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 »
On June 1, a real estate agent was showing a house to a couple in the Union County town of Weddington. While the couple checked out the basement of the house in the 1000 block of Antioch Woods Lane, two ...Read More »
Nearly 1,000 Mecklenburg County nonprofits have lost their tax-exempt status, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS released the list last month. It shows that about 275,000 U.S. organizations are no longer tax-exempt. Of those, more than 6,000 are ...Read More »
When the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced last month that new Internet domain names would become available in January, the news was heralded as changing the face of the Internet forever. But in Charlotte, some businesspeople are ...Read More »
Duke Energy Carolinas today said it has requested approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission to increase electric rates. When factoring in the company’s residential and commercial customers, it would mean an increase of about 15 percent. The Charlotte-based company said ...
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Charlotte’s hotel business had a good May, with occupancy rates hitting a three-year high. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority also said today that May brought the 16th consecutive month of occupancy rate increases for Charlotte. May occupancy was 66.1 percent, ...Read More »
Forbes has ranked Charlotte lower on its 13th annual list of best places for business and careers. The Queen City is 22nd on the list of the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S. It was No. 17 last year. Raleigh is ...Read More »
Family Dollar Stores said it had record sales and earnings in the third quarter. The Matthews-based discount retailer said net income rose 6.5 percent to $111.1 million, or 91 cents per diluted share, from $104.4 million, or 77 cents per diluted share, ...
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