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He rescued a lost dog and found a little fame. Here’s what he’s doing with it.

Jason Gasparik was desperate to find a lost dog’s owner when he took to a busy Ballantyne intersection with the dog and a cardboard sign. His act of kindness went viral. (Eben Patten Photography via The Charlotte Observer) (Eben Patten Photography) CHARLOTTE, NC (Cristina Bolling/The Charlotte Observer) – Last month, much of Charlotte fell in […]

LOAN ZONE: Roundup of this week’s middle market loans

● BERKADIA $19M for Brooklyn midrise 240 MEEKER Berkadia announced $19.6 million in financing for 240 Meeker, a mid-rise multifamily property in Brooklyn. Senior managing director Stewart Campbell, of the firm’s Manhattan office, secured the financing on behalf 240 Meeker Avenue Corporation. The 10-year, permanent Fannie Mae loan features a 4.37 percent fixed interest rate […]

CalAtlantic Homes Unveils The Manor At Oakhaven, An Enclave Of 36 New Homesites In Charlotte’s Ballantyne Area

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CalAtlantic Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, today announced the debut of The Manor at Oakhaven, an intimate collection of 36 homesites in the prestigious Ballantyne area of Charlotte, NC. The Manor at Oakhaven offers six innovative new home designs to choose from and competitive pricing for […]

Breaking Down the Wedge in Charlotte

The city has grown accustomed to two distinct sides of its own face: a division between haves in south Charlotte and have-nots everywhere else. But the lines between the poor and rich parts of Charlotte are eroding, and the poor are trying to find places to live anywhere they can ONE, TWO, AND THREE AT […]

Investigators believe bomb threats across Charlotte area could be mass hoax

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating after multiple unsubstantiated bomb threats were reported on Thursday, December 13. Police nationwide were stretched thin responding to dozens of bomb threats that came in through emails in at least 21 states. Investigators believe this might be a mass hoax. The threats all targeted […]