Mecklenburg County Newswire

Mecklenburg County Newswire

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  1. Political observers weigh in on new North Carolina redistricting effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WBTV

    Making new North Carolina House and Senate districts work is the newest legal challenge for our state's general assembly. Mecklenburg County Elections supervisor Michael Dickerson understands the critics who contend too many ballots are cast in safe seats or gerrymandered districts.

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  2. Workers are getting sick from the heat and Charlotte must protect them, union saysRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WBTV

    ... campaigns to educate workers about the dangers of working outdoors in the summer. Union leaders and the Mecklenburg County chapter of the NAACP are planning a forum on Tuesday night to call attention to the threats that the heat poses to city ...

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  3. Ronald Eugene WilsonRead the original story

    Monday | The Taylorsville Times

    ... 21, 2017 following a brief illness that began in February of 2017. Mr. Wilson was born June 11, 1954, in Mecklenburg County, son of the late Morris M. and Martha Lucille Queen Wilson. He had been employed as a delivery driver for Building Center ...

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  4. Could a park in the heart of Charlotte utilized for protest be paved over?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 19 | Q-Notes

    ... plans for the site, augmenting the new development by preserving the full park and making other changes. Mecklenburg County commissioners voted last year to sell 17 acres to BK Partners, which plans to build apartments, condos, shops, restaurants, ...

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  5. Mecklenburg County commissioner Matthew RidenhourRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | WBTV

    Mecklenburg County commissioner Matthew Ridenhour had no time to get his wife, Abby, to the hospital when her contractions started early Friday. "Hobson Romano Ridenhour, our baby boy born this morning at 1:23am in our driveway!" Ridenhour emailed his fellow commissioners on Friday afternoon.

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  6. Family 44 mins ago 7:03 p.m.Meck County Commissioner delivers own baby in drivewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    A Mecklenburg County Commissioner delivered his own baby in a driveway Friday morning. NBC Charlotte caught up with the family at the hospital.

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  7. I can't wait to tell him this story,' Mecklenburg Co. commissioner onaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | WSOCTV

    ... news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Instead of handling agendas and schedules, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour recently handled an unscheduled arrival: the birth of his son Hobson. He and his wife Abby ...

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  8. Man arrested in Huntersville armed robbery, two others wantedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | WBTV

    ... Chaney,19, was charged with armed robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle. Chaney was taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail. Huntersville police are trying to identify and find the two other men who were involved in the robbery. If you have any ...

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  9. Heat creating dangerous conditions as high school football kicks offRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | WSOCTV

    ... just as high school football returns. Medic said paramedics have responded to 37 heat-related calls in Mecklenburg County during the past week, including nine on Thursday. Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation staff installed more umbrellas around ...

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  10. Commissioner pushes for Memorial Stadium renovation after city turns down deedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | WSOCTV

    ... to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett wants to revisit renovating Memorial Stadium after Charlotte City Council turned down the deed. The ...

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  11. CMS to ask voters to approve nearly $1 billion bond packageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 17 | WSOCTV

    ... works. Almost half of the bond money will go toward building 10 new schools, including six in southwest Mecklenburg County. The construction of two new high schools would cost $100 million. Southeast Mecklenburg County is getting the least amount of ...

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  12. Mayor: Committee declines county offer to deed Memorial Stadium for MLSRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 17 | WBTV

    ... until they heard from city leaders. The county wanted an answer by August 1, but that did not happen. Mecklenburg County voted on August 2 to wash their hands of the project. They approved giving Memorial Stadium to the City of Charlotte and let ...

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  13. These 10 Mecklenburg County homes topped the charts in JulyRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 17 | Business Journal

    A SouthPark-area estate earned the top dollar last month in Mecklenburg County when it sold for $2.1 million.

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  14. Visitors spent more than $5 billion in Mecklenburg County in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 17 | WSOCTV

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  15. Charlotte's Confederate monuments: Their past, present and murky futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Q-Notes

    ... Elmwood Cemetery a camera was visible and pointed at the plot, visible at the end of the video below. Mecklenburg County remembers with honor her gallant sons who fought in the armies of the Confederate states. With the other brave soldiers of the ...

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  16. I-77 toll lanes decision still months awayRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Business Journal

    A consultant hired to analyze a Charlotte toll lanes project reviewed its findings Wednesday before a regional transportation board, but it will be months before the state decides whether to make any changes.

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  17. Charlotte visitor spending hit record high in 2016 despite HB2Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | WBTV

    ... more than $3.76 billion in lost business over the next 12 years, even with the repeal. Visitors in Mecklenburg County alone spent nearly $5.2 billion last year, representing a rise of 2.4 percent from 2015, and more than any other of North ...

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  18. Two men found not guilty in deadly 2015 shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | WBTV

    ... Strong were also arrested in connection to Parker's death. Bittle, police said, was already in the Mecklenburg County Jail on unrelated charges when he was charged in Parker's death. Bittle and McCoy were also found not guilty on the charges of ...

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  19. CRVA: Tourism a big economic driver for Charlotte region in 2016Read the original story

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Business Journal

    ... across the Charlotte region - of which the bulk, $5.16 billion - came from visitor spending in Mecklenburg County. The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, a public-private partnership, released on Tuesday a county-by-county ...

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  20. NCJS LLC James Plyler v. City of CharlotteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | FindLaw

    ... zoned as an I-1 industrial district. When NCJS's property was developed in 1970, it was subject to Mecklenburg County's zoning ordinance, which contained no dumpster-screening requirement. Sometime after 1970, the property came under the zoning ...

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