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 ...Read More »
The truth set him free
Real estate agent Eric Locher thought he was going to serve on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission another three years — until he went to church and learned otherwise. Locher said it was at church that his replacement, Tony Lathrup, broke ...
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A possible solution to the housing glut
Mayor Anthony Foxx touted the Gold Cup soccer matches held in Charlotte this month as economic boons for the city, saying the event drew thousands of visitors and generated an estimated impact of $8.4 million in direct spending. While in ...
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Wait. Kids still play?
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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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 ...Read More »
Striking out with Jennifer
Last week, Mecklenburg County commissioners on the Economic Development Committee heard from officials with the Charlotte Knights as the team sought more time to build a stadium uptown. The county owns the land that the Triple-A team is eyeing for ...
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Not the buzz they were hoping for
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Limos and lungs
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 ...Read More »
Andy no quiero taco trucks
We’re not sure how City Councilman Andy Dulin feels about a chicken in every pot, but we know he doesn’t want a taco truck in every neighborhood. Dulin has butted heads with Councilwoman Nancy Carter over the issue of easing ...Read More »