When it comes to college completion rates, North Carolina lags not just the U.S. average, but at least 16 other developed nations, according to report released Tuesday. The State of the South 2010 report, by Chapel Hill-based MDC, ranks 13 Southern ...Read More »
While in some cases it’s evident bullying is a problem, oftentimes it’s not so clear-cut. Heather Morales of Huntersville pulled her 6-year-old son out of a YMCA after-school program in Davidson this month because he was being bullied, she said. ...Read More »
Sara Preston remembers the three-year battle before the North Carolina General Assembly passed the School Violence Prevention Act in June of 2009. The law requires the state’s public schools to adopt policies banning students from bullying and harassing their classmates ...Read More »
For nearly a year in 2008, Edward Robinson looked for a job around his Huntersville home, applying everywhere from grocery stores and movie theaters to bowling alleys and home-improvement centers. He landed a few jobs, but they never worked out. ...Read More »
Cheryl Littlefield’s ideal home was pulled right out from under her. Located near Revolution Park just west of Uptown Charlotte, the 1,200-square-foot, three-bedroom brick ranch-style home was just what Littlefield was looking for. And priced at $49,000, the foreclosed home was ...Read More »
Frank Arooji was about halfway through the multimillion-dollar project when he started having serious misgivings. “I thought, ‘Why did I do it?'” said Arooji, co-owner of Matthews-based Persis-Nova Builders, which builds custom homes throughout the Carolinas. Arooji and his partner, ...
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As more of the country’s biggest financial institutions and mortgage lenders are pulled into the ongoing controversy involving questionable foreclosure processes, many predict the situation could have a chilling effect on the country’s already battered economy and real estate market. ...Read More »