City officials say more than seven tons of recyclable materials were collected in uptown during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month, an amount that almost surpasses what had been collected in the area all year.
Former Time staff photographer Bill Eppridge talks about his exhibit "One America, One American: Robert F. Kennedy Through the Lens of Bill Eppridge." Housed in The Charlotte Observer lobby the exhibition is open to the public September 4 through October 19 1012.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools families and officials let out a collective sigh of relief this week, after almost 123,000 bus-riders got to and from school without major delays or incidents caused by last weeks Democratic National Convention.
The city of Charlotte says it tried to manage the array of souvenir vendors along College Street that became an issue among licensed sellers tucked away in a parking lot during the Democratic National Convention.
Leaders of a coalition that pushed for hiring minority entrepreneurs during the Democratic National Convention now want to know how members fared. They’re polling members to find out who received contracts or subcontracts.
Democrats on Monday dismissed a suggestion by the top pollster for Republican Mitt Romney that President Barack Obama’s campaign is “laying the groundwork for a stealth withdrawal” from North Carolina.
Among 18- to 30-year-old voters, 36 percent are “very excited” – the lowest level of any age group, according to an Elon University/Charlotte Observer poll of likely voters conducted before the start of the Democratic National Convention.