How to Find a Good Abode in Apartments for Rent in Charlotte

How to Find a Good Abode in Apartments for Rent in Charlotte

Once you get sure of the rent and how do you have to pay it, the rest of the knowledge about your new home comes one by one. Rent can be negotiated and the chances of that remain higher on your grasp of the rents’ knowledge in the area. Before you settle for a specific amount of rate of your apartment, get sure of how apartments for rent in charlotte nc are rented. Continue reading “How to Find a Good Abode in Apartments for Rent in Charlotte”


Report: Former NC State QB Jalan McClendon Baylor-bound as graduate transfer

When Ryan Finley announced he would put off the NFL Draft in order to spend his senior season at NC State, Jalan McClendon announced he would not spend his own senior year backing up Finley.

Now we reportedly know where McClendon will spend his final season.

According to Yahoo‘s Pete Thamel, McClendon will pursue a graduate transfer to Baylor.

Source: Former NC State QB Jalen McClendon is transferring to Baylor. He’s expected to be immediately eligible.

— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 19, 2018

A Charlotte native, McClendon appeared in 21 career games as a Wolfpack. He completed 26-of-47 passes (55.3 percent) for 262 yards with one touchdown against four interceptions while rushing 40 times for 156 yards and two touchdowns.

At Baylor, McClendon will step into a depth chart with a hole left by a transfer of its own. The Bears spent 2017 juggling their QB1 spot between Arizona graduate transfer Anu Solomon, sophomore Zach Smith and freshman Charlie Brewer. Solomon graduated and Smith has transferred to Tulsa, meaning McClendon will have to compete with the rising sophomore and brother of former Texas Tech and Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer. The younger Brewer was Baylor’s best signal caller in a downtrodden ’17 campaign, hitting 139-of-204 passes (68.1 percent) for 1,562 yards with 11 touchdowns against four interceptions.

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Mark Spain Real Estate Opens Buford Office to Strengthen Metro Atlanta Presence

Buford, GA —Mark Spain Real Estate’s fourth metro Atlanta location opened this week at 2050 Buford Hwy. NE, near downtown Buford.

This is the fifth location in Georgia for Mark Spain Real Estate and its seventh office in the southeast, having recently opened locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC.

According to Director of Sales Lisa Combs, the opening of the Buford office has her team of 15 agents—who also live in the Buford or surrounding region of Gwinnett County—eager to be closer to the clients they are serving.

"We serve a lot of clients in that area and to have more exposure in this region will allow us to gain more market share and better serve while being closer to the community," said Lisa Combs. "As an individual born and raised in Gwinnett County, I am delighted to serve people in my community and help positively affect our local area that is so close to my heart."

She explained their location—next to the public library that is just north of Highway 20 and two blocks south of Buford City Hall—is well suited to serve a wide region of focus. Mark Spain Real Estate agents out of the Buford office will be working with clients in a several county area, including Gwinnett, Dawson, Walton, Forsyth, DeKalb, Rockdale and Hall counties. At full capacity, the Mark Spain Real Estate Gwinnett office will be home to 35+ real estate professionals.

"With the opening of this office in Gwinnett County, we have now strategically placed a Mark Spain Real Estate office in the north, south, west and eastern sections of metro Atlanta," explained Mark Spain Real Estate President John Makarewicz. "We wanted our agents to live and work in the communities they are serving. It allows them to provide far better quality of service and expertise to our clients."

The Mark Spain Real Estate team of agents has sold houses in all 14 counties that make up metro Atlanta. With 2,318 closings last year, the firm averaged approximately eight homes sold per business day.

The firm’s rapid growth has not gone unnoticed. Mark Spain Real Estate was honored in spring 2017 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle with the Pacesetter Award. This award annually recognizes Atlanta’s top 100 fastest-growing privately held companies with a track record for taking their business to the next level. In September 2017, Inc. magazine ranked Mark Spain Real Estate No. 2,097 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Fewer than 200 real estate-related companies (including builders, property management, etc.) were on the list across the United States, making the Georgia-based firm’s appearance that much more significant.

To contact the Mark Spain Real Estate Buford office, call 770-886-9000 or visit

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Ben Carson accused of excessive office redecorating

A former HUD employee said she was demoted after refusing to spend taxpayer money on redecorating Secretary Ben Carson’s office and buying a security system for Carson’s home. (Source: CNN/Pool)

(CNN) – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire from a whistleblower.

Helen Foster, a former HUD chief administrative officer, sent a sworn complaint to independent investigators. Continue reading “Ben Carson accused of excessive office redecorating”


NC lawmaker drafting bill to raise age requirement to buy rifle

Rifles on display at a gun store (Photo: Ashley Buttle / CC BY 2.0)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WSOC) — A lawmaker from Charlotte said he no longer wants teenagers to be able to walk into a gun shop and be able to purchase a rifle.

Rep. Rodney Moore told Channel 9 he is drafting a bill that would require the purchaser of a rifle to be at least 21 years old. Currently, in North Carolina, a person only has to be 18 years old to buy a rifle.

The purchase age for a handgun is already 21. Continue reading “NC lawmaker drafting bill to raise age requirement to buy rifle”


Opinion roundup: Elections canceled, poison-pill class-size fix, throwing money at GenX

Voters cast ballots in the North Carolina. (Photo by Jamie Munden)

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 — A poison-pill to fix class-size crisis, judges cancel N.C. elections, GenX bill isn’t a sure bet, the nation’s top housing officials visits N.C. 16 months after Hurricane Matthew, is anyone winning the fight against flu? … and more.

TRAVIS FAIN: 4th Circuit re-cancels 2018 judicial primaries (WRAL-TV analysis) — North Carolina’s judicial primaries are all off again after judges at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the decision of a lower court. Continue reading “Opinion roundup: Elections canceled, poison-pill class-size fix, throwing money at GenX”


7-Story CubeSmart Self-Storage Facility Planned for Uptown Charlotte, NC

East 7th St LLC, a company affiliated with real estate developer Proffitt Dixon Partners, intends to build a seven-story self-storage facility in the Uptown area of Charlotte, N.C. The climate-controlled structure will be built on a 1-acre site at 969 E. 7th St., and comprise 90,725 net rentable square feet in more than 1,080 units. The project will also include about 2,150 square feet of commercial space. Expected to open in early 2019, the facility will be managed by CubeSmart, a self-storage real estate investment trust and third-party management firm.

The developer acquired the land in December from Trinity Episcopal School for about $2.5 million, according to the source. Continue reading “7-Story CubeSmart Self-Storage Facility Planned for Uptown Charlotte, NC”


NC school employee accused of exchanging explicit videos with teen girl

Henry Dillard (Mecklenburg County Jail)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A Charlotte-Mecklenburg School employee was arrested Friday and accused of sex offenses with a teenage girl.

Henry Dillard, 50, was charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and felony disseminating obscenity.

According to the police report, the investigation began when CMS police received an email about the accusations involving Dillard and a teenage girl. The report states the alleged incidents occurred between June 2017 and January. Continue reading “NC school employee accused of exchanging explicit videos with teen girl”