A bill sitting in the North Carolina General Assembly has resulted in the brakes — at least for now — being put on some regulations that have been proposed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission for residential construction. As a result ...Read More »
Taxicab company King Cab has been denied an injunction to prevent the city of Charlotte from awarding Charlotte/Douglas International Airport contracts to three cab companies. A selection committee had chosen King Cab as one of three companies to hold exclusive ...Read More »
Mecklenburg County foreclosure filings dropped by 23 percent in May compared with a year ago, according to the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts. There were 659 foreclosure filings in May, down from 858 filings in May 2010 and 6 ...
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Voting along party lines Tuesday night, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.39 billion budget for fiscal 2012. The budget, OK’d in a 5-4 vote, includes a lower property tax rate of 81.66 cents per $100 in valuation from 83.67 cents ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council has OK’d a rezoning petition filed by Charlotte-based commercial real estate company Percival McGuire for approximately 23.96 acres south of West W.T. Harris Boulevard between Interstate 485 and Reames Road. Approval was given to change the area’s ...
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The Bissell Cos. is expected to make a presentation to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners tonight on its proposal to improve roadway infrastructure in the Ballantyne Corporate Park area in exchange for synthetic tax increment financing. On Monday, the Charlotte City ...Read More »
Light-rail ridership levels tripled May 28 during Food Lion Speed Street compared with an average Saturday, and some of those passengers did not pay after they were let on trains when rail platforms became overwhelmed. Normally, there are approximately 10,000 ...Read More »
Age: 38 Lives in: northwest Charlotte Family: wife, Catherine; children, Anna, 6, Alexander, 3 Education: bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public administration, American University, Washington, D.C. Hyong Yi has faced conflict on the budget battlefield during his seven years as ...Read More »
A judge could decide this week whether a Charlotte homeowner has to demolish a half-million dollar addition to her Queens Road home. Before deciding, Superior Court Judge Jesse Caldwell said he wanted to see the structure with his own eyes. ...Read More »
With The Charlotte Observer struggling financially and laying off staff, reporter Greg Lacour took a buyout in October 2008, walking away from a 20-year career as a journalist. Over the years, he had garnered impressive accolades, including being part of ...Read More »