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States having the quickest recovery of unemployment claims

Feb. 6. New unemployment claims decreased slightly week-over-week on Jan. 23 amid high inflation and the threat of a recession. WalletHub released updated rankings for the States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most.  NC placed in the middle range at 22nd in the ranking of states where unemployment claims are decreasing the most. Kentucky […]

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You’ll just have to wait a little more: The brewery at Birkdale

Feb. 3.  By TL Bernthal. The yet-to-be-announced brewery in Birkdale Village probably won’t be able to open until closer to the end of this year,  said  Tim Perry, managing partner of North American Properties in Atlanta, the owner of the mixed-use project. It will go in a two-story, open air space along the green by […]

Publix expands footprint in Lake Norman, with store opening next week in Huntersville

Feb. 2. According to the grocer’s website, the Publix store at  15010 Village Crossing Rd. in  Huntersville will open Wednesday, Feb. 8. It will have a pharmacy, catering, bakery, deli, floral, seafood and produce like the store in Cornelius. Publix shows roughly a dozen groceries in Mecklenburg County, including two other locations in Huntersville.

United Bankshares announces record earnings for 2022

Jan. 26. United Bankshares Inc. reported record 2022 earnings of $379.6 million as compared to earnings of $367.7 million in 2021. Earnings per diluted share for 2022 were $2.80 as compared to earnings per diluted share of $2.83 for 2021. Earnings for the fourth quarter of 2022 were $99.8 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, […]


Mecklenburg new corporations

Jan. 24. These businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 11/16/22 Busby Group Inc., Julie Busby, 17914 John Connor Rd., Cornelius 11/17/22 6 Pack Properties LLC, Robert B. Newkirk III, 7632 Norman Island Dr., Cornelius 11/17/22 Black Arrow PSG LLC, C. Christopher Clark, 9606 Bailey Rd. Ste. 240, Cornelius 11/17/22 FreightLander LLC, […]


Opinion: Sustainable electricity we can rely on

Jan. 19. [Opinion] By Gov. Roy Cooper. North Carolinians deserve reliable, sustainable electricity at a reasonable cost, but because of increasingly severe weather and aging fossil fuel plants, that result could be less certain. That’s why we now have a plan to ensure more reliable and sustainable electricity by moving more quickly toward low-cost renewable […]

Groundbreaking for Wake Forest med school today in Midtown

Jan. 17. Groundbreaking for “The Pearl” innovation district and Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte takes place this morning at 10, with executives from Atrium Health, Wake Forest and Wexford Science and Technology LLC as well as elected officials. The 26-acre site near Baxter and South McDowell will one day have four towers, street-level […]

Mecklenburg new corporations

Jan. 16. These businesses have registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 10/17/22 429 West Pine Street LLC, Christine M. Robbins, 19453 W. Catawba Ave. Ste. E, Cornelius 10/17/22 Champions F7, Nathan Kennedy, 19354 Watermark Dr. Ste. 202, Cornelius 10/17/22 EYM Aviation Services LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 17130 Kenton Dr. Apt. […]

Letter to the Editor: Birkdale Village rezoning

Nov. 22. [Opinion] By Dawn Snow. It is quite obvious that the current rezoning proposal, R22-01, to redevelop Birkdale Village with a multi-story hotel and office building and 350 more apartments does not fit with the character of our neo-traditional village in terms of scale, scope, architecture, or aesthetics. Additionally, parking and infrastructure will be […]

Carowinds to celebrate 50th anniversary with aviation area in 2023

Nov. 15. At the center of the Carowinds  50th anniversary celebration in 2023 will be Aeronautica Landing, a tribute to the Carolinas’ spirit of invention, exploration and aviation. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in the history and future of flight. Construction is under way in the Crossroads areas of the park, which will […]