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  • Logan SherrillMore>>

  • Logan Sherrill

    Logan Sherrill

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:28:40 GMT
    I’m a local boy from Claremont, North Carolina. I attended Western Carolina University where I received a B.S. in Communication with a double concentration of broadcasting and journalism. While in college I was the General Manager of WWCU-FM and color commentated WCU football basketball games.
    I’m a local boy from Claremont, North Carolina. I attended Western Carolina University where I received a B.S. in Communication with a double concentration of broadcasting and journalism. While in college I was the General Manager of WWCU-FM and color commentated WCU football basketball games.
  • Charlotte Knights Reflect on First Season in Uptown

    Charlotte Knights Reflect on First Season in Uptown

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:15:58 GMT
    Charlotte Knights players and management look back on the return of baseball in Uptown Charlotte.
    Charlotte Knights players and management look back on the return of baseball in Uptown Charlotte.
  • A Dream Come True; Young Fan Becomes a Charlotte Knight

    A Dream Come True; Young Fan Becomes a Charlotte Knight

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:12:34 GMT

     The Charlotte Knights teamed with Make-A-Wish to fulfill a young fan's dream of being a baseball player.

     The Charlotte Knights teamed with Make-A-Wish to fulfill a young fan's dream of being a baseball player.

Spring is here, and that means spring cleaning and home improvements. However if you don't do your proper research before calling a contractor you can run the risk of being ripped off.

12 of the top 15 types of businesses most searched in the Southern Piedmont are home-related.

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont (based in Charlotte) has put together a top 10 list of tips for hiring contractors.

According to the BBB consumers should hire a local contractor with a good track record of doing business locally. They also advise homeowners to be wary of contractors who promise work at reduced prices.

    BBB Checklist: 10 Tips for Hiring a Contractor:

1) Track record – Check out a company’s BBB rating and complaint history. You can search by company name, telephone number, or website.

2) Cost comparisons - Get at least three bids in writing.

3) Licensing - Check to see if the company you plan to hire has the proper licensing.

4) Insurance - Verify the company’s liability insurance to protect you against damage.

    N.C. Dept. of Insurance - 1-800-546-5664 toll-free from N.C.

    S.C. Dept. of Insurance - 803-737-6180 or 1-800-768-3467 toll free from S.C.

5) References – Ask for references from the company’s last three jobs and check them out.

6) Written contract – Do not sign a contract until you have read the terms and conditions, warranty and payment schedule carefully.

7) Deposit and payment – Final payment should not be made until the work is completed. Do not pay in cash; pay by check or credit card.

8) Warranty – Get warranty information in writing on products and installation.

9) Bonding – Be sure all workers are bonded to protect you against theft or damage.

10) Criminal history – Check out anyone you allow into your home to see if they have a criminal history.


Visit Better Business Bureau for more information.


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  • Mooresville Woman Sending Special Bandanas To Troops

    Mooresville Woman Sending Special Bandanas To Troops

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:31:29 GMT
    A Mooresville woman is sending bandanas to troops overseas. But these are not just ordinary bandanas, they are from Operation Bandanas.
    A Mooresville woman is sending bandanas to troops overseas. But these are not just ordinary bandanas, they are from Operation Bandanas.
  • A Holiday Dedicated to Working People Ends Up With Protests

    A Holiday Dedicated to Working People Ends Up With Protests

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:22:19 GMT
    Marshall Park in Charlotte was filled with hundreds of people. Protesting what is traditionally a holiday aimed at celebrating the working people, but instead, begging for higher wages for those working jobs with hourly rates.
    Marshall Park in Charlotte was filled with hundreds of people. Protesting what is traditionally a holiday aimed at celebrating the working people, but instead, begging for higher wages for those working jobs with hourly rates.
  • Third Annual 'Yard Art Day' in Charlotte

    Third Annual 'Yard Art Day' in Charlotte

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:42:30 GMT
    It's a day where so called ‘yardists' decorate their yards with art.
    It's a day where so called ‘yardists' decorate their yards with art.
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