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February 2018 Published monthly
YEARS Business Intelligence for the Golden Crescent: Lake Norman • Cabarrus • University City
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Will self-driving cars put a big dent in I-77 toll plan?
Harassment differs by race, gender
A variety of projects from Lake Norman to Cabarrus will keep contractors at Page 2 work
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Private development in Kannapolis Corporate Realty of Birmingham, Ala., will spend $300 Page 6 million downtown
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If LeBron James rides in a driverless car, we can do it. The question is when.
BY KATE STEVENS Route 66. The open road. Americans have always loved the wind in their hair and the purr of a V-8. But, locally, as the I-77 commute to Charlotte grows longer and traffic around Lake Norman suburbs increases, driverless, or autonomous vehicles, along with shared mobility strategies including driverless ride-shares and buses, could dramatically change how we travel. But experts are unsure when and how
quickly autonomous vehicles will be integrated into everyday life “It’s still sometime out there and when it happens is one question but how fast does it come to us?” said J. Kevin Lacy, a state traffic engineer and director of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Transportation Mobility and Safety. Lacy was one of two keynote speakers at a transportation and mobility See Self-Driving page 18
$300 million Kannapolis project will further jump-start downtown Columnist Cheryl Kane is always right on the money when it comes to maximizing your sales effort Page 9
Budd Berro on the rapid population growth in North Meck and what it means to planners and Page 22 city-building
See Harassment page 19
Transactions Cabarrus 14 Mecklenburg 15 Mooresville 16 Foreclosures Halyard Pointe Lane, CorneCabarrus 16 lius sold for $1.680 million
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BY KATE STEVENS Without many of the same resources to fight sexual harassment in the workplace as large corporations, small-business owners need to be aware of the type of work environment they are creating for their employees and have harassment policies already in place to handle problems if they arise. That’s according to three experts who spoke about sexual harassment in the workplace at a Business Today and Cornelius Today Newsmakers Breakfast at The Peninsula Club. The topic is an important one, although sometimes uncomfortable, said Deanna Arnold, a human resource consultant and founder of Cornelius-based Employers Advantage. “We just want to create awareness,” said Arnold. “It’s not to scare anybody or call anybody out. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It’s about awareness and being mindful of the workplace and people’s diversity and their cultures.” The subject of sexual harassment is a timely one after high-ranking
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2 February 2018
Construction keeps building in Lake Norman, Cabarrus
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BY DAVE VIESER There’s plenty of optimism in the construction industry as 2018 gets under way with a bang. Construction will start on a number of significant projects and both real estate experts and economists say demand is strong, although it’s down from the post-recession come-back years 2012-2015. “2018 should be a peak year,” said Gordon Allebach, owner of G Brokerage, a commercial real estate brokerage. “The forecast for the year is very strong, with lots of demand in our area for investment projects.” Allebach went on to say that the optimistic outlook may well extend through 2018 and beyond. “Most indicators are pointing upward so there’s a decent chance we will see a continuation of this trend for several years.” Dodge Data & Analytics predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2018 will climb 3 percent to $765 billion. After rising 11 percent to 13 percent annually 2012 through 2015, total construction starts advanced 5 percent in 2016, according to Dodge. In 2017 multifamily housing and hotels pulled back from 2016 levels, but there was continued growth in the single-family, office and warehouse segments, Dodge reported. Ryan McDaniels, executive director of the Lake Norman Economic Development Corp. concurs. “The Lake Norman Region should see continued strong growth in the construction sector in 2018. Numerous industrial and office projects are under construction with several new plans being submitted to the Town and County for approval.” McDaniels notes that the region continues to draw talented companies and people. “There’s really tremendous growth potential, and the desire for high quality development.”
One possible fly in the ointment would be a hike in interest rates, which Allebach says could impact development in future years. Otherwise, it looks real good for the Lake Norman area. Here’s a look at some major projects slated to begin this year:
• In Bryton Town Center, located within the northeast segment of the I77/ I485 interchange, a Florida-based developer will start construction this year on a major new light industrial project. The project, a joint venture of Foundry Commercial and PGIM Real Estate, will encompass a 700,000 -square-foot industrial development totaling six buildings on 48 acres. The property was purchased for $5.6 million in January and is located on Hambright Road. The builders expect the development to attract light assembly and manufacturing, research and development or homebuilding industry users. • Daumar Corp, will begin construction on their first U.S. flexographic printing facility. The facility will be in The Park development, as Daumar invests $21 million during the first construction phase to build a 120,000 square-foot facility. During the first phase, Daumar plans to create 40 new jobs. The company specializes in blown film extrusion and knitted netting used in produce packaging across the country.
• Construction of streetscape and infrastructure improvements will begin shortly on the city’s downtown revilitilzation project. The $37 million sports and entertainment venue will be the new home for the Kannapolis Intimidators minor league baseball Continued on page 3
Regional clout: Newsmakers Breakfast Feb. 22 features all 3 N. Meck mayors The three mayors of North Mecklenburg will field questions from the audience at the Newsmakers Breakfast Feb. 22 at The Peninsula Club. The mayors—Woody Washam in Cornelius, Rusty Knox in Davidson and John Aneralla in Huntersville— show signs of cooperating on issues ranging from development to affordable housing, from I-77 to education. Their opinions, especially when they are in concert, are heard loud and clear by political leaders in Raleigh and Charlotte. Newsmakers Breakfasts are openforum Q&As, driven by current issues
and news around us. Anyone can ask a question. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. for networking. The buffet-style breakfast gets under way at 7:30 a.m. The Q&A begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 9 a.m. The cost to attend, $12, includes a full country breakfast. Reservations are required. RSVP at 704-895-1335 with Visa or MasterCard. McIntosh Law Firm is the Presenting Sponsor, The Breakfast Sponsors are Realtor Dixie Dean and Raymer Kepner Funeral Home. Coffee Sponsors are Davidson Wealth Management, G Brokerage and Charlotte Insurance.
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calming measures to support safer mobility in the area. • The West Branch development, which will feature 305 housing units on approximately 170 acres is located on the east side of Davidson-Concord Road and includes property both north and south of Robert Walker Drive. A commercial component at the intersection of Davidson-Concord Road and Robert Walker Drive will be included in a later phase of development
team, which currently plays in a stadium located a significant distance from center city. The venue will be located downtown on the site of the former K-Town Furniture Store. The entire Downtown Revitalization Project is expected to bring over $370 million in private investment to Kannapolis once completed. • Construction continues on a new Amazon $85 million distribution center in Kannapolis, which will ultimately result in at least 600 full-time jobs. The 1 million-square-foot center will be located on Macedonia Church Road, off N.C. 73 and Kannapolis Parkway just east of the Coddle Creek Reservoir. The effort to bring the firm to Kannapolis was a joint partnership with Cabarrus County, Cabarrus County Economic Development Corp. and the N.C. Department of Transportation, which will help with improvements to N.C. 73. Amazon’s presence in the Crescent is already significant, as witnessed by the distribution center in Concord, located close to the city’s regional airport. The Concord facility is just a few miles from the new center in Kannapolis.
• The Washam neighborhood located on the south side of June Washam Road will feature 82 housing units on a 52 acre parcel. The builder, Ryan Homes, is working with the town and State DOT regarding the realignment of a portion of June Washam Road in order to provide additional traffic
to several of our clients: SonaCare Medical, based in Charlotte, manufactures high intensity focused ultrasound technologies for treating cancer. SonaCare recently raised $3 million in growth capital from San Francisco-based Decathlon Capital Partners. Scale Finance managed this capital raise throughout the process The Education Center (TEC) is the Greensboro-based national publisher of The Mailbox and Learning magazine, educational content and resources used by millions of elementary school teachers for decades. TEC was recently acquired by Infobase, a NY-based educational publishing company backed by private equity ﬁrm Veronis Suhler Stevenson. SF advised TEC on the sale of the business AMTDirect, the Charlotte-based leading provider of lease administration and lease accounting software recently received a strategic growth investment from Luminate Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity ﬁrm. AMTdirect’s SaaS platform covers real estate and equipment lease contracts that generate over $40 billion in global accounts payable payments annually. SF advised in closing this transaction DDDigital, based in Denver, CO, provides online ordering and inventory management software for cannabis dispensaries. MassRoots, Inc., also based in Denver, is the leading social media network, mobile apps, and technology platform for the regulated cannabis industry. MassRoots recently acquired DDDigital through a process managed by SF Veritas Collaborative is a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, and is now expanding to Charlotte. Veritas is growing rapidly with facilities currently in Durham, Richmond, and Atlanta, and is backed by Vestar Capital Partners. SF has provided business valuation services and contract Controller support for Veritas in recent years CFOs & Controllers - Expert Support, Part-time Cost & Flexibility Raising Debt, Subdebt, or Equity Capital - Best Terms Available in Market Mergers & Acquisitions - Cost Effective, Veteran Support
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• Concord Airport Business Park – The Silverman Group is constructing its Phase III, 1.5 million square-foot industrial development expansion at Concord Airport Business Park. The first buildingin the spec project will be expandable to a total of 1 million square feet with 36 foot clear ceilings. The project is on Derita Road, with close proximity to I-85, the Concord Regional Airport and Concord Mills. This represents an estimated $46 million real property investment. • iFly, based in Austin, Texas, is developing a new 6,000 square foot indoor skydiving facility near Concord Mills, which should open by the end of 2018. Participants will be provided with a jumpsuit, helmet, goggles and earplugs. The entire first-time flight takes one or two hours as visitors take turns flying one at a time with other first-time flyers. iFly’s project represents a $10 million investment in real and personal property and will create 26 full-and part-time jobs.
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4 February 2018
Uwharrie Bank names Brendan Duffey CEO
Bill Cain: ‘Business Person of the Year’ William H. Cain, president and CEO of Cornelius-based Financial Independence Group, was named Business Person of the Year at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Friday, January 12 at The Peninsula Club. Cain, who is celebrating his 41st year in the financial and insurance industry, employs 146 people, recognized his wife Ericka Cain, the company’s chief financial officer, as well as his family and staff. The Cains moved here from Asheville 20 years ago. The chamber, which installed Joshua Dobi as the incoming chairman, also recognized: • Entrepreneur of the Year: Rob Bennett, owner of Cornelius-based My Aloha Paddle & Surf and Charlotte
Cycle Boats. • Volunteer of the Year: Tenders Fresh Foods. • Ambassador of the Year: Jordan Bentz with Bentz & Associates. • Distinguished Service Award: Discovery Place Kids / Huntersville. • Outstanding board member: Mike Murphy of ProctorFree • Citizenship & Service Award: Auto dealer Randy Marion. • Community Service: Holly Davis with Holly’z Hope. • Servant Leadership: Sally Ashworth, executive director of Visit Lake Norman Joshua Dobi, the founder of Dobi Financial Group in Cornelius, takes over the chamber’s volunteer reins from Jay Lesemann, who runs Lesemann CPA’s in Huntersville.
Bill Cain, founder of the Financial Independence Group, received the Business Person of the Year Award at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce gala. Pictured are Bill Russell, Gordon Cashion, Louise Cashion, Cain, Bobby Cashion and Jay Lesemann. The award is given in honor of the founder of the Cashion family business, Robert T. Cashion.
Roger Dick, president and chief executive officer of Uwharrie Capital Corp, the Albemarle-based parent company of Uwharrie Bank, announced that Brendan Duffey has been named the bank’s chief executive officer in addition to his title of president. Duffey also serves as DICK chief operating officer and chief risk officer of Uwharrie Capital Corp. Duffey joined Uwharrie Capital in 2004 as COO overseeing the three banks the company owned (Bank of Stanly, Anson Bank & Trust, and Cabarrus Bank & Trust) and all support areas of the banks and holding company. In 2013, the three bank charters were consolidated under the one name of Uwharrie Bank, and Duffey was appointed president of the bank. Uwharrie has a major presence in Concord. Prior to joining DUFFEY Uwharrie, Duffey was vice president and U.S. general manager of a multinational high-tech company. His banking experience includes 10 years as the managing general partner of a U.S. bank consulting firm and 20 years in various executive banking roles in Florida and Texas. Dick, who will continue in his role as president and CEO of Uwharrie Capital Corp, recommended Duffey’s appointment to the Board of Directors at the December 2017 Board meeting. The recommendation was made in recognition of Duffey’s efforts in successfully improving the bank’s overall performance for the past 14 years
6 February 2018
$300 million Kannapolis project will further jump-start downtown
BY KATE STEVENS An Alabama-based real estate development company plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in efforts to transform downtown Kannapolis through four proposed projects including the construction of office, retail and restaurant space. Corporate Realty Inc., of Birmingham, Alabama, plans to invest $300 million in new construction and the redevelopment of downtown properties beginning with a mixed-use block of properties and buildings on West Avenue adjacent to the city’s proposed sports and entertainment venue. This first project would include a five-story, 280 multi-family apartment development with retail on the ground floor and a parking deck. A pedestrian walkway would connect two separate buildings and outdoor amenities would allow residents and businesses to have views into the sports and entertainment venue. The venture is part of the city’s effort to preserve its 150-year old history as a former textile hub yet remake its downtown into a regional attraction for sports, entertainment and performing arts as more people travel from Charlotte to find a home in the suburbs. The ambitious downtown revitalization project seeks to restore old buildings and construct new residential units, retail space, a performing arts center and a new stadium for the city’s minor league baseball team, the Intimidators. “Frankly, it’s a unique opportunity
you don’t see that often,” said Brian Wolfe, chief development officer of Corporate Realty, speaking of Kannapolis’ downtown revitalization project. Wolfe said Corporate Realty centers its projects on urban-anchored developments like minor league ball parks, amphitheaters, parks or green spaces. In the past five to 10 years, the trend has been to revitalize a city’s urban core, a harkening back to the World War II-era when people were drawn to walkable communities and amenities at their doorstep, Wolfe said. “We’re happy to be a part of that trend,” Wolfe said. “That’s where our expertise lies.” Wolfe said the city has done a great job getting the word out about its revitalization efforts, specifically mentioning the town’s request for proposals, or RFPs, for bringing downtown back to life. “They’ve done an outstanding job of setting themselves up to be successful in the revitalization of their downtown,” said Wolfe. The relationship between the city of Kannapolis and Corporate Realty was established through a connection with the owners of the Intimidators, said Mike Legg, city manager. “Corporate Realty was involved in lots of development surrounding the Birmingham, Alabama baseball stadium a few years ago,” said Legg in an email interview. “In fact, they actually constructed the Birmingham stadium itself. So, their specific experience with a similar project made sense to us.”
Corporate Realty is the second outof-state, private corporation to invest in a major economic development project for Kannapolis’ downtown revitalization project. The Demonstration Project, also known as VIDA, a $60-million multifamily residential and retail project by Florida-based Lansing Melbourne Group, is slated to begin construction in the next few months, according to Annette Privette Keller, Kannapolis spokesperson. The development project will be located on West Avenue between Vance Avenue and West B Street. On Jan. 22, the Kannapolis City Council unanimously agreed to approve a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Corporate Realty to begin the process of creating a formal partnership. Wolfe said the corporation’s proposed projects will be built with a public-private relationship with Kannapolis but Keller said in late January that facet of the deal is still under negotiation. Over the next several months, the city and Corporate Realty will work to complete due diligence, create a development plan and negotiate a master development agreement to establish more details regarding the sale of property and its design, finance, construction, ownership and operations of the mixed-use block of properties and buildings on West Avenue. This first phase would be completed by spring 2020 just as the city’s sports
and entertainment venue is expected to open. The second proposed project includes a block of buildings adjacent to and south of the historic Gem Theatre. Buildings in this block would be redeveloped as historic, creative office space, retail and restaurant space and parking along with new construction. The city would retain ownership and preserve the Gem Theatre. The third proposed project is an active senior residential community on a portion of the property between West Avenue and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. The fourth proposed project is corporate headquarters office space on privately owned property adjacent to the proposed sports and entertainment venue.
Corporate Realty’s project map: The Birmingham, Ala.-based company likes ‘urban-anchored’ developments linked to ball parks, amphitheaters and green spaces
8 February 2018
Aquesta reports 2017 net income, 22% loan growth Aquesta Financial Holdings, the parent company of Aquesta Bank and Aquesta Insurance Services, reported fourth-quarter net income of $204,000, down from 2016 fourth-quarter net income of $529,000. Net income for the full year decreased to $1.9 million from 2016’s net income of $2.2 million. The banking company said the decrease in net income was due to a one-time tax adjustment relating to
the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The legislation lowered Aquesta’s federal corporate tax rate from 34 percent to 21 percent, which is expected to result in reduced taxes and higher earnings in the future. Net income for 2017, excluding this one-time adjustment, was $2.3 million, a new record for Aquesta earnings. Jim Engel, CEO, said there was “excellent” loan growth over the past year in spite of the one-time charge.
“Our almost 22 percent loan growth for the year reflects positively on our people and our strategy. While this quarter’s net income was negatively impacted by the accounting adjustment resulting from tax reform, we believe the reduced tax expense going forward will quickly repay the adjustment,” he said.
Lane shift for ‘Late Shift’ host Brad Gillie, who has been a part of Speedway Motorsports for two decades, is the new programming and affiliate manager for Performance Racing Network. PRN, a unit of Concordbased Speedway Motorsports, is one of two NASCAR licensed multi-broadcast radio networks which produces and distributes motorsports programming year ‘round. Gillie, who started as public address announcer at Texas Motor Speedway in 1998. GILLIE went on to create the “Total Access” syndicated motorsports radio program. In his new role, Gillie will oversee affiliate outreach and relations, help grow current programming and help to cultivate new programming opportunities for the network. Along with his new responsibilities at PRN, Gillie will continue his role as the weekly host of “Late Shift” on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90. He was once an on-air personality at KEGL and KDGE radio in Dallas, Texas.
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Be aware, beware, and protect your sales! Why does it seem some organizations successfully regain their balance quickly when their customers’ demands change, when new regulations disrupt long-standing operational processes or when a robust competitor shows up? Often it is because, to them, the changes were neither shocking nor unexpected. How can this be? Do they have a crystal ball?
apt to offer you information when they are unhappy-and you should appreciate their relevant perspective. Train staff to appreciate that customer, too.
No, it is because the best organizations have built-in processes to continuously be aware of what is going on in the world around them. And though they may not know exactly what the future holds, their awareness alone gives them knowledge they can evaluate, monitor, generate potential scenarios with, and be ready with potential action plans when a prospective change becomes a reality. It’s similar to Sales Coach many other poCHERYL KANE tential disruptions we wish to avoid or to be able to endure and survive. We train our staff how to prevent technological invasions—yet we back up our computer data without fail because it could still happen. We watch the weather and rely on related emergency checklists to ensure timely customer deliveries. We place smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in exposed locations and rehearse evacuations. And we encourage our employees to monitor their health and act on relevant symptoms to avoid serious illness. Monitoring the elements in the world our sales rely upon is the health of our organization; it pays to watch and lis-
You may recall how different you look to someone who has not seen you for a long time. You don’t think you’ve changed so much, but because you look at yourself every day it is hard to notice the evolving difference over a period of time. Our memory holds the last image of something based on the last time we see it and if we are familiar with something on a daily basis we may not see the amount of change. Documenting what is learned about a change in the landscape can help you discern trends over time—customer preferences, service quality levels, supplier offerings, economic shifts, competitor news, and demographic trends are just a sample.
ten all the time.
Establish a Strategy
Defining the valuable role feedback from customers or employees offer, or acknowledging the importance of relevant observations about the external environment your organization is directly impacted by, may seem too obvious. Yet many organizations do not have a documented statement relating those critical relationships to the organization’s mission. And because a quantifiable outcome from those efforts may not be readily evident, it may be given a low priority or dismissed. But would you fail to replace an outdated fire extinguisher or skip evacuation rehearsals because there had been no fire in the last two years?
Create Feedback Processes
Employees are a first line of information if you invite them to be. Training them how to systematically and deftly ask insightful questions or notice specific customer comments can be invaluable. Recently I ordered a product (from a live person) which I’ve ordered for more than ten years; they easily inserted a quick question this time, “Thank you for using our product, we appreciate your business—what is it you like so much about our product?” We are lucky if happy customers take time to share their positive accolades. But customers who have easy and quick ways to respond are more
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Document & Measure Changes
Conduct Regular Analysis
We can measure most anything but that does not mean all things we mea-
sure are relevant. And what is relevant at one point in time may not always be at another point in time. Organizations that actively evaluate potential threats or opportunities in their competitive landscape may add, remove, and prioritize trends they are monitoring based on new information as it comes in.
Being aware of evolving shifts in the business landscapes you work in or are influenced by, making time to track them and contemplate their possible implications to your organization well before they become a fierce reality can save you time, money, and sales.
Cheryl Kane, MBA, PHR, GPHR, SHRMSCP, is a strategic business consultant, sales trainer, & professional speaker specializing in strategic planning and service quality. If you seek assistance in growing your business, need a business speaker, or have a topic you would like to see in this column, Cheryl welcomes your communication at (704) 595-7188 or through her web site, www.cherylkane.net.
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10 February 2018
Will sun shine at next I-77 advisory board meeting?
Jan. 30. By Dave Vieser. While there’s still no final word on where or when the next meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group will be held, local leaders are saying it needs to be open to the public. The advisory committee, which represents what may well be the last chance to fix the toll lane project, met behind closed doors last week. A firestorm ensued.
No less than former Gov. Pat McCrory and Davidson Commissioner Jim Fuller, a former judge and legal scholar, said Lake Norman Chamber CEO, Bill Russell, almost certainly unintentionally, violated North Carolina’s open meetings law. “It should have been open as an advisory function,” Fuller said. “Part of the problem with I77 is that it has been
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mystifying and hard to get info about the project. My opinion: Let the sun shine in.” McCrory excoriated Russell on a radio show, and an Observer editorial called him a “lawbreaker.” Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla said going forward “the meetings should be open to the public unless confidential information will be discussed.”
The next meetings are tentatively set for Feb. 14 and Feb. 22 at a location to be determined, but there are no guarantees they will be open to the public. However, Russell seemed to stand by the decision. After much consideration, he said, “we decided that closing the first meeting would be the best way to have our participants speak freely without having people or cameras hanging over their shoulder.” Russell also indicated that while he advised DOT staff that he recommended closing the meeting, DOT did not request that it be closed. He did not say who else was involved in the decision. ‘I can only say that the ‘we’ were many of the same people who have been driving the I77 Biz Plan and Chamber efforts on this issue,” Russell said. The I-77 Business Plan is a group that has met at the chamber to strategize on how to fight the current
toll plan in Raleigh. Members have included former Chamber Chair John Hettwer and Kurt Naas, who is now a member of the Cornelius Town Board. Meanwhile, Cornelius Today has learned that Naas, who has led the anti toll efforts in the region during the past several years, tried to make the first meeting of the I-77 advisory committee open to the media and the public. Naas made his preferences known FULLER in an email he sent to Carly Olexik in the DOT’s Raleigh offices on Jan. 18. “Carly, any update on meeting time & place?” said Naas in his email. “Also if it is open to the public? I’m being asked. For what it’s worth, in the interest of transparency and gaining trust I hope this will not be a closed meeting. That would send the absolutely wrong message for a project rightly under fire for exactly those reasons.” Olexik responded later that day, stating that “right now, we are responding to the recent snow event, but I will follow up with you when I have more information.” The state experienced as much as a foot of snow that day, creating extremely hazardous road conditions. As it turns out, the meeting took place less than a week later, on Wednesday Jan. 24 at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius. It was closed to the media and the public, a possible violation of North Carolina public meetings law. The next meetings are tentatively set for Feb. 14 and Feb. 22 at a location to be determined, but there are no guarantees they will be open to the public, a well-placed source said.
NCDOT TO HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO N.C. 73 FROM N.C. 16 TO NORTHCROSS DRIVE (S.R. 2316) AND INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS TO I-77 AND N.C. 73 IN MECKLENBURG AND LINCOLN COUNTIES
STIP Project Nos U-5765 R-5721 & I-5715: The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a joint public meeting, U-5765 and R-5721 regarding proposed improvements to N.C. 73 from N.C. 16 to Northcross Drive (S.R. 2316) and I-5715 regarding interchange improvements to I-77 and N.C. 73. The purpose of the proposed projects is to improve mobility and connectivity. Two public meetings will be held. The first public meeting is for both projects U-5765/R-5721 and I-5715, and will take place on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meadowlake Church, located at 6501 Gilead Road in Huntersville. A second public meeting is for project U-5765/R-5721, and will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at East Lincoln Community Center, located at 8160 Optimist Club Road, in Denver. The public may attend at any time during the Public Meeting hours. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and listen to comments regarding the project. The opportunity to submit written comments will also be provided at the meeting or via phone, email, or mail by March 12, 2018. Comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops. Please note that no formal presentation will be made. Project information and materials can be viewed as they become available online at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings. For additional information regarding project I-5715, please contact: Beverly Robinson, NCDOT Project Development Group Supervisor at 1548 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699, by phone (919) 7076041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information regarding project U-5765/R-5721, please contact: Wilson Stroud, CPM, NCDOT Project Development Engineer at 1548 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699, by phone (919) 707-6045 or email email@example.com. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tamara Makhlouf, Environmental Analysis Unit via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (919) 707-6072 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494. Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.
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14 February 2018
On The Record
THIS MONTH TRANSACTIONS……………...14-16 FORECLOSURES……………...16-17 NEW CORPORATIONS……….......17
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS These are recent property transactions recorded by the county Register of Deeds in Cabarrus, Iredell and Mecklenburg.
Cabarrus County 12/12/17 $569,500 Niblock Homes, LLC to Timothy & Stephanie McBride, 4131 Abernathy Pl., Harrisburg 12/12/17 $483,000 Niblock Homes, LLC to Steve Purser & Aubie Cook, 859 Heart Pine St., Concord 12/12/17 $260,000 Edison Square Holdings, LLC to NVR, Inc., Lots 2001-2005 of Edison Square Townhomes, Harris Rd., Concord 12/13/17 $355,000 NVR, Inc. to Justin & Elizabeth Cooper, 1741 Mill Creek Ln., Concored 12/13/17 $535,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Anusha Sivapunniyam & Prasannaveneatesh Subbu, 8415 Blume Pkwy., Harrisburg
12/13/17 $318,500 Stanley & Barbara Houchen to Bernardo & Sonia Fuentes, 5345 Bedfordshire Ave., Harrisburg 12/13/17 $260,000 Neil & Linda Sliski to William & Lisa Eudy, 788 Williamsburg Dr., Concord 12/13/17 $358,500 Niblock Homes, LLC to Norman & Kathleen Maneri, 2367 Ashbourne Pl., Concord 12/13/17 $433,000 Meritage Homes of the Carolinas, Inc.to Renael Reed, 8395 Breton Way, Harrisburg 12/14/17 $252,500 John & Martha Barnhardt to Lori Fike, 560 Crestside Dr., Concord 12/14/17 $441,000 Weekley Homes, LLC to Kadena & Brian Weeks, 11319 Savannah Grove Dr., Huntersville 28078 12/14/17 $334,500 The Ryland Group, Inc. to Raghav & Medha Shenoy, 2128 Holden Ave., Concord 12/14/17 $290,000 Margaret Stallings & Billy McHarney to John & Jami Melton, 4961 Hester Ct., Harrisburg 12/14/17 $390,000 Farmers & Merchants Bank to Long Huynh & Le My Hong, 830 Dolly St., Concord 12/14/17 $300,000 Philip & Shirley Perry to Dale & Ligia Pearson, 2450 Plantation Rd., Concord 12/14/17 $285,000 Matthew & Cari Presoli to Brandon & Melissa Smith, 5788 Gettysburg Dr., Concord 12/14/17 $580,000 Samuel Burroughs & Laurel Christie to Venkata Chivueula & La-
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vanya Desai, 10489 Spring Tree Ln., Huntersville 28078 12/14/17 $330,000 John & Kelly Knolhoff to Sarah Camp, 9543 Burford Ln., Concord 12/15/17 $385,000 Jerry Hartman to Matthew & Cari Presoli, 2513 Bellingham Dr., Concord 12/15/17 $347,000 D.R. Horton, Inc. to Kaushik Paty & Mounika Ragi, 9153 Kingsington Forest Dr., Harrisburg 12/15/17 $318,500 Peter & Ashley Bejte to Jeffrey & Audrey Danko, 1295 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 12/15/17 $540,000 Charles & Faye Davis to Hal & Sherry Allman, Hwy.200, Concord 12/15/17 $282,000 Uriel & Dorrita Gottesman to Lerhonda Curmblin-Washington, 3212 Courage Ct., Concord 12/15/17 $343,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas, Inc. to Okechukwu & Analachukwu Okonkwo, 433 Hunton Forest Dr., Concord 12/15/17 $315,000 New Life Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ to Teramore Development, LLC, 2.482 ac. on Zion Church Rd., Concord 12/18/17 $320,000 Lynn Eherke to Larry & Michele Gourdine, 6018 Albiza Dr., Harrisburg 12/18/17 $345,000 NVR, Inc. to Kenyetta Dugan, 1844 Mill Creek Ln., Concord 12/18/17 $257,500 NVR, Inc. to Carrie Clark, 11031 Discovery Dr., Concord 12/18/17 $262,000 NVR, Inc. to Kallangi Kumar, 11033 Discovery Dr., Concord 12/18/17 $528,000 Joshua & Jessica Williams to Dexter & Wanda Campbell, 952 Tartan Ln., Concord 12/18/17 $390,000 Meritage Homes of the Carolinas, Inc. to Triease & Willie Tate, 8399 Breton Way, Harrisburg 12/19/17 $410,000 Louise Douglas to Timothy & Elizabeth Collier, 5860 Colwick Ct., Concord 12/19/17 $336,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas, Inc. to Louise Douglas, 429 Hunton Forest Dr., Concord 12/19/17 $267,000 Century Communities Southeast, LLC & Matthew Chisholm to Lydia Edmonson, 269 Meadow Oaks Dr., Concord 12/19/17 $1,200,000 Laurence & Paula Hinsdale to Sean & Mandy Stanley, 7117 Stirewalt Rd., Concord 12/20/17 $351,000 Cruser & Judith Petrea to Philip & Heather Surgen, 6235 Miller Rd., Kannapolis 12/20/17 $338,000 D.R. Horton, Inc. to Nishanka Donikeni & Shilpa Madigala, 1429 Briarwood Dr., Concord 12/20/17 $475,000 Stephen Storm to Dana Shutters & David Fite, 1246 Greenside Dr., Concord 12/20/17 $315,000 Clarence & Jacqueline Brown to Sean & Natalie Laughlin, 1972 Woodstream Rd., Harrisburg 12/20/17 $342,500 Live Well Homes, LLC to Lawrence & Susan Selmer, 8036 Frances Haven Dr., Harrisburg 12/21/17 $327,500 Peter & Sarah Gendy to Christopher & Alana Graham, 2572 Treeline Dr., Concord 12/21/17 $395,000 Nucompass Mobility
Services, Inc. to Van & Laura Lam, 1544 12th Fairway Dr., Concord 12/21/17 $313,000 The Ryland Group, Inc. to Lawrence & Stacey Ashton, 2231 Holden Ave., Concord 12/21/17 $662,000 Dianne Campbell to Gerry & Laurie Eckart, 4720 Granite Hill Dr., Davidson 28036 12/22/17 $395,500 The Ryland Group, Inc. to Darius & Courtney Kilgo, 2179 Holden Ave., Concord 12/22/17 $320,000 Miner & Gina Lawrence to John & Christina Eicher, 1275 Middlecrest Dr., Concord 12/22/17 $322,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Kranthi & Rajani Kota, 1363 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 12/22/17 $456,000 Brian & Rebecca Levy to Aditya Vinnakota & Geethalakshmi Guddanti, 2078 Topaz Plaza, Davidson 28036 12/22/17 $431,500 George & Glenda Tyler to Patricia Bender, 4598 Chanel Ct., Concord 12/22/17 $456,000 Bonterra Builders, LLC to Donald & Sonia Reagan, 11049 Double Knot Dr., Midland 12/22/17 $255,000 Melanie & Linda Zimmerman to Margaruite Rains, 6098 Village Dr., Concord 12/28/17 $422,500 Bonterra Builders, LLC to James & Gertrude Northway, 11024 Double Knot Ct., Midland 12/28/17 $332,500 H & H Constructors of Fayetteville, LLC to Hannah Moon & Zack Riera, 3251 Keady Mill Loop, Kannapolis 12/28/17 $285,500 NVR, Inc. to Zane & Deonna Bonny, 1776 Mill Creek Ln., Concord 12/28/17 $339,000 NVR, Inc. to Joseph Victorian, 2194 Stone Pile Dr., Concord 12/28/17 $262,000 NVR, Inc. to Ann Ferdinand, 11025 Telegraph Rd., Concord 12/28/17 $374,500 James Cook to Kenneth & Cassey Reid and Gail Werner, 10480 Troutman Rd., Midland 12/28/17 $250,000 Gary Robinson to Kory Yetter, 3030 Zion Church Rd., Concord 12/28/17 $330,000 The Ryland Group, Inc. to Mohan Konkala & Swetha Gundreddy, 2232 Holden Ave., Concord 12/28/17 $264,000 Johnny & Patricia Johnson to Micah & Maria Forrest, 641 Peace Haven Rd., Kannapolis 12/28/17 $260,000 Vincent Lombardi & Linda Trent to Scott & Sandra Fowler, 94 Huie St., Concord 12/28/17 $320,000 Joseph Fraundorfer & Gail Elwell to Vincent Lombardi & Linda Trent, 507 Georgetown Dr., Concord 12/28/17 $287,000 Carrie Jirka to Benjamin & Aprill King, 1623 Flowerfield Dr., Concord 12/28/17 $512,000 Niblock Homes, LLC to Matthew & Heather Farzin, 4139 Abernathy Pl., Harrisburg 12/28/17 $386,000 TCVM 6, LLC to Safari One Asset Co., LLC, 2582 Laurelview Dr., Concord 12/28/17 $350,000 D.R. Horton, Inc. to Anjaiah & Sandhyanani Battula, 1447 Briarfield Dr., Concord 12/28/17 $342,000 D.R. Horton, Inc. to Rana Balimi & Swathi Kambham, 441 Briarfield Dr., Concord
On The Record 12/29/17 $336,500 NVR, Inc. to Philippa & Michael Walker, 2182 Stone Pile Dr., Concord 12/29/17 $476,000 Niblock Homes, LLC to Paul & Peggy Renne, 4159 Abernathy Pl., Harrisburg 12/29/17 $307,000 Charles & Maureen Pray to Joshua & Sabrina Walters, 9188 Marasol Ln., Concord 12/29/17 $275,000 Vamsheedhar Devarishati & Arathi Bidar to Srinivas Kandagatla & Ramathulasi Gandham, 375 Sweet Shrub Ct., Concord 12/29/17 $2,430,000 Jackson Investment Holdings, LLC to MTS CLT, LLC, approx. 50 ac. on Roberta Rd., near Harrisburg Town Center, Harrisburg 12/29/17 $279,500 NVR, Inc. to Steven Voorhees, 1712 Mill Creek Ln., Concord 12/29/17 $250,000 Gregory & Tammy Hawes to Matthew & Nicole Ransley, 1344 Yorkshire Pl., Concord 12/29/17 $417,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Krisnna & Kamala Chundi, 2544 Carnation Dr., Harrisburg 12/29/17 $291,000 Sandi Valentine to William & Amber Pointer, 8313 Camelot Dr., Harrisburg 12/29/17 $2,900,000 JR Developers, LLC to Settlers Landing Commercial, LLC, Parcels D & E of Setterâ€™s Landing Commercial Park, Concord 12/29/17 $313,500 Century Communities Southeast, LLC to Peter & Laura Vaca, 11517 Vista Ridge Ct., Midland 12/29/17 $980,000 JAB Farms LLC to Five Mâ€™s, LLC, approx. 95 ac. on Mount Pleasant Rd., Mount Pleasant 01/02/18 $300,000 John & Sylvia Thompson to Eric & Glorisha Jones, 4821 Pepper Dr., Harrisburg 01/02/18 $322,500 NVR, Inc. to Gaston & Patricia Dujon, 2178 Stone Pile Dr., Concord 01/02/18 $660,000 Black Buck Enterprises, Inc. to NBP Properties, LLC, 400 McGill Ave., Suite 50, Concord 01/02/18 $361,000 H & H Constructors of Fayetteville, LLC to Marian McKenzie & Rosalyn Hollifield, 2760 Keady Mill Loop, Kannapolis 01/02/18 $296,000 NVR, Inc. to Azamathullah Ruhullah & Sakeena Ghouse, 2173 Stone Pile Dr., Concord 01/02/18 $298,000 True Homes, LLC to Kayron & Pamela Booker, 329 Wyndham Forest Cr., Midland 01/02/18 $270,000 Tray & Erin Colvard to Michael & Stephanie Presson, 5426 Ophelia Ct., Concord 01/02/18 $335,000 Lucas & Laura Baker to Robert Sedgwick & Mary King, 293 Union St., S., Concord 01/03/18 $265,000 Lloyd & Janet Wimer to Stanley & Margaret Brandt, 1399 Piper Ct., Concord 01/04/18 $554,500 Brian & Cherie Borders to Noelle Donovan & Matthew Baranuk, 8826 Thatcher Pl., Harrisburg 01/04/18 $263,000 Monica Kramer to Ben & Kieu Tran, 434 Clearwater Dr., Concord
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Mecklenburg County 12/15/17 $448,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Cory & Michelle Cottle, 8511 Shadetree St., Huntersville 12/15/17 $327,000 John & Abigail Cleary to Michael & Julia Warren, 520 Ashby Dr., Davidson
12/15/17 $499,500 Epcon Huntersville to Sharon & William Heckman, 8209 Parknoll Dr., Huntersville 12/15/17 $320,000 Hector & Lilliana Cardenas to Thomas Oliva & Mayra Villacis, 9320 Standerwick Ln., Huntersville 12/15/17 $295,000 Kevin & Heather LaPointe to Gregory & Barbara Petro, 17711 North Shore Cir., Cornelius 12/15/17 $750,000 Suzanne & Nicholas Simonette Jr. to Jennifer Dunn, 16704 Yardarm Ln., Cornelius 12/15/17 $340,000 Thomas & Donna Edge to Matthew & Jessamyn Donovan, 90009 Tayside Ct., Huntersville 12/15/17 $405,000 Shweta & Nalin Tewari to Garrick & Emily Becker, 14302 Harvington Dr., Huntersville 12/15/17 $1,680,000 Edward & Robin Sofio to Carl & Cynthia Brooks, 18906 Halyard Pointe Ln., Cornelius 12/15/17 $288,000 Thomas Lubatty to Janice Little, 21556 Old Canal St., Cornelius 12/18/17 $370,000 Ann & Lawrence Hartley II to Christopher & Rachel Harden, 8920 Lake Pine Dr., Cornelius 12/18/17 $260,000 Neil & Myrna Karp to Kenneth & Nancy Price, 20586 Harbor View Dr., Cornelius 12/18/17 $251,000 Carrie Johnson to IH6 Property North Carolina, 12120 Palomar Dr., Huntersville 12/18/17 $720,000 Dianne Klekamp to Edward & Robin Sofio, 17516 Cotton Baker Ct., Cornelius 12/19/17 $350,000 Ronald & Vickie McGinnis to Jay & Wendy Tuck, 20009 North Cove Rd. Unit 33, Cornelius 12/19/17 $300,000 Cristina Henson to Brian Devereaux Jr., 17609 Calverton Rd., Huntersville 12/20/17 $361,000 South Creek Homes to Merle & Joan Gaaskjolen, 11718 Meetinghouse Dr., Cornelius 12/20/17 $715,000 Classica Homes to Toni Pagnatta & David Gadai, 17826 Jetton Green Loop, Cornelius 12/20/17 $520,000 Luis & Miriam Ramos to Stacy & Edward Haponik, 21915 Riddles Ct., Cornelius 12/21/17 $257,000 Nextgen Propertie to John Renegar, 18816 Nautical Dr. Unit 4, Cornelius 12/21/17 $486,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Christopher Booth & Elizabeth Fulk, 9012 Borealis Way, Cornelius 12/21/17 $257,000 Rebecca Prezeau & Adam Puma to Charles Catania, 12746 Bravungton Rd., Huntersville 12/21/17 $450,000 Epcon Nantz Road LLC to Elaine Woods, 16014 Lakeside Loop Ln., Cornelius 12/21/17 $478,000 Epcon Nantz Road LLC to Jams & Margaret McNamara, 16220 Lakeside Loop Ln., Corneliu 12/21/17 $467,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Jangle & Joshua Wolkonowski, 8512 Shadetree St., Huntersville 12/21/17 $375,000 Laura Thorn & Scott Yates to Melissa Kawahara, Alisa Kawahara & Kyle Dill, 15511 Britley Ridge Dr., Huntersville
12/22/17 $471,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Evan & Megan White, 8634 Shadetree St., Huntersville 12/22/17 $455,000 Epcon Nantz Road to Charles & Bonni Morrell, 17009 Courtside Landing, Cornelius 12/22/17 $500,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Jennifer & Gerwood Shephard, 9808 Quercus Ln., Huntersville 12/22/17 $410,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Michael & MaSean Crumpler, 8651 Shadetree St., Huntersville 12/22/17 $508,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Carlos & Joyce Delafuente, 8520 Shadetree St., Huntersville 12/22/17 $425,000 Karyn Carter to Pache & Mary Price, 20312 Deep Cove Ct., Cornelius 12/22/17 $327,500 MS Antiquity to Susan Sherlock, 22362 Market St., Cornelius 12/22/17 $275,000 Corrie Grey to Gretchen & Clinton Riddle, 14036 Alley Son St., Huntersville 12/22/17 $379,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Stephanie Hammes & Corey Brown, 9408 Hightowern Oak St., Huntersville 12/27/17 $284,500 Pulte Home Co. to Evan Loh & Samantha Case, 12637 Heritage Vista Dr., Huntersville 12/27/17 $360,000 Chesmar Homes to Rodney & Bethany Mathis, 18711 Bartlette Creek Dr., Davidson 12/28/17 $445,000 William & Karen Stevenson to Barry & Beatrice Carter, 8612 Excalibur Way, Huntersville 12/28/17 $245,000 Christopher & Deborah Rivera to Marshall Marcela & Jessalyn Jenks, 10524 Conistan Pl., Cornelius 12/28/17 $310,000 Pulte Home Co. to CSHP One LP, 12624 Heritage Vista Dr., Huntersville 12/28/17 $303,850 Pulte Home Co. to CSHP One, 12828 Stella Belle Dr., Huntersville 12/28/17 $773,000 JCB Urban Co. to Timothy & Tonya Sullivan, 836 Patrick Johnston Ln., Davidson 12/28/17 $339,000 Pulte Home Co. to CSHP One, 12727 Heritage Vista Dr., Huntersville 12/28/17 $339,000 Pulte Home Co. to CSHP One, 15241 Fred Brown Rd., Huntersville 12/28/17 $270,000 Timothy & Laura Divelbiss to Mohamed Basheer & Nabeena Ahamed, 13915 Holly Stream Dr., Huntersville 12/28/17 $308,500 Pulte Home Co. to CSHP One, 12723 Heritage Vista Dr., Huntersville
12/28/17 $277,000 Patricia Hampton to Anthony Darcangelo, 14930 Almondell Dr., Huntersville 12/28/17 $325,000 Alexancer Gibby & Katherine Newberry to Amber Hartgroven & Robert Hall, 14033 Old Vermillion Dr., Huntersville 12/28/17 $296,000 Jedd & Tamela Emans to Henry Diana Jr., 536 Jetton St., Davidson 12/28/17 $273,000 Michael Craig & Brittany Crenshaw to Paul & Maria Chouinard, 10137 Linksland Dr. Unit 79, Huntersville 12/28/17 $410,000 Debra Morris & Alexandria Elliott to Andrew & Leila Kennedy, 11616 Bradford Park Dr., Davidson 12/28/17 $461,000 Bonterra Builders to Edward & Lynn Hill, 14022 Salem Ridge Rd., Huntersville 12/28/17 $253,000 Jacqueline & Mark Orsini to Juan & Daniella Lizarralde, 11925 Journeys End Trl., Huntersville 12/28/17 $313,000 Epcon Huntersville to Janis Turner, 14933 Dewpoint Pl., Huntersville 12/29/17 $403,000 Epcon Nantz Road to Stephen & Anita Stahl, 16216 Lakeside Loop Ln., Cornelius 12/29/17 $489,500 Epcon Huntersville to Tamela & Jedd Emans, 8028 Parknoll Dr., Huntersville 12/29/17 $324,500 Kevin & Jaimen Walsh to Matthew & Heather Ison, 8914 McDiarmid Ln., Huntersville 12/29/17 $370,000 Mary Kazmer to Sandra Beard, 1135 Inn Keepers Way, Cornelius 12/29/17 $463,000 Epcon Huntersville to Diane & Thomas Becker, 8032 Parknoll Dr., Huntersville 12/29/17 $491,000 Epcon Nantz Road to Barbara Zukauskas, 16005 Lakeside Loop Ln., Cornelius 12/29/17 $298,000 Pulte Home to Nunzio & Ina DiPaolo, 12806 Stella Belle Dr., Huntersville 12/29/17 $450,000 Epcon Nantz Road to Kay & Steven Kiley, 16215 Lakeside Loop Ln., Cornelius 12/29/17 $426,000 Epcon Huntersville to Maria Acosta, 14917 Dewpoint Pl., Huntersville
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12/18/17 $395,000 Michael & Catherine Siddons to Nicolas Jones & Naila Frye, 197 Fernbrook Dr. 28117 12/18/17 $467,000 D.R. Horton to Herbert & Karen Haines, 119 Canoe Pole Ln. 28117 12/18/17 $516,000 D.R. Horton to Jason & Leah Winchester, 180 Canoe Pole Ln. 28117 12/18/17 $315,000 Douglas J. Mursu to Amber Ahmed & Haajrah Ali, 132 Middleton Pl. 28117 12/18/17 $297,000 Lennar Carolinas to Pulkitkumar & Amitaben Patel, 105 Congaree Loop 28117 12/19/17 $325,000 Laura D. Dvorak to Gina C. Falish, 637 Williamson Rd., Unit 201 28117 12/19/17 $1,825,000 David & Amy Wilson to Nicoletta & Robert Bauer, 125 Thurstons Way 28117 12/19/17 $400,000 HNF Builders to Tracy & Cassandra Puckett, 272 McCrary Rd. 28117 12/19/17 $550,000 Michael & Paige Ladd to Christopher & Kristina Thompson, 201 Colony Dr. 28115 12/19/17 $339,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Bryan Barker, 137 Heron Cove Loop 28117 12/19/17 $343,000 Standard Pacific of the Carolinas to Karen & Erik Walker, 190 Rustling Waters Dr. 28117 12/19/17 $600,000 Michael & Sue Bliss to William & Patricia Nass, 317 Cove Creek Loop 28117 12/20/17 $550,000 Raymond & Elaine Wagner to Sal Zammitti, 110 Fitchburg Ct. 28117 12/20/17 $420,000 Lakeshore Holdings to Ryan & Katherine Curley, 400 Kenway Loop 28117 12/20/17 $493,500 Lakeshore Holdings to Ralph & Jill Passaro, 120 Holton Ln. 28117 12/20/17 $274,000 NVR Inc. to Equity Trust Company, 208 Welcombe St. 28115 12/20/17 $970,000 Randall & Cheryl Turner to Frank & Mary Ferrovecchio, 121 N. Longfellow Ln. 28117 12/20/17 $415,000 Sean & Rebecca Wilbur to James & Ashley Taylor, 110 St. Sophia Ct. 28117 12/20/17 $430,000 D.R. Horton to Sebastein Anzevui & Michele Carroll, 187 Canoe Pole Ln. 28117 12/20/17 $296,000 Lennar Carolinas to Mandeep Sharma & Baldev Raj, 103 Congaree Loop 28117 12/20/17 $444,000 William & Leslie Giambrone to Justin & Melissa Danner, 174 Bay Laurel Dr. 28115 12/20/17 $344,000 Ralph & Christine Morrison to Stephen & Karen Brevig, 142 Clipper Ln. 28117 12/21/17 $280,000 Meeting Street Towns II to Jim Moellman, 110A Mint Ave. 28117 12/21/17 $310,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Brian & Rebecca Woods, 119 Hillston Ln. 28115 12/21/17 $420,000 D.R. Horton to Christopher & Andrea Court, 142 Canoe Pole Ln. 28117
12/21/17 $288,000 BMCH North Carolina to Manfred & Lou Ann Ulmer, 145 Johnson Manor St. 28115 12/21/17 $250,000 Charles & Lisa Landis to Michael & Amanda Garron, 150 Red Tip Ln. 28117 12/21/17 $433,500 JR Homes of NC LLC to Daniel Allen Keaton, 130 Stueben Dr. 28115 12/21/17 $1,550,000 Timothy & Elisabeth Small to Ryan & Jessica Clark, 252 Pinnacle Shores Dr. 28117 12/21/17 $282,000 CalAtlantic Group to Holly Bumgarner, 198 Paradise Hills Cir. 28115 12/21/17 $322,000 Niblock Homes to Charles & Lisa Landis, 123 Havenbrook Dr. 28115 12/22/17 $326,000 William & Beth Dixon to Joseph Hernandez Jr., 177 Weeping Spring Dr. 28115 12/22/17 $285,000 River Rock Construction to CSHP One LP, 114 Four Seasons Way 28117 12/22/17 $492,000 True Homes to Calvin & Chasidy Armstrong, 112 Rockridge Point Dr. 28117 12/22/17 $450,000 Runnâ€™in the Bean LLC to Clutch-Coffee, 356 Williamson Rd. 28117 12/22/17 $303,500 Live Well Homes to CSHP One LP, 146 Sassafras Rd. 28115 12/22/17 $545,000 Ellen M. Palmer to Thomas & Valery Hill, 115 Channel Point Ln. 28117 12/22/17 $285,000 Mark & Kristen Forbes to Daniel & Nancy Budrich, 172 Dairy Farm Rd. 28115 12/22/17 $294,500 Live Well Homes to CSHP One LP, 154 Sassafras Rd. 28115 12/22/17 $311,000 Live Well Homes to CSHP One LP, 150 Sassafras Rd. 28115 12/22/17 $350,000 Michael & Paula Albert to Todd & Melissa Coolidge, 130 Lakeview Shores Loop 28117 12/22/17 $502,500 Kraig N. Kinser to Henry & Bea Buijnorouski, 110 Keel Ct. 28117 12/22/17 $263,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte LLC to Thomas & Margaret Gacioch, 164 Glastonbury Dr. 28115 12/22/17 $255,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte LLC to Charles & Ashley Foxx, 166 Glastonbury Dr. 28115 12/22/17 $392,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Elizabeth Urbanski, 167 Welcombe St. 28115 12/22/17 $295,000 Lennar Carolinas to Krunal Gupta, 109 Congaree Loop 28117 12/27/17 $362,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Daniel & Laura Giraldo, 121 Hillston Ln. 28115 12/27/17 $423,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Andrea & Michael Salman, 166 Stibbs Cross Rd. 28115 12/27/17 $288,500 NVR to Shizhong Wang & Lee Yin Koo, 198 Welcombe St. 28115 12/27/17 $370,000 D.R. Horton to Benjamin & Stephanie Coggins, 151 Blueview Rd. 28117 12/27/17 $354,000 Misty Lynch & Matthew Brozovich to Bobby & Carol Shearin, 261 Honeysuckle Creek Loop 28117
12/27/17 $1,200,000 Nest Homes to Stephen & Nancy McCord, 123 Little Indian Loop 28117 12/27/17 $300,000 CalAtlantic Group to James & Terri Martin, 119 Paradise Hills Cir. 28115 12/27/17 $465,000 Nest Homes to Albert & Sabrina Rodd, 201 Country Lake Dr. 28115 12/27/17 $318,000 BMCH North Carolina to Paul & Donna Avenson, 151 Johnson Manor St. 28115 12/27/17 $456,000 NVR to Michael & Laura Pizon, 181 Welcombe St. 28115 12/27/17 $268,000 CalAtlantic Group to Sheryl Deffenbaugh, 208 Paradise Hills Cir. 28115 12/28/17 $411,500 Standard Pacific of the Carolinas to Steven & Leigh Russo, 124 Creekside Crossing Ln. 28117 12/28/17 $651,000 Meritage Homes of the Carolinas to Andrew & Joanne Benet, 353 South San Agustin Dr. 28117 12/28/17 $1,050,000 Ryan & Shelley Thomas to Gary & Deborah Eaker, 309 Whippoorwill Rd. 28117 12/28/17 $279,000 Christopher & Paige Winn to Jason & Jennifer Bledsoe, 290 Elysian Dr. 28117 12/28/17 $500,000 Michael & Patricia Ruggerio to Debra Morris & Alexandria Elliott, 130 Palos Verde Dr. 28117 12/28/17 $506,000 Foundation Homes Residential LLC to Michael & Jessica Jarvis, 620 Kenway Loop 28117 12/28/17 $550,000 RCD Omni to WAContracting, 127E Promenade Dr. 28117 12/28/17 $318,000 Pulte Home Company to Praveen Narasimhan & Anitha Govindarajan, 145 Farmers Folly Dr. 28117 12/28/17 $689,000 Joshua & Kathleen Ardus to Matthew & Kelly Wong, 143 West Callicutt Trl. 28117 12/28/17 $368,500 Niblock Homes to Edward & Diane Quijano, 128 Havenbrook Dr. 28115 12/28/17 $296,000 Standard Pacific of the Carolinas to Osvaldo Torres & Rossana Ramirez, 105 Blossom Ridge Dr. 28117 12/28/17 $800,000 Vernon & Linda Duckett to Joshua & Kathleen Ardus, 111 Point of View Dr. 28117 12/28/17 $280,000 CalAtlantic Group to James & Cheryl Coughlin, 215 Paradise Hills Cir. 28115 12/28/17 $305,000 Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. & Julie Ann Crowne to Adam & Tammi Harris, 176 Webbed Foot Rd. 28117 12/29/17 $330,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Stephen & Jill Brown, 150 Eagles Landing Dr. 28117 12/29/17 $346,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Christopher Andrews & Rhiannon de Cesare, 136 Stibbs Cross Rd. 28115 12/29/17 $285,000 River Rock Construction to CSHP One LP, 112 Four Seasons Way 28117
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Foreclosure actions have been started on the following properties. Items show the date foreclosure documents became public, owners, property address, lien holder, lien amount. After required notices are published, the property is sent to auction. The property then can be sold, not sold (examples: bankruptcy files or action dismissed without prejudice) or the sale postponed.
Cabarrus County 12/18/17 Daniel & Kimberly Jones, 4156 Medford Dr., Concord, Nationstar Mortgage LLC, $159,737 12/19/17 Mary Savage, 1604 Wilburn Park Ln., Concord, CitiMortgage, $208,230 12/19/17 John & Tonda Crowe, 820 Evergreen Ave., Kannapolis, Citizens Bank, $53,000 12/20/17 Diana McAnallan, 1355 Napa St., Concord, Fifth Third Bank, $100,00 12/20/17 Keith Karriker, 4576 Kellybrook Dr., Concord, State Employees Credit Union, $130,000 12/21/17 Michael Whitely & Mindy Jarrell, 9835 Aragorn Ln., Charlotte 28269, New Penn Financial, LLC, $226,213 12/22/17 Edwrina Wilford, 9627 Ravenscroft Ln., Concord, Pacific Union Financial, $247,698 12/22/17 William & Marie Cox, 10584 Red Oaks Ct., Midland, Associates Home Equity Services, Inc., CitiMortgage, $123,351 12/22/17 William & Tiffany Williams, 4440 Norfleet St., Concord, JP Morgan Chase Bank, $176,478 12/28/17 Roger & Joyce Honeycutt, 3249 Roberta Rd., Concord, Popular Financial Services, $75,600 12/28/17 Christopher & Jade Harris, 2995 Deep Cove Dr., Concord, First Legacy Federal Credit Union, $103,401 01/02/18 Phil Geissinger & Jeannine Broderick, 1039 Brookline Dr., Huntersville 28078, Wells Fargo Bank, $333,700 01/03/18 Robert & Alexandra Porto, 9625 Aragorn Ln., Charlotte 28269, Wells Fargo Bank, $179,000 01/08/18 Wilbert Butler Estate, 925 Back Bay Ct., Kannapolis, U.S. Bank NationalAssn., $111,992 01/08/18 Heirs of Gerald Batts, 261 Melrose Rd., Concord, Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, $107,000 01/08/18 Davina Bowe, 958 Ramsgate Dr., Concord, Wells Fargo Bank, $160,850 01/10/18 Stephanie Powell, 10128 Stewarton Ln., Charlotte 28026, Home Loan Center, $341,641 01/10/18 Timothy & Bonnie Clay, 2900 Brooknell Ct., Concord, Nationstar Mortgage, $119,161
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Mecklenburg County 12/21/17 Robert & Camilla McCollum, 18614 River Crossing, Davidson, Alpha Mortgage $218,400 12/21/17 Kent & Gina Carroll, 7525 Blackgum Falls Ct., Huntersville, South Trust Mortgage $250,000 12/21/17 Kevin & Linda Joseph, 11925 Lawings Corner Dr., Huntersville, Americaâ€™s Wholesale Lender $257,000
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Mooresville 1/9/18 Rhonda & Ronnie Hambright, 142 Mazeppa Rd. 28115, American Home Mortgage $113,071 1/19/18 Bruce & Katherine McDermott, 123 Julius Ln. 28117, National City Mortgage $113,343
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NEW CORPORATIONS These businesses have registered with the N.C. Secretary of State.
Cabarrus County 12/18/17 Craig Bennett Associates Architects PC, Craig Bennett, 4464 Raceway Dr. SW, Ste. A, Concord 12/18/17 Penny Lane Homes LLC, Stephanie L. Cooper, 5620 Concord Pkwy. S, Ste. 103, Concord 12/19/17 Air Quality Performance Heating and Cooling LLC, Stephanie L. Cooper, 5620 Concord Pkwy. S, Ste. 103, Concord 12/19/17 GJC Properties 1 LLC, Chad Norman, 86 Wilkinson Ct. SE, Concord 12/19/17 Op Construction LLC, Omar Pharr, 225 Tournament Dr., Concord 12/19/17 Wincourse Technologies LLC, Michael Ouimet, 3621 Odell School Rd., Concord 12/20/17 1508 W Club Blvd LLC, Stephanie L. Cooper Esq., 5620 Concord Pkwy. S, Ste. 103, Concord 12/21/17 Cabarrus Time Savers Inc., Scott Schneiser, 193 Union St. S, Concord 12/21/17 Goode Engineering PLLC, Katherine Goode, 4693 Falcon Chase Dr. SW, Concord 12/22/17 Lee Development Services LLC, Arthur C. Blue III, 2235 Stone Pile Dr., Concord 12/22/17 Michael C. Jones LLC, Michael C. Jones, 2575 Saddlewood Cir. SW, Concord 12/22/17 Millennium Rich Group LLC, Karen Richardson, 1433 Overlea Pl. NW, Concord 12/28/17 Aurora Mechanical LLC, Julius T. Verrett, 291 Morning Dew Dr., Concord 12/28/17 Elevated Essence Catering LLC, Narda Williston, 1534 Kindred Cir. NW, Concord
12/28/17 MC LLC, Michael Burton, 5060 Avent Dr. NW, Apt. 208, Concord 12/29/17 O.B.S. Hair LLC, Erica Edwards, 455 Concord Pkwy. N, #7524, Concord 1/1/18 AVA Global LLC, Anil K. Anumukonda, 407 Sutro Forest Dr. NW, Concord 1/1/18 Barks & Bubbles Inc., Carol Wyrick, 231-C Branchview Dr. NE, Concord 1/1/18 GB & B Transport Inc., John Scott, 157 Brookwood Ave. NE, Apt. 15, Concord 1/1/18 Scott Consulting Group LLC, Zachary M. Moretz, 300 McGill Ave. NW, Ste. 100, Concord 1/2/18 BethLaz Appraisals LLC, Beth A. Lazarowicz, 71 Highland Ave. SW, Concord 1/2/18 Davis 49 Timber LLC, Samuel F. Davis Jr., 446 Winfield Blvd. SE, Concord 1/2/18 Moretz, Karb & Gelwicks P.A., Zachary M. Moretz, 300 McGill Ave. NW, Ste. 100, Concord 1/3/18 A to Z Business Network Inc., Joseph J. Zavala, 66 McCachern Blvd., #805, Concord 1/3/18 Motorhead Company LLC, Mohammed Elabbadi, 4477 Pebblebrook Cir., Concord 1/3/18 Speediagnostix LLC, Lake Speed Jr., 686 Journey St. SW, Concord 1/5/18 Ichthus Holdings LLC, Stephanie L. Cooper Esq., 5620 Concord Pkwy. S, #103, Concord
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Mecklenburg County 12/18/17 TX Land Inc., Myra Holt, 200 N. Harbor Pl., Ste. G, Davidson 12/18/17 VOAM Properties LLC, Abhishek Bharal, 400 Gilead Rd., Ste. 1553, Huntersville 12/19/17 Faith Restoration & Remodeling LLC, Luis Machado, 13648 Alston Forest Dr., Huntersville 12/19/17 LawnBot Inc., Jeffrey R. Dudan, 107 Parr Dr., Huntersville 12/19/17 Peek Marketing LLC, Drew A. Richards, 215 S. Main St., Ste. 301, Davidson 12/19/17 Rees Draper Wright Inc., Michael Hettinger, 13722 Morehouse St., Huntersville 12/19/17 Rich Mountain Lodge LLC, Drew A. Richards, 215 S. Main St., Ste. 301, Davidson 12/19/17 Valentina Properties LLC, Valentina Properties LLC, 22410 Market St., Apt. 2419, Cornelius 12/20/17 Fake Handshake LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 19404 Fridley Ln., Cornelius 12/20/17 Maralisa Executive Search Group LLC, Lisa Hurst, 8712 Lindholm Dr., Ste. 300, Huntersville 12/20/17 Mary Ann LLC, Mary Ann Stambaugh, 9227 Island Overlook Ct., Cornelius 12/20/17 Pour Coffee Festival LLC, Matthew Dudley, 8822 Oakham St., Huntersville 12/21/17 BAB LLC, Bruce Houle, 21503 Harken Dr., Cornelius 12/21/17 BM Audits LLC, Brian Monteforte, 20312 Southshore Dr., Cornelius
12/21/17 CIK Inc., Woon H. Lee, 8915 Park Grove St., Huntersville 12/21/17 Dogwood Carpet and Floor Care LLC, Max Ferreira, 21023 Pine Ridge Dr., Cornelius 12/21/17 Legacy Wellness LLC, Henry Williams Jr., 19825-B North Cove Rd., Ste. 207, Cornelius 12/21/17 McGee3 Investments Inc., James E. McGee III, 20200 Tailwind Ln., Cornelius 12/21/17 MEAH Holdings LLC, Michael Elam, 10948 Hat Creek Ln., Davidson 12/21/17 Soaring Bulldog Enterprises LLC, Matthew Lineberger, 9625 Northcross Center Ct., Ste. 303, Huntersville 12/21/17 Trace-It LLC, James Mullins, 17344 Caldwell Rush Cir., Cornelius 12/22/17 Broke Sherpa LLC, Brandy Hayes, 20624 Bethel Church Rd., Cornelius 12/22/17 Guardian Dressage LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 8730 Pinnacle Cross Dr., #21, Huntersville 12/22/17 Smile on Wheels LLC, Matthew Lineberger, 9625 Northcross Center Ct., Ste. 303, Huntersville 12/28/17 Carolina Blue Automotive LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 131 View Lake St., Davidson 12/28/17 Chandley Properties LLC, Eric Chandley, 19905 Catamaran Ct., Cornelius 12/28/17 GBAC Rea Farms LLC, Jon Allen, 19109 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius 1/19/18 Eminent Electric LLC, Nicholas G. Dascoulias, 10435 Blackstock Rd., Huntersville 1/19/18 Mark Friday Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Jeffery Scott Reynolds, 20619 Bethel Church Rd., Cornelius 1/19/18 North American Fertilizer Corporation, Joseph F. Bonocore III, 15710 Laurel Oak Crescent, Davidson 1/19/18 Sizzlewich LLC, Van Vo Truong, 20125 Coachmans Wood Ln., Cornelius
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Mooresville 12/18/17 Dakor Studio LLC, Renee Therace McCoy, 120 Hiram Rd. 28117 12/18/17 Diamond Jubilee Investments LLC, Sameer Ali, 103 Dabbling Duck Cir. 28117 12/19/17 BTK Solar LLC, Brian Thomas Kennedy, 245 Kenway Loop 28117 12/19/17 Fayetteville Landscape Management Inc., William Atwell, 1125 Ballpark Dr. 28115 12/19/17 Mastertrans Inc., Gary Dale Newsom, 171 Midway Lake Rd. 28115 12/19/17 Roan Tech LLC, Joshua Wade Morgan, 214 Almora Loop 28115 12/20/17 Atha Logistics Inc., Michael Atha, 260 Mallard Way 28117 12/20/17 Baker Wash LLC, Shawn Baker, 107 Elba Dr. 28115 12/20/17 CoachGCF LLC, Gayle Coats Fulks, 109 Nevis Ln. 28115 12/20/17 Grass Fed SEO Inc., Ashley Pate,
115 Waderich Ln. 28117 12/20/17 Roxtail Woodworks LLC, John R. Furino, 143 Quiet View Dr. 28115 12/20/17 Walker Racing LLC, Tim Walker, 111 Timberland Loop 28115 12/21/17 China Development Fund LLC, Richard Cantwell, 129 Fast Ln., Ste. 200 28117 12/21/17 Skin Wellness by Patricia Inc., Patricia Sweet Coolidge, 158 Saye Pl. 28115 12/22/17 Prodigy Property Solutions LLC, Marvin G. Work Jr., 174 Gabriel Dr. 28115 12/28/17 Brawley School Rd LLC, Dean R. Haberl, 154 Sleepy Cove Trl. 28117 12/28/17 Castlesgate Dr LLC, Dean R. Haberl, 154 Sleepy Cove Trl. 28117 12/28/17 Spartan Building LLC, James Pope, 2180 Statesville Hwy. 28115 12/28/17 Van Gough Dr LLC, Dean R. Haberl, 154 Sleepy Cove Trl. 28117 12/28/17 VB Flying LLC, Randall A. Roth, 630 Williamson Rd. 28117 12/29/17 Club Pups Grooming LLC, Dustin Johnson, 138 Market Place Ave. 28117 12/29/17 Club Pups Lake Norman LLC, Dustin Johnson, 138 Market Place Ave. 28117 12/29/17 Hazeyray Shores of NC LLC, William A. Chase, 119 Sailview Rd. 28117 12/29/17 Mad Dog Security LLC, Mark P. Dipietro, 170 Pintail Run Ln. 28117 12/29/17 Pleasant Acres of North Carolina LLC, William A. Chase, 119 Sailview Rd. 28117 12/29/17 Thornwood of NC LLC, William A. Chase, 119 Sailview Rd. 28117 12/29/17 Valdez Construction LLC, Fidel Valdez, 197 Devon Forest Dr. 28115 1/1/18 123Home Inc., Teresa N. Naylor, 441 Barfield Rd. 28115 1/1/18 3EMW LLC, Donald Atchison, 142 Lugnut Ln., Ste. 102 28117 1/1/18 AVP Vaccines LLC, Paul J. Wilson, 112 Lightship Dr. 28117 1/1/18 Catherine W. Bickley DDS PLLC, Catherine W. Bickley, 511 Carpenter Ave. 28115 1/1/18 CSGFR LLC, Mason St. Hilaire, 409 Performance Rd. 28115 1/1/18 The EZI Company, Eric E. Alston, 142 E. Warfield Dr. 28115 1/1/18 Goodman Construction Company LLC, Joel L. Goodman, 121 Chaco Ln. 28117 1/1/18 House Sells Houses Inc., Jonathen N. House, 284 Brawley School Rd. 28117 1/1/18 JSAIR Services LLC, Sunil Prasad, 149 Glade Valley Ave. 28117 1/1/18 Kemp & Hymanson CPAs LLP, Irene Hymanson, 132 Joe Knox Ave., Ste. 100F 28117 1/1/18 NDG Enterprise LLC, Elliott L. Gibson, 118 Greentree Dr. 28117 1/1/18 Pellas Home Inspections LLC, Timothy J. Pellas, 114 Tawny Bark Dr. 28117
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presentation hosted by the Mooresville South Iredell Developer Council at Langtree Plantation. It’s also unknown whether, after the introduction of autonomous vehicles, the Interstate 77 toll lanes foisted upon Charlotte-area commuters could eventually become obsolete. In an email, Mary “Missy” Cummings, a professor at the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering and the director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, said she believes the use of driverless shuttles moving people from one location to another is only a “few years” away. Driverless shuttles have already been introduced in Las Vegas. But using a driverless vehicle where you can “jump in the back seat, tell it to take you to New York City and then go to sleep” will take 15 years or longer, Cummings said. I-77 toll lanes will eventually become useless after autonomous vehicles, but given the state’s slow movement on the technology’s development and the expected completion of the toll lanes in late 2018, “both approaches can be accommodated,” Cummings said. Although federal transportation officials selected the Interstate 540 Triangle Expressway toll road more than a year ago as one of 10 testing sites nationwide for driverless car technology, Cummings said the state “has nvot actually conducted any testing that I am aware of nor laid out any concrete plans for how to use the test site status.” The 19-mile toll road connects Research Triangle Park with Cary, Apex and Holly Springs. North Carolina Turnpike Authority Executive Director Beau Memory and Steve Abbott, NCDOT assistant director of communications, did not return messages left for comment on the issue. Cornelius Board of Commissioner Dave Gilroy said he asked senior management with the toll lane project’s developer, Cintra, about the coming effect of driverless technology, including driverless ride-shares and carpool on demand, on the toll lanes several years ago. “The same issue of technological obsolescence exists given pervasive use of mobile ride-sharing apps,” said Gilroy in an email. “Remember,
three [passengers] is free on the toll lanes, forever. Autonomous vehicles and ride sharing apps will destroy I-77 tolls economics, albeit will take several years.” Cornelius Board of Commissioner Kurt Naas, founder of the Widen I-77 anti-toll group, said in an email he thinks there will be other applications of technology to avoid paying tolls prior to the adoption of driverless cars. “One of these will be the adoption of carpooling apps,” Naas said. “In south Florida, Lyft Line offers carpoolers a discount. Waze has a carpooling feature. Then, there’s Rideflag, a startup that’s designed an app to specifically interface with FDOT’s tolling system and give carpoolers a free ride. I suppose you could say that this innovation to encourage carpooling is all well and good, but I look at it as evidence that the toll project creates public misery instead of a public solution.” The natural progression of mobility technology is moving towards autonomous vehicles, said Craig Lewis, a principal with Stantec’s Urban Place, an international design consulting firm with offices in Charlotte. Lewis, who spoke at the Jan. 8th transportation presentation in Mooresville, works on projects across North America and Canada to implement driverless shuttle pilot programs. Primarily, experts agree the first step in this progression to autonomous vehicles is the switchover to electric cars, Lewis said. In five to six years, the majority of new cars coming off the lot will be electric or plug-in hybrid, Lewis said. Auto manufacturer Tesla said it will release a fully autonomous vehicle in 2018 with Google claiming it will release one by 2020, Lacy said. And, on Jan.12, General Motors unveiled concept plans for a driverless vehicle - without a steering wheel or pedals - through its autonomous car unit Cruise Automation. Autonomous vehicles will be safer than cars with human drivers who often make deadly mistakes on the road, Lacy said. These vehicles will be smarter, more efficient and pollute less than their current counterparts. “This technology will change our lives,” said Lacy. “It will change our
transportation life, it will change our home life.” The government will also have to create a new revenue structures based off autonomous or electric vehicle usage as opposed to the current motor fuel tax and license and vehicle registration fees if fewer people are opting to drive, Lewis and Lacy both said. Most likely these bills will be sent in the mail and include the exact time and places the autonomous vehicle took you, Lewis said.
“Autonomous vehicles and ride sharing apps will destroy I-77 tolls economics, albeit will take several years.” — Dave Gilroy Cornelius Town Board “Not to pick at the scab of 77… but you’re driving down 77, you won’t need to be in the toll lane,” Lewis said. “Because it will know that you drove on 77 at 7:38 and you were on it for eight miles. And you’ll get a bill that’s based on, potentially, that level of usage and that time of day usage.” But how soon consumers accept autonomous vehicles once they have been introduced is still unknown, Lacy said. Cars took 75 years to jump from being in just 10 percent of American households to 90 percent of American households when they were introduced in the early 20th century, in part because roads and infrastructure had to be build to accommodate them, Lacy said.
Electricity took 42 years to go from 10 percent to 90 percent of American households; telephones took 73 years, he said. But cell phones took only 14 years and smart phones took three years to go from 10 percent of American households to 90 percent, Lacy said. “Once that autonomous vehicle gets introduced to America and it’s a viable product, is it going to be a cell phone?” said Lacy. “Because the infrastructure is already built. Or is it going to be a smart phone?” With the advance of autonomous mobility options, including driverless shuttles, buses and ride-sharing options, car manufacturers will begin selling monthly subscriptions for the use of such transportation, Lewis said. Local cities and towns must also prepare for the coming revolution by adapting their infrastructures for connected and autonomous vehicles, Lewis said. Community leaders will have to consider adaptive reuse for parking garages when fewer cars need to be parked thanks to the advance to autonomous vehicles that may return home or pick up another passenger after they have arrived at their destination, Lewis said. Electric charging stations will need to be built if retail centers want customers to shop there, he said. Cristina Shaul, spokeswoman for the town of Davidson, said town leaders decided not to build a parking deck after design consultants warned them about the future trend of driverless vehicles. Shaul said the town would love to move in the direction of more electric vehicles but added, “I think it’s just a matter of of cost and practicality.” In an email, Cornelius Planning Director Wayne Herron said town officials are “constantly talking about” the need for charging stations and how to handle autonomous vehicles. “I think it may become something we look at more closely in the next couple of years,” said Herron. The town police department currently uses two hybrid vehicles and last year installed an electric charging station available for public use behind Town Hall, Herron said.
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Kristen Maxwell, Michael Harman and Deanna Arnold
men in an array of high-profile positions have been accused of sexual harassment, improper behavior with subordinates—and even assault. Although seemingly a new trend, human resource experts have been dealing with the issue of sexual harassment for decades, Arnold said. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employers, including state and local government, the federal government, labor organizations and employment agencies, according to the EEOC. One definition of sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct that affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, said Michael Harman, a labor attorney in Huntersville. The other definition conditions employment on the return of sexual favors. When an employee feels he or she has been the victim of unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment in the workplace, that employee has 180 days from the time of the alleged discriminatory act to file a charge with the EEOC, said Harman. A sexual harassment charge is different from some of assault claims occurring outside the workplace that the
public has seen in the news lately that are alleged to have happened many years ago, Harman said. In a sexual harassment charge, the Title VII law won’t look at specific incidents of harassment, Harman said. Instead, judges “look at totality of the circumstances,” which means judges will take into account all available information and not just the specific claim, he said.
#MeToo Case law has evolved over the years so that actions that are considered sexual harassment today were not considered sexual harassment 30, 20 or even 10 years ago, Harman said. As simple a gesture as a hug can have different meanings in a workplace, the experts said. “There is a difference in hugging in a respectful work environment and hugging in a hostile work environment,” said Arnold. “You as a business owner or manager or leader, have to make sure you’re creating a respectful work place, across the board. If it’s the culture of the organization to be open and friendly, that doesn’t mean its harassing, right? But if you’re in more of a hostile work environment where it is common practice for jokes or inappropriate touching, if you’re hugging somebody innocently, that’s going to be perceived as more crossing the line into harassment.” Arnold said the biggest challenge is
making sure you’re creating a culture that is respectful and is open to communication if people do feel uncomfortable. Employees need to be able to feel comfortable to raise concerns to you as manager or business owner or leader.” After all, many people who feel they are sexually harassed may not want to file a lawsuit, Arnold said. Instead, they just want the questionable behavior to stop. It’s all about the training small businesses implement and the policies and precedents that are set for when sexual harassment incidents do come up, said Kristen Maxwell, human resources director for Aquesta Bank and Insurance. After all, small businesses and individuals are “highly susceptible, to sexual harassment claims because they don’t have the same resources, like having a human resources department, that larger corporations do, said Harman. Sexual harassment training seminars should be held annually and if the company is too small to have a human resources department, the company can hire outside human resource experts to come to the company for presentations, said Maxwell. “The policy is one of the biggest things you can do and is what comes up in litigation when you’re in court,” said Harman. A small business needs a policy that clearly states the definition of sexual harassment and one that gives multiple avenues of reporting that harassment to not just a supervisor, but a human resource officer or even the CEO, Harman said. Any claim of sexual harassment should be taken seriously and followed up by interviews and documentation, Maxwell said. “At the end of the day, we as employers have to answer to a judge if they do file a claim,” said Maxwell. Sponsors for the event were Aquesta Bank, Realtor Dixie Dean, Donna Moffett Accountants and Consultants, Davidson Wealth Management, G Brokerage and Master Title.
: I have bought property in other states, and my closing was not conducted by a real estate attorney. Why does North Carolina require that an attorney conduct a real estate closing?
: Many aspects of real estate law are State specific. North Carolina has a somewhat unique system that involves a real estate attorney searching and opining on the state of the property’s title to an independent title insurance company or agency. The title insurance company then issues the title insurance commitment or policy, while the real estate attorney conducts the closing, handling of funds, and recording of the documents. A few advantages of the North Carolina JACKSON approved attorney system are: 1. Cost – Involvement of an attorney in the process keeps the overall cost of the transaction down 2. Legal Representation – Attorneys are able to provide legal advice during the closing process 3. Oversight of Attorneys - Attorneys are closely regulated by the State Bar and General Statutes, and most carry malpractice insurance. 4. Oversight of Attorney Trust Accounts - Attorneys’ trust accounts are regulated by both the State Bar and the North Carolina Good Funds Settlement Act These are just a sample of the many benefits to closing your real estate transaction with an approved real estate attorney.
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20 February 2018
Hot Properties To gate or not to gate, that is the question
A recent study published by the American Real Estate Society examined 11 gated communities and compared them to similar, non-gated properties. The researchers found that properties in gated communities sold for a premium of approximately $30,000.
BY DAVE VIESER What’s best? Connectivity or swank, gated communities? That question is surfacing as traffic worsens near older developments and smaller, high-priced infill projects pop up. Many municipalities established partial or full prohibitions on gated communities—even though the streets are on private property—preferring
instead to promote connectivity. Now, at least one municipality is taking another look. “My question is whether we have the right to tell people how they can use their private land,” said John Hettwer, a member of the Cornelius Land Development Code Advisory Board (LDCAB). At their January meeting, the LDCAB asked town staff to
“study and report back” on the feasibility of permitting gates on private roads entering residential communities. Planning Director Wayne Herron says the town has heard from several other communities as well, including Avery Park, asking for gates. In the Avery Park situation, the problem is created by nearby high school students parking on the private community’s streets.
“We’ve promoted connectivity and being an open, welcome and inviting town,” Herron said. “However, neighborhoods are concerned about safety, outside persons parking on neighborhood streets and travelers using neighborhoods for u-turns. The town’s Land Development Code has prohibited gated streets and subdivisions since at least 1996. While it may be impossible to gate a publicly maintained street, the town may consider establishing gated allowances for privately maintained streets. There are a few gated communities in Cornelius, such as Preston on the Lake, which were approved prior to the 1996. Municipalities handle gated communities differently. City of Kannapolis spokeswoman Annette Privette Keller said, “We discourage them and ask developers for connectivity.” Pine Creek and Highgrove are two gated communities in Kannapoliswith high-priced homes set apart from the rank and file. Huntersville has only two gated Continued on page 21
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communities. “These gated subdivisions were approved as farmhouse clusters prior to a rule change which states that gates are no longer allowed in farmhouse clusters,” said Jack Simoneau from the town’s Planning Department. “All other subdivisions must front a public street.” He also noted that there are several minor subdivisions which front on a public street where the homeowners have decided to share a driveway and install a gate. No gated communities are allowed in Davidson. Does a gated community enhance a home’s value? “I’d say yes,” said Zeke Ward, residential broker with Allen Tate’s Cornelius office. “It would be a plus for most buyers too.” A recent study published by the American Real Estate Society examined 11 gated communities and compared them to similar, non-gated properties. The researchers found that properties in gated communities sold for a premium of approximately $30,000.
This property at 6548 Pender Point, Cornelius has sold for $950,000. It has exceptional views of Lake Norman.
18906 Halyard Pointe Lane, Cornelius sold for $1.680 million
A lakefront home at 18906 Halyard Pointe Lane in The Peninsula has sold for $1.68 million after being listed at $1.725 million by Lori Jackson at Ivester Jackson Properties. The 5,483 square foot home, which was on the market 173 days, has been extensively updated. Assessed at $1.21 million, the house has two master suites and a media room. Debbie Monroe with Lake Norman Realty brought the buyers to the table. Mecklenburg County assessed the property at $1.2 million.
It’s a tear-down
A modest, all-brick home on a great lot off Belle Isle Drive has sold for $950,000...and it’s a tear-down. Of course it’s waterfront with great views. Sandy Reynolds with Re/Max Executive at the Lake listed the house at $989,000. “The price was just for the land, it had over 300 feet on the water with a panoramic view,” Reynolds said. The property sold at a premium be-
cause it is waterfront, but not so big a premium—some of the waterfront lots are going for $1 million—because Duke Energy retains ownership of a strip of unbuildable land. Ultimately, all it means is that there will be a more rigorous approach to the footprint of the spec mansion that will be built in its place. Lori Jackson of Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties represented the buyers.
22 February 2018
The challenges of growth and development BY BUDD BERRO The Charlotte region, and North Mecklenburg in particular, has grown tremendously in such metrics as population, jobs and housing during recent decades. Since 1970, the population of Mecklenburg County has nearly tripled. The Towns of Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville have grown almost 16-fold during the same time period! The surge in population in North Mecklenburg has reflected substantial in-migration from other states attracted to the attributes of our area including more favorable cost of living, attractive weather, growing job opportunities, easier transportation logistics, better retirement infrastructure and a robust environment for families with young children. This in-migration in turn has further improved some of these attributes to accommodate the increasingly diverse population, such as more recreational and cultural amenities and ever-expanding educational institutions. Of course, the tremendous growth in population and development has led to inevitable stresses: Diminishment of some of the very attributes that attracted earlier newcomers (e.g. amount of open space and tree cover); pressure on supporting infrastructure including transportation and education; conflicts between different forms of land use (e.g. density and residential vs. commercial); preservation of neighborhoods; and, local landowners and developers concerned about maximizing their economic opportunities.
These tensions have been clearly visible as residents and businesses actively engage with each other and their local governments on specific zoning and infrastructure matters, and as voters weigh these issues as they elect local leaders. The rapid growth of North Mecklenburg has generated significant economic opportunity for many of its residents and added a number of valuable amenities, but that growth places a great burden on all stakeholders to provide a framework to a l l o w growth to proceed Berro without unduly diminishing the very attributes that have attracted this growth. This framework should naturally include the following: • Robust planning by both local and regional bodies that looks carefully at long-term infrastructure support for anticipated growth, to include adequacy of funding and the risk of unintended consequences (e.g. transportation and schools not meeting growth-driven demand). The private sector has a critical role in this process, but public-
ly-based organizations are key to overall success and credibility. • Clear goals and objectives around the quality, health and composition of the area’s major communities, including access to a range of multiple options for housing, transportation and recreation to support economic mobility and a diverse choice of neighborhood options and designs. • Most importantly, the framework and all of its components need to be transparent and subject to regular review and re-evaluation in light of new information and perspectives, and the formulation of the framework should be done in the most transparent manner feasible with input from all stakeholders, leaving those stakeholders feeling that their views have been heard and understood. Growth and development reflects the attractiveness of our region, but that attractiveness and the supportive engagement of North Mecklenburg’s residents can only be sustained by rigorous, thoughtful and transparent planning processes that provide a framework that anticipates the growth and tries to most constructively manage its consequences. After a more than 30-year career in banking and finance, Budd Berro worked for Gov. Perdue as her Piedmont (33-county) Director and briefly assisted with the transition to Gov. McCrory. He most recently was the business director for a private school, and is treasurer of the Democrats of North Mecklenburg.
Book Review: The Vanishing American Corporation If you like books that offer a new way of looking at the familiar and that challenge your previously held assumptions, you will revel in this one. Professor Gerald F. Davis notes that corporations have been the bogeyman in many narratives, embodying all the sins of capitalist greed. But he warns you to be careful what you wish for: With outsourcing, corporate raiders, the
Internet and “platform capitalism,” the American public corporation is dying out, and with its demise go prospects for middleclass jobs and careers. The picture Davis paints is realistic and sobering, and, as the best books do, his work could change the way you look at the world. getAbstract recommends this enlightening text to employers and employees – corporate or not.
Gerald F. Davis. The Vanishing American Corporation: Navigating the Hazards of a New Economy. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2016. 240 pages. ISBN-13: 9781626562790. getAbstract is the leading provider of business book summaries, with thousands of titles covered. www. getabstract.com
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