According to estimates released Wednesday, first-year attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame is expected to fall to as much as half of original projections. For fiscal 2011, between 250,000 to 400,000 people are expected to visit the hall of fame. ...Read More »
The ReVenture Park Advisory Council met today to hear from a North Carolina businessman involved in research and development of the type of technology that is likely to be used in the proposed 30-megawatt renewable-energy biomass power plant planned for western Mecklenburg ...Read More »
Shannon Binns’ message isn’t new, but he’s hoping how he delivers it and who helps him will make people take notice. But first he has to get the Charlotte community, particularly the business community, to financially back his vision, a ...
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With the board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools scheduled to vote Tuesday, the final bell is about to toll for some schools as part of its controversial Case for Continuous Improvement program, a plan that calls for closing some schools. Faced with ...
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A consolidation between some city and county departments may be in the near future and it could help the school system, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx said today. Consolidation of certain departments, including permitting and government communications, between the city and ...
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RALEIGH — The committee studying the best way to spend $400 million in federal education money is scheduled to meet in Raleigh. The 26-member Education Transformation Commission is set to have its first meeting today on North Carolina’s share of ...Read More »
CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina system is bracing for budget cuts next year that could put hundreds of people out of work. Multiple media outlets report that UNC President Erskine Bowles told the system’s board of governors ...Read More »
North Carolina is one of the safest states in which to work, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s private industry injury and illness rate dropped last year to a record low of ...Read More »
Residential construction permit numbers were down in October compared with a year ago, while general building permits were up, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Land Use and Environmental Services Agency. There were 3,150 residential building permits issued in October, down from ...Read More »