North Carolina Republican leaders have decided it's time the state's voters get near the front of the pack for good in choosing the next president. But how North Carolina cut in line this summer for 2016 is riling up its close neighbor because the primary would bump up against South Carolina's prized first-in-the-South designation, threatening its influence. The national parties could penalize the state, too.Read More »
A county advisory committee last week recommended to the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners that they vote to amend the county's Source Separation Ordinance to require recycling on all construction and demolition sites within the county.Read More »
The computer system went down again, and the economy stayed down again, but the value of Mecklenburg County building permits surged by $212.9 million during a 20-day period that ended Thursday. That was nearly double the value of permits issued in previous 20 days, and nearly double the same 20 days last year.
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Traditional economic theory says people follow jobs. In the Queen City over the last four to five years, however, jobs have either decreased or remained relatively stagnant while the city continues to attract migrants, said Bill Graves, assistant professor of economic geography at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.Read More »
County election board members must work as colleagues and not political rivals, the new Republican chairman of the State Board of Elections said Wednesday as recent local board dust-ups have led to allegations of partisanship and voter suppression.Read More »
People and businesses interested in the future development of solar projects are invited to attend a technical, social and environmental information sharing forum focused on guiding the creation of a template solar ordinance for use across the state.Read More »
North Carolina was in the minority of states across the country that gained construction jobs last month, as most states recorded a month-over-month loss, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America using data from the U.S. Department of Labor.Read More »