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.
Charlotteans are friendly and nice, according to scads of reports. Wrote Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times: The good people of Charlotte have been exceedingly friendly. Ive been greeted with smiles and Hows it going? at every turn. Hollywood producer Brent Roske said: Every question weve asked has been answered with a smile. That sounds like a cliche. But it has blown me away. People smile in Los Angeles, as long as theyre in front of a camera.
By Meghan Cooke and Ames Alexander | E-mail
| September 8, 2012
Six protesters, arms linked, sat on a sprawling banner in the middle of an uptown intersection Thursday as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe stood nearby, conferring with other officers.
The overnight report from the DNC party beat: The streets themselves had a festive feel Thursday night. On College Street, a jazz saxophone player set up in front of BLT Steak. Farther down the block, crowds gathered on the corner and stairs to watch the big screens in front of CNN Grill at Epicentre.
By Lisa Lerer And Julie Bykowicz | Bloomberg News
| September 7, 2012
Bankers in Charlotte prepared for the worst, bracing themselves for verbal barrages from the Democratic Party’s convention stage and fencing in the entrances to guard their high-rise office towers against protests.