Category Archives: Local government

Map Act video shows deteriorated property

As the date for oral arguments on North Carolina’s Map Act approaches in the N.C. Supreme Court, plaintiffs attorneys have released a video showing a neighborhood affected by the act. The video shows a number of houses, both one-story and two-story, in a cul-de-sac. Most are quite charming, well-kept houses. One, however, stands out. TheContinue Reading

Atlanta arena overhaul estimated to cost $200 million+

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says a renovation of Philips Arena, key to keeping the Atlanta Hawks in downtown, could be a $200 million to $300 million project, and the public’s tab could be as high as $150 million. Reed’s comments in an interview Monday with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution were the firstContinue Reading

Dena Diorio speaks

The Mecklenburg County manager, as quoted by the Charlotte Observer, on the county’s budget and tax rate: The property tax rate has stayed steady for the last three years, and county leaders Wednesday indicated no plans to reverse course. Commissioner Pat Cotham, who said she’s heard from senior citizens looking for relief in their wallets,Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Johnston County commissioners’ vote to oppose a $272 million CSX rail terminal near Selma, after news broke that the company threatened to take private property for the project. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal highlights states’ transportation spending priorities.

A Charlotte soccer fail

Forbes has an article out saying that “Copa America could be biggest sporting event in U.S. this summer.” They may well be correct: The Copa America Centenario, also referred to as the Centennial Copa America, is coming to ten cities in the U.S. in Summer 2016. It will likely include soccer stars that only needContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Elections for governor and one of North Carolina’s two U.S. Senate seats will attract the headlines, but all 170 seats in the N.C. General Assembly are also up for grabs this year. Rick Henderson analyzes key legislative contests during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the final recommendations from a panelContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online on cost increases tied to Greensboro’s new downtown performing arts center. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes prospects for the next economic recession.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on doctors and patients turning to direct primary care. Michael Lowrey’s Daily Journal highlights the impact of millennials on recent political debates in the Queen City.