Category Archives: Triangle Area Entertainment

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Raleigh’s Own Josh Hamilton Wins Baseball’s AL MVP Award

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.

Read more: Raleigh cheers pick of Josh Hamilton as MVP | Triangle Business Journal

Builders who do Business in the Triangle like D.R. Horton, Pulte and KB Home Rank High on Builder top 100

Some of the largest residential builders doing business in the Triangle have made Builder magazine’s list of the nation’s 100 largest builders of homes. For more information click on the link below. And more companies are coming to the market even as others have gone away. The Triangle is always one of the last markets in the U.S. to be hit by economic woes but it’s also one of the quickest to recover.

Read more: D.R. Horton, Pulte, KB Home rank high on Builder top 100 – Triangle Business Journal
D.R. Horton, Pulte, KB Home rank high on Builder top 100 – Triangle Business Journal.

Crabtree Mall Announces new Tenants- Another Sign that the Triangle Is a Strong Market Compared To Most

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.

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2010/06/28/daily16.html?ana=e_du_pap.

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Census Bureau Reports that the Raleigh area is the 28th Fastest Growing Real Estate Market

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..

Check out the full article form the Triangle Business Journal by clicking on the following link:

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2010/06/14/daily32.html?ana=e_du_pap.

Luxury builder Toll Brothers sees improvement in housing market – Triangle Business Journal

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.

Luxury builder Toll Brothers sees improvement in housing market – Triangle Business Journal.

Wachovia Wells Fargo grants $2.5M to North Carolina Museum of Art – Triangle Business Journal

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.

Wachovia Wells Fargo grants $2.5M to North Carolina Museum of Art – Triangle Business Journal.