RALEIGH — The General Assembly has agreed Joseph Smith Jr. should become North Carolina’s banking commissioner again after his nomination for a federal financial post fell short. The House completed the Legislature’s confirmation of Smith to the commissioner’s job Monday ...Read More »
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Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy today filed applications with the North Carolina Utilities Commission, asking for approval for a merger the companies announced in January. Charlotte-based Duke and Raleigh-based Progress would become the largest electric utility in the U.S. if the ...Read More »
In 2005, the state Division of Water Quality slapped Karla Knotts and her husband’s Pineville-based real estate brokerage company, Knotts-Greylock, with a $57,816 fine. The basis for the fine: A tire rut in their Greylock subdivision development in Matthews. In ...
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RALEIGH — A push by North Carolina Republicans to change how liability lawsuits are handled against companies and doctors is getting panned by consumer advocates and praised by business lawyers. A state House committee today heard public reaction to the ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Whether North Carolina makes health insurance as easy for individuals and small businesses to shop for as a plane ticket on a travel website could be left up to an oversight board on which business interests outnumber consumer ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council will continue to accept public comments on a plan for Independence Boulevard until a council meeting at 7 p.m. April 11. Some residents requested that the public comment period remain open, while others wanted a decision ...Read More »
A Madison Park resident spoke out Monday against a sidewalk proposed for his neighborhood, saying it would require the city to encroach onto one-third of his yard. Despite the objections of Benjamin Vandiver, the City Council unanimously approved the construction of ...
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It was a cautionary victory for Charlotte’s cabbies. On Monday, the City Council decided to defer a vote on a proposal that would reduce the number drivers and taxicab companies that service Charlotte/Douglas International Airport from 12 to three. But ...
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