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Local 322 helps Charlotte buck state trend (access required)

When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced unionization rates for each state in January, North Carolina was once again dead last with a rate of 3.2 percent. Yet it is a union — Local 322 of the International Alliance ...

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CIAA tournament brings record crowd to Charlotte

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament set an attendance record when it was held in Charlotte last month. According to figures released today from by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, the 66th annual men’s and women’s tournament had 190,000 attendees. During ...

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More projects to take off at Charlotte/Douglas (access required)

When Charlotte officials are marketing the city, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is usually one of the top features touted as helping boost economic development and tourism in the region. While airports in bigger cities, such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Los ...

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How we won it: What it took for Charlotte to bag the 2012 DNC (access required)

The 2008 Democratic presidential primaries took a crucial turn May 6 when North Carolina voters chose then-Sen. Barack Obama over then-Sen. Hillary Clinton by almost 15 percentage points, giving him an edge in a tightly contested campaign. Obama would go ...

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CIAA renews Charlotte contract

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association last week said it is renewing its contract with Charlotte through 2014. Last month, the Charlotte chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had called for major events, including the CIAA, to ...

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Up or down? Charlotte hospitality industry, unemployment stats say two different things (access required)

From October to November, a record-high 3,500 jobs were shed in Charlotte’s leisure and hospitality industry, according to the latest unemployment data from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. It’s the most jobs lost in a single month in ...

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Movers and shakers back visionary’s ‘Sustain Charlotte’ (access required)

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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