In Mary Jones’s neighborhood near Johnson C. Smith University, the city of Charlotte is preparing to build a sidewalk. Although some homeowners might be excited about getting such a feature, Jones is not. This week, as construction crews did prep ...Read More »
Although more than 400 miles and the Great Smoky Mountains separate Charlotte and Nashville, the two cities have a lot in common. For one, they are about the same size. Second, they are examples of progressive “New South” cities. As ...
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Peggy Beck has seen this all before. To Beck, a property owner who lives about a half-mile from the Foxhole landfill on U.S. Route 521, the brouhaha over the possible expansion of the dump gives her déjà vu; she was ...Read More »
Kevin Madrzykowski, general manager for Adams Outdoor Advertising in Charlotte, says he hears it from his clients daily: complaints about trees growing in front of billboards. The foliage gone wild makes it hard for motorists to see the advertisements, which ...Read More »
The April 15 groundbreaking for the new Mosaic Village complex on Charlotte’s west side was a festive affair with a marching band, marquee tent and business and political leaders galore — and an unofficial job fair for Charlotte’s minority contractors. ...
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Duke Energy Corp. shareholders might need more coal or they might need no more coal. Dueling groups of protesters chanted for both at demonstrations today on South Church Street outside the utility company’s annual shareholders meeting in Charlotte. Both groups ...Read More »
Already falling well short of attendance and revenue projections, the NASCAR Hall of Fame was dealt a blow in January when the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority sliced the hall’s budget by $4.7 million. Part of the cuts included an $826,292 ...
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Bruce Stewart was expecting more. When the NASCAR Hall of Fame opened nearly a year ago, he thought business at his diner, Lola’s, would hit the gas pedal. After all, Lola’s, on South Brevard Street, is across the street from ...
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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and former Mayor Harvey Gantt said it will be important to make sure that minority businesses aren’t overlooked when the Democratic National Convention comes to Charlotte in 2012. “This convention is about showcasing our city but also about ...Read More »
When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced unionization rates for each state in January, North Carolina was once again dead last with a rate of 3.2 percent. Yet it is a union — Local 322 of the International Alliance ...Read More »