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NC has lowest mortgage closing costs in country

The Charlotte Business Journal is reporting that North Carolina has the lowest mortgage closing costs in the country. The average in NC on a $200,000 mortgage is $2,650; New York has the highest closing costs at $4,000. The national average has risen 14 percent since 2007 and stands at $3,118.

We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1!

By |August 8th, 2008|Real Estate|4 Comments

Mixed messages from CMS?

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools reported today more schools throughout the district met expected academic growth or had high academic growth. One hundred twenty-three schools made expected and high growth in 2007-2008, compared to 102 school in 2006-2007.

CMS reported July 21 fewer schools met adequate yearly progress standards according to the No Child Left Behind Act. All students […]

By |August 7th, 2008|Schools|0 Comments

Meck mayors support bond

WFAE reports Mint Hill, Matthews, and Pineville mayors are urging support for the November bond. Green space is the issue, according to Matthews mayor Lee Myers. The money from the bond will help towns preserve land for parks, ball fields and natural areas.

Mint Hill has mucho green space, but keeping it is another story. Mecklenburg […]

By |August 7th, 2008|Development, Matthews, Mecklenburg County, Real Estate, Town Hall|0 Comments

Eastland Mall, Christmas 1979

We found this 1979 home movie of Eastland Mall on Youtube.com. There is a great shot of the ice rink at the end of the video. Ah, the memories.

Read Adam Houston’s story in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times on a mall thats end is near.

By |August 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Meck county rakes in the tourist dollars

The Charlotte Business Journal is reporting Mecklenburg County took in $3.4 billion (yes, that’s BILLION) in tourist revenue last year–more than any other county in N.C. For those keeping score at home, that’s $388,127 every hour, of every day. Our question is where is that money being spent? And how do we get into the […]

By |August 6th, 2008|Mecklenburg County|0 Comments

Butler practices in dawg days of summer

Prospective Bulldogs took over two practice fields Tuesday morning preparing for the upcoming football season.Assistant coaches led players through various position drills while head coach Mike Newsome looked-in at each station. Newsome also advised some of the younger players about their position.

Butler had two water fountains to counter the effects of the early morning heat.

The […]

By |August 5th, 2008|Butler High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments