More Carolina Thread Trail Miles Open In 2019 - But There's Still Lots To Go

A new greenway stretches behind the homes and shops of the Antiquity neighborhood in Cornelius. At the trailhead is a large, elevated walkway that slopes down to a paved, half-mile trail. Eileen Hume and her husband, Darin, were taking a morning walk on the trail recently.

Opponents Turn Out For Hearing On Duke Energy Rate Increase

Opponents of Duke Energy’s request for a proposed 6% rate increase in Western North Carolina dominated a public hearing in Charlotte on Thursday night. Even before the hearing got started, activists from several groups protested outside the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, chanting slogans like, "Duke gets bailed out, we get sold out!" and "Their pockets get thicker, our children get sicker!" Kate Lewin is a local high school student and a climate activist. She came to the protest and attended t

Mecklenburg DA: 20 Homicide Cases Will Be Brought To Trial In 2020

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather outlined his office’s priorities for the year, after Charlotte recorded 107 homicides in 2019. Wednesday's press conference was the first Merriweather has done specifically at the start of a new year to detail what priorities he would focus on. The district attorney listed four broad priorities, each with multiple parts to them. First, he committed to bringing 20 homicide cases to trial this year. That's up from 13 cases tried last year.

NC Had Fourth Largest Environment Funding Cuts In Country

A new report says North Carolina had the fourth highest budget cuts in the country over the last decade when it comes to environmental protection. Between 2008 and 2018, North Carolina’s state government cut funding for its environmental agency’s programs meant to reduce air and water pollution by 34%. Funding went from $136.3 million to $90 million dollars, when adjusting for inflation. The state also cut its staff levels by 35%. That data comes in a new report by the Environmental Integrity P

Uptown Charlotte's Protected Bike Lane On Track, But Not Fast Enough For Cyclists

Cyclists would love to not worry about being hit by vehicles. And drivers would love to not worry about hitting cyclists. Charlotte planners believe a protected bike lane project will make everyone happier and safer on uptown's roads. Stephanie Bercht is a designer who works uptown. She commutes to work by bike every day — she says there’s no bad day to bike. You just need to be prepared. As prepared as Bercht is, she still gets scared on her commute into uptown. "You’re like constantly worrie
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