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Rev Perdue (access required)

From the Department of We Just Couldn’t Pass This One Up: Beverly Perdue was late showing up to sign a bill declaring stock car racing the official state sport. Of course, we in the media are accustomed to elected officials ...

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You can’t please everybody (access required)

The office of Mecklenburg County’s tax collector is taking a long, hard look at whether it should shorten the form that people have to fill out when applying for a business license. About a month ago, the office switched from ...

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Wait. Kids still play? (access required)

Kids tagging along with their parents to the Mecklenburg County Child Support Enforcement office will have new furniture to help them pass the time there thanks to Ikea, Meckcetera has learned. The Swedish discount furniture retailer’s Charlotte store is providing ...

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Blog bashing (access required)

How good are Charlotte’s local news blogs? Well, according to a Federal Communications Commission report, they kinda suck. The study, release June 10 and titled “Less of the Same: The Lack of Local News on the Internet,” examined local online ...

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Not the buzz they were hoping for (access required)

This week, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce hosted streaming video of the kickoff for the 2010 Democratic National Convention. On the website that played the video was a section dedicated to live chatting from people on Twitter and Facebook. But ...

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On-the-fly correction (access required)

What is it about US Airways Flight 1541 plane, timing and Charlotte? First, thanks to some bird problems, the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane had to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River en route from LaGuardia Airport to ...

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Limos and lungs (access required)

The next time you find yourself in The Midnight Rider, the world’s largest luxury limousine, don’t be surprised if the electronic cigarette the person next to you is smoking is made by blu Cigs. Charlotte-based blu Cigs said it has ...

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