I was out at the NC State Fair earlier this week with some fellow agents from the Falls office of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry And Walston. I shot this short video as we were leaving. It was a cool Wednesday but the fair was already very busy.
Think you’ve got enough musical talent to impress Steven Tyler? Then get ready to audition so you can try to follow Garner’s Scotty McCreery as the next American Idol. Fox 50 (WRAZ) will hold a one-day audition for the television show at 9 a.m. on July 9, 2011 at Cary Towne Center.
News out today that Josh Hamilton is this year’s Most Valuable Player in the American League will gladden a lot of hearts hereabouts, where Josh played kids ball in west Raleigh, excelled as a pitcher and hitter at Raleigh’s Athens Drive High School and went on to build a career that has resulted in All-Star and World Series appearances.
Josh’s story is not the typical American success saga. But it isn’t all that unusual. Like many before him, he overcame adversities – in his case a self-induced drug problem – to thrill crowds with his athleticism and brute power with the bat.
I worked as an umpire as Josh was growing up and got to know him to be one of the most level-headed kids on the diamond – any diamond. Combine that with his size and talents, and you’ve got a winning combination that caught the attention of baseball writers, who chose him for the award over Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano and Jose Bautista.
Check out this article from the Triangle Business Journal that details several new merchants, including the first to come to North Carolina, that will soon be opening at the mall. It’s another sign that while business could be a lot better, it could also be a lot works.
If you need real estate assistance then turn to Tim McBrayer, The Triangles Broker.
We’ve all been saying for years that Raleigh wins award after award from major national groups and publications. Now the U.S. Census Bureau is speaking up and says we are growing pretty fast in terms of real estate sales versus the rest of the country. We’re not number one but number 28 isn’t bad by any means considering how many cities there are in the U.S..
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Home Sales in the Triangle area surged by more than 28% in May versus 2009, on the heels of a 32% increase in April versus April of 2009. For the full story go to
Toll Brothers, the developers of Brier Creek and now the owners of Hassentree development off Hwy 98 in Wake Forest announced today that they see year over year improvement in sales, conversion ratios and in other areas that lead them to believe that it’s not just the tax credits but more likely an improving consumer confidence level in how the economy is doing and their personal financial situations. For more details click on the link to the Triangle Business Journal article.
It’s nice to see that the new owners of Wachovia realize the contribution that the arts make to our society and to the Triangle community. Having been a guest at the pre-launch party for the newly expanded museum I can say that this investment was well spent. It’s a beautifully designed and grandly organized new addition to the already outstanding NC Museum of Art. For more info check out the full article online from the TBJ by clicking on the link below.