With some public schools in the county set to consolidate or close after changes approved this month, many in the public are wondering about the impacts. But the changes, such as shifting popular and high-performing academic programs from one neighborhood ...Read More »
Construction and Real Estate
Carolinas Medical Center began construction Thursday on a freestanding $8.8 million emergency department in Huntersville. The 17,000-square-foot emergency department at CMC-NorthCross becomes the second emergency-treatment facility for Huntersville, whose population has exploded 1,566 percent over the past 10 years, rising ...Read More »
Charlotte-based Tree.com, the parent company of LendingTree, said Thursday it plans to repurchase up to $15 million of its common stock. The stock will be bought for $7.25 to $7.75 per share. The company said it will have to determine ...Read More »
Although they hesitated, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved granting up to $6.48 million in federal Recovery Zone Facility Bonds to Red City Properties Tuesday. But first, commissioners questioned whether their approval of the funding could entangle the board in an ongoing lawsuit ...Read More »
Charlotte’s restaurants have given the city’s zoning officials something to chew on this year. Eateries next to residential areas have been busted for bringing in entertainment, such as disk jockeys, which puts them in violation of their zoning. As a ...Read More »
With an announcement that an unnamed investor may purchase a $93.9 million loan on the EpiCentre, a group of about 40 contractors and others who say they are owed more nearly $10 million is wondering what the news means for ...Read More »
Two major Charlotte-area companies — home improvement retailer Lowe’s and drywall supplier National Gypsum — have been caught up in the Chinese drywall controversy. The drywall has been blamed for a host of problems cited by homeowners, from breathing difficulties ...Read More »
LendingTree Loans, a subsidiary of Charlotte-based Tree.com, has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Louisville, Ky.-based SurePoint Lending. The acquisitions is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011. As part of the transaction, Tree.com will pay ...Read More »
In Charlotte, affordable housing has lately been at the fore of the “What role should government play?” debate. When voting for bond proposals Nov. 2, residents showed support for the city’s efforts to provide affordable-housing units. But the $15 million ...
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Sales of single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses in the Charlotte region fell 23.3 percent in October compared with October 2009, Charlotte Regional Realtor Association reported today. There were 1,695 closings in October, down from the 2,210 in October 2009 but ...
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