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Carowinds will be hiring

Feb. 13. Need a temporary job? Carowinds will host a hiring event from Feb. 17 to Feb. 24 to fill various seasonal roles, with some 2,500 positions open starting March 9. The positions include:  Aquatics, including lifeguards Food and Beverage Park Services Ride Operations Safety and Security Maintenance and Facilities Interested applicants can apply, interview […]

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Foamex plant will close down

April 27. By Dave Yocchum. The old Foamex plant, now known as FXI, will close, resulting in the loss of 59 jobs, the NC Dept. of Commerce says. The company has been a fixture in Cornelius for decades. Long-time Cornelius resident Ed Bost said the company was once located in an old mill building on […]

Carowinds: Spring is in the air

Feb. 10. If you have daffodils popping up, here’s another sure sign of spring: Carowinds just said it will open for the 2022 operating season on Saturday, March 12. And if you’re all about advance planning, SCarowinds runs Sept. 16 to Oct. 30 on select nights this year. News background Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN), the […]


CMS raises bus driver pay $2 an hour; how to apply

Oct. 13. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has about 50 vacant bus-driver positions, with another 50 or so out on leave and 30 or so absent on a daily basis. • To help fill the vacancies, the Board of Education is increasing starting pay for drivers by $2 an hour to $17.75, intensifying the district’s efforts to attract […]