Bill James

Sep 4, 2014

A man with a metaphor, or two

At its Tuesday night meeting, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing on a Mountain Island Lake resident’s request that a “no wake zone” be established in […]

Nov 18, 2013

Princeton, Oxford, Goldman Sachs, Charlotte City Council

CHARLOTTE – Judging from his curriculum vitae, Ed Driggs is one of the best-educated politicians in recent Charlotte history. We’ll start to find out Dec. 2 if he’s one of […]

Oct 17, 2013

Central Piedmont in need of bond money

Next month, the near future of Central Piedmont Community College is in the hands of Mecklenburg County voters as they’ll hit the polls to decide, among other things, if they’ll pass a bond referendum for the school.

Jan 3, 2012

James proposes town of Ballantyne

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James has proposed that the area south of Highway 51 between Matthews and Pineville, most of which is known as Ballantyne, be given the option to form its own town and local government.

Jul 13, 2011

Charlotte Knights win commissioners’ support

Mecklenburg County commissioners approved a deal Tuesday night to allow the Charlotte Knights to move forward with plans for an uptown stadium on county-owned land. The deal passed in a […]

Jul 8, 2011

Charlotte Knights make pitch for financing

Qualifying for a loan in today’s economic environment is a daunting task for many. For the Charlotte Knights, it is the next mountain to climb in order for the minor […]

Jun 22, 2011

Knights move closer to building stadium

The Charlotte Knights are closer to building a stadium in uptown Charlotte now that Mecklenburg County commissioners have agreed to keep the project moving forward. But the project will need […]

Jun 8, 2011

Mecklenburg County commissioners adopt $1.39B budget

Voting along party lines Tuesday night, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.39 billion budget for fiscal 2012. The budget, OK’d in a 5-4 vote, includes a lower property tax rate […]

Jun 3, 2011

Amid talks about cutting CMC-Randolph funding, Medicaid debate begins

In a move to reduce spending, Mecklenburg County is looking at cutting funding for the Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph mental health facility. Each year, the county provides roughly $16 million to […]

May 10, 2011

Residents fear landfill will trash property values

Peggy Beck has seen this all before. To Beck, a property owner who lives about a half-mile from the Foxhole landfill on U.S. Route 521, the brouhaha over the possible […]

May 4, 2011

Commissioners OK consolidating HR, IT positions

In a move to save costs, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a plan to consolidate some human resources and information technology functions with the library system. […]

Feb 1, 2011

Charlotte wins 2012 Democratic National Convention

Charlotte will be the host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Democratic National Committee said today, ending months of speculation in the Queen City. The city beat out St. Louis, Minneapolis […]

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