clean-up

April 1. By Erica Batten.  Officials from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality spent much of January traveling to areas of the state where Duke Energy operates coal-fired electric plants. The DEQ hosted six public meetings to inform residents about cleanup options for coal ash ponds. The result: An order from the DEQ that […]

Novant net falls, $160.5 million loss in investment portfolio

Novant Health today announced 2018 audited financial results for the year ended Dec. 31. For 2018, Novant Health reported net income of $94.0 million on operating revenues of nearly $5 billion, compared to $477.9 net income revenue of $4.6 billion last year. There was a sharp difference in investment income: A loss of $160.5 million […]

Premier Sotheby’s had 6,400 closed transactions last year

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, which has an office in Cornelius and Charlotte, has been ranked No. 34 on the annual REAL Trends 500 survey of the top U.S. residential brokerage companies, based on closed sales volume. The company moved up two spots, from No. 36 in 2018. With approximately $4.5 billion in sales volume, Premier […]

LKN Economic Development introduces workforce initiative

​March 22. ​Lake Norman Economic Development ​has ​launched AscendLKN, a workforce campaign focused on educating the Lake Norman community on various career pathways​, including ​how to advance in the world of advanced manufacturing. The website, is a way to learn mo​re ​​about the field and the future of this vocation in the Charlotte region.  AscendLKN will […]

Political Academy enrollment period is open

March 22. Registration is open for the 2019 Academy of Political Leadership hosted by the Lake Norman Chamber and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce. The academy, which has room for six people from Mecklenburg and six from Iredell, is a nonpartisan program designed for anyone interested in running for elected office.  Previous attendees include  […]


Rep. Beasley will run for Lt. Gov. of NC

March 22. Rep. Chaz Beasley, a popular figure in North Meck politics, has announced that he is launching a campaign for NC Lieutenant Governor. “I’m running for Lieutenant Governor because I believe that we have a responsibility to build a state where everyone, regardless of background, can live up to their fullest potential and participate […]


Sperry Van Ness will move from Cornelius to new offices in NoDa

A mainstay of commercial real estate in Lake Norman will move from Cornelius to the trendy NoDa area in Charlotte. Tom McMahon, the managing partner of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors on West Catawba, said the brokerage and property management firm will move to Charlotte this spring. McMahon, who has spent 20 years […]

Aneralla will seek 3rd term in Huntersville

March. 19. John Aneralla will seek a third term as mayor of Huntersville.  He defeated former Mayor Jill Swain in November of 2015 and ran unopposed for a second term in 2017 “During my two terms as Mayor we have brought a new sense of leadership, cooperation and transparency to town government. Working together with […]

Mooresville, Davidson retain financial advisor for Continuum sale

March 18. By Dave Vieser. Officials from Davidson and Mooresville have agreed to put the locally owned cable/TV/internet system,  Continuum, previously known as Mi-Connection, on the market. The towns have retained RBC Capital Markets as the exclusive financial advisor for the proposed sale. If the towns receive a satisfactory offer, the citizens of Mooresville and Davidson […]


Local companies feel IT-talent pinch

By Debbie Griffin.  The North Carolina Technology Association recently released numbers on tech-job trends that demonstrate a challenge most businesses face today: Recruit top talent to meet growing information-technology demands, whatever they may be within a company. Joy Ugi is a marketing consultant for AMTdirect, provider of a lease-accounting software solution. “The tech-job boom has […]

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