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County gets clean audit

Mecklenburg County’s audit has come back clean. Raleigh-based accounting firm Cherry Bekaert and Holland conducted the audit, which included an examination of 16 federal programs overseen by the county. Still, the firm raised concerns about missing paperwork in five of ...

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Cuts being considered for Blue Line

Based on recommendations from a financial consultant for the Charlotte Area Transit System, the planned Blue Line light-rail extension may be trimmed to make it more affordable. On Wednesday, Jeff Parker suggested to the Metropolitan Transit Commission that if CATS could find ways to cut ...

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City’s role in affordable housing questioned (access required)

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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Settlement reached in Catawba-Wateree case

After three years, North and South Carolina have reached an agreement regarding the use of water in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin. The Bi-State Catawba-Wateree River Basin Advisory Commission, enacted after South Carolina became worried about water supply and sued North ...

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