Projected economic impact aside, the 2012 Democratic National Convention is, at the end of the day, a political event. And while the Democratic mayor of Charlotte and governor of North Carolina are rejoicing, some Republicans are, perhaps not surprisingly, more ...Read More »
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Charlotte will be the host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Democratic National Committee said today, ending months of speculation in the Queen City. The city beat out St. Louis, Minneapolis and Cleveland for the 46th DMC, an event expected to ...
Tagged with: Anthony Foxx Beverly Perdue Bill James Charlotte Area Hotel Association Democratic National Convention Employment Security Commission of North Carolina Ernie Reigel Jennifer Roberts Jim Rogers National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Patrick Cannon Sid SmithRead More »
Bill James could be bad for business in Mecklenburg County. At least that’s the concern of some in Charlotte. James, a Republican representing District 6, has been one of Mecklenburg County’s most polarizing and talked-about politicians, offending blacks, gays and ...Read More »
The Catawba River generates electricity, fuels the Charlotte-area economy and provides a place to play and drinking water for most of Charlotte, Mount Holly and Belmont — all with little fanfare. Even the land surrounding the river has yet to ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Casey Hickey thought that once the representative from the city of Charlotte’s zoning department came out to her shop, where she and her husband sold wine and chocolates, they could get their business license from Mecklenburg County. That’s what staff ...Read More »
When the city of Charlotte won a $25 million federal Urban Circulator Grant to build a starter streetcar line through uptown, from Time Warner Cable Arena to Presbyterian Hospital, supporters touted the 1 1/2-mile section as an important step toward ...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 ...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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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 ...
Tagged with: Bill James Charlotte Area Transit System Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Dan Murrey Dumont Clarke George Dunlap Harold Cogdell Jennifer Roberts Jim Pendergraph Karen Bentley Matthew Ridenhour Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners Neil Cooksey Vilma LeakeRead More »