The Charlotte City Council voted unanimously Monday to request approval from the state transportation department to enhance the Interstate 77 underpass on West Trade Street with colorful lights. The underpass lighting is a first step in a plan to revitalize ...Read More »
A federal lawsuit filed against Charlotte-based National Gypsum has been dropped, according to a statement from the drywall manufacturer. The plaintiff — Yee v. National Gypsum, et al. — voluntarily dismissed his class action lawsuit, which was filed against the ...Read More »
Bidders interested in leasing buildings owned by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will have a chance to tour the facilities next week. The sites — 11 school buildings — will be closed as part of CMS’ plans to reduce operating costs. Bidding began ...
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The interim chief of Matthew’s fire department has been named the town’s fire and emergency medical services chief, town officials said today. Mecklenburg County native Dennis Green had been in the interim post for the past three months. He replaces Trim Sawtelle, who retired ...Read More »
Charlotte-area home sales rose by only 0.2 percent in March from the same month a year ago, while the average sales price fell 1.6 percent, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association said today. But March’s 1,903 closing were up 43 percent from ...
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An environmental-impact analysis of a proposed 10-mile Charlotte streetcar line is available for the public to review, the city said today. The line, which would connect the city’s east and west sides, would have 37 stops and run from the Rosa ...Read More »
Last month, the Charlotte City Council approved a new policy designed to spread subsidized, affordable housing throughout the city. Months in the making, the policy is supposed to ensure that affordable housing in not clustered in certain areas. But not ...Read More »
Charlotte-based clothing retailer Cato Corp. today said sales for the five weeks that ended Saturday totaled $97.4 million, an 8 percent decrease from $105.7 million for the five-week period that ended April 3, 2010. Same-store sales for the month decreased 9 percent. Sales for ...
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RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republicans traded verbal jabs today over who’s getting the state economy back on track, a sign of their increasingly frayed relations heading into rough-and-tumble budget negotiations and the 2012 campaign. Perdue and Senate ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The governors of North Carolina’s public university system learned today that a possible 15 percent cut in state funding would eliminate thousands of classes across the 16 college campuses and mean job losses for more than a thousand ...Read More »