CHARLOTTE – North Carolina’s economy continues to grow quickly, but in order to remain vibrant and keep moving forward, the business community must focus on fundamentals. That was the message from state Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker at the Commercial ...Read More »
Government and Politics
CORNELIUS – If at second you don’t succeed, try, try again, again. That’s the latest tactic being taken by car czar Rick Zoerb in his yearlong battle to make a major expansion of his Hyundai dealership, prominently positioned at the ...
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RALEIGH - For years North Carolina has ranked as one of the top places for business. Forbes ranked the state fourth in September based on the cost of doing business here, the quality of its labor force and its regulatory ...
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CORNELIUS – The town of Cornelius Planning Board on Wednesday took three very confusing votes on the long-embattled Barnhardt single-family subdivision plan. First the appointed Planning Board on Wednesday night voted to recommend that the town’s elected Board of Commissioners ...Read More »
HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville town planning staff report released Wednesday on a proposed single-family senior-living subdivision pretty much says: “No way.” Repeatedly. For eight pages. The block lengths don’t work with the lot sizes, the front-loading garages are not recessed ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Mayor Patsy Kinsey and members of City Council on Friday were scheduled to attend the grand opening of The Retreat at Renaissance, the first phase of a mixed-income community that will have 110 units for seniors on a ...Read More »
HUNTERSVILLE – An “enterprise center” that would be a key component of a plan to revitalize the ramshackle trailer-park neighborhood of Huntington Green has run into opposition from a handful of the residents the nonprofit behind the project hopes to ...Read More »
CORNELIUS – The town of Cornelius might be ready to switch rather than fight. The town’s elected Board of Commissioners and appointed Planning Board, operating under a land-use plan that dates all the way back to 1996 and a zoning ...
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For a portion of the Indian Trail Town Council meeting Tuesday night, it seemed like a sanctioned parade for the proposed Monroe Bypass. Officials from state, county and local organizations raved about how the 19.7-mile toll road that would run from Stallings to Marshville would boost economic viability on U.S. Highway 74. They made a good case for the bypass, spouting facts about long commute times, heavy tractor-trailer use and how local businesses would benefit. But the opposition to the scrutinized bypass proposal wasn’t invited to speak at the council meeting, making the job easier.
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DAVIDSON – Democracy is a funny business – both ha-ha and just plain weird. Writ large – as in the federal shutdown – the comedy and tragedy of our system of government fills the cable news network airtime. But on ...
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