A group of Charlotte residents has asked Charlotte City Council members to do something about the foreclosure crisis’ impact on the Queen City. The group, Helping Empower Local People, told the council that there isn’t enough enforcement to ensure that ...Read More »
Government and Politics
An Idlebrook Drive man directed criticism at the Charlotte City Council Monday, claiming that not all of the minutes from meetings on the Independence Boulevard Area Plan have been made public. Chris Bakis said the most recent minutes posted on ...Read More »
Sen. Malcolm Graham says he wants the “five-points” intersection near Johnson C. Smith University to become the “Trade and Tryon” of the city’s northwest corridor. Graham, of Charlotte, who also is the chairman of the Beatties Ford Road Task Force, ...Read More »
The Charlotte Planning Commission plans to file a zoning amendment that would restrict the height of new residential projects to make them compatible with the heights of existing homes. A City Council public hearing on the amendment is set for ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Trial lawyers, injured workers and others are trying to beat back potential changes to North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system they say could cap the amount of time someone receives benefits for lost wages. The state chapter of the ...Read More »
A U.S. House bill that would prohibit the federal government from requiring contractors to use project labor agreements for some federal projects seemed to be dead earlier this year. But now the resurrected legislation is gaining momentum. After failing to ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina regulators are listening to a proposal to catch the wind coming off the Albemarle Sound in a cluster of up to 150 electricity-generating turbine towers. The state Utilities Commission holds a public hearing today about a ...
Tagged with: North Carolina Utilities CommissionRead More »
RALEIGH — The General Assembly has agreed Joseph Smith Jr. should become North Carolina’s banking commissioner again after his nomination for a federal financial post fell short. The House completed the Legislature’s confirmation of Smith to the commissioner’s job Monday ...
Tagged with: Beverly PerdueRead More »
Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy today filed applications with the North Carolina Utilities Commission, asking for approval for a merger the companies announced in January. Charlotte-based Duke and Raleigh-based Progress would become the largest electric utility in the U.S. if the ...Read More »