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Mecklenburg County commissioners adopt $1.39B budget

Voting along party lines Tuesday night, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.39 billion budget for fiscal 2012. The budget, OK’d in a 5-4 vote, includes a lower property tax rate of 81.66 cents per $100 in valuation from 83.67 cents ...

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Will the Charlotte Knights be victors in their crusade for an uptown stadium? (access required)

The Charlotte Knights have slain the lawsuit dragon delaying their new stadium in uptown. Now, the Triple-A ball club must convince some skeptical Mecklenburg County commissioners that the project is still a good use of the land. In their pitch, ...

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How much are Meck’s parks worth? $985M, study says

For those who don’t consider the community value of local parks priceless, The Trust for Public Land has put a dollar value on Mecklenburg County’s parks, recreation centers and greenways: approximately $985 million. In 2009, the assets that fall under ...

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Neighborhoods brace for loss of libraries, schools, rec centers (access required)

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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Republican addition could bring board bipartisanship (access required)

Despite the red wave that swept the House of Representatives across the country Tuesday, the Democrats on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners were able to hang on to their majority, losing only one seat. Although all six seats held ...

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Some companies find the grass is greener in S.C. (access required)

Robb Hudson was frustrated with Mecklenburg County. The North American vice president for Leicestershire, England-based Winbro Group Technologies had hoped the county would take more of an interest in the company when it began shopping this year for a location ...

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Decision 2010: Board of Commissioners at-large race (access required)

(Editor's note: The following is part of The Mecklenburg Times' coverage of the Nov. 2 elections.)

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Commissioners defer vote on library task force funding

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners deferred a vote Tuesday night to give $75,000 to a library task force, saying more time was needed to learn where the money would be going. At the commissioners meeting, county manager Harry Jones requested that the ...

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Eye on Government (access required)

A look at happenings in local government Commission votes down immigration proposal The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Monday voted down a proposal by Commissioner Bill James to request more information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about how ...

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