Projected economic impact aside, the 2012 Democratic National Convention is, at the end of the day, a political event. And while the Democratic mayor of Charlotte and governor of North Carolina are rejoicing, some Republicans are, perhaps not surprisingly, more ...Read More »
Government and Politics
Charlotte’s snagging of the 2012 Democratic National Convention is expected to have an impact on many of the city’s sectors, including hospitality and tourism. The convention, expected to draw more than 35,000 attendees, will mean quite a windfall for area hotels, ...
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Former Mecklenburg County Sheriff Jim Pendergraph said he has some reservations about the announcement today that Charlotte will play host to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. “I think it’s going to be a huge stress on our infrastructure,” said Pendergraph, who is ...Read More »
The following e-mail was sent from Tim Kaine, chairman of the DMC and former governor of Virginia, to DNC members in announcing Charlotte as the host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Dear Member – We had a tough choice ...Read More »
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 »
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 »