CHARLOTTE – The Foundation for the Carolinas has asked the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners to contribute $3.7 toward the restoration of the Carolina Theatre as part of a larger plan to revitalize the North Tryon Street corridor. Michael Marsicano, ...Read More »
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The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday approved a construction contract with J.D. Goodrum Co. Inc. for the first phase of Berewick District Park along Dixie River Road, just outside Interstate 485 in southwest Charlotte. J.D. Goodrum was one ...Read More »
The next chapter in the saga of the 2011 Mecklenburg County property tax revaluation began Monday when the Board of County Commissioners approved up to $1.7 million for Pearson’s Appraisal Services to identify and help fix major assessment errors in the county’s 1,300 neighborhoods.Read More »
CHARLOTTE — Attention, property owners: The findings of an investigation into the controversial 2011 Mecklenburg County revaluation will be revealed at 3 p.m. Tuesday. After 15 weeks of holding community meetings and examining hundreds of revaluation cases, officials at Pearson’s ...Read More »
There’s no shortage of property owners upset over Mecklenburg County’s latest revaluation. But one group of homeowners in the northern town of Cornelius might just be more vocal, and organized, than most. “I’ve never seen such anger and frustration in ...
Tagged with: Board of Equalization and Review Bob Deaton Bob Elliot Chuck Hicks Frank Free Jim Bensman Keller Williams Lake Realty Lane Yates Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Sunny Yates Terra Vista Realty Tom PalmerRead 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 »
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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In June 2009, Mecklenburg County and the city of Charlotte were allocated $57.8 million in federal bond money to help businesses fund capital projects and jump-start the local economy. Despite the availability of that funding – Recovery Zone Facility Bonds, ...
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With Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate at 10.5 percent and the economy still sluggish, it’s no wonder that nearly all candidates in the upcoming Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners races have vowed to make the economy their No. 1 priority if ...
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(Editor's note: The following is part of The Mecklenburg Times' coverage of the Nov. 2 elections.)
Tagged with: American Correctional Association Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chipp Bailey Christopher Hailey Decision 2010 Jim Pendergraph Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office Nick MackeyRead More »