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Population surge fed housing frenzy (access required)

John Woodward entered the building industry eight years ago when Charlotte’s population was booming. Seduced by the influx of residents, Woodward became a licensed contractor and started a small residential construction company, Woodward Builders, in Charlotte. “There was construction on ...

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Facing slower growth, Gaston hasn’t benefited from Meck effect (access required)

Recently retired from Poseidon Seafood, a Charlotte seafood distributor he started in 1986, Richard LaVecchia was getting antsy with his newfound freedom and decided to drive into downtown Belmont in Gaston County to look around. That was about six years ...

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