Officials broke ground Friday on Charlotte Gateway Station, which will bring intercity rail service to uptown. Passenger rail service won’t begin for years, but the station will likely bring more development to the edges of uptown.
The RNC’s 2016 host committee received $67 million in contributions, according to media reports. Charlotte’s committee would have to raise a similar amount in cash and in-kind contributions, like donating meeting space.
Wells Fargo has lost its title as third-largest U.S. bank by assets to Citigroup, which has bumped Wells to fourth place, the latest example of how Wells is falling behind competitors as it grapples with scandals.
How much economic impact will the 2020 Republican National Convention have in Charlotte? Supporters tout the RNC’s boost for the local economy, while more skeptical voices caution that the economic impact of conventions is overstated.
Charlotte officials plan to break ground this week on a new Gateway Station in uptown Charlotte, but it might still be a few years before trains start rolling and Amtrak passenger service restarts uptown.
An Indiana woman recuperating in a Missouri hospital after losing nine family members in a boating accident says part of the reason the family went on the excursion was for her autistic 9-year-old son.
Wildlife groups fear a proposed river crossing for a $2 billion power line project that will funnel wind and solar energy from rural spots in New Mexico and Arizona to larger markets in the American Southwest could be a death trap for migratory birds.