The decision by the Metropolitan Transit Commission and the Charlotte Area Transit System to scale back the planned Lynx Blue Line Extension has Noel Smith concerned. President of North End Development Partners, an economic development advocacy group for the North ...Read More »
Coming off their NBA playoffs debut, the Charlotte Bobcats are in the midst of their sixth season, with basketball legend Michael Jordan as the majority owner. In February, Jordan bought a majority stake in the team from Robert Johnson, who ...Read More »
On Tuesday, the North Carolina Employment Security Commission issued the latest unemployment figures for the state’s counties. Mecklenburg County’s rate dropped to 9.8 percent in October from 9.9 percent in September. According to the commission, 44,919 people were unemployed in ...
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Bob Reid moved from the Queen City to Tega Cay, S.C., 22 years ago to escape the turmoil of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system. His children are grown, but he considers York County a nice place to call home, with ...Read More »
More than 300 investors purchased condominiums at Charlotte’s EpiCentre in hopes of enjoying a Center City lifestyle. But after five years of waiting, some investors, such as 36-year-old Andre Williams of Charlotte, are just hoping not to lose their money. ...Read More »
Desperate times call for desperate measures for most contractors. Bids for Charlotte city bond projects are coming in as low as half of engineers’ estimates, saving the city an estimated average of 20 to 40 percent on projects overall, said ...Read More »
As Republicans regain the majority in the U.S. and North Carolina House of Representatives and the state Senate, it’s not known what the political changes will mean for major transit projects in the Charlotte region. Some hear squealing brakes. For ...Read More »
Thanks to budget shortfalls, Mecklenburg County facilities, such as recreation centers, libraries and schools, have found themselves on the chopping block. In some neighborhoods, though, the impact is worse than in others. Some communities are losing multiple facilities, which could ...
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After 18 years of owning and operating Bookmark in uptown, David Friese is worried. In 1992, Friese and his wife, Kathy, quit their jobs to open the bookstore in the Bank of America building. Things got off to a slow ...Read More »
A diner shutting down usually doesn’t create much reaction. After all, the restaurant business is notoriously tough, and restaurants close all the time. But when the Penguin was shuttered last month, a ripple effect was felt throughout the city. Known ...
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