WASHINGTON — Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and Amtrak are vying for $2.4 billion in federal aid that became available when Florida’s governor canceled a high-speed rail project in his state, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today. The deadline ...Read More »
LMC Capital said it has changed its name to Sherman & Co. Holdings. The Charlotte-based investment banking firm said it is not changing its services, which focus on the insurance industry. But the company has changed its website. LMC Capital was founded in ...Read More »
Unemployment in the Charlotte area fell to 10.7 percent in February from 11.2 percent in January, while Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 10.2 percent, the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina said today. Those rates are still higher than ...
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A group of Charlotte residents has asked Charlotte City Council members to do something about the foreclosure crisis’ impact on the Queen City. The group, Helping Empower Local People, told the council that there isn’t enough enforcement to ensure that ...Read More »
An Idlebrook Drive man directed criticism at the Charlotte City Council Monday, claiming that not all of the minutes from meetings on the Independence Boulevard Area Plan have been made public. Chris Bakis said the most recent minutes posted on ...Read More »
Sen. Malcolm Graham says he wants the “five-points” intersection near Johnson C. Smith University to become the “Trade and Tryon” of the city’s northwest corridor. Graham, of Charlotte, who also is the chairman of the Beatties Ford Road Task Force, ...Read More »
The Charlotte Planning Commission plans to file a zoning amendment that would restrict the height of new residential projects to make them compatible with the heights of existing homes. A City Council public hearing on the amendment is set for ...Read More »
Contractors throughout the Carolinas are concerned about increases in construction costs, despite a relatively stable construction market, the Charlotte-based Carolinas Associated General Contractors said today. In its latest “Barometer” report, Carolinas AGC said that while some areas of construction — such as public ...
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RALEIGH — Trial lawyers, injured workers and others are trying to beat back potential changes to North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system they say could cap the amount of time someone receives benefits for lost wages. The state chapter of the ...Read More »