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. They OK’d consolidating two HR positions and eight IT posts ...Read More »
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 and Cleveland for the 46th DMC, an event expected to ...
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Despite his divisive comments, Commissioner Bill James is serving his eighth consecutive term on the Board of County Commissioners, having held the seat since 1996. His consistent re-election mainly stems from the political makeup of the sixth district, which is ...
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Bill James could be bad for business in Mecklenburg County. At least that’s the concern of some in Charlotte. James, a Republican representing District 6, has been one of Mecklenburg County’s most polarizing and talked-about politicians, offending blacks, gays and ...Read More »
You have to spend money to make money. Such seems to be the logic behind the Business Investment Program, in which Mecklenburg County, usually in conjunction with the city of Charlotte, awards grants to businesses building new facilities in the ...Read More »
Despite the red wave that swept the House of Representatives across the country Tuesday, the Democrats on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners were able to hang on to their majority, losing only one seat. Although all six seats held ...
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(Editor’s note: Incumbent Bill James, who is running unopposed, declined to come to The Mecklenburg Times’ office for an interview, suggesting instead that questions be e-mailed. The Mecklenburg Times only accepted in-person interviews for this elections issue.)Read More »
A look at happenings in local government Commission votes down immigration proposal The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Monday voted down a proposal by Commissioner Bill James to request more information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about how ...Read More »