According to estimates released Wednesday, first-year attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame is expected to fall to as much as half of original projections. For fiscal 2011, between 250,000 to 400,000 people are expected to visit the hall of fame. ...Read More »
Robb Hudson was frustrated with Mecklenburg County. The North American vice president for Leicestershire, England-based Winbro Group Technologies had hoped the county would take more of an interest in the company when it began shopping this year for a location ...
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CHARLOTTE – Aerospace supplier Goodrich Corp. has won a contract worth about $10 million from the United Kingdom’s Defense Ministry to continue supporting instruments on military jets and helicopters, the company said today. Atlantic Inertial Systems, which is based in England ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina is still struggling with significant unemployment, despite a small drop in the jobless rate announced today. The unemployment rate declined to 9.6 percent in September from 9.7 percent in August, but that can be explained by ...Read More »
HUNTERSVILLE — A German-based maker of fabrics used to make strong but lightweight composite materials is expanding its North Carolina plant and adding nearly 180 jobs. Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Tuesday that SAERTEX USA will expand its Huntersville factory, investing ...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 »
(Editor’s note: Part of an occasional series on growth of communities outside Charlotte) Business owner Tana Greene remembers when the only place to eat in the Lake Norman area was the Ham and Eggs restaurant at Exit 28 off Interstate ...
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Morgan Ramsey’s longtime love affair with NASCAR ended badly. He grew up in Ridgeway, Va., just a few miles from the Martinsville Speedway and started going to races when he was 8. Family outings often consisted of traveling to regional ...
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Having opened Dollar Plus in August, Doris Afam is excited about the upcoming holiday season and what will hopefully be a big boost in sales. But that excitement is tempered by the fact that she can’t afford to hire as ...
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So far this year, Mecklenburg County residential foreclosure filings are down by 525 from the same period last year. In the first eight months of 2009 there were 8,285 filings in the county, down 7 percent from 7,760 filings this ...Read More »