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Mecklenburg Commissioners Raise Taxes

Mecklenburg Commissioners Raise Taxes

Mecklenburg commissioners formally approved a $1.7 billion budget with a 2.35-cent tax rate increase Tuesday night, but not without great theater – and rhetoric. During the pre-vote debate, commissioners evoked the names of Caesar, Jesus and LBJ. Democrats chided Republicans ...

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CMPD Work to Curb Crime at Transit Center

CMPD Work to Curb Crime at Transit Center

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -WBTV has uncovered a common connection between crimes in Uptown Charlotte. Too many are happening near the transit center. Now, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police is turning to a new partner for help. “It’s not the hang out spot. ...

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Today is Meck Dec Day in Charlotte

Today is Meck Dec Day in Charlotte

From the Mecklenburg County government website and the Mecklenburg Historical Association. The anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence of May 20, 1775 has been celebrated locally, state wide, and even nationally through the years. On May 19, 1775 a rider ...

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Scramble For Charlotte Area Congressional Seat

Scramble For Charlotte Area Congressional Seat

President Obama’s nomination of US Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency has resulted in a political free-for-all, according to the Charlotte Observer. Voters in the 12th District could be looking at a crowded field in ...

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Hitting The Brakes on Foxx as Transportation Secretary

Hitting The Brakes on Foxx as Transportation Secretary

Last Sunday’s news of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx’s nomination as the next transportation secretary came without much ado.  However, for those who live around the Charlotte area and know the history of local public transportation, the pick of Foxx at ...

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