With government debt and uncertainty about the economy serving as hot-button topics for this year’s local and national elections, the fate of the $203.6 million Charlotte bonds package on the Nov. 2 ballot seems uncertain — at the same time ...Read More »
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In the next few years, Charlotte’s suburban streets could look different. Blocks could be smaller. Sidewalks could be wider and further away from the road. There could be more trees along the roads. The changes would be included in the ...Read More »
The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners deferred a vote Tuesday night to give $75,000 to a library task force, saying more time was needed to learn where the money would be going. At the commissioners meeting, county manager Harry Jones requested that the ...Read More »
Mecklenburg County’s Department of Social Services has recommended Monarch, an Albemarle-based nonprofit, to take over some of the services that had been offered by Mecklenburg Open Door, a county contractor that has come under scrutiny for unauthorized expenses. County General Manager Michelle Lancaster-Sandlin ...
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It was Sept. 16, the night before his first Business Advisory Committee meeting as chairman, that Eric Dudley received a call from Kevin Monroe, assistant to Mayor Anthony Foxx, saying that there had been a mistake. “He said there had ...Read More »
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport was the eighth most used airport in July, up from No. 11 a year ago, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The 1.7 million emplaned passengers traveling ...
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Charlotte’s fiscal 2010 year-end report, released Sept. 29 by the city’s Budget and Evaluation Office, shows good news. The goals, broken down into five focus areas — community safety, economic development, housing and neighborhood development, transportation and environment — were ...Read More »
North Carolina’s Amtrak Piedmont, the Amtrak train that travels between Raleigh and Charlotte four times daily, saw a 46 percent increase in ridership in fiscal 2010, the largest increase among Amtrak routes in the nation, according to the North Carolina ...
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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx gave members of the South Park chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce a “State of the City” update today, saying Charlotte is still strong despite the banking industry bust. Foxx pointed to the growth of ...Read More »
Every two years, the city of Charlotte has the University of North Carolina at Charlotte put together a “Quality of Life Report” that details economic trends in 173 different neighborhood statistical areas. For the $75,000 the city spends on the ...Read More »