‘DNC for Me’ shows business how to profit off September Convention

With September’s Democratic National Convention just over four months away, local business owners hoping to get in on the action had their first chance to see what the DNC will bring to the Carolinas. The group known as SC in 2012 hosted “The DNC for Me” Tuesday night at the Baxter Hood Center, where organizers [...] Read More

Carowinds unveils WindSeeker for 2012 season

Carowinds opens for the 2012 season this weekend and Friday park officials held a preview for the media and park VIPs for the unveiling of the 301-foot tall WindSeeker. The 6.5-million dollar attraction takes up to 64-passengers per run at speeds upwards of 30 miles per hour. VIDEO: Carowinds’ Windseeker York County Convention and Visitors [...] Read More

CHC could name new executive director tonight

The Culture and Heritage Commission of York County is scheduled to meet this evening and the seven members could make a decision on a permanent executive director of the museums. Last week, the panel trimmed its list of candidates to four finalists. Two of those finalists are from the Carolinas and have ties to the [...] Read More

DNCC tweaks 2012 Queen City convention

In a move that was part-expected and part-unexpected, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced a few tweaks to this fall’s convention in Charlotte. DNCC chief executive Steve Kerrigan said Tuesday the convention has been shortened from its traditional four days to three to make room for, quote “a day to organize and celebrate the Carolinas, [...] Read More

Duke Energy backs down on electric rate hike request in SC, NC

Duke Energy has backed off from its initial 17-percent rate hike requested in the Palmetto State earlier this year. Late Wednesday, Duke announced it was dropping its electric rate hike request to just under six percent. In North Carolina, Duke had asked for a 15 percent rate hike, but that too was stripped down to [...] Read More