Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL2 ISS1 2018

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LAKE NORMAN THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 2 — ISSUE 1 42 IREDELL COUNTY expanding, and new opening are at warp speed such as Yoga Loft, Crossroads Cycling Company and Theatre Statesville. New business opening soon are Sweet Things Bakery's, The Rustic Peel Pizza & Brew, Key to Escape and Fourth Creek Brewing. Churches, schools, and businesses call downtown "home," along with 400 historic homes. Engraved markings on stone accents in the streetscape, remind visitors that the town was once home to the largest source of medical roots and herbs in the U.S (1800s). Public art is on nearly every corner, in cafés, shops and art galleries. Events such as "Art in the Park" and art crawls bring art lovers outside. Throughout the year enjoy live performances by Theatre Statesville. Restaurants have something for every taste. Try the Broad Street Burger Co. or Twisted Oak American Bar & Grill named one of the "10 Places to Try Shrimp & Grits" in Cooking with Paula Deen. Get your barbecue fix at Carolina Bar-B-Q, considered the best barbecue in the region. When a sweet tooth attacks local bakeries and cafés tempt with handmade chocolates, fresh baked bread and pastries. Entrepreneurs are making a name for themselves in the progressive city. From locally owned restaurants to family owned businesses, the city embraces all. Cyclist gravitate to First Flight Bicycles, one of the top 100 bike shops in the country, according to Bicycle magazine. It is believed to have the largest selection of vintage mountain bikes in the country. Flor De America is the first manufacturing establishment in North Carolina to hand roll cigars onsite. "Rollers" with more than 20 years of experience in the family business show their craft to visitors — one that began more than 50 years ago in Honduras. Iredell County takes prides in Mitchell Community College. It seems that almost everyone in Statesville has either taken or taught at least one course at the historical and stately community college. Statesville's mayor, Constantine H. Kutteh, has taught at the school along with his father and a nursing scholarship is named for his mother. Originally called the Concord Presbyterian Female College, the thriving school has three campuses and unique programs in music and art, agribusiness technology, culinary arts and engineering. There's no shortage of fun things to experience in Iredell County. Here history, entertainment and education are bundled in small town charm and served up with Southern style. [] Earl Carney Insurance Large enough to serve you, but small enough to know you Serving Iredell, Catawba, and Yadkin Counties • Auto Insurance • Business Insurance • Health Insurance • Boat Insurance • Home Insurance • Life Insurance • Motorcycle Insurance • RV Insurance Family Operated Business Since 1980 704-872-6060 333A Brookdale Drive Statesville, NC 28677 704-528-4141 171 Wagner Street Troutman, NC 28166 Email: |

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