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Mecklenburg County boosts early voting hours, sites for primary
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:48:32 -0700

Early voting starts across North Carolina on Thursday, and nowhere will voters have more opportunities to take advantage of it than in Mecklenburg County.

Cabarrus budget battle to heat up again Monday night
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:12:26 -0700

The controversy over county budget proposals in Cabarrus County continues, and for many the question is will the budget plan put forth by Commissioner Jason Oesterreich result in deep cuts to vital county

Altria sells idled NC cigarette plant for $68.5M
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:56:27 -0700

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The owner of the nation's biggest tobacco company, Philip Morris USA, has sold a North Carolina cigarette plant it idled in 2009.

Altria sells idled N.C. cigarette plant for $68.5M
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:13:28 -0700

The owner of the nation's biggest tobacco company, Philip Morris USA, has sold a North Carolina cigarette plant it idled in 2009.

Three seek Dist. 3 seat for schools
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:09:08 -0700

This report is part of a series of candidates’ statements in contested races in the year’s general election. Voting day for the primary is Tuesday, May 6.

Study: 4 local counties among healthiest in NC
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:26:44 -0700

Mecklenburg County is among four local counties ranked in the ten healthiest in North Carolina. The yearly study named Watauga County second healthiest, with Union County fourth and Mecklenburg sixth. Cabarrus County came in ninth. Wake County was ranked as the healthiest in the state. The study looked at factors like access to healthy foods, smoking, teen birth rates and obesity.

Altria Sells N.C. Cigarette Plant For $68.5M
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:37:29 -0700

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The owner of the nation's biggest tobacco company, Philip Morris USA, has sold a North Carolina cigarette plant it idled in 2009. Richmond, Va.-based Altria Group Inc. said Monday that the property in Cabarrus County was sold last week to Victory Industrial Park LLC. The property includes 3.5 million square feet of buildings, including the old cigarette manufacturing ...

Fitch Affirms Concord, NC's COPs & LOBs at 'AA'; Outlook Stable
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:37:00 -0700

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings on Concord, North Carolina's bonds:

Widened Interstate 85 opens in Cabarrus County
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:58:58 -0700

Interstate 85 will be a bit wider in Cabarrus County soon.

Warren's Weekly: energy, elections, unemployment insurance among top topics
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:13:06 -0700

Each week Rowan County District 77 Representative harry Warren provides WBTV with a newsletter about what's happening in the General Assembly, with a particular eye on things having an impact on Rowan