Fitch Ratings has affirmed an “AA-” rating for Gastonia’s $36 million in outstanding utilities system revenue bonds. Fitch said the rating outlook is stable. The water and sewage system’s financial performance has been somewhat mixed, especially over the past two ...Read More »
Government and Politics
The adoption of the Independence Boulevard area plan was stalled Tuesday when a committee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission asked planners to consider making revisions. One of the main areas of concern was the number of transit stations along the ...Read More »
The Corps of Engineers has given environmental approval to the controversial Monroe Connector-Bypass project, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority said today. But a lawsuit continues to hold up construction on the 19.7-mile, roughly $800 million toll road, which would be the second in ...
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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s out-of-work residents who just lost their unemployment benefits are telling their stories at the state capitol to protest a political faceoff that halted extended help for 37,000 jobless. Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed legislation over the weekend ...
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Charlotte-based Medicor Imaging has been awarded a $16.5 million contract with the U.S. military. The five-year contract is for dental software licenses, servers, technical support, maintenance and installation and training of an electronic catalog system. The work is slated to be ...Read More »
The liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org is making Bank of America a target in a campaign over what it calls unfair tax policies. Members of the group plan to rally outside the bank’s Charlotte headquarters today, the day federal income tax ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Forced by Republican legislators to choose between halting unemployment benefits for about 37,000 people and accepting a double-digit budget cut, Gov. Beverly Perdue has vetoed legislation that would have kept checks flowing. Perdue’s announcement came at the end ...Read More »
One small business in Charlotte will be given an “extreme” makeover as part of Small Business Week May 16-20, the city said. The city, Central Piedmont Community College’s Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the makeover, which involves ...Read More »
Mecklenburg County’s property tax rate would drop by 5.13 cents under a proposal presented today to the Board of County Commissioners. Hyong Yi, budget and management director for the county, presented a rate of 78.74 cents, which is lower than ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council was bombarded Monday with concerns from residents regarding the proposed Independence Boulevard Area Plan. Ed Garber, an Independence Boulevard-area resident, said businesses and property owners along the corridor don’t know what the future of Independence Boulevard ...
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