March Madness often serves as short-hand for college basketball. In Charlotte, several Mecklenburg county commissioners are mad — in February — about a conflict-of-interest policy that leaves them on the outside looking in as the city hosts the Central...
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Charlotte City government executives and council members this week began the months-long build-up of negotiating and approving a new annual budget with predictions of a smoother process than in recent years. Property taxes increased in 2013 and...
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Lidl has started hiring for its first stores in the Tar Heel State. The German grocer confirmed plans to hire 800 store associates in 13 N.C. cities. That list includes Charlotte, Gastonia and Shelby in the local market. “That’s starting this week,”...
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A 61-unit apartment complex in Monroe has been sold for $1.2 million. Located at Castle Road and Riverview Lane, the apartments were bought by the Coroneos family of Charlotte. The seller was EverBank, and the deal closed on Dec. 31, according to Union...
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Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.
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Fort Mill-based Compact Power Equipment Rental is opening its first stand-alone rental center in Jacksonville, Fla., with another following soon in Fort Mill. Compact Power has more than 1,100 Home Depot (NYSE: HD) locations renting equipment ranging...
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Charlotte’s hospitals have issued new visitor restrictions amid a spike in flu cases. That means children 12 and under are not permitted to visit at Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health hospitals in the Charlotte region as of 7 a.m....
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In a move praised by Rowan County Commission Chairman Greg Edds, the Rowan Economic Development Commission announced that it had secured an option of forty acres of land just off Interstate 85.
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A student at East Rowan High School was suspended given a citation for assaulting a teacher this week. According to the report at the Rowan Sheriff's Office, ERHS student Anterrio Reed was in In-School Suspension on Monday.
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The Trump administration's reversal of an Obama-era directive instructing states to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their chosen gender is a setback for transgender rights groups.
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Republicans who six years ago rode a wave of Tea Party discontent at town halls targeting congressional members are now skipping them to avoid giving Democrats the opportunity to strike back with the same tactic.
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A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.
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While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new EPA chief Scott Pruitt was in frequent contact with fossil fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.
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