Jasper Stem always thought Charlotte was recession-proof. But Stem, executive director of the North Carolina Aggregates Association, has seen mining business in the state decline by nearly half since 2006. And Charlotte’s mining industry is no exception. From November 2009 ...Read More »
Despite his divisive comments, Commissioner Bill James is serving his eighth consecutive term on the Board of County Commissioners, having held the seat since 1996. His consistent re-election mainly stems from the political makeup of the sixth district, which is ...Read More »
Bill James could be bad for business in Mecklenburg County. At least that’s the concern of some in Charlotte. James, a Republican representing District 6, has been one of Mecklenburg County’s most polarizing and talked-about politicians, offending blacks, gays and ...
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It was a group of about 20 different people from around Charlotte. Some were unemployed and looking to make some extra money. Others were retired and just looking to pass some time. But as the storage unit door rolled up, ...Read More »
North Carolina gained 2,300 nonfarm jobs in December, but its unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent from 9.7 percent in November, the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina said today. According to the seasonally adjusted data, the gain in jobs ...
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Duke Energy Corp. and Siemens Energy today said they are giving $8.8 million to the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Duke and Siemens, both based in Charlotte, will provide about $4.5 million ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council will discuss controversial changes to the city’s towing ordinance Monday night. In December, the council’s Community Safety Committee came up with proposed changes to the ordinance. Among the suggestions: regulations on where “no parking” signs must ...
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Chanticleer Holdings said today it is launching the Chanticleer Dividend Fund with an affiliate of CapitalSouth Investments. Both firms are based in Charlotte. The fund is a business development company sponsored by a team of asset managers seeking to provide investors principle ...Read More »