25 Jul 2017

Tips to make moving a breeze

A lot of you are on the move in the Carolinas. And moving can be, as some of the old timers here would say, “a job of work.” While it does take time and some heavy lifting, with some planning, your move can go smoothly and you’ll be in and settled at your new home before you know it. Just to be sure, we talked to some people who had recently moved, and asked them to share their first-hand tips on how to make moving a breeze. Clean out First, before any packing starts, purge. Then go back and purge some more. This task is easy to work in if you are selling a house and getting it ready to go on the...
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20 Jul 2017

A generous serving of culture and community

As food nourishes the body, art nourishes the soul. On September 8, both will come together during two simultaneous events expected to draw hundreds to the streets of uptown Charlotte and downtown Cornelius. The Arts & Science Council presents its third annual Culture Feast, a unique event where residents and visitors share a community table while enjoying arts and cultural performances. ASC Culture Feast “We have seen how people from different neighborhoods, backgrounds, socio-economic levels, race and ethnicities talk and connect with each other through arts and cultural experiences as well as a wonderful meal,” said ASC President Robert Bush. In 2016, Culture Feast drew more than 500 people, who lined tables along N. Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte. This...
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18 Jul 2017

9 things to know when shopping for auto insurance

Did you get a new vehicle for those summer road trips, or pulling a boat or camper? Do you feel confident you have the best coverage at the best rate available for your current or new vehicles? This week, Robin Price, president, Allen Tate Insurance, shared some good advice with me that I thought I should pass on to you. So, here are nine things to know about shopping for auto insurance. 1. Understand the value of an independent agent. One of the biggest advantages of working with an independent insurance agency like Allen Tate Insurance is that it gives you more choices. Because a variety of carriers can be represented, an independent agent has multiple resources to find the best...
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