RALEIGH — The state House has taken the first step to repeal a 2007 law that gave North Carolina counties the chance to raise the local tax on land and home sales, something that’s never been approved by county voters. ...Read More »
Nucor Corp. said it started construction this week on a $750 million iron-making plant in Louisiana. The plant is being built in St. James Parish, just outside New Orleans. The Charlotte-based manufacturer of steel products said it will build one plant initially, ...
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Bank of America said it plans to expand its outreach programs to help struggling homeowners in 2011. To lead the effort, the Charlotte company said it has named Rebecca Mairone as national mortgage outreach executive. Her duties will include managing and growing ...
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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 ...Read More »
Kay Killian, an assistant district attorney in Lincoln County, first became interested in protecting it from future development in the mid-1990s when she served on the Catawba Lands Conservancy’s board of directors. As an only child in a family that ...Read More »
Corporate Traffic today said that it has opened an office in Charlotte, the company’s only satellite operation outside of its Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters. The office, at 1515 Shopton Road, opened March 1 with three employees, but a spokesman said the company plans ...Read More »
STATESVILLE — Police in Statesville have charged an 83-year-old man who worked as a greeter at Walmart with attempting to rob his own store. Police say George Plane Jr. of Mooresville was working Sunday night when he went to his ...Read More »
Colonial Properties Trust said it has purchased the Colonial Grand apartment complex in Cornelius for $23.4 million. In a press release, the Birmingham, Ala., real estate investment trust said the 236-unit Class A apartment community is in the “high-end submarket of Cornelius near Lake ...Read More »
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. The Residential Rental Property Review Board. Those are among 19 boards, committees and other panels with vacancies that the Charlotte City Council will make nominations for April 11. The positions ...Read More »
Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics announced last month that it has opened a satellite sales office in Charlotte and plans to hire 75 employees through 2012. The 75 employees are on top of 18 who already work in the SouthPark office, according ...Read More »