Tag:charlotte

  • A City With Queenly Aspirations

    CHARLOTTE — Charlotte is North Carolina’s “Queen City” — or at least a city with queenly aspirations. The main difference may be that instead of peasants strewing the queen’s path with rose petals, working folks are paving Charlotte’s progress with tax dollars. Recent trends suggest that the city is well…

  • Costly Museum Move Roils Patrons

    RALEIGH — Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council is losing sight of the historical significance of its oldest fine arts gallery, according to some longtime supporters of the Mint Museum of Art. The ASC wants to move the Mint’s works to a yet-undetermined site uptown, from its current location in Eastover,…

  • High-Tax City Pushes Arts Projects

    RALEIGH — Charlotte has again shown up in the John Locke Foundation’s By The Numbers report with the highest per-capita tax burden of big cities in North Carolina, but that isn’t stopping officials from increasing it more to pay for arts projects. Members of a panel that includes four city…

  • Politicians Push Arts, Baseball Projects

    CHARLOTTE — Running a city of 600,000 people is a big-budget enterprise. Yet even by the standards of North Carolina’s largest city and county, Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have recently faced a large number of requests for assistance in financing high-visibility projects. Developers, local arts groups, and the city’s minor…

  • Housing Policies Fail in Durham, Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE — The fallout continues from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s audit into the activities of the Durham Housing Authority. In the latest reversal for the DHA, the agency has admitted that its attempts to convert the former Fayetteville Street public housing project into a privately owned…

  • Housing Nonprofit Cited for Misspending

    CHARLOTTE — Project Homestead, a Greensboro nonprofit that has received millions of dollars in government grants to help low- and middle-income families buy homes, is being investigated by a variety of law enforcement agencies after allocations of financial improprieties were reported by the News & Record of Greensboro. A roundup…