The county's largest wastewater treatment plant, the McAlpine Creek facility at 12701 Lancaster Hwy., teased its limits recently, treating 61 million gallons per day out of a total 64 million gallons-per-day capacity.
Since late February, The Mecklenburg Times has had an interim editor, Jim Stasiowski – or Staz, for short. Staz lives in Reno, Nev. and has been flying to Charlotte a couple of times each month to grab hold of the reins in The Meck Times newsroom. When he’s in town, a fortnight each time, he’s been staying at the Crowne Plaza hotel in uptown. At least that’s where he thought he’d been staying.
In the six score and three years since it was built, the Dr. George E. Davis House has undergone a few changes. Built in 1890, the house was added to in the early 1900s and given a brick façade in the 1920s, according to the Mecklenburg County Historic Landmark Commission. Since then, the house near the campus of Johnson C. Smith University has fallen into disrepair.
First communion is a rite of passage in the Catholic Church. It’s an important time in which families gather to celebrate a child’s taking his or her first sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Though first communion is among the more important functions at any Catholic church, most churches don’t put up new buildings to host the ceremonies.
With each new apartment project that pops up around Charlotte during this boom, the existing product only becomes more tired. So even though Camden Sedgebrook is only 15-years-old in human years, in apartment years, it’s ancient. Newer apartment communities were making it increasingly difficult for Sedgebrook to compete for tenants.
The Charlotte Housing Authority is the city’s public-housing organization responsible for putting roofs over the heads of people who may otherwise have trouble affording a place to live in the city. The thing about putting roofs over heads, though, is that those roofs must be in good condition.
For years, Sutton House bar sat at the east corner of East Boulevard and Kenilworth Avenue, probably the most prestigious address in Dilworth. With its blue brick façade, the bar stood out like a blinking beacon. Only it didn’t attract many people. On weekend nights, it wasn’t uncommon to see Sutton House almost deserted.
The city of York, S.C., has a lot of history. It’s evident from the shops lining York’s main street to many of the houses and other buildings that dot the town, which is home to just more than 8,000 people.
When Coats moved into the Toringdon office park in 2003, the building was brand new. The paint had just dried, the carpet had just been laid.
Dr. Nicole Sheehan, a veterinarian in Davidson with no office to call her own, has been making house calls. She travels from appointment to appointment, house to house, carrying her supplies with her.