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Mecklenburg County News

Clodfelter leaves NC Senate before becoming Charlotte mayor

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The next mayor of Charlotte has officially resigned from the North Carolina Senate. Dan Clodfelter sent his resignation letter to Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday, one day after the Charlotte City Council chose Clodfelter to serve out the unexpired two-year term of Patrick Cannon. Full story...
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Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign results in 3,164 DWI arrests

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videoSanta was not the only one who made a naughty list over the holidays. Law enforcement officers across the state did, too, as they patrolled day and night, catching drivers who got behind the wheel impaired. Full story...
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Charlotte airport using worms to eat trash

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials are using more than one million worms to eat leftover food. Full story...
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Studio developer wants money for Charlotte project

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A developer says he needs about $25 million from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to turn an old mall into a movie studio, hotel and retail space. Full story...
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2 NC governments consider incentives for Carowinds

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Local governments are considering whether to help Carowinds by giving more than $900,000 in incentives to the corporate owner of the theme park that straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina. Full story...
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NC judge OKs Charlotte gang crackdown with new law

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A Mecklenburg County judge is the first to use a North Carolina law that forbids members of a street gang from having any contact with each other. Full story...
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Dozens stuck in air after Carowinds ride malfunctions

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Some thrill seekers at Carowinds said they got more than a bird's eye view of Charlotte after getting buckled into one of the park's most popular rides: the WindSeeker. Full story...
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Charlotte Douglas airport laments day of problems

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Things can only get better at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Anything that could go wrong on Wednesday actually did. Full story...
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Online option for NC local governments approved

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The Senate has again narrowly passed legislation allowing local governments in some North Carolina counties to use their own web sites to post required legal notices instead of local newspaper advertisements. Full story...
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Charlotte makes finishing touches as DNC nears

With the opening gavel of the Democratic National Convention less than two days away, Charlotte is finishing up months of preparations.

About 6,000 delegates and alternates are expected for the event, along with some 15,000 credentialed members of the media.

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