Councilwoman: Trump supporters can't be in local government

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A Democratic member of a city council in North Carolina has drawn the ire of the local Republican party for saying that Trump supporters should not be leading local government

Mecklenburg may ban smoking from government grounds, parks

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE -- For years, government buildings in Mecklenburg County have been smoke-free – inside

American Airlines applies to start nonstop Charlotte – Cuba flights

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

American Airlines applied Wednesday for permission to fly nonstop from Charlotte to Havana, in a landmark move as U.S. government look to re-establish ties with Cuba air carriers and the U.S.

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Charlotte mayor: City shouldn't be punished for LGBT ordinance

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTECharlotte shouldn't be punished for an ordinance that was ultimately overturned by legislation preventing local and state governments from mandating protections for LGBT people, Mayor Jenn

Charlotte mayor: City shouldn't be punished for ordinance

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Charlotte shouldn't be punished for an ordinance that was ultimately overturned by legislation preventing local and state governments from mandating protections for LGBT people

Lawsuit: Law school defrauded taxpayers out of $285 million

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A lawsuit is accusing the Charlotte School of Law of defrauding taxpayers out of $285 million by admitting unqualified students, then manipulating records to keep them enrolled so the school could collect their government-supported tuition

Rays' catchers using wristbands amid rotation experiment

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

PORT CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Major League Baseball made game-calling more difficult for catchers this winter when it changed the rules governing mound visits. For backstops with the Tampa Bay Rays, things got even trickier when the club announced plans

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North Carolina AG won't defend transgender law in court

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — North Carolina's attorney general said Tuesday he won't defend in court a new state law preventing Charlotte and other local governments from approving protections for LGBT people, calling i

Mecklenburg asks state to ditch I-77 toll lanes

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg County is the latest local government to oppose plans to build toll lanes to widen Interstate 77 north of Charlotte

Mecklenburg County wants NC to ditch I-77 toll lane plans

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg County is the latest local government to oppose plans to build toll lanes to widen Interstate 77 north of Charlotte

Mecklenburg County wants NC to ditch I-77 toll lane plans

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Mecklenburg County is the latest local government to oppose plans to build toll lanes to widen Interstate 77 north of Charlotte

NC bill halting transgender ordinances heads to Senate

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — North Carolina legislators moved ahead Wednesday with stopping any local government in the state from passing an ordinance like the one Charlotte recently approved allowing transgender peopl

Bond denied for man accused of selling trade secrets

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A federal judge has denied bond for a Charlotte man who is accused of selling corporate trade secrets to the Chinese government

Groups file complaint over hog farms

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — A complaint filed with the federal government says North Carolina''s regulation of hog farms causes problems for minority residents

CEO salary at N Carolina local mental health agency slashed

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A regional managed-care mental health agency has cut its chief executive's salary dramatically, aligning it with state government directives and following North Carolina state audits scrutinizing his compensation

Rick Pitino praises NCAA for its professional investigation

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Rick Pitino praised the NCAA for its professional approach in the governing body's investigation of a sex scandal involving Louisville men's basketball and the coach pledged his program will be accountable for things that went wrong

Duke Energy gets new 40-year license for Catawba River

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The federal government has approved Duke Energy's license to manage 225 miles of the Catawba River in North Carolina and South Carolina for 40 more years

2 NC social workers admit $5M in Medicaid fraud

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Two Charlotte women face prison time after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud the federal government''s health insurance program for the poor of more than $5 million

Carolinas face cold, snowy winter

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — Carolinas residents can prepare for another winter of cold weather outbreaks and more snow and ice than usual, according to government scientists and forecasters with one of the country’s

2 NC women sentenced for Medicaid fraud

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — Two Charlotte-area women have been sentenced to prison for their roles in Medicaid fraud schemes that federal prosecutors say cheated the federal government out of millions of dollars

Duke buys major stake in REC Solar

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — The nation''s largest electric company is expanding its solar power holdings with an outfit that installs solar arrays for companies, governments and utilities

N.C. construction executive gets 2½ years in minority-contractor scam

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A politically connected paving contractor was sentenced to 2½ years in prison for his role in a bid-rigging and kickback scheme involving nearly $90 million in government highwa

Duke Energy gets new 40-year license for Catawba River

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The federal government has approved Duke Energy's license to manage 225 miles of the Catawba River in North Carolina and South Carolina for 40 more years

Man pleads guilty to corporate espionage, awaits sentencing

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A researcher has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole trade secrets from his government and civilian employers, but his attorneys are hoping to limit the time he serves in pr

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Investment group plans could bring 300-plus jobs to NC

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — A North Carolina government panel has agreed to award cash grants to a Texas-based investment management company for setting up its East Coast headquarters in the Charlotte area and bringing

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Audit: Better tracking needed on major IT projects

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — North Carolina state government does a poor job of keeping track of whether information technology projects are actually saving money, State Auditor Beth Wood''s office said Tuesday

Social worker charged with selling information

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — A Mecklenburg County social worker is accused by federal authorities of selling identifying information of federal Medicaid recipients to a man believed to have bilked the government out o

Mecklenburg weighs smoking ban for county buildings

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE - Mecklenburg County commissioners are scheduled to hear from the public today about a proposed ban on smoking on government grounds and all tobacco use – including electronic cigarettes – a

Best Locations In The US For A Tech Startup

YoungUpstarts

is very receptive to entrepreneurs whose startups can provide solutions to the government and defense sectors. Charlotte. Let’s say you have a great business idea that leverages the power of technology to meet a certain consumer or lifestyle need.

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The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Start a Business in for 2016

Up and Running

Government Requirements. Charlotte, NC. Coming in at number seven overall, Charlotte also ranks as the second best city after Grand Rapids when it comes to growth in number of small businesses. Charlotte Business Resources: Licensing and Permitting.

NCWIT Awards for Aspirations in Computing

Feld Thoughts

Several years ago on a Saturday I found myself at Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte. I had gone for a three hour run early in the morning on a beautiful spring day in Charlotte and my mind was wandering all over the place. Help out on systems for their schools and local governments. I was attending the second National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Awards for Aspirations in Computing event.

Second interview of Taffy Williams by Greg Viloria of the Nerd Stalker

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Everyone has a slant! Listen to mine in the interview on Nerd Stalker.

5 Patterns agile leaders must monitor

Taffy Williams

Government Regulations : Government regulations on certain beverages like sodas or alcohol may alter business and customer flow. When government takes property, a business owner must relocate and the area usually experiences changes in demographics and traffic.

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Champing At The Bit: Can You Pay Your Workers In Bitcoin?

YoungUpstarts

There is no middleman between parties exchanging the currency, unlike regular forms of payment that are backed and controlled by a central government authority or a bank. Adam Bridgers is an associate in Fisher Phillips’ Charlotte, N.C.

One rant after another is sometimes required

Taffy Williams

Having spent many years working for the government, I leaned that persistence and calmness pays off. I suspect I should not be so hard on others, since when I worked for the government one of my favorite lines was “You need to call … to get that resolved. Sorry, it''s not my department!

Your best customers sometimes kill your company

Taffy Williams

The US Government was the primary customer and maybe the only customer. When the company asked for the first order from the federal government, a onetime order of around $100,000 was received. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

A Corporate Spy Shop

Taffy Williams

Regulatory and Legal sites : The Freedom of Information act makes data from government-sponsored projects available. You may be able to obtain some info if government money used in the conduct of research for the program.

The beast can kill your startup if you are not persistent

Taffy Williams

The advantage in this case was that the mentor had extensive experience having worked for the US Government and recognized the Catch-22 of large organizations. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Get back up and try again!

Working hard is not enough

Taffy Williams

However, there are cases where team members do not possess the skill set to self-govern their own day-to-day activities or identification of objectives. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. This swan worked hard but never moved forward!

CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spin

Taffy Williams

I wanted to help the government, so. Check out the group Startup Group on Linkedin or his articles in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. ???? That CEO said WHAT?