Charlotte leaders, CMPD discuss efforts to combat affordable housing crisis
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Charlotte leaders and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department meet Friday to discuss efforts to combat the affordable housing crisis in the Queen City.
Mayor Vi Lyles explained the city’s goals, how the police department and city council are working with local organizations and possible solutions to Charlotte’s affordable housing problem.
“We’re reaching out to the community to help us stop evictions,” said Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles. “Make sure that people know that they can volunteer to make sure a family has furniture when we provide a place to live.”
Charlotte’s Housing and Neighborhood Services organization is currently working toward city council’s goal to create 5,000 affordable housing units in the next three years.
Controversial housing development proposed in Gaston County
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Some Gaston County homeowners are not happy about a development proposal for 1,500 new homes in the area. “Right where we are the houses will be developed just 50 feet from here," said Zach Hooper, a Cramerton Community Committee member and local real estate agent. Neighbors say that 50 feet from […]
CBD dispensary opens in Charlotte despite stigma, setbacks
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A first-of-its-kind shop in Charlotte is booming with business – but you might not even understand what it is or how it works. It’s a CBD dispensary, selling things including oils and edibles, all from a strain of the marijuana plant – but none of it can get you high. “It […]
Popular real estate website Zillow plans to enter Charlotte’s hot housing market
Zillow is planning to launch a service this winter that will give sellers cash offers for their homes. (Observer archives) CHARLOTTE, NC (Cassie Cope/Charlotte Observer) – The popular real estate website Zillow plans to launch “Zillow Offers” in Charlotte this winter, allowing sellers to request a cash offer from the company to buy their home. […]
Let’s remember all of Charlotte’s history – even the struggles
With music, images and a moving narrative, the bygone lives of Piedmont textile workers were brought to life Thursday night through a multi-media collaboration among the Charlotte Symphony, The Charlotte Museum of History and the great-granddaughter of a textile worker killed during a famous 1929 mill workers’ strike. The event came together as one of […]
Carolina Cat Hosts Open House in South Charlotte, N.C.
Carolina Cat maintains a large inventory of Caterpillar products to meet its customers’ needs. On May 24, 2018, Carolina Cat hosted an open house at its South Charlotte, N.C., location. At the event, the Rey Taco food truck offered a full menu of tacos and other Mexican cuisine. The local Spanish radio station, Laraza, also […]
Where will NC State target Drake Thomas play college football? Here’s when we’ll know. | Charlotte Observer
Football fans won’t have to wait much longer to find out where Drake Thomas will play in college. Thomas, a Class of 2019 three-star recruit from Heritage High, posted on Twitter Wednesday that he will be making his announcement on June 1 at 3:30 p.m. at the school. The 6-1, 225-pound inside linebacker has N.C. […]
NC Assoc. of Educators: ‘May 16 is going to be a big day’
Thousands of teachers across North Carolina have requested leave on May 16 to attend the March for Students and Rally for Respect event in Raleigh, planned by the North Carolina Association of Educators. (Source: WECT) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Thousands of teachers across North Carolina have requested leave on May 16 to attend […]
Charlotte Among Best Cities For Business Startups
CHARLOTTE, NC — Tired of punching someone else’s time clock? If you’ve been thinking about starting your own business, you’re well positioned if you live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the best large city to start a new business, according to a new study. Charlotte ranked No. 9 among 180 cities considered in the analysis. About […]
Lake Norman estate of late NFL Hall of Famer Reggie White still available in Charlotte area after bids fall short – Silicon Valley Business Journal
The recent process to auction off late NFL Hall of Famer Reggie White’s estate in North Carolina has failed to secure a sale. Designed by White and wife Sara, the three-story luxury home at Lake Norman in Charlotte, N.C., went up for auction in mid-March but did not garner a high enough bid to trade […]
‘The Headliners’ part 1: Upcoming events across NC
Keeping track with our initiative to spotlight North Carolina startup and tech events, WRAL TechWire’s weekly “Headliners” column is now divided into two parts—inside and outside the Triangle. Below is a list of April meetups, conferences, workshops, socials and networking events happening in Asheville, Charlotte, the Piedmont Triad, and other areas throughout North Carolina. To […]