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Wake Forest University Opens Charlotte Center

By at January 26, 2012 | 4:12 pm | 0 Comment

Wake Forest University Opens Charlotte Center

January 26, 2012 Hundreds of Wake Forest students, faculty, staff, alumni and local dignitaries were in attendance to celebrate the grand opening of the University’s new Uptown Charlotte campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 26th. The 30,000... Read more »

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Cam Newton Added To Pro Bowl

By at January 23, 2012 | 3:01 pm | 0 Comment

Cam Newton Added To Pro Bowl

January 23, 2012 Carolina Panthers' rookie quarterback Cam Newton has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster and will play in the NFL's all-star game on Sunday at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii (NBC, 7 p.m. ET). Newton replaces quarterback Eli Manning, who will play... Read more »

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Southwest Airlines to Fly Out of Charlotte

By at January 20, 2012 | 7:47 pm | 0 Comment

Southwest Airlines to Fly Out of Charlotte

January 20, 2012 Southwest Airlines will begin flying out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport as part of its acquisition of AirTran Airways. The nation's largest low-cost carrier says Charlotte is one of 22 Air Tran destinations that will be integrated into... Read more »

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Charlotte Expected To Add New Jobs in 2012

By at January 18, 2012 | 6:54 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Expected To Add New Jobs in 2012

January 18, 2012 A recently released report states that the Charlotte region is expected to add new jobs in 2012 and that the area has gone from negative to positive job growth, and at a higher rate than many other major U.S. cities. Although growth is expected,... Read more »

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Crime in Charlotte Down 7 Percent in 2011

By at January 17, 2012 | 6:53 pm | 0 Comment

Crime in Charlotte Down 7 Percent in 2011

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has released its annual crime statistics for 2011 and overall crime is down 7 percent. CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe spoke Tuesday morning at the department's Providence Division, the area which saw the biggest decrease in crime.... Read more »

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Charlotte DNC Shortened To 3 Days

By at January 17, 2012 | 2:29 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte DNC Shortened To 3 Days

January 17, 2012 The 2012 Democratic National Convention, being held in Charlotte in September, will be shortened from the traditional four days to three. "We are shortening the convention program from the traditional four days to three," Democratic National... Read more »

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Bank of America Mortgage Outreach Event for Customers Facing Hardship

By at January 13, 2012 | 4:11 pm | 0 Comment

Bank of America Mortgage Outreach Event for Customers Facing Hardship

As part of Bank of America’s commitment to providing assistance to customers who are experiencing financial hardship, Bank of America is hosting a free, three-day customer outreach event - Thursday, January 12 - Saturday, January 14, 2012. While customers are on-site... Read more »

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Daimler Trucks To Add 1,200 Jobs In Greater Charlotte Region

By at January 12, 2012 | 8:12 pm | 0 Comment

Daimler Trucks To Add 1,200 Jobs In Greater Charlotte Region

January 12, 2012 Daimler Trucks North America will add 1,100 jobs at its Freightliner truck plant in Rowan County, as well as boosting the work force at its Gastonia parts plant by about 100 employees. Freight volume is back up to pre-crisis levels, and vehicle fleets... Read more »

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Chiquita Golf Classic Relocates To Charlotte

By at January 11, 2012 | 10:21 pm | 0 Comment

Chiquita Golf Classic Relocates To Charlotte

January 11, 2012 The PGA Tour's Nationwide Tour will partner with Chiquita Brands to bring the Nationwide Tour to Charlotte, NC for the first time in 2012 when the Chiquita Classic is played September 24-30 at The Club at Longview. The announcement comes six weeks after... Read more »

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Construction Completed For Osso Restaurant & Lounge

By at January 11, 2012 | 9:31 pm | 0 Comment

Construction Completed For Osso Restaurant & Lounge

Hendrick Construction Completes Osso Restaurant & Lounge NC Music Factory's New Restaurant is Upscale Modern Lounge CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Hendrick Construction, Inc. has completed the stylish Osso Restaurant & Lounge, which is now... Read more »

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Charlotte Area Gas Prices Soar

By at January 9, 2012 | 12:47 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Area Gas Prices Soar

January 9, 2012 Drivers stopping to fill up their gas tanks can expect to start paying more this week. Gas prices have increased more than 15 cents in just seven days. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the Charlotte market has jumped to $3.43 from... Read more »

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Bobcats Defeat Knicks On The Road 118-110

By at January 5, 2012 | 8:06 am | 0 Comment

Bobcats Defeat Knicks On The Road 118-110

January 5, 2012 Boris Diaw rebounded from a dreadful game a night earlier with a season-high 27 points, and the Charlotte Bobcats snapped a four-game losing streak with a 118-110 victory last night over the Knicks in New York. Gerald Henderson added 24 points for the... Read more »

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Charlotte Proposes Ordinance Changes For Safety During DNC

By at January 4, 2012 | 6:45 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Proposes Ordinance Changes For Safety During DNC

January 4, 2012 The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the City Attorney presented ordinance changes to Charlotte City Council Tuesday night - changes they believe are necessary to keep residents, politicians and visitors safe during the Democratic National... Read more »

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Panthers Steve Smith taking WR Teammates to Pro Bowl

By at January 2, 2012 | 3:39 pm | 0 Comment

Panthers Steve Smith taking WR Teammates to Pro Bowl

January 2, 2012 Only two Carolina Panthers were named to the Pro Bowl, wide receiver Steve Smith and center Ryan Kalil, but the team will have many more representatives in Honolulu. Steve Smith, who earned his fifth Pro Bowl honor, has decided to bring his wide receiver... Read more »

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Designated Drivers Encouraged on New Year’s Eve

By at December 29, 2011 | 7:22 pm | 0 Comment

Designated Drivers Encouraged on New Year’s Eve

December 29, 2011 New Year's Eve is a busy time for drunken driving checkpoints because too many people do not make good decisions. Statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal fewer people are drinking and driving compared to five... Read more »

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Drop in Charlotte Housing Prices Slowing

By at December 26, 2011 | 7:36 pm | 0 Comment

Drop in Charlotte Housing Prices Slowing

December 26, 2011 Housing prices in Charlotte dropped 1.2 percent in the year ending Oct. 31, according to Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller home price index. That decrease was better than the larger drops seen at 16 of the 20 major cities tracked in the index, and... Read more »

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Charlotte Receives $18M Grant For Light Rail Improvements

By at December 20, 2011 | 5:41 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Receives $18M Grant For Light Rail Improvements

December 20, 2011 The city of Charlotte has received an $18 million federal grant to help improve the Lynx Blue Light Rail line. Peter Rogoff, the top executive at the Federal Transit Administration, brought the check to Charlotte and presented it to Mayor Anthony... Read more »

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Bismack Biyombo Agrees to $1.5M Buyout; Free to Join Bobcats

By at December 19, 2011 | 10:55 am | 0 Comment

Bismack Biyombo Agrees to $1.5M Buyout; Free to Join Bobcats

December 19, 2011 Forward Bismack Biyombo is set to join the Charlotte Bobcats after agreeing to pay a buyout clause to be released from his contract with his Spanish team, NBA.com reports. Biyombo initially sought to avoid paying the $1.5 million buyout fee, but his... Read more »

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Brotha Fred’s Charlotte Radio Run Ends; Ace & TJ Returns

By at December 18, 2011 | 4:01 pm | 0 Comment

Brotha Fred’s Charlotte Radio Run Ends; Ace & TJ Returns

December 18, 2011 After more than 5 years on the Charlotte airwaves, Brotha Fred's morning radio show has ended on Channel 96.1, being replaced by the Ace & TJ show. Brotha Fred, real name Christopher Frederick, told fans on Facebook: “I am beyond appreciative... Read more »

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Charlotte Population Grows By 35 Percent Since 2005

By at December 15, 2011 | 10:03 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte Population Grows By 35 Percent Since 2005

December 15, 2011 The city of Charlotte’s population grew more than 35 percent since 2005. That increase pushed the Queen City to the 17th largest city in the nation with 731,424 residents estimated in 2010. Charlotte has more people than cities like Washington,... Read more »

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Message From Michael Jordan

By at December 13, 2011 | 9:34 am | 0 Comment

Message From Michael Jordan

Message From Michael Jordan December 12, 2011 Dear Charlotte Bobcats Fans: Throughout my basketball career, I don't think there has ever been a time when I have been more excited to get a season started. This was a challenging offseason for our franchise and the... Read more »

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CATS Receives Record of Decision for Blue Line Light Rail Extension

By at December 12, 2011 | 8:25 pm | 0 Comment

CATS Receives Record of Decision for Blue Line Light Rail Extension

December 12, 2011 The future of mass transit in the Charlotte region reached another milestone this month. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) received its Record of Decision from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the LYNX Blue Line Extension light rail... Read more »

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Charlotte 49ers Advance to Men’s Soccer Finals

By at December 9, 2011 | 11:13 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte 49ers Advance to Men’s Soccer Finals

December 9, 2011 Unseeded Charlotte 49ers beat second-seeded Creighton 4-1 in penalty kicks Friday night to advance to the NCAA men's soccer final for the first time. The 49ers (17-4-3) and Bluejays (21-3) failed to score in regulation and both of the 10-minute... Read more »

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Charlotte Bobcats 2011-12 Schedule Released‏

By at December 6, 2011 | 5:29 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Bobcats 2011-12 Schedule Released‏

December 6, 2011 With the NBA lockout finally being resolved, the NBA has released this season's games schedule for all 30 teams, including the Charlotte Bobcats. The league's shortened 66-game slate means teams will not play all out-of-conference teams twice, so... Read more »

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ACC Championship Game To Remain In Charlotte

By at December 5, 2011 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

ACC Championship Game To Remain In Charlotte

Monday, December 5, 2011 Charlotte will continue as the host city for the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship football game for at least two more years. The 2012 and 2013 Dr Pepper ACC championship games will continue to be held at Charlotte's Bank of America... Read more »

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Chiquita Chooses Charlotte For New Headquarters

By at November 30, 2011 | 1:04 pm | 0 Comment

Chiquita Chooses Charlotte For New Headquarters

November 30, 2011 After months of consideration, Banana giant Chiquita Brands International has decided to move their headquarters from their current location in Cincinatti, OH to the city of Charlotte, NC. Chiquita confirmed Tuesday it will move its global... Read more »

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Charlotte Bobcats & NBA Get Back To Work

By at November 26, 2011 | 4:46 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Bobcats & NBA Get Back To Work

November 26, 2011 After a lockout that lasted for 5 months, the Charlotte Bobcats and the rest of the NBA have reached an agreement to begin the NBA season in late December. Over the weekend, players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a new, 10-year labor... Read more »

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Charlotte-to-Mooresville Train Being Considered

By at November 22, 2011 | 12:20 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte-to-Mooresville Train Being Considered

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Various city and county leaders have been pushing for over a year to approve plans to extend Charlotte’s proposed Red Line commuter train into the city of Mooresville. Leaders said the Red Line will not only move people across the region,... Read more »

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Duke Energy Merger Expected To Add More Charlotte Jobs

By at November 19, 2011 | 5:16 pm | 0 Comment

Duke Energy Merger Expected To Add More Charlotte Jobs

Saturdy, November 19, 2011 While some positions will be eliminated company wide in Duke Energy Corp's $26 billion merger with Progress Energy Inc, Charlotte will end up gaining local jobs in the deal. According to Duke Chief Executive Jim Rogers, up to 2,000 positions... Read more »

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Toll Lanes May Be Coming To Charlotte

By at November 18, 2011 | 6:41 pm | 0 Comment

Toll Lanes May Be Coming To Charlotte

Friday, November 18, 2011 North Carolina is considering adding a toll lane as part of a project to widen I-485 in South Charlotte and Pineville. The N.C. Department of Transportation is likely to add a high-occupancy toll lane, or HOT lane, in both directions of I-485... Read more »

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Returning to Charlotte Area ‎

By at November 17, 2011 | 7:19 pm | 0 Comment

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Returning to Charlotte Area ‎

Thursday, November 17, 2011 ABC-TV's Emmy-winning reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will be returning to Charlotte as a local company has recently been selected as the builder for an upcoming episode to be filmed in December. The family receiving the... Read more »

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Charlotte To Receive $50M For DNC Security

By at November 15, 2011 | 6:42 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte To Receive $50M For DNC Security

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 A Congressional committee has approved the bill for the city of Charlotte to receive $50 million in federal security funds for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The committee issued a report that sets aside $50 million for Charlotte,... Read more »

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AT&T LTE Network Expands To Charlotte & 5 Other Cities

By at November 14, 2011 | 8:55 pm | 0 Comment

AT&T LTE Network Expands To Charlotte & 5 Other Cities

Monday, November 14, 2011 AT&T has announced six new markets for its new high speed mobile 4G LTE network, including the city of Charlotte. Charlotte, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Indianapolis, and San Juan in Puerto Rico will all see the launch of LTE on... Read more »

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Charlotte Leaders Take Business Trip To China

By at November 11, 2011 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

Friday, November 11, 2011 Mayor Anthony Foxx and other Charlotte leaders are currently in China as part of an eleven-member delegation of city officials and local business people. The delegation will spend the 10-day trip meeting with business and political leaders in... Read more »

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ACC Championship Game Sells Out

By at November 10, 2011 | 9:59 am | 0 Comment

ACC Championship Game Sells Out

Thursday, November 10, 2011 The 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference football championship game, held on December 3rd and at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium, has sold out of general public tickets. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday it has sold out of... Read more »

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Wells Fargo Donates $100,000 to Charlotte Nonprofits

By at November 8, 2011 | 2:08 pm | 0 Comment

Wells Fargo Donates $100,000 to Charlotte Nonprofits

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Wells Fargo donates $100,000 to Charlotte nonprofits Wells Fargo announced that it has given $100,000 to Charlotte nonprofits to mark the North Carolina conversion of Wachovia branches. Receiving money: The Second Harvest Food... Read more »

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Lil Kim Opens New Hair Salon in Charlotte

By at November 6, 2011 | 7:47 pm | 0 Comment

Lil Kim Opens New Hair Salon in Charlotte

November 06, 2011 Hip Hop mogul Lil Kim & her business partner Katrise Jones have announced the launch of their latest Salon Se Swa location - Charlotte. Salon Se Swa's Charlotte location officially opened on October 31st, and is located at 1001 E. WT. Blvd Suite E.... Read more »

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Boston’s Northeastern University Opens Satellite Campus in Charlotte

By at November 2, 2011 | 5:46 pm | 0 Comment

Boston’s Northeastern University Opens Satellite Campus in Charlotte

November 2, 2011 Advancing a model of higher education that moves “beyond the traditional boundaries of place,” Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun announced that the university will launch a system of regional campuses in selected American cities. The... Read more »

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Michael Jordan Leaves Presidents Cup Role

By at November 2, 2011 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

Michael Jordan Leaves Presidents Cup Role

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Michael Jordan's responsibilities as owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and work to resolve the current NBA lockout will keep him from being an assistant captain on the US Presidents Cup golf team. "After careful consideration, it is with... Read more »

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UNC Charlotte Names New Football Field

By at November 1, 2011 | 3:57 pm | 0 Comment

UNC Charlotte Names New Football Field

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 The Charlotte 49ers football team, which will begin play in 2013 as an FCS independent, now has an official name for their field - McColl-Richardson Field, in honor of former Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry... Read more »

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