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  1. Duo sought $4 million in fraudulent tax refunds, investigators sayRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WSOCTV

    Two Mecklenburg County residents are facing federal charges for allegedly trying to dupe the Internal Revenue Service out of millions of dollars, according to court documents. Daniel Heggins and Joan Clark were charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and 16 counts of filing false, fictitious or fraudulent claims.

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  2. Smoking, tobacco ban off to uneventful startRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Mint Hill Times

    It's been just over three months since the Town of Mint Hill adopted a smoke-free stance in and around government grounds, vehicles and property and went tobacco-free in Mecklenburg County parks, but you'd hardly know the ban was implemented. "I haven't heard a peep," town manager Brian Welch sad.

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  3. Commissioner wants to help CMS clean up and beautify schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WBTV

    Mecklenburg County commissioner Pat Cotham doesn't like what she sees when she visits some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools . She says some of the schools are depressing.

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  4. Meck Co. pair indicted, accused of fraudulently claiming $4 million in tax refundsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | WBTV

    Two Mecklenburg County residents were incited for filing at least 16 false tax returns that fraudulently claimed more than $4 million in tax refunds, according to court documents. Daniel Heggins and Joan Clark were indicted in Charlotte on Thursday and charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 16 counts of filing false, fictitious or fraudulent claims for federal income tax refunds.

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  5. Redevelopment of Eastland Mall site revistedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Business Journal

    ... east side that was once home to Eastland Mall. But none of those plans have become reality. Charlotte and Mecklenburg County officials on Thursday revisited the possibilities for that 80-acre property, which has stood vacant since 2005 and is now ...

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  6. NCDOT's choice to sign I-77 toll lane contract facing criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WIS-TV Columbia

    Despite pleas asking for more time, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has signed a controversial contract solidifying a plan to construct toll lanes on I-77. Charlotte Regional Transportation Organization representatives, along with members of the public are voicing their concerns after officials in Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville and Mecklenburg County have recently questioned the contract, some even passing resolutions requesting more time.

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  7. County tax collections point to better economyRead the original story

    Yesterday | Lenoir News-Topic

    ... said. "When you look statewide, things are improving," Tax Administrator Monty Woods said. "We aren't Mecklenburg County or Atlanta metro, but we are steady, slightly up, trickling up, but now down." As of April 30, the county's tax collection rate ...

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  8. Town: Developer owes $188K for leaving property 'mess'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WSOCTV

    The property owner of the historic Cone Mill owes $188,000 in fines and the number is growing by the day, officials with the town of Pineville said. Fred Godley Jr.'s LLC "436 Cone Avenue LLC" is listed as the owner of the property, according to Mecklenburg County property records.

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  9. Mecklenburg County trustees argue over drug tests, dual enrollmentRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | SoVaNow.com

    An evening that began as a celebration of the achievements of students and teachers in Mecklenburg County quickly degenerated into a squabble among members of the Mecklenburg County School Board Monday. During the business portion of the school board's monthly meeting, trustees bickered over spending for computers, drug testing, and whether students should be able to access schools other than SVCC for dual enrollment classes.

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  10. Mecklenburg commissioners side with towns asking for I-77 toll road project delayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WBTV

    Mecklenburg County commissioners resoundingly approved a resolution Tuesday urging Gov. Pat McCrory and the state's transportation department to delay by 90 days next week's closing of a financial contract to build toll lanes on Interstate 77. The resolution, approved 8-0, said the board lacks "assurance" that the state's agreement with the developer, I-77 Mobility Partners, "is proper and appropriate ... in the transparency and integrity of NCDOT's contracting process." Commissioner Dumont Clarke excused himself from the vote because his law firm may represent a party in the project.

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  11. NCDOT financially closes on I-77 toll projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WSOCTV

    ... Transportation Planning Organization Wednesday night asking for them to do something to stop it. The Mecklenburg County Commissioners voted to join four cities along I-77 requesting the project to be stopped for at least 90 days. Most CRTPO board ...

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  12. 9 Investigates: Representatives living outside their districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | WSOCTV

    ... said. Elected officials who asked to remain anonymous told Channel 9 that some state legislators from Mecklenburg County are either not living where they told the state and county they live, or they spend most of their time elsewhere. "We elect ...

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  13. FIrst Drip (5/20/15): County commissioners say slow your roll, NCDOT, with toll lanes, moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Creative Loafing

    Despite the recent drama over prayer between Vilma Leake and Pat Cotham, the Mecklenburg County Commission did some work last night and approved a resolution asking Gov. McCrory to delay the I-77 toll lane project by 90 days. Local lawmakers and others are concerned about the transparency of the contract.

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  14. Done Deal: Toll lanes coming to I-77Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    ... if the contract was canceled because the money would go to other projects in the state. Last night Mecklenburg County commissioners approved a resolution asking Governor McCrory to intervene. That vote makes every city along the toll path calling ...

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  15. New study shows eating healthy is more about preferencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Creative Loafing

    ... it's not what she had grown up with and she was educated on its damaging effects. According to a 2010 Mecklenburg County Community Food Assessment from UNCC, Charlotte has 60 food deserts, with nearly 73,000 people living in them. Almost all of them ...

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  16. DE Hardy's promise: 'Make sure Jerry's happy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | ESPN

    ... since asked for his record to be expunged and has relinquished all of the weapons from the case to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's office. Hardy promised to be on his best behavior with the Cowboys, though his tweets have raised the ire of the ...

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  17. Prayer turns contentious at Mecklenburg Commission meetingRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    It often coincides with the beginning of public meetings, but Tuesday prayer is at the center of a dispute in Mecklenburg County. Prayer turns contentious at Mecklenburg Commission meeting It often coincides with the beginning of public meetings, but Tuesday prayer is at the center of a dispute in Mecklenburg County.

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  18. KM students win big at Blumey AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | The Star Online

    ... Charlotte or Raleigh or other big cities to have a strong arts community." Ardrey Kell High School from Mecklenburg County won the Tier 2 Wells Fargo Best Musical Award for it's production of "42 Street." Lauren Hunkele of Northwest Cabarrus High ...

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  19. Former NCDOT Attorneys Hosting Another Seminar on Monroe Bypass for...Read the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | PRWeb

    Last year, two former NCDOT attorneys from the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm, hosted a widely publicized pro bono seminar for Union & Mecklenburg County property owners affected by the Monroe Bypass. They're offering another one on Thursday, May 21st, 2015.

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  20. 2015 Blumey Award Winners AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Fargo Best Musical Award for their production of Little Shop of Horrors. Ardrey Kell High School from Mecklenburg County won the Tier 2 Wells Fargo Best Musical Award for their production of 42nd Street. Lauren Hunkele of Northwest Cabarrus High ...

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