A diner shutting down usually doesn’t create much reaction. After all, the restaurant business is notoriously tough, and restaurants close all the time. But when the Penguin was shuttered last month, a ripple effect was felt throughout the city. Known ...Read More »
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Charlotte’s hotel occupancy rate was 57.7 percent in September, up from 51.2 percent in September 2009, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority said today. September marked the ninth consecutive month in which the rate rose. Year-to-date occupancy is 58.2 percent, up ...
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Just follow the money. Do that, Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte says, and you’ll find out why people in the unincorporated areas of Cornelius aren’t getting the police protection for which they pay. “It’s politics at its ultimate,” he said. “The ...Read More »
Shannon Binns’ message isn’t new, but he’s hoping how he delivers it and who helps him will make people take notice. But first he has to get the Charlotte community, particularly the business community, to financially back his vision, a ...
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With the board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools scheduled to vote Tuesday, the final bell is about to toll for some schools as part of its controversial Case for Continuous Improvement program, a plan that calls for closing some schools. Faced with ...Read More »
For many Charlotte-area parents, Mike Raible is the bad guy. As executive director of planning and project management for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, he’s in charge of the CMS program known as the Case for Continuous Improvement. It’s a nice, positive-sounding name, ...Read More »
The long-term vision for Sustain Charlotte was unveiled today in uptown. Nearly a dozen speakers were at “The Square” at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets for the event, including Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts. Before he ...Read More »
When it comes to college completion rates, North Carolina lags not just the U.S. average, but at least 16 other developed nations, according to report released Tuesday. The State of the South 2010 report, by Chapel Hill-based MDC, ranks 13 Southern ...Read More »