Archive: Charlotte Exclusives

  • Bowling for Dollars

    With the Tire Bowl in Charlotte just a few weeks away, questions arise about the possible need for public money to help keep the game going in the future.

  • Bad News is No News

    When Judge Howard Manning, Jr. questions how CMS uses its resources, that sounds interesting. The judge has only spent a decade working on the topic of public school spending in North Carolina.

  • Signs of the Times

    The new uptown arena plans signs of a size and type city regulations usually forbid. But with the city paying for the building how can Charlotte regulators turn the idea down?…

  • Performance Anxiety

    Charlotte ranks in the middle of the pack according to a new study of high performing U.S. cities. By cultivating risk taking, Charlotte can improve on that.

  • Paying the Cost to Be the Boss

    Charlotte's $400 million plan for it's first stretch of light rail mass transit finds itself trying to make up a $15 million shortfall. And that's just the first round of bids for the project.

  • No Safe Harbor for Private Ryan

    Charlotte's WSOC was among the TV stations which opted not to air Saving Private Ryan because of fear that the federal regulators might fine the station. There is a fix for this rather absurd outcome, one which would inject property rights and some common sense to the mix.