Allen Tate Realtor Sandy Kindbom negotiated three residential real estate contracts in one week last month. That didn’t happen in 2010. For Kindbom, it’s a hopeful sign that 2011 will be the year when — finally — Charlotte’s real estate ...Read More »
A union representing Charlotte’s taxicab drivers wants the city to seek an investigation of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance by the FBI or the State Bureau of Investigation. Randy Conrad, organizer for Teamsters Local 71, told the Charlotte Passenger ...Read More »
Victims of the downturn in the housing market, unfinished subdivisions litter the Charlotte region. Some have streets and sidewalks but no homes. Others might have a completed home or two sitting next to empty lots. The Mecklenburg Times talked with Mecklenburg County’s ...
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This year, a “due diligence” requirement went into effect for North Carolina home purchases. Before the change was rolled out, real estate agents didn’t know what to expect, and they were filled with questions. To be sure, there continues to ...
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In Newton, Kan., resident Vern Koch has noticed the smoke curling up from a test plant that uses a process called gasification to destroy trash while turning it into energy. “I haven’t had any problems with odors, but at times ...Read More »
The growth and success of Charlotte can be attributed to warm weather, skilled workers and a free market that allows for residential construction. That’s according to Harvard economist Edward Glaeser, who spoke to elected officials, builders and developers during a ...
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The Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board today adopted the county commissioners’ conflict of interest policy after conflicts of interest concerns arose regarding the ReVenture Park plant. County attorney Marvin Bethune told the WMAB to continue weighing the pros and cons of the ...Read More »
It’s a question of conflicts of interest. On the one hand, some are wondering why two people employed by Calor Energy, a consultant for developers of a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s trash, are allowed to sit on ...Read More »