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Builders bullish on 55-plus housing market (access required)


U.S. homebuilder confidence in the active-adult housing market remains strong despite a slight drop in sentiment, according to the National Association of Home Builders 55+ Housing Market Index. The organization’s index fell slightly to 57 in the second quarter from ...

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Law firm helped breathe life into NC’s first wind farm (access required)


The winds that blow along North Carolina’s coast have enticed entrepreneurs at least as far back as the Wright brothers, who picked Kill Devil Hills, in part for its favorable gusts, as the proving ground for their unusual flying contraption. ...

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Local home prices up 5.7% in June (access required)

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The sales price on existing homes in the Charlotte area, including distressed sales, appreciated 5.7 percent in June from a year earlier, according to CoreLogic’s Home Price Index report.  Sales prices in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metropolitan statistical area grew 0.4 percent ...

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LPL Financial tops out in Fort Mill (access required)

Victor Fetter, chief information officer for LPL Financial, signs the steel beam used in the ‘topping out’ ceremony for the company’s new building under construction in Fort Mill. Photo by Scott Baughman

FORT MILL, SC – A large steel beam atop the LPL Financial building is covered with multicolor names, initials and signatures. But this isn’t graffiti, it’s a sign that the multi-million dollar, two-year project is nearing completion. The beam was ...

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