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Gordon Engle operated Turtle Creek Assets

Attorney General wins $23 million in relief in case against debt firm

Nov. 29. By Dave Yochum. NC Attorney General Josh Stein has won a consent judgment against Cornelius entrepreneur Gordon Engle and Turtle Creek Assets, a debt collection company that Engle ran. The judgment will result in $23 million in consumer debt forgiveness for more than 20,000 people and full refunds of $223,000 to more than […]


Meck County wants federal review of corporate landlords

Aug. 22. Mecklenburg County officials are recommending that the National Association of Counties push Congress, the White House and federal agencies to research the effects of corporate home purchases on housing markets. They said investor-owned homes have become a significant barrier to housing affordability and availability. According to, investors bought a quarter of homes […]

New chief equity/inclusion officer for Meck County

LaShaun K. Carter is the new chief equity and inclusion officer for Mecklenburg County. In his new role here, he will be responsible for efforts to advance a countywide equity and inclusion framework of normalizing, organizing and operationalizing internal policies, practices, and systems to eradicate any structural and/or institutional racism that may exist in county […]

New assistant town manager in Davidson

Aug. 9. Austin Nantz becomes assistant town manager in Davidson effective Aug. 23 having spent 22 years working for the City of Charlotte. During her tenure there, she worked in various roles and departments from large operating departments such as the fire department and Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) to most recently working in the […]

Gov. Cooper reinstates job search requirements

May 24. Gov. Cooper has reinstated work search requirements for anyone seeking unemployment benefits will be required to fulfill work search requirements beginning June 6. Existing claimants will be required to register with a jobseeker account on Under the Order: —Claimants must make contact with at least three different employers each week and keep […]


Rusty Knox: Newsmaker speaker Dec. 14 at The Peninsula Club

  The newly sworn in Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker Dec. 14​ at The Peninsula Club.​ A Realtor, singer and the son of former Mayor Russell Knox, he defeated John Woods in the November election. Fast growth, transparency in government and social media played major roles in the intense debate leading […]

LKN Chamber comes out against  CMS bond

Oct. 13. Following the lead of the town boards in Huntersville and Cornelius, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has come out against the  $922 million Charlotte Mecklenburg School bond proposal. “The rubric used to determine school priority and the analysis of what defines classroom overcrowding does not address either the current or ongoing needs […]

NC County Commissioners recognize Cabarrus

Sept. 28. Two Cabarrus County programs received recognition from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners for bringing innovative approaches to improving local government services. The NCACC also recognized Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners Chair Steve Morris and Vice Chair Diane Honeycutt for their work on professional development. The County’s Elected Officials Summit meetings and Community […]

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New downtown plan puts hotel at north end of Cannon Village

June 17. The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously endorsed the “North Option” for the redevelopment of downtown. It places a sports and entertainment complex in the north section of downtown, a hotel on Main Street, and a performing arts center on West Street. Residential development will be located in the historic district of the City […]


2 N. Meck mayors split from business community on I-77

June 9. By Dave Yochum. In defiance of the Cornelius Town Board, Mayor Chuck Travis has met with NC Sen. Philip Berger in Raleigh to argue in favor of the Public Private Partnership that is building toll lanes between Lake Norman and Charlotte. Travis, who lobbied against HB-954—the anti-toll legislation that passed overwhelmingly in the NC House June 2—met with […]