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Expect Traffic in Charlotte With Billy Graham Funeral and CIAA Tourney: AAA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — AAA Carolinas says drivers should expect traffic delays in the Charlotte area this week due to Reverend Billy Graham’s funeral and the CIAA basketball tournament.

Related: NC Lt. Governor Wants Graham Statue to Replace Aycock’s at U.S. Capitol

Graham’s funeral is Friday at the Billy Graham Library and closed to the public, but an estimated 2,300 guests are expected including President Donald Trump. The funeral begins at noon and will last about 90 minutes.

AAA says presidential visits can cause traffic problems like road closures and delays. If you’re headed to Charlotte-Douglas Airport, give yourself some extra drive time especially on Friday. Continue reading “Expect Traffic in Charlotte With Billy Graham Funeral and CIAA Tourney: AAA”

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ICYMI: Congrats, Charlotte. Your Commute Is Among The Worst In US

CHARLOTTE, NC — Every driver in the Charlotte-metro area knows that the commutes can be awful in the Queen City region. If you’re a driver in the United States, you’re probably intimately familiar with what traffic jams look like, or at least more so than the rest of the developed world. That’s because American drivers spend on average about 41 hours — roughly a whole work week — staring at someone else’s bumper because they’re stuck in traffic, according to a new report by the analytics company INRIX.

That horrid shared experience of inching along on the roadway and braking every few feet cost the United States more than $300 billion last year — an amount roughly the size of Singapore’s whole economy. Charlotte ranked 54th in the United States and 358th in the world for traffic congestion, with each driver spending on average 23 hours a week at peak periods tied up in traffic last year. Continue reading “ICYMI: Congrats, Charlotte. Your Commute Is Among The Worst In US”

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White Lodging will expand its portfolio to 20th state with addition of new development at Ally Charlotte Center in North Carolina

The premium-branded, full-service hotel will highlight the company’s innovative take on urban hotels

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Plans to expand its portfolio to North Carolina with a new, full-service hotel in Uptown Charlotte were announced today by White Lodging along with Crescent Communities, the real estate company responsible for building the Ally Charlotte Center mixed used development. The hotel will be complete and open for business in early 2021. Continue reading “White Lodging will expand its portfolio to 20th state with addition of new development at Ally Charlotte Center in North Carolina”

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The Panthers are worth public money. But let’s figure out now what we’re willing to offer

There’s plenty of debate over whether public subsidies of professional sports are worth it. Economists generally agree that the costs to taxpayers outweigh the benefits of all the additional spending on construction, hotels, restaurants, tickets and concessions.

And yet, cities keep ponying up to build stadiums — some $12 billion worth between 2000 and 2015.

In 2013, the city of Charlotte approved an $87.5 million plan to help renovate Bank of America Stadium in exchange for a six-year guarantee that the Panthers would not move. A year later, Charlotte rejected a proposal to pump in $50 million more for four more years.

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Student Friendly Apartments for Rent Charlotte NC

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina is very popular with some of the most popular universities. This is why there are many college students who are looking forward to cheap rental apartments in the city. However, finding apartments in the city when you are only a student can be quite difficult. This is particularly true if you have never had to rent an apartment in the past and are on a tight budget. There are, however, some of the best students friendly apartments available for rent in Charlotte NC that you will find refreshing to live in. Continue reading “Student Friendly Apartments for Rent Charlotte NC”