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Water-quality standards seen as threat to economy (access required)

Stricter water-quality standards being considered by the state would prevent the city from recruiting new businesses or allowing others to expand if they discharge certain pollutants, according a memo and letter from Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities to the City Council and ...

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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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