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Break-in caught on camera in Ballantyne

BALLANTYNE, N.C. — Five break-ins were reported to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police between Monday around 11:15pm and 1:15pm on Thursday of this week. All the incidents took place at the Plantation Park Apartments.

"When you hear things like that you start to get a little bit worried,” Ana Mari, who lives behind the complex told NBC Charlotte.

A renter at Plantation Park caught a possible suspect on camera through his home security device. The video was taken Monday night and reported to police Tuesday morning.

However, over the next couple days other residents were broken into – one other apartment, three garages and three vehicles in total.

NBC Charlotte reached out to Plantation Park Management, but they didn’t want to comment.

Another mom in the area is concerned about the safety of her kids even playing in the backyard.

“That’s very concerning for me. My daughter goes out to play, but now I don’t feel comfortable with her even walking a block over because you never know who’s lurking,” Syrine Reese said.

Security experts are advises people to look into purchasing security cameras, but even having some signage could potentially save your house from getting broken in to.

"I called my son today actually ,and I said, ‘hey, will you please look into a few security companies because I need that added protection’,” Reese added.

All five break-ins are under investigation.

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FCP Acquires 574-Unit Apartment Community In Charlotte, NC

CHEVY CHASE, Md., March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — FCPSM announces the acquisition of the Reserve at Providence, a 574-unit, garden and townhome-style apartment community in Charlotte, NC. The Reserve at Providence represents FCP’s 5th investment in the Charlotte area.

FCP is a privately held real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $6 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. FCP invests directly and with operating partners in commercial and residential assets. The firm makes equity and mezzanine investments in income producing and development properties. Based in Chevy Chase, MD, FCP invests both its commingled, discretionary funds and separate accounts targeted at major real estate markets in the United States. (PRNewsFoto/Federal Capital Partners)

"We are excited about this acquisition because of its excellent location in South Charlotte, where strong population and job growth are contributing to a wave of new construction and a corresponding decline in the workforce housing stock," said FCP Sr. Associate, Alex Cathcart. "The community will benefit from our programmatic management and site improvements, increasing the appeal to its current and future residents." The Reserve at Providence features one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and townhomes, making it well-suited to families.

The Reserve at Providence is well-located on Providence Road near some of Charlotte’s most affluent neighborhoods, minutes from major employment centers such as Uptown and Ballantyne, and near major retail attractions such as SouthPark Mall. FCP plans to build a new clubhouse and leasing center at the front of the community and invest in capital improvements to the existing site, buildings, and amenity areas. Amenities at the community include a clubhouse (planned for redevelopment into a state-of-the-art fitness and amenity center after a new clubhouse is built), a playground, a dog park, three pools, a picnic area with grills and a multi-sport court.

FCP extends its appreciation to Michael Ryan and his team at Cushman & Wakefield Southeast Equity, Debt & Structured Finance, who provided debt advisory services to FCP and to Marc Robinson and Cushman & Wakefield’s Southeast Multifamily Advisory Group who represented the seller in the transaction.

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FCPSM is a privately held real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $6 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. FCP invests directly and with operating partners in commercial and residential assets. The firm makes equity and mezzanine investments in income-producing and development properties. Based in Chevy Chase, MD, FCP invests both its commingled, discretionary funds and separate accounts targeted at major real estate markets in the United States. For further information on FCP, please visit www.fcpdc.com.

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Kissing Bugs, Chagas Disease In NC: 5 Things to Know

No one needs to tell Jennifer Bankston how excruciatingly painful it is to be bitten by the "kissing bug," a bloodsucking parasite found throughout the southern half of the United States that carries Chagas, a sometimes inflammatory infectious disease. The mostly nocturnal parasite Trypanosoma cruzi has been found in 28 U.S. states, including North Carolina.

Bankston was sitting on her deck in Olney, Texas, in mid-June and didn’t realize the insidious insect was lurking beneath until her legs began to itch. When she stood, she saw them between the cracks of the deck boards. The bugs hide in places like that, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kissing bugs live up to their nasty reputation, according to Bankston, who told the San Angelo Standard-Times that she was bitten 11 times on one leg and 10 on the other. The horrific itch is beginning to go away, but it’s been a miserable few weeks.

"The experience has been awful, and I really hope that others can be made aware of how bad these kissing bugs really are," Bankston told the newspaper.

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The itching persisted for several days and her feet began to swell. Her doctor gave her a steroid shot to control the swelling, antibiotics and a corticosteroid cream to apply to the bites. She told the Standard-Times she slathered calamine lotion on her legs and wrapped them in gauze so she could sleep — which provided "awesome" relief from the itching, she said.

Preliminary blood tests showed Bankston doesn’t have Chagas, but she was waiting for the results of another lab work to confirm it. Chagas can be deadly for babies, people with immune deficiencies and puppies.

"It’s been so scary," Bankston said. "If I did have this (Chagas disease), the only way the doctor could get me medicine is through the CDC. It could not be gotten from the pharmacy.

"People need to get rid of those bugs. They may be called kissing bugs, but they are dangerous."

All that said, it’s really not that easy to get Chagas from a triatomine bug, the CDC says.

Here’s why: The parasite is found in the bug feces, and infection typically occurs when the bug defecates on or near a person while feeding on his or her blood, typically when someone is sleeping. The fecal material gets rubbed into the bite wound or into the eye or mouth, and that’s how the parasite enters the body.

Also, the CDC said, not all triatomine bugs are infected with the Chagas-causing parasite.

"The likelihood of getting Chagas disease from a triatomine bug in the United States is low, even if the bug is infected," the CDC says.

Here are five things to know about kissing bugs and Chagas disease:

1. The CDC says Chagas disease has both an acute and chronic phase. The infection is lifelong if left untreated.

The acute phase immediately after infection may last weeks or months. Symptoms can be mild — including a fever, swelling of the area where parasite entered the skin and, in rare instances, a severe inflammation of the heart or muscle, brain and lining around the brain — or not may not exist at all.

Once the acute phase is over, most people enter a prolonged asymptomatic form of the disease known as "chronic intermediate." During this phase, no parasites are found in the blood and most people aren’t aware they have the disease.

Most people remain asymptomatic for life and never develop Chagas-related symptoms, but 20 percent to 30 percent of infected people develop debilitating and sometimes life-threatening medical problems over the course of their lives, the CDC said. These complications include:

Heart rhythm abnormalities that can cause sudden death; A dilated heart that doesn’t pump blood well; A dilated esophagus or colon, leading to difficulties with eating or passing stool.

2. Triatomine bugs — besides kissing bugs, they’re also known as reduviid bugs, cone-nosed bugs and blood suckers — are found in a variety of outdoor settings, including:

Beneath porches; Between rocky structures; Under cement; In rock, wood, brush piles, or beneath bark; In rodent nests or animal burrows; In outdoor dog houses or kennels; and In chicken coops or houses.

3. In Latin America, where human Chagas disease is considered an important public health problem, the primarily nocturnal insects are found in cracks and holes in substandard housing. But in the U.S., most indoor structures are built with plastered walls and sealed entryways to prevent insect and varmint infestations. However, the CDC says some immature stages of the bug (wingless, smaller nymphs) inside may be an indication of infestation. When the bugs are found inside, they are likely to be in one of the following settings:

Near pet resting areas; In areas of rodent infestation; In and around beds and bedrooms, especially under or near mattresses or night stands.

4. Chemical deterrents have been used in Latin America to control infestations, but no similar chemicals have been approved for use in the United States. The CDC says a licensed pest-control operator should be consulted if considering the use of insecticides. "Roach hotels" or other bait formulations do not work against triatomine bugs. Long lasting insecticide-treated bednets and curtains have been shown to kill these bugs. Other precautions to prevent house infestation include:

Sealing cracks and gaps around windows, walls, roofs, and doors; Removing wood, brush, and rock piles near your house; Using screens on doors and windows and repairing any holes or tears; If possible, making sure yard lights are not close to your house (lights can attract the bugs); Sealing holes and cracks leading to the attic, crawl spaces below the house, and to the outside; Having pets sleep indoors, especially at night; Keeping your house and any outdoor pet resting areas clean, in addition to periodically checking both areas for the presence of bugs.

5. There are multiple look-alikes, including some non-triatomine reduviid bugs, that don’t feed on human blood. They include the wheel bug and the western corsair. Some plant-feeding bugs, such as the leaf-footed bug, also resemble the triatomine. If you are unsure if the bug you’ve found is a triatomine, you may wish to consult with an expert, such as an entomologist for clarification.

This photo shows the different stages of the triatomine bug:

Here’s a map of the states where the kissing bugs have been found:
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NC Foreclosure Rate Among Highest In U.S. For 2017, Report Says

North Carolina saw fewer foreclosures begin last year but still had one of the higher rates of foreclosure filings in the United States for 2017, according to a new report. The Tar Heel state was ranked 15th for foreclosure rates in 2017, according to a study of ATTOM Data Solutions property database. The total number of housing units with foreclosure filings in North Carolina for the year represented .52 percent of total housing units in the state, but overall the number of foreclosure filings decreased compared to 2016.

Nationally, foreclosure filings for 2017 fell 27 percent compared to 2016, reaching their lowest level since 2005, according to the report. There were 676,535 properties with foreclosure filings in 2017, a 76 percent drop from when such filings were at a peak during the housing crisis in 2010.

The properties with foreclosure filings in 2017 represented 0.51 percent of all U.S. housing units, according to ATTOM Data, a multi-sourced property database. When filings were at a peak during the housing crisis, they represented 2.23 percent of all U.S. housing units.

In 2017, lenders started the foreclosure process on 383,701 properties and 8,330 of those properties were in North Carolina, which is a 22 percent decrease over the year before, according to the report. Mecklenburg, Wake, Cumberland, Onslow and Guilford counties had the highest number of properties where the foreclosure process had started, according to the report.

The state followed the national trend on foreclosure starts and auctions, seeing a decrease in both compared to 2016.

New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Illinois and Connecticut had the highest foreclosure rates in 2017. In Delaware, 1.13 percent of housing units had a foreclosure filing and in Maryland that number was 0.95 percent, according to the report. South Dakota, North Dakota, West Virginia, Montana and Mississippi had the lowest rates of foreclosure filings in the U.S. for 2017.

"Thanks to a housing boom driven primarily by a scarcity of supply, which has helped to limit home purchases to the most highly qualified — and low-risk — borrowers, the U.S. housing market has the luxury of playing a version of foreclosure limbo in which it searches for how low foreclosures can go," Daren Blomquist, senior vice president at ATTOM Data Solutions, said in a press release.

The report is based on publicly recorded and published foreclosure filings collected from more than 2,500 counties nationwide.

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FCP, Terwilliger Pappas Sell Two Charlotte Properties for $129M

Solis Waverly features 375 apartment units and is located in Charlotte, NC.

CHARLOTTE, NC—Partners FCP of Chevy Chase, MD and Terwilliger Pappas Family Partners, which is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, have sold two of their multifamily properties here in separate transactions totaling nearly $129 million

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Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne Is The Premier Provider Of Cosmetic Dentistry in Charlotte NC

(MENAFN Editorial) Oral health plays an important role in our overall appearance and health status. Charlotte, NC Oral health plays an important role in our overall appearance and health status. Taking into consideration the impact of proper oral health and hygiene on the way we look, our quality of life, and the overall health of individuals, Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne was established to meet the cosmetic dentistry needs of adults seeking the best dental care in Charlotte.

The spokesperson for the dental care specialists at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, while describing the dental clinic and the services offered, said: ‘At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC, we provide a patient experience unmatched in dental healthcare today. We deliver leading-edge dental services including cosmetic dentistry, porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign orthodontics, and dental implants. With every procedure, we strive to indulge our patients with exceptional care, comfort and results. We are a small practice that has established a reputation for delivering one-on-one patient care and superior customer service and support that makes our patients say, ‘You have never been to a dentist like this before.’ Dr. Robert Harrell has been named a top dentist inCharlotteMagazine for many consecutive years. Hehas both the education and the experience to meet all the needs of his patients. His ability to achieve amazing results is well-known and respected in the Charlotte dental community.

After delivering top dental treatment and care to patients for years, Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne boasts a team of well-trained dental care specialists who are equipped with state-of-the art-tools and equipment aimed at making each client’s dental visit as seamless as possible. The team of dental professionals are friendly and create a relaxing environment where each patient is treated as a unique entity, and holistic dental treatment is delivered.

With over 21 years of experience in the business of delivering premium quality dental care to clients, Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne offers a wide range of dental services including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, general dentistry, reconstructive dentistry, and lots more. Aiming to make dental care more accessible, Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne offers its clients affordable cosmetic dentistry financing and payment options while also offering to help clients maximize their insurance benefits by completing their dental insurance claim form and filing it electronically with the insurance carrier.

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Charity refuses to pass NC taxpayer money to schools in one senator’s district

North Carolina Republicans’ plan to channel $200,000 to schools in the district of a senator facing a tough re-election bid hit a snag Wednesday when the charity tapped to channel the money said it won’t participate.

DonorsChoose, a New York-based nonprofit that normally steers private donations to classroom teachers’ projects, was not consulted on the plan that’s part of the state budget bill, an official said Tuesday. After learning of it via Twitter, the group responded Wednesday afternoon to several people who had asked about the plan, which designates the state money only for the 35 Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in state Sen. Jeff Tarte’s new district.

"We cannot accept the funding outlined in the budget provision unless it’s changed to equitably support teachers and students throughout North Carolina," the DonorsChoose statement said. "We’re grateful to Senator Tarte for looking to support students and teachers in his district. But other districts (including those with more students from low-income households) would not receive such support, which makes this budget provision feel against the spirit of our mission to fight education inequity and to serve where the need is greatest."

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It’s unclear how that refusal might play out, given that the allocation for DonorsChoose is part of a 267-page budget bill sailing through the Republican-dominated legislature in a rare process that won’t allow amendments.

Tarte, a Cornelius Republican, had said Tuesday he plans a news conference next week to announce the state money for teachers in his district. He could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon on DonorsChoose’s refusal to take the money.

The new N.C. Senate District 41 is in yellow.

The budget bill does not mention Tarte or explain why the spending is limited to 35 CMS schools, which range from the county’s northern suburbs to its southern tip. The list initially confused educators and others trying to sort out the budget, but it encompasses all the public schools in the newly redrawn 41st district, where Tarte faces Democratic challenger Natasha Marcus. The new district is viewed as one that could change hands in the Nov. 6 election.

When news of the arrangement broke, both Tarte and DonorsChoose came under fire. Educators, including some who said they worked in schools in Tarte’s district, said the plan unfairly distributes public money based on politics rather than need. While some of the schools have high poverty levels, many are located in affluent suburban areas where parents can raise money or make donations to help teachers pay for classroom needs.

DonorsChoose normally posts teacher projects that have been verified, allows donors to decide which ones to fund, then handles the purchasing and delivery and ensures follow-up for donors. It allocates 15 percent of donations for its own work — that would come to $30,000 of the state’s $200,000 — and some teachers said the total overhead is higher once all fees are factored in.

Because state lawmakers hadn’t spoken with DonorsChoose officials, according to Chief Marketing Officer Katie Bisbee, it was unclear how the financial arrangements would work.

So-called pork-barrel spending, in which lawmakers get public money for pet projects in their home district, is a political tradition in North Carolina and around the nation. The DonorsChoose money is among several such items sprinkled throughout the 2018-19 budget.

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These are the schools targeted for $200,000 in state money to be funneled through DonorsChoose: Ardrey Kell High, Bailey Middle, Ballantyne Elementary, Barnette Elementary, Berryhill School, Berewick Elementary, Blythe Elementary, Community House Middle, Cornelius Elementary, Davidson Elementary, Elon Park Elementary, Francis Bradley Middle, Grand Oak Elementary, Hawk Ridge Elementary, Hopewell High, Huntersville Elementary, J.M. Alexander Middle, J.V. Washam Elementary, Kennedy Middle, Lake Wylie Elementary, Long Creek Elementary, North Mecklenburg High, Olympic Community of Schools, Palisades Park Elementary, Pineville Elementary, River Gate Elementary, River Oaks Academy, Southwest Middle, Steele Creek Elementary, Torrence Creek Elementary, Trillium Springs Montessori, Whitewater Academy, Whitewater Middle, William Amos Hough High and Winget Park Elementary.

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Flames erupt in 5,000-square-foot Ballantyne home | Charlotte Observer

Charlotte fire officials are investigating why a 5,000-square-foot vacant home in Ballantyne caught fire on Friday.

Structure Fire; 11000 block of Beau Riley Rd; house with heavy fire showing; Station 32 area; JGilmore

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Late Friday, the Charlotte Fire Department said the fire caused about $300,000 damage to the home in the 11000 block of Beau Riley Road. That’s off Ardrey Kell Road across from Ardrey Kell High School.

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It took a half-hour for 34 Charlotte firefighters to control a blaze in a vacant 4,000-square-foot home in Ballantyne on Friday across from Ardrey Kell High School.

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“Heavy fire” was showing from the home when firefighters arrived at about 1:15 p.m., according to a Charlotte Fire Department tweet.

It took 34 firefighters about a half hour to control the blaze, the department said. No one was hurt.

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The 9 best south Charlotte spring events to go to, from meeting Michael Jordan’s daughter to a wine walk

Does Uptown feel like too much of a hike from home to get to spring events? No need to waste valuable sunshine driving — we have the 9 best south Charlotte events to enjoy this spring:

Music at the Fountain

Kick back outside for StoneCrest’s Music at the Fountain series on Fridays and Saturdays this spring, featuring music across genres like classic/new rock, pop, country, folk, blues and bluegrass. (If you really love it, you’ll be glad to know the series lasts April-September). April artists include Dukes & Smith, Randy Paul & the Revelry, and Flute Praise.

When: Select Fridays and Saturdays April 13-September, 7-10 p.m. See the full schedule here.

Where: Fountain Plaza, 7832 Rea Road.

Head to the Ballantyne to celebrate NC Beer Month at the Ballantyne Beer Garden, at the South Lawn. Get ready for the Ballantyne to premier its exclusive Cherry Blossom Dubbel, a seasonal brew crafted in partnership with Sugar Creek Brewing Company. There will be ample live music, local beer and food at à la carte pricing. This event is free and open to the public.

When: April 15, noon-5 p.m.

Where: South Lawn at the Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway

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Local artist and social activist Edwin Gil is showing his “poetic abstraction full of minimalist color” at Modern Salon & Spa. He describes his art as an externalization of his emotions as a human, with the aim not to interpret, but to feel and to live. Gil creates his art with the hope to bridge cultures and diverse groups living in America. Learn more about him here.

When: April 19, 6 p.m.

Where: Modern Salon & Spa, 6908 Phillips Place Court

This inaugural, three-part series continues at Blakeney Shopping Center with samplings of red, white and sparkling wines at select retailers including Bevello, Waxhaw Candle Company and Casual Elegance.

When: April 20 and May 18, 5-8 p.m.

Where: 9839 Rea Road.

This annual shindig features music, a farmers market, food trucks, giveaways, on-site dog adoptions and more than 40 local vendors with displays of their sustainable efforts or green products. You can also join in the Togetherhood volunteer project benefiting the YMCA’s Y Readers program to create bookworms and write letters of inspiration to young students. Bonus: Free, secure shredding provided by Shred It and recycling opportunities (including donating new and used books to Promising Pages) will start at 7 a.m.

When: April 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: the Brixham Tent at 15801 Brixham Hill Ave.

Meet Jasmine Jordan at WP Kitchen + Bar

Here’s your chance to meet and mingle with Jasmine Jordan, daughter of Michael Jordan, while enjoying WP’s food and drinks to benefit the Rakeem Christmas Foundation. Ten percent of evening sales will benefit the foundation, which seeks to create safe havens for children. Book your reservation by calling (704) 295-0101.

When: April 26, 5-10 p.m.

Where: WP Kitchen + Bar, 6706 Phillips Pl Ct C

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Get active in the sun and register for the annual 5K run/walk and help raise awareness and funds for melanoma skin cancer that will benefit the Melanoma and Immunotherapy Fund at Carolinas HealthCare System’s (now Atrium Health’s) Levine Cancer Institute. This event, held in memory of the late Amy Robinson, has raised more than $150,000 for the fund. Register ($10-$30), donate or volunteer here.

When: April 28, 8 a.m.

Where: Arboretum Shopping Center at Omega Sports, 8008 Providence Road

Derby Days

Get festive during this annual fundraiser presented by the Young Affiliates of the Mint (The YAMs) to benefit their annual fund, which supports school tours of the Mint’s galleries to underprivileged CMS students. Derby Days draws in about 450 young professionals dressed in traditional Derby attire (there are always some great hats to check out) and enjoying live music, lawn games, Mint Juleps, free wine and beer, food trucks, a raffle and a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby. Get tickets ($45-$80) here.

When: May 5, 3-7 p.m.

Where: On the lawn of the Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road

Patio Concerts at Reid’s Fine Foods

Reid’s in SouthPark is rocking out on the patio this spring with The Holdouts and Travis Avenue Patio Concert ($10), with two Charlotte-based bands co-headlining the show; as well as The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Patio Concert ($20) by On The Border, who were named “the greatest Eagles tribute band in the world” in 2015.

When: The Holdouts and Travis Avenue Patio Concert is May 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Get your tickets in store beginning April 30.) The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Patio Concert is June 2 at 7:30 p.m. (Purchase tickets in store beginning May 28.)

Where: Reid’s Fine Foods in SouthPark, 4331 Barclay Downs Dr.

Photo via Instagram @reidsfinefoods

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