Lives in: Charlotte Age: 59 Family: wife, Leslie Education: bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh Last June, cash-strapped Mecklenburg County reduced its landscaping staff from 21 to six. Kenneth Carlson was one of the lucky ones who weren’t ...Read More »
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(Editor’s note: Part four of a five-part occasional series on the top cities that Charlotte competes with.) This year, Charlotte and Tampa, Fla., got some major convention news. The Queen City found out that it is going to be the ...Read More »
Already skeptical of SouthPark Mall, a big, new complex built in the middle of pastureland, residents weren’t happy when they learned that Charlotte developer Johnny Harris planned to build offices and retail shops around it. It was the early 1970s, ...
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Age: 48 Lives in: Rock Hill, S.C. Family: wife, Marie; children, Jesse, 7, Jake, 5 Education: bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Joel Matthews likes to blow stuff up. He’s been doing it for ...Read More »
Summer in Charlotte is in full swing, and that could mean good business for arenas and venues that offer a concert and a cool reprieve from the heat or just a way to unwind. But in these days of economic ...Read More »
Along the shaded streets and century-old homes in Mooresville’s historic downtown district, Ilisa Millermoon’s residence sticks out like a brightly colored sore thumb. An artist, Millermoon likes to decorate her front yard with quirky sculptures and multicolored creations. But it ...
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This month, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association rolled out a new report designed to give more insight into the volume of foreclosures and short sales taking place in the Charlotte area. The report, free to CRRA members and the public, ...
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Detective Charles Witherspoon usually doesn’t get involved until things get really bad, and the situation last year at Vox Sports Club on Wilkinson Boulevard in west Charlotte was about the worst he’d ever seen. The 28-year veteran of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg ...Read More »
In April, after a five-year run, Cindy Harris and Allison Wolf decided to close their gift shop in NoDa. It wasn’t that their business, Boulevard, which sold handmade jewelry, clothing, home furnishings and other gifts, wasn’t doing well, Harris said. ...Read More »
As executive director of the North Carolina Manufactured and Modular Homebuilders Association, Brad Lovin is constantly promoting ownership of mobile homes. It’s not an easy gig. Lovin said that since the Great Recession hit, he’s heard from many — from ...Read More »