CHARLOTTE — In a visit to Charlotte, where local leaders say prosperity is linked to infrastructure investments, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated the administration’s call to invest billions in highways, bridges and passenger rail service to promote long-term ...Read More »
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CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina man who prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme is pleading not guilty to charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud. Paul Burks appeared Thursday in federal court in Charlotte, where he was ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE — A federal judge has ordered the former mayor of North Carolina’s largest city under house arrest until he begins serving time for taking bribes because the ex-politician cast an illegal ballot in Tuesday’s election. Under North Carolina law, a convicted felon loses the right ...
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CHARLOTTE — The mayor of North Carolina’s largest city has been arrested on public corruption charges. U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said Wednesday that Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is facing theft and bribery charges. Tompkins says Cannon solicited and accepted bribes from undercover ...
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MORGANTON — Bruce Hallet worried about rain, not fire, as he was getting ready for the start of this year’s deer hunting season in western North Carolina. Parts of the Linville Gorge had been closed for nearly two weeks because of a ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE — Democrat Patrick Cannon was elected mayor of North Carolina’s largest city Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Edwin Peacock with 53 percent of the vote, compared to 47 percent for Peacock, according to unofficial results. The results were released by the Mecklenburg County ...Read More »
An official in western North Carolina has accepted a marriage license request from a same sex couple.Read More »
A federal agency said Thursday it will stay out of the fight between Charlotte and North Carolina lawmakers for control of the nation's sixth busiest airport until legal issues are resolved in court. In a letter to the city, the Federal Aviation Administration said "who governs an airport is a local decision." But the agency has to ensure that airports "remain safe and financially self-sustaining."Read More »