Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. said today that it is merging with Raleigh-based Progress Energy in a $26 billion deal that will create the largest utility in the U.S. The combined company, Duke Energy, will be headquartered in Charlotte but “maintain ...Read More »
Homes sales rose 4.9 percent in Mecklenburg County in 2010, while the average sales price jumped 4 percent, according to the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. There were 10,631 sales, up from 10,131 in 2009. The average sales price was $218,456, ...
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Squirrel Lake Park in Matthews is slated to be renovated beginning at the end of January. The $784,180 project will include the addition of restrooms, new playground equipment, more parking spaces, an asphalt connector trail that will run from Pleasant Plains Road through the park to ...
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Independence Tower, a 12-story building at 4801 E. Independence Blvd., sold for $5 million in a public auction Tuesday at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse after going into foreclosure. ITI Ventures LP in Santa Ana, Calif., is listed as the buyer. Bobbi ...
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The Charlotte Regional Chapter of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals has named its 2011 board of directors. They are Maria Tobin, president; Karen Mendenhall, president-elect; Lynn Brotherton, treasurer; Stefanie Janky, secretary; Jennifer Manchester, public relations; Carol Schulenberg, public ...Read More »
After health officials issued warnings Thursday about eating fish from the Catawba River, David Merryman, Catawba riverkeeper, wants to know where the polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, are coming from. Health officials in North and South Carolina are urging the public to not ...Read More »
The Penguin, a Charlotte restaurant that has become a tourist destination, will reopen Jan. 15 after being shuttered for renovations, the eatery announced Friday. The restaurant, which first opened in 1954, has been closed since October. Known for its fried pickles, the ...Read More »
You have to spend money to make money. Such seems to be the logic behind the Business Investment Program, in which Mecklenburg County, usually in conjunction with the city of Charlotte, awards grants to businesses building new facilities in the ...Read More »
When the last donation was dropped off the night of Dec. 31, the number of donations made to Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont was up 7.9 percent over 2009. Donations in the last week of the year accounted for ...Read More »