Mecklenburg County’s audit has come back clean. Raleigh-based accounting firm Cherry Bekaert and Holland conducted the audit, which included an examination of 16 federal programs overseen by the county. Still, the firm raised concerns about missing paperwork in five of ...Read More »
Although they hesitated, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved granting up to $6.48 million in federal Recovery Zone Facility Bonds to Red City Properties Tuesday. But first, commissioners questioned whether their approval of the funding could entangle the board in an ongoing lawsuit ...Read More »
It just got more expensive to violate Mecklenburg County’s air-quality laws. On Tuesday, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved revisions to its air-quality ordinance, raising the maximum penalty for a violation from $10,000 per day to $25,000 per day, a measure ...Read More »
Based on recommendations from a financial consultant for the Charlotte Area Transit System, the planned Blue Line light-rail extension may be trimmed to make it more affordable. On Wednesday, Jeff Parker suggested to the Metropolitan Transit Commission that if CATS could find ways to cut ...Read More »
Providence Road between the Mecklenburg County line and Rea Road will open to traffic Friday if weather permits, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Scurry Construction of Cornelius was awarded an $18 million contract to widen 3 1/2 ...
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Lincolnton-based Carolina Trust Bank has announced a public offering of up to 1.8 million shares of its common stock. The bank, which has six branches in Denver, Gastonia, Lincolnton and Vale, could sell up to 270,000 additional shares as part of the offering. ...
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Two recycling initiatives are being credited with the removal of 25 tons of waste in Mecklenburg County. According to the Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board, a program developed by the county to shred and recycle sensitive documents netted 23 tons ...Read More »
Charlotte’s restaurants have given the city’s zoning officials something to chew on this year. Eateries next to residential areas have been busted for bringing in entertainment, such as disk jockeys, which puts them in violation of their zoning. As a ...Read More »
With an announcement that an unnamed investor may purchase a $93.9 million loan on the EpiCentre, a group of about 40 contractors and others who say they are owed more nearly $10 million is wondering what the news means for ...Read More »
Two major Charlotte-area companies — home improvement retailer Lowe’s and drywall supplier National Gypsum — have been caught up in the Chinese drywall controversy. The drywall has been blamed for a host of problems cited by homeowners, from breathing difficulties ...Read More »