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Perdue vetoes fracking bill

Gov. Beverly Perdue has vetoed a bill that would have moved the state closer to allowing a controversial process to extract onshore reserves of natural gas. Senate Bill 709, which Perdue vetoed this afternoon, would have allowed the state Department of ...

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Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority given only $2.5M in face of concerns about agency

The Charlotte City Council has decided to award $2.5 million, rather than $10 million, to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, in a blow to the embattled tourism-booster group. The council is expected to vote July 25 on the remainder of ...

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PricewaterhouseCoopers produces report on CRVA

PricewaterhouseCoopers has produced a report on the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, which has been the subject of criticism by some, including Mayor Anthony Foxx, over its handling of a review of the organization. In April, the CRVA’s board hired PricewaterhouseCoopers for ...

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Growing debate (access required)

When it comes to promoting Charlotte, economic developers like to point to the treetops. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, for one, boasts on its website that Charlotte is known as a tree city. The city has been fighting to protect ...

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