Author: Allison Andrews

If These Walls Could Talk

This luxurious lake house has a story fit for film. There is a piece of Hollywood glamour for sale on Lake Norman. A very large piece, actually. A nearly 10,000-square-foot piece. The home sits at 17240 Connor Quay Court in Cornelius, in a private gated community in the Penninsula. You might have seen the inside before. It was Ricky Bobby’s…

Holy Smokes

A Huntersville cigar shop looks to modernize the traditional boys’ club. It’s not a typical night out. In fact, it seems almost a throwback to a slower time. Burners is Lake Norman’s premier cigar shop and smoking lounge with a surprisingly hip vibe. The crowd is a mix of men and women, first-timers in their 20s and people who have…

Over the Mountain

Banner Elk offers visitors a locale where rustic meets upscale in the most charming way. The road to Banner Elk, N.C. is peppered with outdoor adventures like rafting, zip lining, and hiking the scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It ends at majestic ski slopes and a small Main Street anchored by historic Lees-McRae College. It is a place…

On Track

Samantha Busch gets her own photo finish with Murph Boutique. Samantha Busch has learned a thing or two around the racetrack. The wife of NASCAR driver Kyle Busch discovered it was the perfect testing ground for her new boutique. “I think just being out there and talking to so many people really gave me good insight,” she says. After listening…

Duty Calls

Sometimes all it takes is one idea, an accident, a hobby, or an itch to create a new business. Meet seven Lake Norman entrepreneurs who are carving a new path and embracing the ups and downs of being a business owner.   Crafting a new Career AR Workshop Davidson Beth Drinkwater was sitting at home, watching television, pondering her next…