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Thirty countries were represented Monday when more than 50 people were sworn in as citizens of the United States during a naturalization ceremony at the Mecklenburg County Government Center. Among the government officials who welcomed the new citizens were Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter, City Council member John Autry and Mecklenburg County Commissioners Chairman Trevor Fuller.
A man convicted of sex crimes in Mecklenburg County is now in the Rowan County Detention Center for failing to report his current address to the sheriff. Daniel David Brouillette was convicted of attempted rape in 1993, and sexual exploitation of a minor in Mecklenburg County in 2002.
Kwame Hakeem Crawford, 23, of Charlotte, was arrested early Monday in connection with a shooting Sunday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Monday that they have arrested a man in connection with a Sunday afternoon shooting that left another man seriously wounded.
ICMA today unveiled ICMA Insights , a new performance management and analytics solution for local governments. Developed by ICMA and its members in partnership with SAS , a leading analytics software developer, ICMA Insights helps communities synthesize data they collect across the services they provide--such as police, fire, trash collection, building permits--to track performance metrics and drive improvements in service delivery.
AvidXchange to add 600 new jobs in Charlotte AvidXchange to add 600 new jobs in Charlotte Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/09/15/avidxchange-to-add-600-new-jobs-in-charlotte/15661437/ CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory announced today that AvidXchange will expand its operations in Charlotte. The company plans to create 603 jobs in Mecklenburg County by the end of 2018 and invest more than $21.4 million.
Tourists spent a record $222 million in Gaston County last year, but Gaston's director of travel and tourism thinks the county has plenty of room to improve. "I'm happy with those numbers," Walter Israel said.
Erika Portillo, 10, and her brother Nelson, 14, escaped abuse and hard labor in Honduras by setting out on their own to find their mother in Charlotte. They crossed the Rio Grande, turned themselves in to the border patrol and now hope a court will let them stay.
Chris Gause waits outside Crisis Assistance Ministry Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Homeless dads with children are the least cared for part of the community, with no shelter space for them.
A Charlotte police officer has been arrested after police say he attacked a suspect in handcuffs and used excessive force. Officer Jason Van Aken was arrested by CMPD detectives on Friday and charged with assault inflicting serious injury and simple assault.
Mecklenburg County commissioners have delayed their vote on two smoking ban ordinances that had been scheduled for next week's regular meeting. The Charlotte Observer reports that after the commissioners heard concerns from officials of the county's seven municipalities, they decided they needed to hear more input from the towns.
Central Piedmont Community College's trustees have unanimously endorsed a proposed sales tax increase, becoming the last of four recipients to take a stand on the measure that will be decided by voters in November. The CPCC resolution follows similar support from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Arts & Science Council and public library – the other three recipients authorized by Mecklenburg County commissioners to get money generated by a quarter-cent local sales tax raise.
Mecklenburg County commissioners delayed their vote on two smoking ban ordinances that had been scheduled for next Wednesday's regular meeting. After hearing concerns from officials of the county's seven municipalities, commissioners decided they needed to hear more input from the towns.
A statement from police said a woman told officers that she had been physically and sexually assaulted by an armed suspect in her home. She said the man took her car and other personal items.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:34 am
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