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EpiCentre’s Mez To Close At End Of The Month

By at January 14, 2013 | 1:31 pm | 0 Comment

EpiCentre’s Mez To Close At End Of The Month

Monday, January 14, 2013 Mez, located in Charlotte's Epicentre complex, has announced they will be closing their doors on January 27th. Mez announced the closing Monday morning on their Facebook page: “We are very sad to announce today that Mez will be closing its... Read more »

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Cleveland Browns Hire Panthers’ Chudzinski As New Head Coach

By at January 11, 2013 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

Cleveland Browns Hire Panthers’ Chudzinski As New Head Coach

January 11, 2013 The Cleveland Browns have announced Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their new head coach. Rob Chudzinski will be the sixth coach since the franchise re-boot in 1999, the Browns announced. He was the Carolina Panthers'... Read more »

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New Orleans Considering Name Change To Pelicans; Hornets Name May Be Available For Charlotte To Take Back

By at December 6, 2012 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

New Orleans Considering Name Change To Pelicans; Hornets Name May Be Available For Charlotte To Take Back

The New Orleans Hornets are expected to become the New Orleans Pelicans, perhaps as early as the 2013-14 season, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Yahoo! Sports, citing numerous sources, reports the team also considered Krewe and Brass as potential nicknames. The... Read more »

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NCAA Returning To Charlotte

By at November 14, 2012 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment

NCAA Returning To Charlotte

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 The NCAA has selected Time Warner Cable Arena and UNC Charlotte as hosts of second and third round games during the 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Since the uptown arena opened in 2005, it has been the site of both the NCAA... Read more »

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2012 Veterans Day Specials, Discounts, Freebies

By at November 11, 2012 | 12:51 pm | 0 Comment

2012 Veterans Day Specials, Discounts, Freebies

Specials, discounts, free meals, etc being offered to active, former and retired military members for this year's Veterans Day holiday. Most offers are good for Sunday and/or Monday. Military ID typically required. Happy Veterans Day! Applebees Free Meal Applebees is... Read more »

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Carolina Panthers Fire GM Marty Hurney

By at October 22, 2012 | 11:54 am | 0 Comment

Carolina Panthers Fire GM Marty Hurney

Monday, October 22, 2012 Marty Hurney has been relieved of his duties as general manager of the Carolina Panthers, who are off to a 1-5 start and have not made the playoffs since 2008. The Panthers have the worst record in the NFC in a season that began with big... Read more »

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Cam Newton Launches “MADE” Clothing Line

By at October 9, 2012 | 10:50 am | 0 Comment

Cam Newton Launches “MADE” Clothing Line

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 On Monday, Carolina Panthers quarterback & NFL star Cam Newton introduced his new "Made" clothing line, in a partnership with Belk department stores. The Charlotte based department store partnered with Newton to launch "MADE Cam Newton". The... Read more »

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Krispy Kreme Returns To Charlotte

By at September 24, 2012 | 5:35 pm | 0 Comment

Krispy Kreme Returns To Charlotte

Monday, September 24, 2012 After closing all of its Charlotte area stores due to falling revenue, Krispy Kreme has opened its first Charlotte location in four years – a 2,800-square-foot building off of North Sharon Amity Road. Dozens of people camped outside Sunday... Read more »

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Charlotte Knights Break Ground On New Stadium

By at September 15, 2012 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Knights Break Ground On New Stadium

Saturday, September 15, 2012 The Charlotte Knights held the official groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for their new $54M uptown stadium. The long-planned baseball stadium, BB&T Ballpark, is a milestone in the long effort to bring minor league baseball back to the... Read more »

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Charlotte Home Prices Continue Upward Climb

By at August 29, 2012 | 4:47 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Home Prices Continue Upward Climb

Charlotte home prices rose in June for the fourth straight month, a continuing good sign for the local housing market. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index released Tuesday indicates that housing prices in Charlotte rose 1 percent in June from May and... Read more »

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City Council Approves Purchase Of Eastland Mall

By at July 24, 2012 | 2:37 pm | 0 Comment

City Council Approves Purchase Of Eastland Mall

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Eastland Mall now has a new owner - The City of Charlotte. Charlotte City Council voted unanimously Monday night to buy the abandoned 80 acre property, spending $13.2 million with hopes of turning it into movie and television studios and... Read more »

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AT&T 4G LTE Network Expands In Greater Charlotte Areas

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:48 pm | 0 Comment

AT&T 4G LTE Network Expands In Greater Charlotte Areas

AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network in the greater Charlotte area, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T first launched 4G LTE in Charlotte in November 2011, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the... Read more »

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USA Olympic Team Filled With Charlotte Area Swimmers

By at July 3, 2012 | 6:10 am | 0 Comment

USA Olympic Team Filled With Charlotte Area Swimmers

More swimmer's with Charlotte ties, are headed to this summer's Olympic games in London. A 5th SwimMAC Carolina team member, Kara Lynn Joyce, grabbed a ticket Monday night by finishing 2nd in the 50-freestyle event, at Olympic trials in Omaha, Nebraska. SwimMAC... Read more »

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Charlotte Bobcats Hire Mike Dunlap As New Head Coach‎

By at June 19, 2012 | 7:16 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte Bobcats Hire Mike Dunlap As New Head Coach‎

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 The Charlotte Bobcats have hired St. John's assistant coach Mike Dunlap as their new head coach, ending over two months of searching, interviews, & rumors about the post. The Bobcats offered him their top post on Monday night and he has... Read more »

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Charlotte City Council Vote Against Property Tax Increase

By at June 11, 2012 | 8:13 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte City Council Vote Against Property Tax Increase

June 11, 2012 In a stunning decision, Charlotte City Council members voted 6 to 5 Monday against a proposal to raise property taxes for Charlotte residents. City Manager Curt Walton has lobbied for the capital plan this year, saying the city must do more to improve... Read more »

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Duke Energy & Progress Energy Merger Wins Federal Approval‎

By at June 8, 2012 | 10:31 pm | 0 Comment

Duke Energy & Progress Energy Merger Wins Federal Approval‎

June 8, 2012 Duke Energy and Progress Energy have won conditional federal approval for a $26 billion merger that would create the country’s largest utility, with 7.1 million customers in six states, based in Charlotte. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued... Read more »

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Charlotte Bobcats Head Coaching Search Continues

By at June 5, 2012 | 6:51 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Bobcats Head Coaching Search Continues

June 5, 2012 The Charlotte Bobcats said their search for a head coach would be deliberate and thorough, and over a month after relieving Coach Paul Silas of his duties, their interviewing process continues. The team is apparently now through with the initial phase of... Read more »

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Charlotte Knights Want $11 Million From City For New Baseball Stadium

By at May 29, 2012 | 5:43 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Knights Want $11 Million From City For New Baseball Stadium

May 29, 2012 Today the Charlotte City Council is expected to hear the latest proposal for a city subsidy for a proposed new uptown stadium for the Charlotte Knights. Already, the team's request to the city has been reduced to an $8.5 million investment from $11... Read more »

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City Smack Down: Charlotte vs Tampa

By at May 16, 2012 | 2:12 pm | 0 Comment

City Smack Down: Charlotte vs Tampa

It’s time for a city smackdown! As part of CNN's Destination USA project, they’re pitting rival cities against each other. This time, it's the rivalry of the convention cities: Charlotte, North Carolina (home of the 2012 Democratic National Convention) vs. Tampa,... Read more »

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Tiger Woods To Play Wells Fargo Championship At Quail Hollow‎

By at April 12, 2012 | 7:23 am | 0 Comment

Tiger Woods To Play Wells Fargo Championship At Quail Hollow‎

April 12, 2012 Tiger Woods announces that he will play in the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship At Quail Hollow‎, in Charlotte, NC. After a disappointing performance at this year's Masters, Woods is taking a three-week break before returning to golf at the Wells Fargo... Read more »

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Charlotte Airport Ranked 6th Busiest In The World

By at April 5, 2012 | 4:09 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte Airport Ranked 6th Busiest In The World

April 4, 2012 Airports Council International (ACI) has released a report that shows Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the world. The 2011 preliminary rankings were recently released and the final report will be published later... Read more »

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Charlotte Urban Area Population Fastest Growing From 2000-2010

By at March 27, 2012 | 11:24 am | 0 Comment

March 27, 2012 According to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Charlotte area grew faster than any other urbanized area with a population of 1 million or more from 2000 to 2010. Charlotte’s urban area grew 64.6 percent, to 1.25 million people during this time... Read more »

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Charlotte Bobcats Waive Boris Diaw

By at March 21, 2012 | 6:08 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Bobcats Waive Boris Diaw

March 21, 2012 The Charlotte Bobcats have announced that they've waived veteran forward Boris Diaw. Diaw's agent said Wednesday morning that his client reached an agreement on a contract buyout that will allow him to sign with another team. Doug Neustadt said Diaw... Read more »

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Charlotte Gas Prices Continue To Rise

By at March 19, 2012 | 5:59 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Gas Prices Continue To Rise

March 19, 2012 According to AAA Carolinas, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the Charlotte market has climbed to $3.79 from $3.77 a week ago. A month ago, a gallon of regular gas cost $3.69 in the Charlotte metro area. The average price in North... Read more »

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Charlotte Knights Make Pitch For Uptown Stadium Funding

By at March 15, 2012 | 12:19 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte Knights Make Pitch For Uptown Stadium Funding

March 14, 2012 The Charlotte Knights Minor League baseball team are making their formal pitch this week for city funding to help build a new stadium in uptown Charlotte. Part of the argument they'll present to a city council meeting on Thursday is the projection that a... Read more »

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Epicentre Emerges From Bankruptcy Protection

By at March 9, 2012 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment

Epicentre Emerges From Bankruptcy Protection

March 9, 2012 Nearly two years after its owners put the EpiCentre into Chapter 11 to avoid foreclosure, the uptown Charlotte entertainment complex has emerged from bankruptcy protection. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges approved a liquidation plan Thursday that... Read more »

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Donald Trump Continues Efforts To Own Charlotte Area Country Club

By at March 8, 2012 | 10:40 pm | 0 Comment

Donald Trump Continues Efforts To Own Charlotte Area Country Club

March 8, 2012 Donald Trump was in Charlotte Wednesday to meet with residents at The Point Lake and Golf Club in Mooresville, continuing his push to purchase the country club. The real estate mogul and NBC reality star spoke at a members-only town hall meeting at the... Read more »

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President Obama To Visit Mt. Holly Truck Plant

By at March 6, 2012 | 10:08 pm | 0 Comment

President Obama To Visit Mt. Holly Truck Plant

March 6, 2012 President Barack Obama will visit the Freightliner truck plant in Mount Holly Wednesday to talk about the economy. In 2010, the plant was down to just 120 assembly line workers. Since last summer, hundreds of laid-off union workers have been rehired,... Read more »

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Microsoft Supports Charlotte Works

By at March 5, 2012 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

Microsoft Supports Charlotte Works

March 5, 2012 By NC Tech News Mayor Anthony Foxx will participate in a ribbon cutting on March 6th at 10:30 am at the newest Charlotte Works’ Shared Network Access Point (SNAP) site, Community Outreach Christian Ministries at 1800 Brewton Dr, Charlotte, NC. The ribbon... Read more »

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XPO Logistics Bringing 200 Jobs To Charlotte

By at February 29, 2012 | 5:28 pm | 0 Comment

XPO Logistics Bringing 200 Jobs To Charlotte

February 29, 2012 XPO Logistics Inc announced on Tuesday that it will hire 200 employees in the Charlotte area as it opens a North American operations center. The Michigan-based logistics company will add 200 jobs in accounting, finance, human resources, internet... Read more »

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CIAA Celebrating 100th Year Anniversary This Week In Charlotte

By at February 27, 2012 | 6:16 pm | 0 Comment

CIAA Celebrating 100th Year Anniversary This Week In Charlotte

By Associated Press The CIAA tournament has experienced unprecedented growth over the past decade and interim Commissioner Peggy Davis has no plans to let that momentum slip. Her goal is to build a stronger CIAA. This week the conference comprised mostly of... Read more »

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Bobcats, Jordan Host 2nd Annual Cats Care Day of Service

By at February 21, 2012 | 1:31 pm | 0 Comment

Bobcats, Jordan Host 2nd Annual Cats Care Day of Service

February 21, 2012 Bobcats, Jordan Host 2nd Annual Cats Care Day of Service BSE Partners with SportSouth, Second Harvest Food Bank to Give Back Bobcats Sports & Entertainment (BSE) and FOX Sports' regional network SportSouth partnered on Monday to help fight hunger... Read more »

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Duke Energy & Progress Energy Revise Merger Plan

By at February 17, 2012 | 7:14 pm | 0 Comment

Duke Energy & Progress Energy Revise Merger Plan

February 17, 2012 Duke Energy of Charlotte has submitted another merger plan to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for their twice rejected proposal to acquire Raleigh based Progress Energy in a $13.7 billion all-stock deal that would create the nation's... Read more »

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Feds Approve $70M For Blue Line Light Rail Extension

By at February 15, 2012 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

Feds Approve $70M For Blue Line Light Rail Extension

February 15, 2012 The federal government on Tuesday committed $70 million for a project to extend Charlotte's Lynx Blue Line Light Rail, paving the way for the expected grant agreement to be approved in the fall to fully fund completion of the project. During a... Read more »

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CMS Bus Driver & Students Honored For Response To Bus Fire

By at February 13, 2012 | 10:10 am | 0 Comment

CMS Bus Driver & Students Honored For Response To Bus Fire

January 13, 2012 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) bus driver Lindora Richardson will be honored today for her efforts in saving students aboard a school bus that started smoking then caught fire. Charlotte Fire Chief Jon Hannan is expected to present Richardson... Read more »

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Madonna Performing In Charlotte, For The Very First Time

By at February 8, 2012 | 7:14 pm | 0 Comment

Madonna Performing In Charlotte, For The Very First Time

January 8, 2012 On the heels of her highly anticipated Super Bowl halftime performance, Madonna has announced a new world tour that begins on May 29 in Israel and stops at Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena on November 15th. Tickets for the Charlotte concert go on... Read more »

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Extended Stay Hotels Headquarters To Add 60+ Finance Jobs In Charlotte

By at February 8, 2012 | 5:14 pm | 0 Comment

Extended Stay Hotels Headquarters To Add 60+ Finance Jobs In Charlotte

February 8, 2012 Extended Stay Hotels is hiring about 60 to 65 new employees in its finance division as the company completes its headquarters move to Charlotte. Most positions are traditional jobs like accounting, accounts receivable and accounts payable, said Randy... Read more »

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Charlotte Area Student Wins Super Bowl Honor

By at February 6, 2012 | 10:35 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte Area Student Wins Super Bowl Honor

February 6, 2012 James Gale, a fifth-grader at Weddington Elementary, was chosen as the NFL Play 60 Super Kid and presented the official football to the referee on the 50-yard line before the kickoff at this year's Super Bowl. He also got his 30 seconds of fame during... Read more »

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Venues Announced For DNC Host Committee Events

By at February 1, 2012 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Venues Announced For DNC Host Committee Events

February 1, 2012 At a press conference yesterday at the Charlotte Museum of History, the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee announced the venues that have been selected to host welcome events for the 15,000 members of the media and approximately 6,000 delegates... Read more »

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Animal Walk Will Not Occur Tonight

By at January 31, 2012 | 9:12 pm | 0 Comment

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Animal Walk Will Not Occur Tonight

January 31, 2012 UPDATE: The Grand Animal Walk will not occur tonight due to an issue with the railroad. The walk was originally scheduled for 10pm but the train is stuck 60 miles outside of Charlotte and arrival time is still to be determined. The Grand Animal Walk... Read more »

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