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CIAA tournament sticking with Charlotte through 2014

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association apparently has not been persuaded by a call by the Charlotte chapter of the NAACP to boycott Charlotte. Last month, the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called for ...

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Convention expected to be boon to tourism industry

Charlotte’s snagging of the 2012 Democratic National Convention is expected to have an impact on many of the city’s sectors, including hospitality and tourism. The convention, expected to draw more than 35,000 attendees, will mean quite a windfall for area hotels, ...

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Up or down? Charlotte hospitality industry, unemployment stats say two different things (access required)

From October to November, a record-high 3,500 jobs were shed in Charlotte’s leisure and hospitality industry, according to the latest unemployment data from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. It’s the most jobs lost in a single month in ...

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Penguin to reopen Jan. 15

The Penguin, a Charlotte restaurant that has become a tourist destination, will reopen Jan. 15 after being shuttered for renovations, the eatery announced Friday. The restaurant, which first opened in 1954, has been closed since October. Known for its fried pickles, the ...

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Five Charlotte establishments receive Four Diamond awards

Charlotte’s hospitality and tourism sector got a boost Monday when AAA Carolinas honored five Center City accommodations and restaurants for superior quality and service. The Omni Charlotte Hotel hosted the event. The Hilton Charlotte City Center, Westin Charlotte and Omni ...

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