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.
Here’s How NC Rates For Active Lifestyles: Study
NORTH CAROLINA — New year, new you? While weight loss and getting fit are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions, as many as 92 percent of people who make diet- and workout-related pledges don’t stick to them, according to one study. But here in the Charlotte-metro region, we may have a slight advantage. According […]
American Landmark Expands NC Portfolio
Madison Square at Northlake American Landmark has increased its Charlotte, N.C. holdings with the purchase of Madison Square at Northlake, a 287-unit garden-style community. This marks the company’s seventh acquisition in the city and comes just weeks after the firm bought The Oaks, a 318-unit asset located in the North Charlotte submarket. Joined by its […]
Charlotte Weather: Big Improvements For The Work Week
CHARLOTTE, NC — Clear, sunny skies will hold off gloomy, cold winter weather a few more days in Mooresville as this week will be filled with plenty of sunshine. Until Thursday, when rain moves back into the region, that is. The dreary weather won’t stick around for too long, and the weekend will be one […]
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The Defenders: NC lawmakers trying to toughen texting and driving laws
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina lawmakers are drafting new legislation that would require drivers to be hands-free on their cell phones. It comes after our Defenders team revealed the legal obstacles which make it harder for police to prove someone is texting and driving. State Senator Jeff Tarte is taking action. He told NBC Charlotte […]
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 […]