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 »
Government and Politics
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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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s chief teacher lobbying organization is suggesting it won’t oppose lifting the current limit on charter schools as Republicans take over the Legislature next week. North Carolina Association of Educators President Sheri Strickland said this week on ...Read More »
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was scheduled to meet with President Obama this morning as part of a trip to the White House to meet with members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Foxx’s office said. It will be Foxx’s second visit ...Read More »
Being on a busy street is fantastic if your property is a business looking for customers. But for a homeowner like Willie Mae Gory, who lives on busy West Boulevard in Charlotte, the experience can be frustrating. “I have some ...Read More »
A call by the local NAACP to boycott the CIAA basketball tournament and other large sporting events is not sitting well with some black businesspeople in Charlotte who say it would hurt black businesses. During an executive board meeting Tuesday ...
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In a move to reach a compromise between Charlotte taxicab drivers and cab companies, a city committee wants to ask another committee to consider eliminating a city requirement that forces drivers to contract with taxicab companies in order to work ...Read More »
Ed Christenbury’s family has been farming its tract of land off Mount Holly-Huntersville Road since the 1940s. Since then, Charlotte’s city limits have inched closer and more people have divided once-large properties into neighborhoods. Today, the city’s limit is only ...Read More »
Chuck Hicks and his property revaluation team have borne the brunt of scrutiny from skeptical Mecklenburg County homeowners. But his philosophy is more in line with an anti-tax tea-partier than a government fat cat. “I feel badly that we’re party ...Read More »