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June 2015 Published monthly Business Intelligence for the Golden Crescent: Lake Norman • Cabarrus • University City

McAlpine put brakes on I-77 tolls Online ed By Dave Yochum A modest, low-key guy with the mind of a CFO and the heart of an entrepreneur brought the Lake Norman business community together at Michael Waltrip Raceworld in late May to discuss plans to widen I-77 with tolls. If John “Mac” McAlpine V seemed to be preaching to the choir, he was. In more ways than one. He comes from a long line of Presbyterian preachers: John I was a Davidson College grad and minister at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian in Charlotte. John III was the minister at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church. And between 150 and 175

A new climbing center in Mooresville comes out of the dirt Page 2

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Entrepreneur Tyler Hampton is fully prepped out in Davidson Page 3

Bruton Smith reflects on induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Page 4

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Cabarrus County leaders figured out the mysteries of NCDOT long ago Page 6

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By Dave Friedman When U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas declared that he would run for President of the United States, the announcement took place at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The school, founded by evangelical pastor Jerry Falwell in 1971, is one of the largest colleges in the country. Notably absent from Cruz’s announcement at the Vines Center were most of the students. That’s because the vast majority of over 75,000

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Online and out of line: Ads can be hit or miss By John Rehkop When companies advertise online, they often do so in part because of the number of controls that come with it. Today’s sophisticated advertising platforms offer robust targeting capabilities that allow companies to reach customers and prospects in a very individual and Big Brother kind of way. “Most people on the Internet understand that computers are controlling the ads,” says Glenn Nash of Charlottebased GMN Advertising. “So

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business owners flocked to the “Emergency Call to Action” at Michael Waltrip Raceworld. Were it not for the wait, virtually all of them would have shook his hand, just like one does after a good sermon on Sunday. The executives who attended ranged from bankers—the CEO of Aquesta—and Realtors to manufacturers and racing team owners. McAlpine, director of electronics at Michael Waltrip, organized the meeting from scratch in a matter of days. The Cornelius resident laid out a careful outline of what the Cintra-NCDOT toll plan will do to the Lake Norman economy. No one argued with a single

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New climbing facility will come out of the ground in Race City By Michael Mezquida A new climbing facility in Mooresville will bring the sport of bouldering, rappelling and wall climbing to new heights. The new Cliff Hangers climbing facility will cost around $4 million, according to brothers Keith and Kris Johnson. Lake Norman’s first dedicated climbing facility broke ground in May. The 20,000 square foot facility will be completed by the end of the year. With the help of several private investors, the two Generation X brothers purchased property at 326 Oats Road, adjacent to Lake Norman Tennis Center. The Inner Peaks climbing center on Monroe Road in Charlotte is 13,000 square feet. Other indoor climbing centers are in Asheville and Fayetteville. Millions of people worldwide have taken up the sport of indoor rock climbing; the number of climbing gyms has increased by 50 percent from 2007 to 2012, according to the International Federation of Sport Climbing. Kris thinks the timing is just right for this kind of a recreation facility. Keep-

ing fit is evolving from team sports to non-competitive individual fitness. But unlike running on a treadmill or lifting weights in a gym, climbing is a more social sport because people don’t typically climb alone. “Climbing is on an upswing because of that; it’s a really fun way to get in a work-out,” Keith said. Both brothers, whose professional backgrounds include teaching and auto racing, have been involved in climbing, snow boarding and other outdoor recreational sports most of their lives. “With the idea of trying to keep people occupied, we’re also going to have a cafe and bar with a fireplace lounge,” said Johnson. “It will be a cozy area for people to just relax and sit for a little while.” The brothers are already selling memberships, in the mid $500s for a full year; students are about $140 less. Lifetime memberships are in the $5,500 range; day passes will run around $15. Naturally, climbing leagues and birthday parties are on the agenda. Johnson said people typically climb for about two to four hours, “But we’d like to keep them here for an entire

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different unique features both aesthetically and functionally. It’s not prefabricated by any means, definitely custom built. We worked with the architectural team and the rock wall company to incorporate the best of what we’ve seen at other facilities that we visited,” Johnson said. Cliff Hangers will not have a kitchen, but will offer light fare including coffee, packaged snacks, protein drinks and cold beer. The three level, steel wall building is being designed by Charlotte-based Cluck Collaborative Design.

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Young Davidson retailer not just whistling Dixie

By Dave Vieser Dixieland Clothing at 109 N. Main St., Davidson, which sells a variety of classically casual clothes invoking an upscale Southern lifestyle, is the brainchild of Tyler Hampton. "I saw a need for this type of store in the Lake Norman area," said Hampton, 25, who will be a senior at UNC-Wilmington this fall. "People shouldn't have to drive into Charlotte or elsewhere to select their special southern clothes." Hampton co-owns the store with his mother, Jan Hampton. He comes home on the weekends to run the store and Jan takes over when he is not there. The 900-square foot building at the intersection of Main Street and Davidson/Concord Road is actually owned by Dr. Donald Copeland, Jan's dad, who founded Lakeside Family Physicians. Prior to Dixieland Clothing, the building housed a bike and skateboarding shop—which Tyler Hampton owned and ran. The serial entrepreneur plans to go to law school after graduating next year. Dad Michael Hampton owns Hampton’s Mobile Service in Huntersville. As the name would suggest, Dixieland carries brands with a natural fiber, down south flair, including Southern Tide, Southern Proper, Southern Point, Southern Marsh, High Cotton, Anchored Style, Rowdy Gentleman, At-

lantic Drift, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, and YETI Coolers, which Hampton referred to as the "Cadillac of coolers." Hampton says business is ahead of last year; weekends and, ironically, Mondays, are strong sales days. "I don't know why but we're always quite busy at the beginning of the week." He says that the parents of the students at Davidson College also enjoy shopping there while visiting the school. What's his most popular item? "Anything with Reagan/Bush 84 is in great demand these days," Hampton says. Number of employees: Two, Tyler and his mother, Jan Hampton Revenue first 12 months: Around $300,000. Next 12 months: “I don’t really have a forecast, but we’re performing better for sure.” First job: “I built carbon-fiber race car parts for Crawford Race Cars in Denver. Started when I was 15.” Start-up financing: Back Pocket Bank Break-even occurred: Within the first six months. Next big thing: “We’re thinking about a Birkdale or Langtree location. We would love to be there.” Quotable: “Most of this kind of clothing—classic, preppy, casual—never really went away, but it has definitely gotten more popular.”

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SVN adds four new advisors Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors has added four new brokers in the Cornelius office. New advisors are Dylan Cunningham, Frank Sproviero, Connie Danko and Andy Bova.

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By Dave Vieser Bruton Smith, a name synonymous with auto racing, has been selected to join the Nascar Hall of Fame. Smith, founder and chairman of Concordbased Speedway Motorsports, will join former race car drivers Terry Labonte, Curtis Turner, Jerry Cook and Bobby Isaac at the official induction in January 2016. “It will truly be an honor to be remembered at the Hall of Fame,” said

Smith, 88, upon learning of his selection. “I’m a frustrated builder who had a knack for promoting races, and it’s been fun to always try to push the sport to greater heights for the fans.” Smith first joined with racing star Curtis Turner in 1960 to open Charlotte Motor Speedway. Since that time, his influence on the sport has grown steadily, to a point where today, Speedway Motorsports owns and operates speedways in Atlanta, Ten-

Planet Central lands Mike Russell is new COO at MadVapes racetrack account Virginia International Raceway has named Planet Central as its agency of record. Planet Central, with offices in Huntersville, will focus on attendance.

New location NewDominion Bank has opened a commercial loan office on Trade Court in Mooresville. Steve Kindler is heading up the Lake Norman operation.

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Mike Russell, the chairman of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, has left Energy United and is now chief operating officer of MadVapes, a $40

million-plus company that was started in Huntersville in 2009. MadVape’s electronic cigarettes help people stop smoking. Mark Hoogen-

nessee, Kentucky, Las Vegas, New Hampshire, Fort Worth and Sonoma, Ca. In all, his group plays host annually to 13 Nascar Sprint Cup Series events, as well as the Sprint All-Star Race, Nascar XFINITY and eight Camping World Truck Series races. Smith has never been one to shy away from controversy, but his ability as a strong business leader is widely recognized. “Bruton Smith’s vision and persistence has created prosperity for many Cabarrus County businesses and individuals” said Steve Morris, President of the Gem Theatre in Kannapolis. “It’s more than appropriate that he be recognized for establishing the Cabarrus Region as the “Home of NASCAR” and shining an international spotlight on Concord and Cabarrus County.” Smith says his goal has always been to put on a great show. “I want our fans to know we’re always working to build the best facilities for them and that’s who I really owe this recognition to.”

doorn is the founder. The fast-growing company essentially sells liquid nicotine online and from more than two dozen retail stores. He became chamber chair in January, and will turn over the reins to the chamber this coming year to Callan Bryan, an attorney from Davidson. Vaping has gained widespread popularity, growing into a $2 billion industry with millions of users. MadVapes has seven company stores; three more will open in July. With licensees, there are now a total of 13 stores around the Southeast.


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Cabarrus County

Cabarrus is a model for how to accomplish critical infrastructure Cabarrus County has done quite well, thank you, in the world of NCDOT and improvements to infrastructure. In fact, it's one of the South's largest transportation and distribution centers, thanks to widening projects to Interstate 85, providing quicker access to both Charlotte and Raleigh. And thanks, also, to a sustained group effort among top business leaders and politicians. John Cox, the former CEO of the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce, compares it to the message in "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction," an inspirational book about discipleship by COX Eugene H. Peters. Cabarrus has practiced inclusion and

working relationships on a county-wide level, says Cox, who is now CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce in Florida. "We had public leaders and private business leaders who were looking 15 and 20 years out," Cox said. "We are reaping the benefit of their leadership today." Indeed, the N.C Department of Transportation began its newest I-85 widening project in Cabarrus last month, this, on top of multiple improvements around interchanges and nearby infrastructure between 2011 and 2013. Bruton Smith Boulevard is bustling with hotels, the Speedway and, of course, Concord Mills. Farther north are industrial centers like International Business Park. Right now "shoulder strengthening" is being done so that traffic can be shifted over onto the shoulder during future widening work. Crews will begin on I-85 Northbound at the beginning of the proj-

ect near N.C. 73 (Exit 55). The work will continue the entire stretch of the project to beyond Lane Street (Exit 63). Once the northbound work is complete, crews will switch to I-85 Southbound. This $197 million project will add four additional travel lanes, two in each direction, to approximately eight miles of I-85 from north of N.C. 73 (Exit 55) to north of Lane Street (Exit 63) in Cabarrus County. Interchange improvements are proposed at U.S. 29/601 (Exit 58), Dale Earnhardt Boulevard (Exit 60) and Lane Street (Exit 63). The existing at-grade rail crossing on Winecoff School Road in Kannapolis will also be eliminated. The primary purpose of this project is to improve traffic flow on I-85 and the interchanges in the project area. Currently, the project completion date is scheduled for late 2017. Cox, who was recruited by the Cabarrus Chamber back in 2001, said there were distinct paths to success with the NCDOT. • Build the relationship with the NCDOT, including members of the Board of Transportation, in particular, Division 10 which includes Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties. "You can't just pick up the phone and call one day and say 'I need this' when they don't know you from Adam," Cox said. He consistently invited members of the state Board of Transportation to lunch in their home district and to Cabarrus to "drive on our roads." • Build the network. "To do the projects that are regional, you have to have a friend in Gaston County, Lake Norman, Union County. In Cabarrus, they learned who the various chairs were "and brought them over to Cabarrus several times." Cox built a network of "trust relationships." • Nurture lasting relations between the business community and the community as a whole. "You build a business case around why we need these transportation improvements in our county. Because you know we might have $80 million of transportation infrastructure needs and someone esle may have $100 million of need," Cox said. "Ultimately it's the relationships and

the network that make your community better," he said. Cox said it takes "a long obedience in the same direction," just like the book. "Reach across county and state lines. It's something you have to get up and do every day," he said. Steve Morris, chairman of the Cabarrus County Commission, and a former chairman of the Cabarrus Chamber, says transportation improvements were part of an evolution that didn’t ocMorris cur overnight. “As far as what is happening on I-85 today, most people in Cabarrus County would say that it is way overdue. The last section that was widened was a bottleneck for many years,” said Morris. Citing work that was completed north and south of Cabarrus first, he said the order "in which the NCDOT allocates their projects has finally come to Cabarrus and we have certainly benefitted from this.” He said the improvements that have been completed and are currently under way are allowing businesses to connect via the interstate in a way they hadn’t for years. He also likes Gov. Pat McCrory's proposed NC Connect bond referendum, which would fund the completion of the George W. Liles Parkway, creating a cross-county transportation connector. Morris said infrastructure improvements have considerably benefitted manufacturing and distribution. “It has certainly made us a much more attrac-


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Cabarrus County tive location for businesses like FedEx and Sysco [Food Services].” Both have operations out of Concord’s International Business Park off I-85 between Poplar Tent Road and NC 73. Road improvements have not just brought businesses to the area, but tourists as well. The Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau says hotels are bustling year around. People like Bachman Brown, a lawyer who was also the first mayor of Kannapolis, and Emmett Robertson Jr., the former vice president of community affairs at NorthEast Medical Brown Center, were longtimers who quietly worked for the good of the county through the chamber and its transportation committee, Cox said. Both have passed away.

Other transportation visionaries include real estate magnate Allen Tate who had special ties to Cabarrus. One of his favorite agents is Diane Honeycutt, another former chamber chair, who, like Morris, transitioned into county-wide political office. She said Brown was a "huge Honeycutt advocate" for infrastructure improvements and worked tirelessly on relationships and strategy. Brown was old school, a "true southern gentleman," she said. "He valued integrity, honesty, family and community. He brought people together. because of the core values that he possessed as a person. He was able to bring people together becaase you had a sense of trust and respect, and therefore made it easier to get consensus."

Homewood Suites coming to Concord Visiting Cabarrus County is a year-round thing By Michael Mezquida Cabarrus officials are saying that tourism isn’t just a May and October affair anymore. They cite hotel occupancy rates and other figures prove people are coming to the Cabarrus for more reasons than just racing. And another hotel is in the planning stages of being built in Concord. Homewood Suites, a division Hilton, had its December application approved in May. What is planned is a 91,573 square-foot hotel with 115 rooms and 612 square feet of meeting space. It will sit on the currently vacant three acres of property at the intersection Bruton Smith Blvd and Padgett Pkwy. “It will be a multi-story construction project,” said Craig Thomas, town planner for the city of Concord. Homewood Suites are mid-tier, extended-stay hotels. “We look at visitors in three segments,” says John Mills, executive vice president of the Cabarrus Visitors Bureau. “We have your leisure visitors here to watch racing or visit friends on the weekends, we have group visitors here attending conventions or other organized activities in the area, and then there’s our corporate travelers. What we’ve seen is an increase in all three.” Mills cited a number of accommodations that have made the area desir-

able for meetings and leisure activities which included The Embassy Suites Hotel Resort & Spa, adjacent to the 42,000 square-feet of event space at the Concord Convention Center, and The Great Wolf Lodge resort that opened in 2009. “We offer easy Interstate access to newer properties with many different options to our visitors,” he said. According to the CVB, there are currently 2,700 hotel and motel rooms in Cabarrus County. Last year 632,000 of them were sold out, an 11 percent increase over the previous year. Occupancy rates rose from 57 percent in 2013 to 63.5 percent last year. The months of April and June last year both experienced an almost 20 percent increase. In a decade, tourism revenue has increased in Cabarrus by more than 75 percent, going from $191 million in 2003 to $372 million in 2013. This generated more than $20 million in tax revenues and relieved each household from paying $424 more in local and state taxes. The current bed tax in Cabarrus is 6 percent, not inconsistent with the national average; Mecklenburg’s is 8 percent.

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Sales: The human touch and technology There is no substitute for human tion is costing them more time than is brain power to solve problems, hu- reasonable to correct. An imbalanced manize service levels, or best discern integration of technology within your the idiosyncratic needs of a valued primary operations will drive customcustomer. And when misused, tech- ers to your competitors. Technology can gather bajillions of nology can dissatisfy, irk, and alienate them to the point they vote with their gigabytes of data to identify trends dollars elsewhere. Use technology to and potential avenues for strategy. It drive sales to you, not away from you. can offer up the customer’s information at the blink of I know. I’ve changed an eye. It helps exmy providers for insurpedite shipping and ance, my automobile returns. But it cannot service, a dentist, and substitute the human multiple retailers who touch of kindness, a chose to: sincerely empathetic • use technology in ear, or exude respect ways which directly and appreciation like contributed to cuma human person can bersome vs. smooth in times when that is purchases, what is expected or • use my ‘data’ to desired. harass me with unTechnology that necessar y solicitaaids efficiency is often tions ill-suited to seen as offering the my profile best return on capital CHERYL KANE • not keep my proexpenditures but it is file information curnot exclusively true rent between departments de- in sales if it is not purposely balanced with good business sense and pracspite my of fering it, • slow me down accessing a live tice. When our machines talk to other person when the need I have is machines transferring data it’s ok to not conforming to their selection treat each other like machines. But options, when technological advances are be• attempt to make me communiing evaluated in your organization cate through a morass of options make sure to set goals for which sevand after I punched through eral departments or leaders are mututhem the company fails to use ally responsible for ensuring successany of the data I was forced to ful outcomes across the board. Or the enter to get to a live person, best practices with customers at every • personify an familiar personal level may be detrimentally impacted. And sales can be hurt. relationship that did not exist • Make sure all departments with me, • and, most irksome to me, act whose work is impacted by techdisrespectful of my basic dignity nology have the same technology. as a customer-a thinking human • Take time to create a complete project plan. being. All of the above create a lack of con- • Have the plan evaluated by fidence in customers, and is insulting. team members from ever y asTelling them, “That’s the way our pro- pect of direct and indirect cuscess (read: technology) works.” Is not tomer ser vice avenues. an empathetic way to express appreci- • Test the technology techniques ation to a paying customer who seeks you will use with your customersassistance with a simple ordinary rehand pick the most persnickety quest-and worse if a complicated situa-

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customers to help you here. • Of fer easily identifiable and accessible feedback processes for customers during roll out and after. • Regularly get the internal direct and indirect customers to of fer you feedback. • Regularly review the customer feedback. • Be willing and able to spend funds to correct technologically created errors-or gaf fs. • Be willing to halt technology that hurts your internal or external customers. The most successful companies know how to please customers. These best companies (and they are also often the best companies to work for) often derive their superior sales, service quality, and efficiency from adap-

tive behaviors resulting from internal open communication which leads to organic growth of best practices. But if the organizational culture works in segmented divisions that don’t have to work together in using technology effectively because they don’t have mutually responsible goals, the investment in technology can become a disservice. Use technology to help your organization increase sales, service, and efficiency at every step possible. But make sure courteousness, empathy, the ease of locating solution options, and respectful appreciation remain in the customer service formula. Keep your customer in the driver’s seat. Cheryl Kane, MBA, welcomes your communication at (704) 795-5058 or through her web site, www.cherylkane. net.


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May 28. By Dave Yochum. Speaking at the “Emergency Call to Action” for Lake Norman business owners, UNC-Charlotte Professor Emeritus David Hartgen said plans to widen I-77 with tolls will have dire effects on traffic both on and around 77. “Your local streets are going to be crammed full. The congestion on the feeder roads and the parallel roads are going to go way up,” said Hartgen. “This is a recipe for disaster.” Before a packed auditorium of 150 business owners, he flatly declared: “This is one of the most foolish decisions I have seen in my 45 years in transportation studies in Charlotte.” It may be possible to stop the toll plan if the business community dives into the issue the way a hog commits to a barbecue. “If we have enough support from the business community, we can try to defund the express lanes and try to include monies in the NC Connect bonds,” said Sen. Jeff Tarte. It will take a concerted effort within the business community, which has gathered mightily around a quiet engineer with gumption from Cornelius. Mac McAlpine, an engineer who is director of electronics at MWR, organized the summit which attracted the power elite in Lake Norman, includ-

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ing NC Rep. John Bradford, NC Sen. Jeff Tarte and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett. The “I77 Business Transportation Summit” now under way includes business leaders ranging from lawyers and bankers to restaurateurs and Realtors. In his presentation, McAlpine said the estimated $20 round trip during peak times would have an enormous negative effect on the local economy—some $12 billion over the course

of the 50-year contract with Cintra, the Spanish company that was the sole bidder on the $655 million project. There was an audible gasp from the audience when he contrasted the $20 million to $100 million penalty that might be incurred should the contract be cancelled vs. the $12 billion hit to the local economy. The odd configuration of the toll lanes—there is limited access near hospitals at Exits 23 and 33, as well as

Hastened NCDOT-Cintra deal an ‘incredible’ insult to voters, Gilroy says May 21. Amidst the background of the Exit 28 Ridiculousness Facebook page whose profile picture is “Cintra Sucks Money Out Of The Local Economy,” more local business leaders are starting to speak out on their own, independent of any chamber of commerce. Indeed, a petition calling for an independent review of the now-signed 50year deal with Cintra, a Spanish company, has been signed by such local business luminaries as Jim Engel, CEO of Aquesta Bank; Larry Johns CFO of Michael Waltrip Racing; Scott Lampe, CFO of Hendrick Motorsports; and

Kelley Earnhardt, of JR Motorsports. They’re joining the likes of business people like Vince Winegardner, of the NorthCross Master Owners Association, and Widen I-77 anti-toll activist and Concord business owner Kurt Naas, not to mention Cornelius Town Commissioner Dave Gilroy, the managing partner of a North Carolina-based financial services consulting firm, Scale Finance. About NCDOT’s decision to speed up the signing of the 50-year contract with Cintra, Gilroy said: “We are all shell-shocked. NCDOT’s actions dem-

onstrate their incredible arrogance and recklessness. This out-of-control bureaucracy has just delivered an incredible “—- you” to the citizens they are supposed to be serving.” Gilroy’s comments were emailed, not casual, not off the cuff. He later asked that the comments be changed to “an incredible go to hell.” The governing boards of Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, Mooresville, Iredell and Mecklenburg in one form or another have asked for a “time-out” before the Cintra deal was signed.

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barriers separating them from general purpose lanes—coupled with congestion and restrictions on trucks in the toll lanes has business owners restive, to say the least. Business productivity losses are estimated in the $10 bilion to $20 billion range, McAlpine said, calling the NCDOT-Cintra public-private partnership a “recipe for economic disaster.” Hartgen said “one of the central errors” in assumptions around the toll plan is growth. “If the tolls lanes are built, growth will slow substantially. a very substaitial impact,” he said. A Cornelius manufacturer said his business will double over the next five years. He said he must consider moving the plant out of Cornelius. “As a business person, contracts are made to be broken,” McAlpine said. “It’s not far-fetched to say that business will move away.” Clearly, McAlpine tapped into passion, intellect and deeply held beliefs in the MWR auditorium. “I think there is enough power in this area to influence the rest of North Carolina,” Puckett said. “There are business who are saying this will strangle us,” he said, explaining that businesses must work together, get involved and tell the legislature and the government The Cintra deal has been perhaps the biggest controversy Lake Norman has seen for a quarter of a century, complete with demonstrations last fall on West Catawba and earlier this month on the Exit 28 bridge. An online poll conducted by Cornelius Today and Business Today indicates that 97 percent of some 350 people responding do not believe that NCDOT is “operating with transparency, integrity and in the best interest of our citizens.” NCDOT spokesman Warren Cooksey did not comment. “I expect we’ll see several of these boContinued on Page 11


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zos hired by Cintra or even led away in hand-cuffs as the rest of the I-77 tolls story unfolds in the coming years,” Gilroy said in a emailed statement. The new petition circulating at high levels in the Lake Norman business community says I-77 “is the critical transportation artery for the Lake Norman region. Our employees, customers and suppliers depend on this road every day. As our region grows, the congestion on this road continues to worsen, affecting our business and quality of life.” Cornelius-based commercial real estate broker Tom McMahon of Sperry Van Ness, said he will travel to Raleigh on Tuesday to support Naas’ and Widen I-77’s heretofore lonely fight— at least among the leadership elite— against toll lanes. McMahon criticized local chambers of commerce for taking a back seat on a critical issue. “I am disgusted our local chambers have not put more of an effort to support the opposition effort of no tolls,” McMahon said. “Even though the Lake Norman Chamber is supposed to be non-partisan and supposed to be for the businesses and for quality of life, I think the chamber chose personally to stay away from this because it has become such a political hot button,” he said. Bill Russell, in an email April 28, said the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s position on express lanes has been consistent from 2013 to 2015. “As you are aware, the Chamber has served on the Lake Norman Transportation Commission as a non-voting member since its inception (I believe

in 2010). I serve as that representative. While we have no official vote, and the LNTC is largely an advisory board which allows the four lake communities to share dialogue and work regionally to prioritize road improvement projects, it does provide us with the opportunity to be a conduit of information to and for approximately 1,000 local businesses. As such, we have monitored Managed Lanes since its introduction several years ago,” he said. He said the chamber’s official position is: “The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce supports efforts to use from existing sources (Motor Fuel Tax and Vehicle Fees) and through alternative methods for additional funding for roads and transit such as tolls, public private partnerships and design-build financing that are reasonably calculated and expected to lower congestion on roadways in a manner that does not put a disproportionate burden on businesses.” Political leaders like Thom Tillis, John Bradford and Jeff Tarte at one time or another have supported tolls as the best option to widen I-77. But as public support has evaporated, so has political support, at least publicly. Bradford, who voted for toll lanes when he was on the Cornelius Town Board, also asked Gov. McCrory for a “time out” prior to the final contract signing with Cintra. Instead, the NCDOT pushed the signing ahead by 10 days, prompting public outcry and a rare public display of the lack of comity on the Cornelius Town Board Monday night.

The Silverman Group plans spec project in Concord May 20. The Silverman Group plans to build a 108,000 square foot spec building in Concord worth an estimated $7 million. The flex building will be located on 12 acres near the Concord Regional Airport. The company has constructed over 552,000 square feet of speculative distribution space in Concord. They recently purchased another 136 acres on Derita Road for future development. The building is expected to be higher end design, with enhanced exterior finishes. Mayor Scott Padgett said the project will result in additional jobs.

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Costa Rica and N.C. Research Campus form Partnership May 15. The Central American nation of Costa Rica and the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) are signing an education cooperation agreement that will allow training opportunities for Costa Rican scientists at the Kannapolis

research campus. David H. Murdock, CEO and chairman of Castle & Cooke and Dole Foods, and Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis announced the partnership May 14.

Visitor’s bureau honors hospitality businesses May 5. The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau honored businesses for outstanding contributions in the area of hospitality. The 2015 “Golden Helmet Award” recipients are: Attraction of the Year – Sea Life Aquarium Hotel of the Year – Great Wolf Lodge Restaurant of the Year – The Smoke Pit Small Business of the Year – Cabarrus Creamery Hospitality Professional of the Year – Billy Gulledge, Holiday Inn – Concord Hometown Hero –Michael A. Anderson Photography Outstanding Ambassador – Lenny Stallings, Capstone Climbing and Adventure Unsung Hero – Joyce Kelly, Affordable Corporate Suites – Concord Destination Visionary Award – City of Concord “Their exceptional service creates positive experiences that help generate additional visits. Those visits translate to jobs, tax revenues and tax savings for residents,” said Donna Carpenter, president of the Cabarrus County CVB. The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau represents and supports the interests of the local tourism industry.

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May 28. Mayor Chuck Travis was inducted into the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects. The ceremony was held May 15 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church at the Martin Luther King National Historic Site in Atlanta. Election to the College of Fellows is the highest honor bestowed upon an architect in the United States by the AIA. Travis joins 147 AIA members nationwide similarly recognized this year. “It is the honor of a lifetime for an architect to be elected to the College of Fellows,” said Travis. “This is the type of award that you never feel you truly deserve, as I have had so many wonderful partners, associates, and employees at Housing Studio assist in helping me throughout my career. It continues to be a privilege to be an ar-

chitect on a daily basis. I am very grateful.” Travis traveled to Atlanta to celebrate with his family. His wife Janice, daughter Ashley and son-in-law Matt PeterTRAVIS son accompanied him, as well as his mother, Jewel Travis and two of his sisters, Angie Travis Roberts and Karen Gabriel. The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the AIA who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.


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point. No less than NC Sen. Jeff Tarte, Rep. John Bradford and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett endorsed the details in McAlpine’s presentation, and said, given substantial support from the business community, they would do their best to overturn the 50-year contract that was just signed. The costs are enormous, no matter what happens. Overturning the agreement could exact a toll on taxpayers of $20 million to $100 million, McAlpine said, based on information put out by Cintra and local studies. The cost of Cintra tolling, however, could run upwards of $13 billion. “There has been a lot of denial around what the consequences are. A lot of people who are in places of power…it is difficult for them to be for tolls. It is going to be difficult for their employees. But it keeps marching on, the monster keeps getting bigger and bigger. I personally couldn’t take it any more,” he said. Of course, widespread public criticism has helped political leaders change their thinking on tolls. Then, too, Gov. Pat McCrory’s $3.2 billion infrastructure package—it does not include I-77 in Lake Norman—helped more people come around to Kurt Naas’ thinking. Naas, the owner of A-Line Corp., in Concord, is the founder of Wideni-77. org, the two-and-a-half-year-old anti-toll group that has filed a lawsuit to stop the Cintra-NCDOT plan. He and a rapidly growing group of supporters have toiled in a fire and brimstone way to fight the tolls. In early May Widen I-77 members were part of demonstrations on the Exit 28 overpass. “I was dumbfounded when nobody had any criticism at the summit,” said the 37-year-old McAlpine, who earned his undergraduate degree from Clem-

son in computer engineering in 2001, and a master’s of science in industrial management from Clemson in 2003. His case was solid. No fire and brimstone. Here are some of the key points he made: • The I-77 express lanes do not have intercity commerce in mind, nor do they provide an option for semi-trucks. It means distribution companies will look for greener pastures. • There is no direct access planned for area hospitals at Exit 33 or Exit 23. • Barricades and limited access will affect on-off passage at Exits 28 and 30. Cars in the toll lane will not have the option of exiting at Davidson or the “Lake Norman’s Main Street,” Catawba Avenue, without passing through congested traffic. The new Exit 27 interchange at Westmoreland Road—it’s part of the bonus fund allocation granted to gain support of the toll plan—will likely be the new North Meck hot spot. “Exit 27 will be where it’s at,” McAlpine said in the vernacular. For rank and file business owners, it’s a different story. “The express lanes represent a real time productivity auction,” McAlpine said. “Only businesses with a high time value will be able to afford usage.” HOT Lanes 27.5 miles of privately operated toll lanes $655 million total cost $190 million from taxpayers $20 round-trip when tolls open Source: NCDOT Press Release, April 11, 2014

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school recognized that it is not the same as teaching in a classroom. RCCC established a program that required training for all faculty members on methods for effective online curriculum and learning. Now one of just four programs in the country certified by Quality Matters, a non-profit that is dedicated to quality assurance in online education, RCCC instructors put together their syllabi during their semester learning the do’s and don’ts of online education. “Online classes aren’t easier than being in the classroom,” said Dibley, “but they are more convenient.” Since the 1960’s administrators at Appalachian State University have recognized that being isolated in the mountains of Boone, NC, means that they need to be innovative in order to reach a broad audience. For years they have had a successful distance education program that provides classes in communities within 100 miles of campus. Their major center has been in Hickory. However, interest in some full-time, daytime programs have waned. Meanwhile, online curricula are in demand because of their flexibility. “It’s a different audience,” said ASU Distance Education Executive Director Terry Rawls. “You have your 18-year-old who goes off to college, and goes to ball games, and hangs with friends, and matures, and makes decisions and makes mistakes. There will always be a need for that. It’s another individual that started college and didn’t finish, there are 31 million of those in the U.S., or someone who is working full time during the day. Continued on page 15


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for fleeing police and drunk driving. The movement away from human involvement in ad placement has created a lack of accountability within the digital advertising industry. When ad placements go awry, it can damage the reputation of the advertiser as well as the publisher, who may lose credibility as a trustworthy source of

information. However, some local industry executives believe the anonymous, “behindthe-curtain” nature of the Internet is factored into the public perception of poorly placed ads, which mitigates the damage to a brand. Says Nash: “Sometimes it can even have a positive effect in terms of (visitors) remembering the ad.” One well-known brand that has come under fire in the past for its advertising practices and lack of safeguards is Facebook. Serving ads for counterfeit products and sharing user “likes” of “sponsored stories” without user permission are a couple of the recent claims that have drawn the ire of Facebook users and eroded trust in the brand. The social media giant was also victimized by a large affiliate marketing scam that led to false and deceptive ads being served on its network. Although ad networks are major players in online advertising, not all

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They don’t need to be exposed to literature and fine arts. They need credentials for their next job.” For over two decades Rawls has worked at schools—small and large— building online programs. He stresses that at most colleges online programs are less about money, and more geared towards access and reach. While he admits some online programs aren’t great, he says there are brick and mortar colleges that aren’t very good either. Interestingly, Rawls thinks internet-based courses are more heavily academic

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than regular class meetings, and online courses are more and more able to replicate the classroom feel. “If you want an experience, take a traditional class,” said Rawls. “If you want to study, take a class online. You can’t hide in the back row online. When online classes are done well, they are very powerful. We’re creating a virtual world with an avatar and you can go from group to group within a classroom. As bandwidth goes up, and the cost of computers comes down, we’re getting closer to the real experience all the time.”

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Cabarrus County 04/17/15 $445,000 Billy & Terri Taylor to Jonathan Price, 5801 County Line Rd., Mount Pleasant 04/17/15 $960,000 First States Investors 4000C, LLC to Harrisburg NC Holdings, LLC, 5075 Hwy. 49 N., Harrisburg 04/17/15 $2,519,500 Harold & Bonne Tharrington to Skybrook Apartments II, LLC, 22.45 ac. off Harris Rd., Concord 04/17/15 $255,000 Mattamy Carolina Corp. to Jonathan & Julie Hart, 3186 Helmsley Ct., Concord 04/17/15 $277,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to

Tommy & Amanda Swindell, 10041 Travertine Tr., Davidson 28036 04/17/15 $340,500 Parker & Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. to Randolph & Danielle Morris, 2609 Treeline Dr., Concord 04/17/15 $285,000 Parker & Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. to Scott Hall, 1114 Matchstick Pl., Concord 04/17/15 $360,000 Lee & Karen Mueller to Jonathan Dimusto, 5914 Moray Ct., Concord 04/20/15 $307,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Thomas & Amanda Deas, 9343 Perseverance Dr., Harrisburg 04/20/15 $263,500 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Michael & Dominique Matthews, 4884 Pepper Dr., Harrisburg 04/20/15 $266,000 Julio & Elizabeth Valentin to Jason & Katherine Pearson, 1814 Bentley Pl., Charlotte 28205 04/20/15 $285,000 Greg & Evonne Galloway to Colfin AH-North Carolina 2, LLC, 131 Three Greens Dr., Huntersville 28078 04/21/15 $325,000 James & Sharon Taylor to Brian & Kristin Taylor, 4397 Bridge Pointe Dr., Harrisburg 04/21/15 $425,000 Fred & Margaret Biggers to Dennis & Teresa Volek, 6276 Harbor Dr., Concord 04/21/15 $254,000 Troy Spratling & Lisa Kiker to Kevin & Jami McNall, 3389 Brackhill St., Davidson 28036 04/21/15 $362,500 Niblock Homes, LLC to Wayne & Sieglinde Puterbaugh, 695 Harrison Dr., Concord

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04/21/15 $287,000 Glenn & Joy Traill to Anna’s Bakery, LLC, 2590 Old Ashworth Ln., Concord 04/21/15 $472,000 NVR, Inc. to Ying & Cathy Tsui, 3549 Grace Church St., Harrisburg 04/21/15 $253,000 Pamela Johnson to Roger Friedland, 2590 Biggers Rd., Concord 04/21/15 $241,000 The Ryland Group, Inc. to Steven & Tiffany Funderburke, 2222 Laurens Dr., Kannapolis 04/21/15 $325,000 Jeffrey & Terry Bordner to Ryan & Jessica Gabel, 9684 Capella Ave., Concord 04/22/15 $260,000 Larry & Karen Lockard to Kyle & Amanda Baker, 4854 Benhill Dr., Harrisburg 04/22/15 $326,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Hugh & Melinda Wanke, 10034 Travertine Tr., Davidson 28036 04/22/15 $371,000 Mattamy Carolina Corp. to Todd & Melissa Adcock, 10147 Dublin Ct., Concord 04/23/15 $274,500 D.R. Horton, Inc. to Matthew & Sarah Turbedsky, 2730 Keady Mill Loop, Kannapolis 04/23/15 $260,000 Patricia Tadlock to Stephen & Linda Brumley, 234 Kings Creek Ct., Concord 04/23/15 $253,000 AJAJ Land Investments, LLC to Matthew & Amanda McGee, 1600 Dartmoor Ave., Concord 04/23/15 $321,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Anthony & Moira Vande, 10580 Skipping Rock Ln., Concord 04/23/15 $450,000 Kenneth & Kim Hopwood to Curtis & Colleen Pyle, 3947 Cold Springs Rd., Concord 04/23/15 $334,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Guntaas & Suman Basra, 10018 Travertine Tr., Davidson 28036 04/23/15 $281,000 BMS Investment Properties, LLC to Travis & Meka Harris, 11104 McCamie Hill Pl., Concord 04/23/15 $356,500 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to John & Diane Cella, 10022 Travertine Tr., Davidson 28036 04/23/15 $306,000 Jeffrey & Susan Johnson to Anthony & Sakina Spotswood, 3803 Burnage Hall Rd., Harrisburg 04/24/15 $425,000 Weekley Homes, LLC to Christopher & Aileen Jones, 10619 Sweethaven Ln., Harrisburg 04/24/15 $307,500 NVR, Inc. to Amy Thompson, 7396 Mill Ruins Ave., Concord 04/24/15 $268,500 Michelle Stein Estate to Dennis & Sharon Killen, 541 Montgrove Pl., Concord 04/24/15 $315,500 Parker & Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. to Allan & Brenda Brown, 4406 Mill Landing Dr., Harrisburg 04/24/15 $443,000 Bradley & Patrice Tisdale to Vince & Krista McGee, 4139 Oak Hollow Ln., Harrisburg 04/27/15 $296,500 HB22, LLC to Alta Collins, 6826 Market Way, Harrisburg 04/27/15 $308,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Karla Devine, 10038 Travertine Tr., Davidson 28036 04/27/15 $417,000 Jason & Michelle Collins to Joshua & Jessica Williams, 952 Tartan Ln., Concord 04/27/15 $265,500 Mattamy Carolina Corp. to Alvin & Tanecia Bailey, 3107 Helmsley Ct.,

Concord 04/27/15 $325,000 Alberto Ponce to Perry & Millie Bostic, 2691 Tyndall Dr., Concord 04/27/15 $310,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Zhugang Liu & Li Zhang, 4892 Horseback Ln., Harrisburg 04/27/15 $344,000 Michael Cushinsky to Earl & Lauren Springer, 5465 Deer Run Ct., Davidson 28036 04/27/15 $290,000 Charles & Betty Williams to Michael & Lindsey Walker, 529 Windsor Pl., Concord 04/27/15 $301,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Nirman Shrestha, 4885 Horseback Ln., Harrisburg 04/28/15 $250,000 Wayne & Pamela Howell to Guy & Gayle Wright, 2583 Shamrock Rd., Harrisburg 04/29/15 $269,000 Dennis & Debra Barnes to Michael & Tamara Specht, 574 Lansfaire Ave., Concord 04/29/15 $330,000 Anthony & Wendy Longinetti to Christopher & Karla Palmer, 2114 Oakcliffe Ct., Harrisburg 04/29/15 $290,000 Barry & Melinda Stevens to Justin & Phoebe Kutniewski, 1511 Abercorn St., Concord 04/30/15 $272,500 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Cullen & Lori Bynum, 10407 Porters Pond Ln., Huntersville 28075 04/30/15 $378,000 Parker & Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. to Gary & Jodi Cunningham, 5234 Afterglow Ave., Concord 04/30/15 $467,500 William & Ann Gibson to David Redden & Charlie Clements, 6816 Manatee Dr., Concord 04/30/15 $375,000 Fifth Third Bank to ERJOLA 550 KINDERKAMACK, LLC, 22.15 ac. on Hwy. 49, Concord 04/30/15 $356,500 Parker & Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. to Timothy & Tanya Anderson, 7235 Beech Grove Ln.., Harrisburg 04/30/15 $359,000 Mattamy Carolina Corp. to Donald & Dina Thomas, 3121 Helmsley Ct., Concord 04/30/15 $397,500 James & Betty Dominick to Michael & Stephanie Frantz, 6000 Havencrest Ct., Concord 04/30/15 $313,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Steven & Katherine Jameson, 10037 Travertine Tr., Davidson 28036 04/30/15 $300,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Venkata Ganga & Aparna Vadoothker, 4905 Pepper Dr., Harrisburg 04/30/15 $499,000 JGS Services, LLC to Gittens Revocable Trust, Lots 47 – 53 of Mount Pleasant College property, Mount Pleasant 04/30/15 $254,000 Mark & Donna Chepenik to Matthew & Tiffany Bonanno, 2827 Gilbralter St., Davidson 28036 04/30/15 $345,000 Richard & Cheryl Sexton to Jarrod & Courtney Stutler, 473 Harvell Dr., Concord 04/30/15 $288,000 Tomas & Ada De La Nuez to Richard & Cheryl Sexton, 1265 Braeburn Rd., Concord 04/30/15 $433,500 TC Partners, LLC to The Ryland Group, Inc., Lots 34, 35, 38, 40, 41, 43 & 45 of Trinity Crest Subdivision, Concord See TRANSACTIONS, Page 18


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04/30/15 $309,000 Parker & Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. to Arul Angamuthu & Raja Ramakrishnan, 2625 Treeline Dr., Concord 04/30/15 $270,000 Jerry & Sandra Mesimer to James & Tracy Newman, 4451 Shimpock Rd., Concord 04/30/15 $406,500 Parker & Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. to Jonathan & Annie Holt, 2425 Satchel Ln., Concord 04/30/15 $4,329,000 William Holcomb Estate to TAC Holcomb, LLC, 221.2 ac. on Golden Main Rd., Harrisburg 04/30/15 $677,500 Bonnie Howie, Henry Quay and Walter & Margaret Gardner to TAC Holcomb, LLC, 44.59 ac. near Bradford Park Subdivision, Harrisburg 04/30/15 $268,500 Alfred & Kelly Morris to TAC Holcomb, LLC, 9.44 ac. on Plaza Rd., Ext., Harrisburg 04/30/15 $271,500 Live Well Homes, LLC to James Hall, 11446 Cedarvale Pkwy., Midland 04/30/15 $329,500 Thomas & Dorothy Porter to Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District, N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, N.C. Agriculture Development & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service & Commodity Credit Corporation, 54 ac. Porter Farm on Miami Church Rd., Concord 05/01/15 $464,000 NVR, Inc. to Manohar Nagaraj

& Sindhu Padmanabh, 9898 Violet Cannon Dr., Concord 05/01/15 $292,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Marlon Jones & Toni Robinson, 4872 Pepper Dr., Harrisburg 05/01/15 $262,000 Hui-Kuan Tseng to John & Rebecca Matthews, 9523 Numenore Dr., Charlotte 28269 05/01/15 $270,000 William & Kira Bibb to Marques & Lesilda Entzminger, 2242 Laurens Dr., Concord 05/01/15 $358,000 Parker & Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. to Kimberly Alford, 7211 Baybrooke Ln., Harrisburg 05/01/15 $319,500 Meritage Homes of the Carolinas, Inc. to Jennifer Ward, 2835 Donegal Dr., Kannapolis 05/01/15 $333,000 Parker & Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. to Jerry & Diane Merrill, 7235 Baybrooke Ln., Harrisburg 05/01/15 $289,500 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Judith Hickey, 1269 Reflection Ave., Concord 05/01/15 $307,000 James & Katy Keilman to Nicholas & Jessie Stavely, 10997 Aspen Ridge Ln., Concord

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12631 Framfield Ct., Huntersville 4/23/15 $495,000 Gregory & Nanette Robinson to James Jr. & Mary Carr, 21927 Riddles Ct., Cornelius 4/23/15 $280,500 George & Judith Howe to Robert Turezany, 17739 N. Shore Cir., Cornelius 4/23/15 $442,000 Fulton & Catherine Greene to Matthew & Sara Tompkins, 20437 Island Forest Dr., Cornelius 4/23/15 $377,000 Rhett & Kristi Benner to Megan & Ryan Morris, 16002 Hallaton Dr., Huntersville 4/24/15 $4500,000 Samuel & Patricia Townsend to Jonathan & Jennifer Garrett, 2014 Harborgate Ct. #501, Cornelius 4/24/15 $511,500 Classica Homes to Garrett Galomeck, 18017 John Robbins Ln., Cornelius 4/24/15 $288,000 PUlte Home Corp. to Matthew & Lindsay Hendricks, 15219 Colonial Park Dr., Huntersville 4/24/15 $275,000 Jonathan & Jennifer Garrett to Robert & Cheryl Kirsch, 19229 Lake Norman Cove Dr., Cornelius 4/24/15 $323,000 Silvia Lyall to Greg Coleman, 114 Lake Davidson Cir., Davidson 4/24/15 $360,000 M. Stuart Jelenick to Scott & Denise Addington, 8423 Westmoreland Lake Dr., Cornelius 4/24/15 $1,125,000 X Holdings LLC ato NRM2 LLC, 3130 Driwood Ct. and open space, Charlotte 28269 4/27/15 $325,000 Ricrd & Lori Martin to Tucker & Ashleigh Whittaker, 11734 Kinross Ct., Huntersville 4/27/15 $326,000 Anne & Suheil Mansour to Lawrence Jr. & Veronica King, 16018 Lavenham Rd., Huntersville 4/27/15 $345,000 Justin & Leslie Wright to Martk Moores & Lori McPherson, 14206 Dryburgh Cir., Huntersville 4/27/15 $340,000 Natalie & Rodney James to David Hampton, 3400 Grandeur Rd., Charlotte 28269 4/28/15 $375,000 Wayne & Sieglinde Puterbaugh to Jennifer & Arthur Woodle, 21450 Harken Dr., Cornelius 4/28/15 $302,000 Christine Barden to John & Alyson Danza, 17825 Overland Forest Dr., Cornelius 4/28/15 $368,000 Jean Cumberworth to Micheal & Barabara Townsend, 20718 Eastpoint Dr., Cornelius 4/30/15 $287,500 William & Barbara McDonald to Patrick & Kelly Mixon, 1155 Inn Keepers Way, Cornelius 4/30/15 $345,000 Ryan & Julianne Whittington to Jason & Emily Long, 15323 Barnsbury Dr., Huntersville 4/30/15 $224,000 William & Gail Martin to Jeffrey Lawson, 12926 Cheverly Dr., Huntersville 4/30/15 $324,500 National Transfer Services to Matthew & Alison Bowersock, 10409 Donohue Dr., Huntersville 4/30/15 $324,500 Frank IV & Deborah Dinuzzo to National Transfer Services, 10409 Donohue Dr., Huntersville 4/30/15 $400,000 Mattamy Carolina Corp. to Dianne DeFelice, 15019 Old Vermillion Dr., Hutnersville 4/30/15 $415,000 Jason & Emily Long to Kevin

& Jessica Dubois, 14530 Harvington Dr., Huntersville 4/30/15 $2,400,000 Jeffery & Denise Carter to Scott & Barbara Swain, 17606 Westward Reach Rd., Cornelius 4/30/15 $546,000 Prosser & Robbie Carnegie to TSG Partners LLC, Lots 1-7 Beaty Street and Pt. Lots 61-62 Palomino Mill Village, Davidson 4/30/15 $475,000 Joshua & Vanessa McCutchen to Roberto & Heather Fernandez, 18640 Greyton Ln., Davidson 4/30/15 $250,500 Pulte Home Corp. to Jim Hui Wyu & Jing Yee Law, 15309 Colonial Park Dr., Huntersville 5/1/15 $457,500 Chadwick & Kathleen Cool to Charles & Victoria Scott, 15615 Citronelle Ln., Huntersville 5/1/15 $430,000 John & Miriam Gulick to William & Lisa Garness, 21413 Rio Oro Dr., Cornelius 5/1/15 $640,000 Romald & Jan Massingale to John Jr. & Susan Lesso, Lot 471 The Peninsula, Cornelius 5/1/15 $679,000 Jeffrey Burkey to Ryan & Julianne Whittington, 18512 Hammock Ln., Davidson 5/1/15 $606,000 Gary & Pamela Looby to Smith Family Investment Holdings LLC, 7609 Windaliere Dr., Cornelius 5/1/15 $260,000 William & Vickie Snyder to Ryan & Sarah Jarvis, 19519 Deer Valley Dr., Cornelius 5/1/15 $425,000 Timothy & Dianne Jacques to Kenneth & Amy Jacobson, 18551 Vineyard Point Ln., Cornelius 5/1/15 $535,000 Luis & Sarah Padilla to NEI Global Relocation Co., Lot 50 Lake Davidson Park, Davidson 5/1/15 $549,000 NEI Global Relocation Co. to Matthew Clause & Robin Rosene, 112 View Lake St., Davidson 5/4/15 $342,000 Cunnane Group to Nancy Schibler, 1223 Inn Keepers Way, Cornelius 5/4/15 $875,000 Scott & Wanda Harrington to Nicolle Anderson, 19015 Wildcat Trl., Cornelius 5/5/15 $258,000 Francisco & Emily Peralta to Michael & Brenda Neville, 10421 Dominion Village Dr., Charlotte 28269 5/5/15 $253,000 Deborah Vara to Robert & Katherine Weinbach, 16933 Summers Walk Blvd., Davidson 5/5/15 $335,000 Anthony & Tanya Tolley to Bradley & Katie Dukes, 20309 Wilcher Ct., Cornelius 5/6/15 $323,000 John & Chande Stepney to Thomas & Ali O’Connor, 12117 Fremington Rd., Huntersville 5/6/15 $739,000 Terrence & Beth Collom to Benjamin & Eileen Miles, 18202 Old Arbor Ct., Davidson 5/6/15 $336,000 Mark & Stacey Haskell to Adam & Brittany Rhew, 14521 Westgreen Dr., Huntersville 5/6/15 $310,500 Joseph & Shannon Ramasawami to Tyler Mitchell,10513 Donahue Dr., Huntersville 5/6/15 $435,000 Jason & Mary Ekard to Julian & Trisha Pena, 20912 Island Forest Dr., Cornelius See TRANSACTIONS, Page 19


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5/6/15 $765,000 John & Pamela Oys to Christopher & Colleen Slocum, Lot 20 The Peninsula, Cornelius 5/6/15 $372,000 Carol Williams to Bridget & Donald La Rotonda, 16222 Autumn Cove Ln., Huntersville 5/7/15 $386,000 South Creek Homes to Frank & JoAnn Betts, 18421 Neville Ave., Cornelius 5/8/15 $366,000 Eugene & Mary DeMenna to Ryan Twigg & Veronica Creed, 15901 Cranleigh Dr., Huntersville 5/11/15 $470,000 Kian Khalooghli & Heli Farahbod to Mayna Jayanti, 19617 Bustle Rd., Cornelius

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Mooresville 4/13/15 $452,500 Aquesta Bank to James & Kelly Richards, 597 Presbyterian Rd. 28115 4/13/15 $558,000 Amir & Kaldas to Kenneth & Katherine McLeod, 109 Rhobth Ln. 28117 4/13/15 $750,000 Michael & Kelly Tummillo to Klaus & Danielle Werner, 107 Breakwater Ct. 28117 4/14/15 $405,000 Carl Heitmanek & Cathy Gregor to James & Nancy Laughridge, 109 Turnerlair Ct. 28117 4/14/15 $3,942,000 T3 Properties to Tuyen D. Lecong, 476-478 River Hwy. 28117 4/14/15 $285,000 Eastwood Construction to William & Renee Jonsson, 414 Almora Loop 28115 4/14/15 $417,500 Katherine Ranson to Jonathan & Carla Easter, 135 Baywatch Dr. 28117 4/14/15 $273,500 Mattamy Carolina to Youssef Mootassem & Mona Risheq, 113 Cranbrook Ln. 28117 4/15/15 $340,000 Scott & Paula Goodman to JT Holdings, 161 Sagemore Rd. 28117 4/15/15 $825,000 Dublin Reality Company to A + N Real Estate, 118 Cedar Pointe Dr. 28117 4/15/15 $273,000 Hugh & Juli McCulloch to Christopher & Katrina Potter, 161 Diary Farm Rd. 28115 4/15/15 $550,000 Jo Ann Gibbs Neill to Wilma Greene, 128 Hickory Hill Rd. 28117 4/16/15 $450,000 Chester & Teresa Michael to Marjorie & John Smith, 141 Stonewall Beach Ln. 28117 4/16/15 $295,000 Lawrence & Gaylynn Kohl to Kevin & Carol Hartman, 165 Broadbill Dr. 28117 4/16/15 $567,000 Joanne Triplett to Lawrence & Gaylynn Kohl, 512 Lakeview Shores Loop 28117 4/17/15 $260,000 Russell & Debra Rorrer to Daniel & Kimberly Markley, 755 Shinnville Rd. 28115 4/17/15 $350,000 Lennar Carolinas to Herschel Farmer, 111 Yellowbell Rd. 28117 4/17/15 $477,500 Shea Investment Fund to Chistopher & Elizabeth Zangara, 152 Timberside Dr., Davidson

4/17/15 $450,000 Roland Pixley Revocable Trust to Howard & Julie Peterson, 377 Sundown Rd. 28117 4/20/15 $504,000 Meritage Home of the Carolinas to Kenneth & Janet Brown, 228 Bells Crossing Dr. 28117 4/20/15 $270,000 Sheldon & Claire Chilton to Stephen & Misty Phillips, 105 Coronilla Rd. 28117 4/20/15 $570,000 True Homes to Dean & Karen Allen, 146 Grasshopper Cir. 28117 4/20/15 $370,000 Raymond & Lori Murray to Gary & Jeanne Stewart, 112 Broadbill Dr. 28117 4/20/15 $612,000 Kirk & Kim Yoggy to Eric & Victoria King, 137 Brockton Ln. 28117 4/21/15 $358,000 Wind and Water Development to Christopher & Tiffany Moore, 280 Catalina Dr. 28117 4/21/15 $427,500 True Homes to Shaun & Stephanie Gehring, 120 Riverwood Rd. 28117 4/21/15 $365,000 Westley Newsome & Anne Richardson to John Zoltowski & Linda Martinson, 142 Regency Rd. 28117 4/22/15 $252,500 William & Ellyn Govert to Keku Mistry & Ruzbeh Antia, 178 Montibello Dr. 28117 4/22/15 $308,500 NVR to Jared Rumer, 102 Karlyn Ct. 28115 4/22/15 $495,000 Anthony & Michelle Comunale to Jennifer Hamilton, 294 Knoxview Ln. 28117 4/22/15 $438,000 Steven & Kathy West to John & Judith Curva, 145 Wynward Ln. 28117 4/23/15 $463,500 Parker & Orleans Homebuilders to Karthigeyan Premakumari, 114 Heron Cove Loop 28117 4/23/15 $283,000 Lennar Carolinas to Robert & Francesca Aryeetey, 120 Swamp Rose Dr. 28117 4/23/15 $367,000 Supreme Flavors to EVI Properties II, 120 Commercial Dr. 28115 4/24/15 $850,000 Sisters Cove of LKN to Richard Hermann & Elizabeth Holum, 160 Twin Sisters Ln. 28117 4/24/15 $510,000 NC Prime Properties to Jeffrey & Theresa Moree, 105 Elizabeth Brook Dr., Davidson 4/24/15 $293,000 Nycole & Eric Smith to Carol & Barbara Pollak, 228 Pleasant Grove Ln. 28115 4/27/15 $253,000 Lisa M. Dacaret to Yanxiang Mu, 360 E. Waterlynn Rd. 28115 4/27/15 $280,000 James & Cecelia Mull to Jay & Amy Luckwaldt, 122 Diary Farm Rd. 28115 4/27/15 $685,000 Douglas & Lisa Addis to Anna Claugus & Nicolas Romero, 108 Deacons Pond Ct. 28117 4/27/15 $255,000 Reggie & Shana Sidberry to Ryan & Erin Dehn, 123 Quinn Ln. 28115 4/27/15 $700,000 David DeQuick to Lakewood Allied Partners, 141 Hobbs Ln. 28115 4/28/15 $271,500 Lennar Carolinas to Douglas & Lisa Addis, 141 Cherry Bark Dr. 28117 4/28/15 $299,000 Lennar Carolinas to Alexander & Luana Bogomolov, 125 Yellowbell Rd. 28117 4/28/15 $309,000 Jennifer Bezanson to Laura Scarfo, 109 Tall Oak Dr. 28117 4/28/15 $522,000 Peachtree Residential to Matthew & Tracey Ganis, 236 Cove Creek Loop 28117

4/28/15 $780,000 Larry & Nancy Harvey to Dian Tanaka & Zachary Whitson, 182 Normandy Rd. 28117 4/28/15 $280,000 Kevin & Tamara Morris to Guy & Teresa Smith, 130 Buyers Commons Dr. 28117 4/29/15 $430,000 Andrea & Laura Francini to Christian Alegria, 118 Caladium Dr. 28115 4/29/15 $438,000 Thomas & Meredith Beatty to Stacy Biggs & Robert Thomas, 113 Morrows Ridge Ln. 28117 4/29/15 $467,000 Shea Investment Fund to William & Jennifer Sheft, 105 Overlook Ridge Ln., Davidson 28036 4/29/15 $1,183,000 Domenick & Lauren DeMatteo to Timothy & Denise Condron, 101 Brownstone Dr. 28117 4/29/15 $412,000 William & Linda Slavin to Philip & Ingrid Hoyt, 114 Keel Ct. 28117 4/29/15 $650,000 Dee Properties to Ralph & Mary Hager, 185 Gainswood Dr. 28117 4/30/15 $395,500 The Ryland Group to Richard & Linda Rolle, 239 Alexandria Dr. 28115 4/30/15 $280,000 Lennar Carolinas to Zarina & Kenneth Whitaker, 109 Wingstem Ct. 28117 4/30/15 $258,000 Lennar Carolinas to Justin & Leah Baisden, 150 Cherry Bark Dr. 28117 4/30/15 $307,000 Edward & Sherry White to Larry & Robin Furr, 115 Grand Bay Dr. 28117 4/30/15 $1,300,000 Joseph & Valerie Bernardini to Brian E. Murray, 118 S. Longfellow Ln. 28117 4/30/15 $680,000 DC Real Estate to Knob Hill Road, 800 River Hwy. 28117 4/30/15 $305,000 Lennar Carolinas to Arthur & Mary Francis, 117 Yellowbell Rd. 28117 4/30/15 $680,000 Lori & Ronald Kormanek to Mark & Amy Schmutte, 352 Bayberry Creek Cir. 28117 4/30/15 $358,000 William Jahnke to James Menzinger & Kimberly Butler, 135 Lakeshore Hills Dr. 28117 4/30/15 $424,000 Johnson & Wendy McRorie to Patrick & Leeza Mulloy, 171 Huntfield Way 28117

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FORECLOSURES

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 04/13/15 Joshua Demalo, 2543 Captains Watch Rd., Kannapolis, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., $125,000 See FORECLOSURES, Page 20

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04/13/15 Ricardo Hermandez & Honona Vidal, 467 Allison St., Concord, Bayview Loan Servicing, $102,080 04/13/15 George & Beth Harewood, 680 Shelbark Dr., Concord, Bayview Loan Servicing, $202,179 04/13/15 Thomas & JoAnn Richardson, 4007 Jubilee Ct., Concord, JP Morgan Chase Bank, $279,000 04/14/15 Jay & Ramona Jenkins, 550 Gibson Dr., Concord, Countrywide Bank, $77,500 04/15/15 Raymond Bennett & Tracie McBride, 746 Thistle Brook Dr., Concord, U.S. Bank National Assn., $103,920 04/15/15 Troy & Bernice McEwan, 4484 Norfleet St., Concord, Quicken Loans Inc., $121,031 04/15/15 Jeremy & Crystal Hodges, 3304 Streamside Dr., Davidson 28036, Nationstar Mortgage, $203,979 04/22/15 Heirs of Larry Helms, 490 Miramar St., Concord, Quicken Loans, $231,000 04/22/15 Heirs of Ronald Hunter, 1208 Danielle Downs Ct., Concord, Branch Banking and Trust Company, $142,450 04/23/15 James & Renee Williams, 362 Queens Dr., Concord, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, $154,000 04/23/15 Christie Lucero, 1815 Mary Wynn Ct., Kannapolis, N.C. Housing Finance Agency, $195,000 04/23/15 Huduber Galvan & Ana Pena, 274 Broad Dr., Concord, MidFirst Bank, $61,872 04/24/15 Taylor Olivia Properties, Carolina Radiator & Air Conditioning Supply, Inc., & Charles Catalano, 3792 Poplar Tent Rd., Concord, $135,200 04/24/15 Taylor Olivia Properties, Carolina Radiator & Air Conditioning Supply, 650 Concord Pkwy., Concord, Greenwich Investors, $1,500,000 04/30/15 Jerry, Tanya & Kimberly Steele, 4445 Alexander Hill Ct., Harrisburg, Market Street Mortgage Corp., $112,100

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Mecklenburg 4/13/15 Lyle & Christine Dorrance, 4527 Antelope Ln., Charlotte 28269, American Mortgage Network $121,597 4/13/15 Christina Sawicki & Michele Gravinese, 10923 Adelaide Ct., Charlotte 28213, DHI Mortgage Company $140,983 4/13/15 Alisa Lee, 5734 Hewitt Dr., Charlotte 28269, Harwood-Russell Mortgage $101,703 4/13/15 Lori King, 9560 Glenashley Dr., Cornelius, Wells Fargo Bank $110,400 4/14/15 Nicholas Corncjo, 8630 Panglemont Dr., Charlotte 28269, Bank of America $104,975 4/14/15 Nikki & Daryle Brown, 4629 Brenda Ct., Charlotte 28269, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage $84,748 4/14/15 Lloyd C. Brinkley, 5310 Allen Rd. E, Charlotte 28269, Wells Fargo Bank $187,500 4/15/15 Michael Reynolds, 2633 Swansong Ln., Charlotte 28213, SunTrust Mortgage $206,300 4/15/15 Steven Williams, 3814 Voelte Dr., Charlotte 28269, IMS Mortgage Service $137,530 4/17/15 Candy Jenkins, 6410 Elgywood Ln., Charlotte 28213, Comlumbia National $90,200 4/20/15 Kevin & Charity Lovill, 7133 Founders Club Ct., Charlotte 28269, Decision One Mortgage $116,800 4/20/15 George Bardwill, 8603 Summer Serenade Dr., Huntersville, Home Savings of America $226,419 4/21/15 David & Maressa Brusso, 9326 Jaspar Crest Ln., Charlotte 28269, Beazer Mortgage $124,338 4/21/15 Reggie & Tallasa Thomas, 2422 Pimpernel Rd., Charlotte 28213, First Financial Services $126,000 4/22/15 Alison Kravice, 9214 Old Barnette Pl., Huntersville, Wells Fargo Bank $213,272 4/22/15 Katherine Walters, 5309 Waverly Lynn Ln., Charlotte 28269, Fidelity & Trust $121,600 4/23/15 Mikel Foster, 4915 Autumn Oak Dr., Charlotte 28269, The CIT Group Consumer Finance $109,480 4/23/15 Alisa Lee, 5734 Hewitt Dr., Charlotte 28269, Harwood-Russell Mortgage $101,703 4/24/15 Bertha C. Dupre, 8413 Cleve Brown Rd., Charlotte 28269, Westfield Home Mortgage $152,999 4/24/15 Vashawn McIlwain & Daisha Emmi, 4519 Belmar Place Rd., Charlotte 28269, Amer-

icaHomeKey $144,337 4/27/15 Kerry Krivanek, 14104 Tooley St., Huntersville, DHI Mortgage Company $236,823 4/27/15 Cari, Pamela & Jonathan McEwen, 11265 Hyde Pointe Ct., Charlotte 28262, Myers Park Mortgage $130,184 4/28/15 Daryl Jackson, 7105 Milhof Ct., Charlotte 28269, WMC Mortgage $159,920 4/29/15 Jonathan & Arlene Pearson, 3007 Meadow Knoll Dr., Charlotte 28269, First American Title $146,206 4/30/15 Ambrose Clark, 8519 Redstone View Dr., Charlotte 28269, Nationstar Mortgage $120,258 4/30/15 Mary & David Scott, 1317 Charidge Ln., Charlotte 28262, Countrywide Home Loans $100,000

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Mooresville 4/13/15 Lucille & Douglas Polmann, 172 Tawny Bark Dr. 28117, Decision One Mortgage $320,000 4/14/15 Peter & Kathleen McCurdy, 338 E. Waterlynn Rd. 28115, Cartus Home Loans $327,906 4/14/15 Carolyn Fitzgerald, 105 Bosburg Dr. 28115, Wells Fargo $204,000 4/14/15 Keith & Cathy Williams, 122 Diary Farm Rd. 28115, Wells Fargo $258,000 4/15/15 Tomeka M. Patterson, 186 Brantley Place Dr. 28117, American Security Mortgage $137,712 4/17/15 Amber McDaniel, 177 Crystal Bay Dr. 28115, WR Starkey Mortgage $70,948 4/23/15 Glenn Johnson & Scott Chippendale, 113 Sawhorse Dr. 28115, Countrywide Bank $203,162 5/1/15 George Ipock, 104 Talbert Town Loop 28117, Nations Lending Corp. $155,016

5/5/15 Ronald & Carol Overcash, 2038 CharMore28117, Mooresville lotte Hwy. Bank of Foreclosures America $83,466

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4/21/15 Academy for Unmanned Vechicles LLC, Michael Ouimet, 360 Exchange St., Ste. 204, Concord 4/21/15 David Hurd Enterprises Inc., David B. Hurd, 809 Maplewood St., Kannapolis 4/21/15 Saddle Pace 12117 LLC, David Sites, 2624 Lansing St. NW, Concord 4/22/15 BCP Homes LLC, Benjamin Cody Plemmons, 2694 Tyndall Dr. NW, Concord 4/22/15 Carolina Painters and Pressure Washing LLC, Nile M. Johnson, 2128 Mallard Pointe Dr., Kannapolis 4/22/15 Forward Investing LLC, Clinton C. Rutherford, 1342 Piney Church Rd., Concord 4/22/15 Laced Out LLC, Robert Walter Richards,

312 East 26 St., Kannapolis 4/22/15 Young Men Arise Inc., Charonn C. Barnette, 3624 McDuff Ct., Harrisburg 4/23/15 Authentic Camo LLC, Eric W. Rodgers, 2803 Lyla Ave., Concord 4/23/15 GLSM Investments LLC, Scott Davis, 4463 Raceway Dr. SW, Concord 4/23/15 Ish Smith Foundation, Ishmael Smith, 2266 Jon Chris Dr., Harrisburg 4/23/15 JC Building LLC, Ingrid Yanessa Arrazate, 772 Nannyberry Ln., Concord 4/23/15 QC Technology Services LLC, Natalie S. Marles, 3787 Quiet Stream Dr., Concord 4/24/15 Blanchard Roofing LLC, Jeffrey Blanchard, 312 Vance Dr. NE, Concord 4/24/15 Contego Solutions LLC, Jared Koohestani, 8301 South Gemini Spring Dr., Kannapolis 4/24/15 Sundrop Ventures Inc., Lealy J. Cange, 5041 Wig St., Kannapolis 4/27/15 Elegant Connexions LLC, Shell Lisa Richardson, 11 S. Union St., Ste. 206, Concord 4/27/15 Rosensand LLC, Fadi R. Ramahi, 1629 Apple Tree Pl., Concord 4/28/15 The Bridge Talent Group LLC, Laura Sturgies, 10936 McCamie Hill Pl., Concord 4/28/15 Global Construction Solutions Inc., Angela Chambers, 8611 Concord Mills Blvd., Ste. 101, Concord 4/29/15 Angels Attic LLC, Robin Carver, 106 Emily Ivy Ct., Kannapolis 4/29/15 Chambers Consulting Services Incorporated, Angela Chambers, 8611 Concord Mills Blvd., Ste. 101, Concord 4/29/15 Gold Coast Restoration LLC, Roger Deon Sigeais Jr., 755 Rama Wood Dr. SE, Concord 4/29/15 Merkava Transportation LLC, Carlos A. Medina, 1016 Meadowbrook Ln., Concord 4/30/15 Christian Leadership Tabernacle Inc., Rosalind President, 1020 A. Central Dr., Concord 4/30/15 MPCI LLC, Denise Duliepre, 8611 Concord Mills Blvd., Ste. 226, Concord 4/30/15 Perfection Transports LLC, Vernocia Allison, 266 Crowell Dr. SW, Concord 4/30/15 Silmim LLC, Alka Pipalia, 457 Pebble Stone Ct. NW, Concord 5/1/15 Metrolina Martial Arts Institute LLC, Edward D. Stahl, 11 S. Union St., Ste. 300, Concord 5/1/15 Microsonic Filtration Systems LLC, John Michael Long, 955 Flannery Pl. NW, Concord 5/1/15 Rhyno Investment Group LLC, Tiffany B. Davis Dukes, 620 Ray Suggs Pl. NW, Concord 5/4/15 Farrar-Alexander Family Endowed Scholarship Fund Inc., Charles L. Farrar, 405 Conifer Pl., Concord 5/4/15 GF2 Motorsports Inc., Frederick A. Bickerford II, 558 Church St. N, Concord 5/5/15 Queen City Party Charters LLC, Alexander L. Hunter, 2564 Bardwell Ave. NW, Concord 5/5/15 Yates Investment Properties LLC, JonMichael Devine, 8410 Pit Stop Ct. NW, Ste. 124, Concord 5/6/15 B & D Transport LLC, Bradley Oshea Penn, 1501 Wildwood Dr., Kannapolis 5/7/15 Affiliate Solutions LLC, Jon-Michael Devine, 8410 Pit Stop Ct. NW, Ste. 124, Concord See NEW CORPORATIONS, Page 21


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5/8/15 Kim’s Beach House KBH LLC, William C. Harper, 6045 Havencrest Ct. NW, Concord 5/8/15 Premier Investments LLC, Vincent Shellenberer, 308 South Rose Ave., Kannapolis 5/8/15 Taqueria Robert LLC (Mexican Food), Javier Hernandez, 450 Pitts School Rd., Concord 5/11/15 Diamond Construction & Painting LLC, Elmer Ayala, 1113 Pine Circle Dr. NW, Concord 5/11/15 Prayers for Elijah, Rebecca Hughes, 324 Sutro Forest Dr. NW, Concord 5/12/15 Concity Records LLC, Michael Harding Jr., 172 Pounds Ave. SW, Concord 5/13/15 O.F. Creations Inc., Orlando D. Farrar Jr., 1290 Gambel Dr., Concord 5/13/15 Easy Living Technologies LLC, Owen Jackson Barnhill, 3740 Amarillo Dr. SW, Concord 5/13/15 Elrod Trucking LLC, Bobby Elrod, 765 Sir Raleigh Dr., Concord 5/13/15 Frazier United Realty LLC, Sheri Frazier, 10345 Falling Leaf Dr. NW, Concord 5/13/15 JAMH LLC, Michelle Kilcoyne, 4536 Lanstone Ct. SW, Concord 5/13/15 Jimmy’s Mower Shop Inc., Jimmy R. Sechler Jr., 7661 Tuckaseegee Rd., Kannapolis 5/13/15 Lily Couture Boutique Inc., Yenny Elizabeth Rosas, 2048 Quill Ct., Kannapolis 5/13/15 Ministry of Love Family Care Homes LLC, Gleanda M. Sims, 733 Cheswick Ave., Concord 5/13/15 Xiao M W Properties LLC, Meiwu Xiao, 300 Trillium St., Concord 5/14/15 Madhav Krupa LLC, Ashvin Patel, 8354 Bampton Dr., Concord 5/15/15 Agape Timing LLC, Kathy Spears, 542 Devereaux Ct. NE, Concord 5/15/15 Million Dollar Lady LLC, Deon Goode, 1545 Summit Ridge Ln., Kannapolis 5/18/15 Clearvue Home Inspections LLC, Timothy Ryan Pigg, 4858 Aldridge Pl. NW, Concord 5/18/15 Elite Too Home Health Care Inc., Derek K. Battle, 363 Church St. N, Ste. 120, Concord 5/18/15 Family Fellowship Church, Michael Flowers, 5307 Hackberry Ln., Concord 5/18/15 Firewalker LLC, Patra Evans McAfee, 406 Idlewood Dr., Kannapolis 5/18/15 New View Realty Group LLC, Andrew J. Drucker, 3625 Richwood Cir., Kannapolis 5/19/15 Cedar Grove Retreat Inc., Jason Benham, 8410 Pit Stop Ct., Ste. 140, Concord 5/19/15 Contractors United LLC, Tommy Erieau, 6738 Cress Rd., Concord 5/19/15 Salon Flawless LLC — Styles By Yolanda, Aaron Hamilton, 11 S. Union St., Ste. 201 Lower, Concord 5/20/15 Blackwell Tucker Holdings, Jeremy Blackwell, 250 Beverly Dr., Concord 5/20/15 Chizeled Image LLC, Reginald T. Dandridge, 2504 Bardwell Ave. NW, Concord 5/20/15 Christy B. Mercer Inc., Christy B. Mercer, 1279 Soothing Ct. NW, Concord 5/20/15 Crystal Clear Endeavors LLC, Crystal Wilson, 440 Riverglen Dr. NW, Concord 5/20/15 Experience to Lead LLC, Michael R. Burgner, 71 McCachern Blvd., Concord

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Mecklenburg County 4/21/15 The Goddess Look LLC, Nichol PittsMaldonado, 5326 Prosperity Ridge Rd., #105, Charlotte 28269 4/21/15 God’s Project Productions LLC, Jorge Morel Hernandez, 15279 Michael Andrew Rd., Huntersville 4/21/15 Mind Right Investments LLC, Jesse A Goodwin, 15108 Stonegreen Ln., Huntersville 4/21/15 The Rain Pros LLC, Arnold Thomas Williams, 12711 Winding Ridge Rd., Huntersville 4/21/15 Visser Medical PC, Philip A. Visser, 21447 Country Club Dr., Cornelius 4/22/15 Agingo Corporation, Paul Jacob Hall, 5809 Stephens Grove Ln., Huntersville 4/22/15 Blue Lake Carriers LLC, Meek Law Firm P.C., 10130 Mallard Creek Rd., Ste. 300, Charlotte 28262 4/22/15 DMK Investment Group LLC, Devan M. Kline, 15918 Spruell St., Huntersville 4/22/15 Elijah’s Hut LLC, Erika M. Erlenbach, 209 Delburg St., Ste. 203, Davidson 4/22/15 GJT Enterprise LLC, Catherine Price Barr, 3220-201 Prosperity Church Rd., Charlotte 28269 4/22/15 Jerry Kendall Properties Inc., Jerry Kendall, 18700 Nautical Dr., Apt. 103, Cornelius

4/22/15 MJP Construction Coporation, Marion Pimentel, 1332 Old Robinson Trl., Charlotte 28262 4/22/15 Norcroft LLC, Robert H. Wallace, 8219 Charles Crawford Dr., Charlotte 28269 4/22/15 Official Shuttle LLC, John F. Hanzel, 19425 G. Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius 4/22/15 R2 Property Management LLC, River Rock Capital Partners LLC, 8015 W Kenton Cir., Ste. 100, Huntersville 4/22/15 Sanctuary Development LLC, Bernard Felder, 8303 University Executive Park Dr., Ste. 430, Charlotte 28262 4/22/15 Sorey & Johnson Group LLC, Gregory Sorey, 5639 Statesville Rd., Charlotte 28269 4/22/15 Southern Point Homes Inc., Jesse W. Sims, 13820 Winmau Ln., Huntersville 4/22/15 Washington Legal P.C., Ahmad S. Washington, 4212 Poplar Grove Dr., Charlotte 28269 4/23/15 Busy Bee’z Professional Cleaners LLC, Jillian Roman, 4924 Abercromby St., Charlotte 28213 4/23/15 Carolinas Used Cars LLC, Zac Kittle, 6610 McIlwaine Rd., Huntersville 4/23/15 Cloud Centric Solutions LLC, Lysandra Martin, 4431 Eglinton Toll Ct., Charlotte 28213 4/23/15 Elite Metals Trading Company LLC, Zachary Thomas Sweet, 16931 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Unit E, Huntersville 4/23/15 Goodybag LLC, Nancy Ann Rice, 15274 Leslie Brook Rd., Huntersville 4/23/15 Ingramelliott Inc., Tiffany E. Pirtle,

14444 Holly Springs Dr., Huntersville 4/23/15 Lake Property Investments LLC, Tamara R. Cornish, 8936 Northpointe Executive Park Dr., Ste. 185, Huntersville 4/23/15 Linuxtech Imports LLC, James O’Gorman, 21307 Baltic Dr., Cornelius 4/23/15 LJC Courier LLC, Stacy Creamer, 3323 Arklow Rd., Charlotte 28269 4/23/15 Mosayebi Investment Properties Inc., Mark Mosayebi, 17317 Harbor Walk Dr., Cornelius 4/23/15 RBH Properties LLC, Robert Boliva Helms III, 13505 Hiwassee Rd., Huntersville 4/23/15 Six Degrees Analytics LLC, Thomas P. Grabowski, 19600 W. Catawba Ave., Ste. 301C, Cornelius 4/23/15 Southern Freight LLC, Duston W. Webb, 10920 Thousand Oaks Dr., Huntersville 4/23/15 Sweet Treats By Lina LLC, Shalina Bryan-Baker, 2326 Apple Glen Ln., Charlotte 28269 4/23/15 Zwilling Properties LLC, Pearl Zwilling, 940 Jetton St., Unit 16, Davidson 4/24/15 Brentz Auto Body Inc., Brent Dillard, 20133 Floral Ln., Cornelius 4/24/15 Coduro LLC, Brandon Hoover, 18530 Victoria Bay Dr., Cornelius 4/24/15 M & A Smartflip Inc., Alexandre R. Oliveira, 12531 Cliffcreek Dr., Huntersville 4/24/15 Modlin & Londry II, DDS, PLLC, David See NEW CORPORATIONS, Page 22


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Modlin, 14118 Harvington Dr., Huntersville 4/24/15 PRTR Inc., Timothy Daniel Costello, 5469 Cambridge Bay Dr., Charlotte 28269 4/24/15 Rag N Bone Inc., William Cox III, 2108 McLean Rd., Charlotte 28213 4/24/15 Splash Bartending & Event Services LLC, Brittnee L. Dumas, 6844 Park Place Dr., Charlotte 28262 4/27/15 Best Flooring Inc., Adriana A. Sanchis, 4628 Kirkgard Trl., Charlotte 28269 4/27/15 Craft Attic LLC, Junell Bryant, 15110 Oldcorn Ln., Charlotte 28262 4/27/15 GCT Field Services Inc., Tisha Outen, 2506 Oxford Hill Ct., Charlotte 28269 4/27/15 Rainbows of Hope Inc., Charmaine Williams, 5113 Autumn Oak Dr., Charlotte 28269 4/27/15 Sam Southern Pines LLC, Brandon D. Perry, 301 S. Tryon St., Ste. 1820, Charlotte 28262 4/27/15 Staffquest LLC, Robert Nicholson Jr., 15715 Gathering Oaks Dr., Huntersville 4/27/15 SWDB LLC, Walter David Baucom Jr., 220 Featherstone Dr., Charlotte 28213 4/27/15 Thienquang Corporation Inc., Dinh D. Nguyen, 5304 Sunset Rd., Charlotte 28269 4/27/15 Tokyo Ichiban Inc., Fa Lu Ye, 10438 Atkins Ridge Dr., Charlotte 28213 4/27/15 Wardy Inc., Waleed Ahmad Alsharid, 3506 Heathcott Cir., Charlotte 28262 4/28/15 Advancing Industries LLC, Todd Papora, 14330 Harvington Dr., Huntersville 4/28/15 Bogue Construction Group LLC, Tamara J. Borter, 11732 Kennon Ridge Ln., Huntersville 4/28/15 Dromme Travel LLC, Candace Colette Gregory, 3714 Green Pasture Rd., Charlotte 28269 4/28/15 The Gracie Pridmore Foundation Inc., Adam G. Breeding, 9606 Bailey Rd., Ste. 260, Cornelius 4/28/15 Healing Hands In-Home Care Incorporated, Rite Touch Cleaning Services LLC, 4715 Johnston Oehler Rd., Charlotte 28269 4/28/15 Lakeview Apartments Property LLC, RP2 Properties LLC, 9327 Devonshire Dr., Huntersville 4/28/15 Meridian Support Services LLC, Michael Jones, 3701 Oakwood Rd., Charlotte 28269 4/28/15 Operations Management Inc., Larry Thompson, 7107 Fox Point Dr., Charlotte 28269 4/28/15 Samy Professional Pools LLC, Victor M. Ceron Ronquillo, 20303 N. Main St., Cornelius 4/28/15 Watson Street Investments LLC, Bringewatt & Snover PLLC, 442 South Main St., Davidson 4/29/15 Birkdale Office Suites LLC, Stengel Holdings LLC, 8712 Lindholm Dr., Ste. 300, Huntersville 4/29/15 Capture 3D Incorporated, Richard M. Henry, 9735 Northcross Center Ct., Ste. L, Huntersville 4/29/15 Diversity Exchange LLC, Herbert Wallace Jr., 8935 Stourbridge Dr., Huntersville 4/29/15 The Executive Administrative Con-

ceirge Group LLC, Shelly Koren Skeen, 1920 Twin Creek Dr., Apt. R, Charlotte 28262 4/29/15 Gares Cleaning LLC, Gustavo Garduno, 6101 Prosperity Church Rd., #49, Charlotte 28269 4/29/15 J. Alvarez Construction LLC, Lizzeth Mendez-Moran, 3913 Huntmeadow Dr., Charlotte 28269 4/29/15 London Trucking LLC, Chris London III, 3621 Ribbonwalk Trl., Charlotte 28269 4/29/15 Luminous Smiles LLC, Christopher Fernandez, 12832 Hopewell Ave., #108, Huntersville 4/29/15 Mekhi Rhys Holdings Corporation, Angela Fite, 14405 Salem Ridge Rd., Huntersville 4/29/15 Narsi Management Inc., Deven N. Patel, 10000 Tallent Ln., Huntersville 4/29/15 SMBT Holdings LLC, Thomas J. Harvey, 20406 Staghorn Ct., Cornelius 4/29/15 Whitney Surgical LLC, Jayne Whitney Cantello, 16732 Lake Shore Dr., Cornelius 4/30/15 The 306 LLC, David W. Stewart, 215 S. Main St., Ste. 306, Davidson 4/30/15 Affinity Logistics LLC, Keyatta Kirven, 8425 Larkmead Forest Dr., Charlotte 28269 4/30/15 Body Works By V LLC, Victoria Duncan, 3607 Annandale Dr., Charlotte 28269 4/30/15 Charlotte Christian Theatre Company, Tammie Butt, 4143 Silvermere Way, Charlotte 28269 4/30/15 CJWH Holdings Inc., William Harding, 9115 Harris Corners Pkwy., Ste. 200, Charlotte 28269 4/30/15 CR Interior Design LLC, Cathy Reed, 15920 Robbins Green Dr., Cornelius 4/30/15 Esteem’d Productionz (EPZ), Tiffany Huggins-Richards, 2318 Sweet Flag Ct., Charlotte 28262 4/30/15 Key Source Supply LLC, Brian Stanley, 20901 Torrence Chapel Rd., Ste. 103A, Cornelius 4/30/15 Little Bigs Sunglasses LLC, Ryan Fagan, 17131 Green Dolphin Ln., Cornelius 4/30/15 Franam Investments LLC, Vipul N. Patel, 1923 J N Pease Pl., Ste. 101, Charlotte 28262 4/30/15 SB Esthetics LLC, Susan W. Baker, 9740 Blossom Hill Dr., Huntersville 4/30/15 Sempre Inc., Rashard L. Johnson, 16631 Crimson Sargent Dr., Charlotte 28213 4/30/15 SNB Capital Group LLC, Ronald M. Clark II, 5607 Falls Ridge Ln., Charlotte 28269 4/30/15 Transform Fluilds Inc., Gregory Newson, 301 McCullough Dr., 4th Fl., Charlotte 28262 5/1/15 Belle Home Health Care LLC, Annabel Ngassam, 8430 University Executive Park Dr., Ste. 640, Charlotte 28262 5/1/15 Blue Eyes Buildings LLC, Hannah Randall, 3400 Gorham Gate Dr., Charlotte 28269 5/1/15 Crystalline Cleaning Solutions LLC, Crystal Eve Jackson, 2601 Forest Grove Ct., Charlotte 28269 5/1/15 Grandon Inc., Grandon L. Smith, 431 Breezewood Dr., Charlotte 28262 5/1/15 Journey to Better: Coaching Consulting LLC, Jeannie Lawson Chenalloy, 8401 Brentfield Rd., Huntersville 5/1/15 PW Boutique LLC, Necolia Taylor, 12304 Lookout Point Dr., Charlotte 28269 5/1/15 In The Wind Bar LLC, Bert Patterson, 15800 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville

5/4/15 Firm Credit Solutions LLC, Steven Granados, 13035 Meadowmere Rd., Huntersville 5/4/15 Majestic LLC, Christopher S. Clarke, 4725 Cottage Oaks Dr., Charlotte 28269 5/4/15 Moss Girls LLC, Alicia Moss, 5806 Prosperity Church Rd., Ste. A2-197, Charlotte 28269 5/4/15 PANDP Trucking LLC, Nina Parmley, 12751 Oakton Hunt Dr., Charlotte 28262 5/4/15 Rosales Painting LLC, Bonergues Rosales Casco, 5200 Manning Rd., Charlotte 28269 5/4/15 U R Knot 4Gotten, Emily McIntyre, 1431 Echo Glen Rd., Charlotte 28213 5/5/15 Alhelal LLC, Haitham Esmaeel, 334 Hawks Moor Ct., Charlotte 28262 5/5/15 Forever Echelon LLC, Monika Burney, 429 Tyler Trail Ct., #113, Charlotte 28262 5/5/15 Lead-up Inc., Marcus R. Bass, 6530 Avonlea Ct., Charlotte 28269 5/5/15 National Institute of Strategic Leadership and Education, William Kirk Eskridge, 167 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Ste. 208, Huntersville 5/5/15 Netceed Inc., Fred Gignac, 17005 Green Dolphin Ln., Cornelius 5/5/15 Roberta Crossing LLC, Jdudson Stringfellow, 17537 Jetton Rd., Cornelius 5/5/15 Savvy Ventures Inc., Melanie Hamilton, 760 Naramore St., Davidson 5/5/15 T&J Holdings Group LLC, Jaquam Willeek Morris, 6207 Countryside Dr., Apt. 3, Charlotte 28213 5/5/15 TW Hauling of Charlotte LLC, Bernard Whiteside, 5005 Misty Oaks Dr., #1137, Charlotte 28269

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Mooresville 4/21/15 Greg’s Custom Works LLC, Greg Rasche, 229 Indian Paint Brush Dr. 28115 4/22/15 FW Asset Holdings LLC, Guenther Steiner, 118 Infield Ct., Ste. E 28117 4/22/15 JLS Group Inc., James Staton, 155 Stone Ridge Ln. 28117 4/22/15 JSR IT Services LLC, Sunil Prasad, 149 Glade Valley Ave. 28117 4/22/15 Mooresville Area Cyclists, Kevin Elder, 169 Easy St. 28117 4/22/15 Musically Yours LLC, Claude R. Sprinkle, 135 Summerchase Ln. 28117 4/22/15 Overcash Pipeline LLC, Laura Weber, 168 F Norman Station Blvd. 28117 4/22/15 Prolevel Detailing LLC, Greg Pearce, 292 Rolling Hill Rd. 28117 4/22/15 Shafer Home and Auto LLC, Christa Shafer, 131 Markham Dr. 28115 4/22/15 Under Pressure: Pressure Washing Service LLC, Lashonda Mallory, 259 Madelia Pl. 28115 4/23/15 126 N. Main Street Holdings LLC, Ross G. Adams, 126 N. Main St. 28115 4/23/15 Apaciotti Creative LLC, Abby Jo Paciotti, 125 Water Oak Dr. 28117 4/23/15 The NC Apex Group LLC, David Willner, 516-D River Hwy., #122 28117 4/23/15 Gray Dog Farm LLC, Ross G. Adams,

126 N. Main St. 28115 4/23/15 Ikandu LLC, Tom Gilchrist, 124 Cape Cod Way 28117 4/23/15 KPH Strategy LLC, Kevin W. Harding, 108 Windy Run Dr. 28117 4/23/15 Quality Home Solutions LLC, Eric Gerchak, 114 Joann Ln., Ste. 6006 28117 4/23/15 Synthetic Turf International of Greater Charlotte Inc., Clifton W. Homesley, 330 South Main St. 28115 4/24/15 Granite Details LLC, Kristi Phelix, 159 Barley Park Ln., Ste. C 28115 4/27/15 New Korner Pub LLC, Angela Bennett, 1995 Mecklenburg HW 28115 4/27/15 RJ Consulting Group LLC, Rachel Jacobsen, 121 Grove Creek Ln. 28117 4/27/15 Soooo Good Inc., Tiffany Marie, 150 English Hills Dr. 28115 4/28/15 AAA-O Saltshaker Marine I LLC, James Shumaker, 185 Midway Lake Rd. 28115 4/28/15 New Level Consulting of North Carolina LLC, Debra Siler, 145 Clusters Cir. 28117 4/30/15 East Ford Partners LLC, George M. Coulter Jr., 314 Queens Cove Rd. 28117 4/30/15 Tri-Continent Scientific Inc., Aimee Driggs, 115 Akerman Pl. 28115 5/1/15 MS Digital Solutions LLC, Matthew D. Swanson, 125 Shining Armor Ct. 28117 5/1/15 Pine Needle Specialists Inc., Lazaro Vecin, 742 Lakeview Shores Loop 28117 5/1/15 Wolf Mountain Rentals LLC, Judey Wolfsberger, 111 Thurstons Way 28117 5/4/15 Best Property Services LLC, Philip T. Frazier, 126 Meadow Pond Ln. 28117 5/5/15 Advocacy Trust of Tennessee LLC, Robert R. Hogan, 108 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 204 28117 5/6/15 131 Plantation Ridge LLC, Andrew M. Shott, 136 Corporate Park Dr., Ste. B 28117 5/6/15 K & K Door Edge Guards LLC, Kimberly Walker, 339 McCrary Rd. 28117 5/7/15 A.J. Moore Medical PLLC, Greg Robbins, 532 Williamson Rd. 28117 5/7/15 Stoutworx Inc., Angela W. Matthews, 2270 Statesville Hwy. 28115 5/8/15 Long Road Moving Co., Gregory Alois, 142 Talbert Woods Dr. 28117 5/11/15 Abroad Business Group LLC, Lourdinha Gayoso, 102 White Crest Ct. 28117 5/11/15 Boat Rental at Lake Norman LLC, Leland Honeyman, 631 Brawley School Rd., 200B-164 28117 5/11/15 Endres Homes Inc., Brend Amundson, 150 Brownstone Dr. 28117 5/12/15 Zuljo Bridgeport LLC, Jonathan Zulman, 142 Royal Pointe Way 28117 5/12/15 Zuljo Carnoustie LLC, Jonathan Zulman, 142 Royal Pointe Way 28117 5/13/15 1222 Brawley School Road Holdings LLC, Ross G. Adams, 126 N. Main St. 28115 5/15/15 Distinct Finishings LLC, Hope Macronald, 163 Alexander Acres Rd. 28115 5/15/15 Stormin Ventures LLC, Chris Norman, 157 Lilac Mist Loop 28115 d. 28115

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“I am realtor in Lake Norman and we as a profession come across this quite frequently. Many lenders that we work with in real estate do not require borrowers to obtain a survey when purchasing a home. Is this a good idea?”

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Generally speaking it is usually a good idea to purchase a survey although this should be discussed with your attorney. The mortgage lender will have title insurance in their policy for matters that would have been disclosed by a survey, even if one is not obtained. The buyers or borrowers policy specifically excludes title insurance coverage for any matter that would have been revealed by a current survey. Surveys reveal many issues that may affect the buyers use of property such as encroachments, setback lines, and boundary line problems. A survey is a worthwhile investment for any purchase of real property and a great picture of what your client is buying. D. Kevin Joyce VP and State Legal Counsel Master Title Agency, LLC. Contact Patrick M. Jackson President, Master Title Agency 8640 University Executive Park Dr., Charlotte

704-348-2866 www.mastertitleagency.com

Prices strengthen; what a difference a view makes

18205 Town Harbor Road in Cornelius for $950,000

High-end home prices in Denver are benefitting from “much-improved highway access to Charlotte. “The Denver area with it’s newly widened highway and improving amenities has posted five straight quarters that exceeded the comparable prior-year quarter,” says Reed Jackson, managing partner of Ivester-Jackson Distinctive Properties in Cornelius. A major change in this year’s luxury home sales activity is how geographically spread out it has become. “Both the North Shore, with new mixed-use development planned for Terrell, and the West Shore, which now has much improved highway access to Charlotte, are seeing increases in buyer activity in the luxury price ranges that previously might have gone to Cornelius or the Brawley School corridor,” Jackson said. Meanwhile, in Davidson 38 homes have closed over $500,000, vs. only 23 last year. Good times, these are. “The $500,000 to $1 million range continues to be very active, with most areas around the lake as well as Davidson, all running even with, or ahead of, last year’s unit sales,” says Jackson. “As is typically the case, it varies from community to community, with Davidson running well ahead of last year in that range, the West Shore and North Shore of Lake Norman both running 15-25 percent ahead of last year, while The Point is ahead of last year in unit sales in that range as well,” Jackson explained.

Cornelius lags last year “just slightly.” But among homes in the $500,000 to $1 million range in The Peninsula, prices per square foot are up about 4 percent. There are also 46 homes over $500,000 pending in Cornelius, a 10year high. It averages out to about $184 a square foot in Cornelius vs. the mid170’s in The Point and $166 to $170 a foot in Davidson. “With older homes, the updates play such a large role in the end pricing result, it’s not uncommon to see an originally upfit home of 20 years in age sell in the $130 to $145 range while fully updated homes can push $200 a square foot,” Jackson said. During April alone, 40 single-family homes sold in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville, vs. 27 during the same month last year. According to Frances Dawson of ReMax Executive at the Lake, the average sales price per square foot this year

was $191, vs. $174 last year. In Cabarrus County during April there were two sales—at an average of $145 a foot— and none during April last year.

What’s a view worth?

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, a stunning lake view will do wonders for property value. An estate near the end of a cove at 20705 Bethel Church Road in Cornelius has sold for more than $1.4 million, complete with a 5,639 square foot home, three garages, a gated entry and a private pier—all on 3.7 acres. If privacy is paramount, this was the house. Then there’s this: A little over a third of an acre with no house, no garages and no gates sold for $900,000 on Town Harbor in The Peninsula. But it has a stunning view of Lake Norman. Lance Carlyle, of Carlyle Properties in Cornelius, had both sides of the Town Harbor deal. Carlyle had the listing side of the Bethel Church deal;

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17606 Westward Reach Rd in Cornelius for $2.4 million

Kristi Vernon of Keller Williams represented the buyers. “Although some people want privacy, a view is valuable. A spectacular view could add 50 percent to the value of a property,” Carlyle said.

In Cabarrus

A fine old home on 117 acres at 2210 W. Mt. Pleasant Road has sold for $1.125 million after being on the market for more than two years. The property has a private lake lined with blackberry bushes, as well as woods and fields. The listing agent was Ford Craven with Craven Realty.

is $1 million. Marcy Prentiss of Redfin Corp. represented the buyers.

In Mooresville

A lakefront house at 148 Lightship Drive in The Point has sold for $2.675 million after being listed at $2.72 million by Doris Nash of Ivester-Jackson Distinctive Properties. The 7,400 square foot house comes complete with an elevator, five bedrooms (two on the main level) and covered and open terraces. It has a private pier, a beach and excellent views. Alice Stewart of Southern Homes of the Carolinas represented the buyers.

In Cornelius

A house at 18305 Shearwater Lane has sold for $1.3 million after being listed at $1.25 million by Debbie Monroe of Lake Norman Realty. The lakefront three-bedroom house has a total of 3,826 square feet. It has a private beach and good sunset views. The tax value

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Hot Properties is all about the deal. If you’re an agent with a high-end, closed deal, usually $750,000 and above, let us know. Email the editor, Dave Yochum, at nebiztoday@gmail. com or call 704-895-1335.

18305 Shearwater Lane in Cornelius for $1.3 million

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Opinion

It's time to back Widen I-77 and fight the tolls It’s been an interesting news period transparency, integrity and in the best inthese past few months. The I-77 toll bat- terest of our citizens.” His question can only be interpreted as snide tle has turned into a full-fledged and ultimately dismissive of the citizen movement with the busipeople who pay his salary. ness community climbing on in Then, too, at the Cornelius earnest in May, thanks in large Town Board meeting June 1, part to John “Mac” McAlpine he brushed off the citizen outV, a racing industry engineer cry. When asked about it, he in Cornelius. (Yes, his family is said: “This doesn’t matter.” the McAlpine in the McAlpine Well, it does. The Town Creek in Charlotte.) Editor’s Board voted unanimously to I’ll be the first (well, maybe the second) to admit that I once Notebook denounce the 50-year contract with Cintra. Meanwhile, politithought tolls were the best way Dave Yochum cians like Sen. Jeff Tarte and to widen I-77 any time soon in light of fiscal restraints in Raleigh. I no Rep. John Bradford have seen the light. Despite public outcry and resolutions longer believe that. For one thing, more and more questions about our would-be from six county and muncipal boards, partner are coming to light based on not to mention delays on Cintra’s part, Google searches of news overseas. For the NCDOT plunged ahead with the another thing, the NCDOT has shown contract signing. This, in a region known its true colors time after time, and they for declaring its independence from England before the rest of the 13 colonies aren’t very flattering. Meanwhile, the governor’s proposed did. Sen. Jeff Tarte, who says he will work $3 billion NC Connect bond deal shows that the state does in fact have borrowing to defund the Cintra deal, says, “This is a long shot. Twelve people do not have capacity for infrastructure. It’s not far fetched to say that some credibility in Raleigh...it shows the rebusinesses will move away from Lake gion may not be worried. What you have Norman if the toll plans move ahead. to do is understand the power of numAnything delivery-related will suffer. bers.” “It can’t be just residents. What we Employees will have higher living expenses, less expendable cash. The toll have to do if we really want to do this, you plan seems perfect for those high-dollar need to push the governor, the secretary of transportation and all of the electeds consultants. NCDOT spokesman Warren Cooksey into the corner. It has to be the busiasked me for the margin of error after nesses. We are the economic engine that Business Today’s online poll showed 97 drives the state. The businesses need to percent of the people who responded do rally around it,” he said. But the real hero here is Concord not believe NCDOT is “operating with

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businessman Kurt Naas. He, and a loyal group of followers pushed an opposition effort up hills, through swamps and over stern objections of people who backed the tolls. To their credit, some of them stuck to their guns, too, even though the playing field changed, i.e., the state finances, a philosophical but not practical view of tolls and the governor’s bond proposal. Naas and his crew stayed the course. When asked how it feels to be hailed after being demonized, he said: “I’m gratified that our leadership and the community has rallied around this. It’s getting late in the game so we need to work even harder to stop this terrible project from becoming a reality.” He also said there is absolutely no reason to celebrate. Plenty of work lies ahead, and the effort to stop the tolls may fail. “I wasn’t out there alone. We’ve had a dedicated group. We’re not consultants who parachute in and leave. We live here. We care about our community. This project is so egregious it would be criminal if we stopped fighting it,” Naas said. Changes in the project “as well as the recent announcement of alternative methods of financing unavailable when first conceived, make the current toll project untenable for the economic future of our region,” said Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett. “This is our last chance,” he said. At Business Today, we agree with Puckett, and support the efforts of Naas, McAlpine, Tarte and Bradford.

stract recommends this insightful overview of self-made billionaires’ decision-making processes – and its suggestions for ways to emulate them – to leaders, managers, entrepreneurs and up-and-comers of all stripes.

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Business Today

June 2015

27

Opinion

Why businesses and their customers should care about tolls

By Vince Winegardner In early 2012, I had heard about plans to widen I-77 with revenue derived from tolls. I was not terribly worried about that at the time. I was like most people and thought toll roads where the 50 cent variety used to cover maintenance and subsidize the construction costs. I thought the tolls would be retired at some point in the distant future. Seemed like a fair way to get the added capacity sooner. The initial numbers for adding this capacity were around $50 million – not much for eight miles of pavement. Then I met Kurt Naas. Kurt was on the Cornelius Transportation Planning Board and is an engineer, business owner, and distinguished MBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management. He is a smart guy who was very involved with regional transportation planning. He was very knowledgeable about the toll road proposal and saw a lot of problems with the plan being promoted by the regional planning organization and the State. He told the Cornelius Town Board about his concerns but was not comfortable with their response. He felt his concerns needed

to be shared and wrote a compelling article about the toll plan and invited citizens to learn more about this “Imminent Calamity”. I was one of those citizens to answer his call and have been working ever since to educate our community and leaders as to how the approach to privatize lanes on the I-77 corridor will damage our Lake Norman and Charlotte communities. Like most people in our community, I made choices to live here based on reasonable assumptions. I bought my home in Davidson thinking it would continue to appreciate in value and offer my wife and me an asset that we could sell someday. We also opened our business in Huntersville with similar expectations. I invested my time in our community to make it better and serve my neighbors. Among other things, I became the President of the Northcross Master Association. In that role, I have been representing the interests of about 70 business properties bisected by I-77 at exit 25. We have five hotels, two apartment complexes, two grocery stores, medical offices, hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial and retail space, plus

numerous restaurants. It is my job to preserve the value of this business environment and ensure it is accessible to our residents, employees, and customers. The privatized toll road planned for I-77 will threaten that accessibility through an insidious increase in congestion. That situation will occur throughout Lake Norman. That is not my opinion. That is the formal analysis of the NC DOT and the Bond markets funding the I77 toll project. As the NMA President, I must react to that threat. Our entire Lake Norman business community must react to this threat! The other, and maybe more significant, damage that is likely to occur is the reduction in our economic competitiveness as a region. David Hartgen, a professor emeritus at UNC-Charlotte, says tolls on I-77 will likely limit development and retail growth. His comments reflect common sense on this matter and point to a likely decline in growth and economic development in Lake Norman. That affects property values. A reduction in property values affects a wide range of things that are

important to all of us. So what can be done to prevent this situation from progressing as it appears it will? Our business community must stand united against this privatized toll road plan. Our elected leaders must fight for our businesses and citizens and …because that has had poor success to date, we must assist Kurt Naas and his WidenI77 group in doing what can be done in court to stop this “Imminent Calamity”. Visit WidenI77.org to donate to the legal fund and contact your town and State elected leaders to encourage them to protect our future by stopping the privatized toll lanes on I-77. Time is short. Act now. Winegardner, a retired Air Force officer, is involved in three business entities: Family Healthcare of Lake Norman; Northcross Medical Properties; and Corporate Healthcare. He is also president of the Northcross Master Association and treasurer of WidenI77.


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