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Cornelius builder on HGTV Friday

Jan. 31. Catch a local home on national TV, thanks to Cornelius-based Meeting Street Homes and HGTV. A house built and decorated by Meeting Street will be featured on “My Lottery Dream Home” Friday at 9 pm. “We are big fans of HGTV so it was an honor to get a call from the show,” […]

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Meck property revals coming in: Some commercial up 60 percent since 2011

Jan. 24. The last few years have been awesome from a property owner’s point of view; their homes are worth considerably more. How much more is becoming apparent today as the new Mecklenburg County tax values come online. One lakefront property in The Peninsula in Cornelius, with around 5,000 square feet of living area, climbed […]

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Four LKN events land on Tourism Society Top 20 list

Four significant special events in Lake Norman—the Loch Norman Highland Games, NC Music & Brewers Festival, Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Race and the Warrior Dash—have been added to the Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 list this year. Travel industry leaders select 20 events per month and the Southeast Tourism Society publicizes them throughout the […]

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Earnings increase sharply at Aquesta

Jan. 16 Aquesta Financial Holdings, the parent company of Aquesta Bank, reported record earnings and loan growth for the fourth quarter of 2018 as well as the full year. The Cornelius-based bank reported net income of $942,000 compared to $204,000 during the last quarter of 2017. For the full year 2018, net income was $4.2 […]

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DH Griffin will demo old Philip Morris plant

Jan. 16. Greensboro-based D.H. Griffin Cos. will begin demolishing the old Philip Morris plant in Concord within the next 30 days. Now known as The Grounds at Concord, the buildings total some 3.5 million square feet. The 2,000 acre site owned by Bootsmead LeaseCo is being marketed by JLL Carolinas for an undisclosed price. Griffin […]

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Clark, Marcus at Newsmakers Breakfast Jan. 24

Lake Norman’s two newest legislators will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speakers Jan. 24 at The Peninsula Club. On deck for the Q&A with Cornelius Today and Business Today readers are NC Rep. Christy Clark and NC Sen. Natasha Marcus. Clark, a Huntersville resident, and Marcus, a Davidson resident, represent Cornelius in the House of Representatives […]

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Despite false starts, are autonomous vehicles on the road to acceptance?

It’s 2029 and you’re sound asleep cruising to a mountaintop getaway in your first autonomous vehicle, a Jaguar XJ, which looks futuristic and classic all at the same time, and performs beautifully, thanks to Tata’s brilliant designers and programmers in India where most of the population practices Hinduism. And suddenly there’s a cow in the […]

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Tricia Sisson will chair LKN Chamber this year

A name from Cornelius business and local GOP politics will be front and center at the  Lake NormanChamber of Commerce in 2019. Tricia Sisson, who ran for Cornelius Town Board in 2017, will officially take over the chamber’s volunteer reins on Friday. The chamber has close to 900 members, about the same as 2017. “Our […]

Carolina Trust completes acquisition of Clover Community

Jan. 9. Carolina Trust Bank has completed its merger with Clover Community Bankshares, resulting in a $600 million banking company headquartered in Lincolnton. The $21 million acquisition of South Carolina-based Clover Community was announced in June last year. Jerry L. Ocheltree, president and CEO of Carolina Trust, said the same employees that served Clover customers […]

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New valuations: Ringing in the new year with a loud gong

Jan. 9. By Dave Yochum.  The go-go housing market has been great news for sellers in Lake Norman for years. But now, for owners, the tax man cometh.  Quickly appreciating values, up 5 percent from October of 2017 to October of 2018, according to Case-Shiller, will be reflected in new valuations coming from Mecklenburg County […]

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