Cats proposes 15% fare increase for 82X bus line

Charlotte City leaders are planning a hike in CATS bus fees — and if you ride the 82X line to Charlotte, it could soon affect you. Thursday night, Rock Hill and Charlotte city transportation leaders held a public comment session on the fee hike, that if approved, would raise a one-way ticket by 50 cents [...] Read More

Police Chief: Rock Hill officers assisting with DNC security

With the Democratic National Convention coming to the Queen City in just a little over five months, Rock Hill Police Chief John Gregory says that a handful of Rock Hill officers will be heading to Charlotte, joining some 2-thousand other law enforcement officers from across the country for the three-day event. Gregory said Wednesday around [...] Read More

Occupy Charlotte protests cost nearly half a million dollars

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have spent roughly 447-thousand dollars on patrols and other work related to Occupy Charlotte since the movement began in October. That figure includes about 18-thousand dollars related to Monday’s removal of tents from the Old City Hall lawn as officers worked to enforce a new ordinance barring camping on city property. The expenses [...] Read More

7 arrested in Occupy Charlotte protests

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested a total of 7 protesters from the Occupy Charlotte movement Monday, after a new city ordinance went into effect prohibiting camping on city grounds. Nearly 30 CMPD officers began dismantling the campsites just after 2:45 p.m., after the protesters were given one final warning to dismantle their structures. In total, some 40 [...] Read More

Charlotte City Council approves $1M in incentives for Chiquita

The Charlotte City Council approved more than one-million dollars in incentive money for Chiquita Monday night, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in moving expenses. The council’s discussion was interrupted at times by the shouts of protesters in the audience. Demonstrators and some council members say the move could set a dangerous precedent. Protester Christian [...] Read More