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S&D Coffee & Tea earns honors at 2015 North American Iced Tea Championships

July 14. In the recent iced tea class competition, S&D Coffee & Tea earned eight awards. This was the greatest number of honors presented as the company practically swept the bag-in-box category. S&D was honored with the following awards: First place in the BIB Black Sweetened category for its Teafinity Sweet Black, First place in […]

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Leigh Brown & Associates named twice on REAL Trends List

July 14. REAL Trends, a tool that categorizes the best real estate agents by state and major metropolitan area, named Leigh Brown & Associates in its recent 2015 Top Real Estate Teams list. In fact, the organization was featured in two categories — #8 in Team by Transaction Sides and #7 in Teams by Volume.


Online and out of line

By John Rehkop. When companies advertise online, they often do so in part because of the number of controls that come with it. Today’s sophisticated advertising platforms offer robust targeting capabilities that allow companies to reach customers and prospects in a very individual and Big Brother kind of way. “Most people on the Internet understand that […]

Lake Norman Chamber Chairman speaks out on I77 Toll Lanes

Letter to the editor As a resident of the Town of Huntersville for 16 years, I have spent enough time in I-77 traffic that I could have learned a foreign language or two!  Since 2011, I have served on the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and currently serve as Board Chair.  During […]

Unpopular Cintra deal rolls through public opinion, financial close.

Unpopular Cintra deal rolls through public opinion, financial close

May 20. The NCDOT has completed the financial close with I-77 Mobility Partners in spite of widespread opposition to the toll lane project. Construction is slated to begin this summer. An online poll conducted by Cornelius Today and Business Today revealed that 98 percent of respondents do not believe the NCDOT operates “with transparency, integrity […]


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College recognizes outstanding employees    

Feb. 20. The RCCC Board of Trustees recognized several employees for providing stellar service and making significant contributions to the institution. The College’s 2014 Outstanding Employees Award winners are: Jenny Beaver, program chair, English Paula Dibley, director of college relations, marketing and communications Gene McCants, enrollment specialist Carl Ritchie, facilities services technician Jay Taylor, lead […]

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce presents annual awards

Jan. 23 The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its 89th Annual Gala at Catawba College’s Crystal Lounge. Over 200 Chamber members attended the Gala. This year’s award winners included: Patterson Farms Inc., Chamber Champion Small Business of the Year; Martha Bostian, Paul E. Fisher Volunteer of the Year; and, Dr. Michael Bitzer (Catawba College), […]


O2 Energies is building a 20 acre solar farm

Nov. 25 Cornelius-based O2 Energies is building a 20 acre solar farm worth $10 million in Rowan County. The 4.25 megawatt solar farm is the first of its kind in the area and will generate enough clean electricity to offset the annual electricity usage of more than 500 homes.The farm will use an innovative inverter design. […]


Carolinas Medical Center NE named Top Performer by The Joint Commission

Nov. 24 Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast is one of Carolinas HealthCare System care locations named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. The recognition is for their exemplary clinical performance in multiple specialities. The designation, released as part of the Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” recognizes hospitals […]


Businesses, town map out strategies for Exit 28 retail

By Dave Vieser The meeting was facilitated by former Cornelius Mayor Pro Tem Susan Medlin, the owner of an advertising agency on North Main Street. Her name has come up as a possible replacement for John Bradford on the Cornelius Town Board.Secure with the knowledge that weekday lane closings at Exit 28 are finally a […]