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When the financial sector 
needed a lobbyist, 
they called on him (access required)

It was a bit like “Animal House,” except everyone worked on Capitol Hill and toga parties were no longer in fashion. Charlotte native Walter Price and five of his buddies, all recent Davidson College graduates, were renting a big house ...

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Video entrepreneurs aim to fill void, cash in on Democratic National Convention (access required)

When Tommy Nichols told his friends he was quitting his information technology job at Central Piedmont Community College to start his own company he got some strange looks. “They asked me if I was nuts for quitting a steady job ...

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Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority given only $2.5M in face of concerns about agency

The Charlotte City Council has decided to award $2.5 million, rather than $10 million, to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, in a blow to the embattled tourism-booster group. The council is expected to vote July 25 on the remainder of ...

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Foxx blasts CRVA over report

Mayor Anthony Foxx today said he is not pleased with a Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority report based on a consultant’s review. In April, the CRVA board hired PricewaterhouseCoopers for $25,000 after criticism arose over Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association bonuses paid to ...

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Minority-, women-owned firms call for city to make contracting changes (access required)

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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