The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce today said it has chosen Harvey Gantt for its 2011 Citizen of the Carolinas Award. Gannt was Charlotte’s first black mayor and the first black to be admitted to Clemson University. It’s the 22nd Citizen of the Carolinas ...Read More »
Government and Politics
Mecklenburg County has rolled out a new online payment system for business taxpayers. Before the change, payments for privilege/business licenses, beer and wine licenses, taxicab licenses, prepared food and beverage taxes, room occupancy taxes, vehicle rental taxes, heavy equipment taxes and ...Read More »
In a move expected to make the appeals process quicker for Mecklenburg County property owners contesting their 2011 revaluations, the General Assembly today OK’d a bill to increase the number of members on the county’s Board of Equalization and Review. ...Read More »
In Davidson, an ordinance is pitting developers against town officials. At the crux of the conflict is a section of the town’s planning ordinance that is requiring the developer of Summers Walk, a master-planned residential community, to cover the cost ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s current 100-charter school limit would end in a measure that cleared a Senate committee today, despite complaints by Democrats and traditional school supporters it lacks enough accountability to ensure opportunity for at-risk students to attend. A ...
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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 ...
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Just hours after the Democratic Party announced that Charlotte would host its 2012 national convention, the Levine Museum of the New South got a phone call. A national organization wanted to book the museum during the convention for a sit-down ...
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Many Charlotte-area businesses are turning to the national Democratic Party in hopes of landing work during its September 2012 convention in Charlotte. But for savvy business owners in the hospitality industry, it is only one part of their strategy. Charlotte ...Read More »
While most Mecklenburg County homeowners will receive their property revaluation notices this week, condominium owners will have to wait until at least early March. Chuck Hicks, the county’s property appraisal manager, said the reason for the delay is the AssessPro software the ...Read More »
Fitch Ratings today rated Rowan County’s $72.7 million general obligation bonds “AA” and said the county’s outlook was “stable.” Fitch said the “stable” outlook was based on: • a stable financial profile, conservative budgeting and sound reserves; • low debt levels; • a ...Read More »