You’re either fer it, or you’re agin it, as they say in the mountains of western North Carolina, and that’s true of possible legislation that REBIC will either back or oppose this year on the other end of the state in Raleigh, where the state legislature is in session.
(Part seven in a 13-part series) The homebuilding industry will be watching Rick Judson this year because Judson will spend the year watching over the homebuilding industry. Judson, 63, is the 2013 president of the National Home Builders Association, a nonprofit lobbying and advocacy organization with a $70 million annual budget and 150,000 members from throughout the residential construction and related industries.
A Republican took control of the North Carolina governor’s mansion this month, with the election of Pat McCrory. With the real estate and construction industries still recovering from the downturn, is that a good thing? We turned to seven industry leaders in the Charlotte area to get their views.
Until he announced his candidacy for mayor in March, Scott Stone wasn’t a nobody, but he wasn’t exactly a household name in Charlotte, either. A former vice president of Merrick & Co., a Colorado-based engineering and architectural firm, he ran in the same circles as some of the city’s business elite, having chaired the city’s [...]
On one side of the table was Charlotte attorney Ken Davies, who had a small, private practice and handled mostly domestic and personal injury cases and the occasional real estate litigation. On the other side of the table was a team of about eight attorneys who represented the city’s elite: well-connected movers and shakers who [...]
RALEIGH — House Republicans today failed to override Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of a bill that would challenge the coming federal requirement that people buy health insurance, as Democrats sent a message of their own to the Legislature’s new GOP majority. Republicans fell four votes shy of the three-fifths majority need to send the [...]
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 reserved. “When you get ‘x’ number of people coming into the town going ‘rah, rah, [...]
After receiving a letter from Mayor Anthony Foxx’s office Sept. 13, signed, to the best of his knowledge, by Foxx himself, Eric Dudley thought it was all settled. He was the new chairman of the Business Advisory Committee. But three days later, Dudley got a phone call saying that there had been a mistake, that [...]
(Editor's note: The following is part of The Mecklenburg Times' coverage of the Nov. 2 elections.)