The following e-mail from first Lady Michelle Obama to Brad Woodhouse, spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, was forwarded this morning from the DMC. Brad – I am thrilled to make sure you are the first to hear some very exciting news. ...Read More »
Government and Politics
Charlotte will be the host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Democratic National Committee said today, ending months of speculation in the Queen City. The city beat out St. Louis, Minneapolis and Cleveland for the 46th DMC, an event expected to ...
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The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners is taking a hard look at its spending habits and considering creating a fund to pay down its debt. On Friday, commissioners discussed the county’s debt service, comparing Mecklenburg with other North Carolina cities, and ...Read More »
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has extended the deadline for applications to operate a license plate agency in the Charlotte area. Applications are due March 1. The current lease for the agency has expired and is open for ...Read More »
Susan Lindsay remembers when she was a teenager, in the 1950s, how she and her cousins used to “cruise” Independence Boulevard, popping into the mom-and-pop shops along the road. “It was the typical early ‘50s strip development,” said Lindsay, vice ...Read More »
The town of Matthews said it is accepting applications for positions on its planning board, which makes recommendations on zoning cases, proposed subdivisions and land-use plans to the town’s commissioners. The board meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. ...Read More »
Despite complaints from the public about so-called “predatory” towing practices in Charlotte, a committee has decided against outlawing the practice. The practice is also known in the industry as patrol towing, in which a towing company monitors a parking lot and ...Read More »
Despite his divisive comments, Commissioner Bill James is serving his eighth consecutive term on the Board of County Commissioners, having held the seat since 1996. His consistent re-election mainly stems from the political makeup of the sixth district, which is ...Read More »
Bill James could be bad for business in Mecklenburg County. At least that’s the concern of some in Charlotte. James, a Republican representing District 6, has been one of Mecklenburg County’s most polarizing and talked-about politicians, offending blacks, gays and ...
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The Charlotte City Council will discuss controversial changes to the city’s towing ordinance Monday night. In December, the council’s Community Safety Committee came up with proposed changes to the ordinance. Among the suggestions: regulations on where “no parking” signs must ...
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