(Editor's note: The following is part of The Mecklenburg Times' coverage of the Nov. 2 elections.)Read More »
Government and Politics
With government debt and uncertainty about the economy serving as hot-button topics for this year’s local and national elections, the fate of the $203.6 million Charlotte bonds package on the Nov. 2 ballot seems uncertain — at the same time ...
Tagged with: Anthony Foxx Bill Parks Charlotte city council Charlotte Housing Trust Fund Charlotte Tea Party Cyndee Patterson Decision 2010 Matthew Ridenhour Nancy Carter Strengthen Charlotte Tariq Bokhari Yes for Bonds CommitteeRead More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina regulators are enforcing a rule that requires the heads of in-state moving companies to provide a criminal background check. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported today that moving companies had until April to submit records ...
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RALEIGH — Gov. Beverly Perdue said Friday that federal authorities are now investigating her 2008 campaign for governor, the third election-related probe to involve North Carolina’s chief executive since she took office less than two years ago. Perdue said in ...Read More »
In the next few years, Charlotte’s suburban streets could look different. Blocks could be smaller. Sidewalks could be wider and further away from the road. There could be more trees along the roads. The changes would be included in the ...
Tagged with: Andy Dulin Andy Munn Charlotte city council Charlotte Department of Transportation Danny Pleasant Karla Knotts Knotts Development Resources Mike Davis Nancy Carter Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition Urban Street Design GuidelinesRead More »
Sara Preston remembers the three-year battle before the North Carolina General Assembly passed the School Violence Prevention Act in June of 2009. The law requires the state’s public schools to adopt policies banning students from bullying and harassing their classmates ...
Tagged with: American Civil Liberties Union Bully Police USA Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Crossroads Charlotte Deb Kaclik hristian Action League of North Carolina Jewish Community Center Judy Kuczynski Libby Safrit Mark Creech North Carolina Family Council North Carolina General Assembly Sara Preston School Violence Prevention Act Steve Bentley Teen Health Connection Time Out YouthRead More »
ASHEVILLE (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton is visiting Asheville for a campaign event less than two weeks before Election Day. Clinton will appear alongside Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler this afternoon. Shuler is locked in an increasingly competitive campaign against ...Read More »
PITTSBORO, N.C. — Gov. Beverly Perdue is bringing together an eclectic group to highlight a new effort to reduce North Carolina government bureaucracy. Perdue scheduled an announcement at a Chatham County elementary school today to discuss how her administration will ...Read More »
The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners deferred a vote Tuesday night to give $75,000 to a library task force, saying more time was needed to learn where the money would be going. At the commissioners meeting, county manager Harry Jones requested that the ...Read More »