parks http://wfae.org en Amateurs Are All Right When It Comes To Charlotte Tourism http://wfae.org/post/amateurs-are-all-right-when-it-comes-charlotte-tourism <p>Charlotte has a lot riding on <em>professional</em> sports: millions of tax dollars built an arena for the Bobcats, are helping construct a new home for Knights baseball Uptown and will likely renovate Panthers stadium, too. So does it surprise you to learn that more than half of the city's hotel room bookings each year are the result of <em>amateur </em>athletes<em>?&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:31:17 +0000 Julie Rose 25649 at http://wfae.org Amateurs Are All Right When It Comes To Charlotte Tourism Concealed Carry In Meck Parks Set For Commission Vote http://wfae.org/post/concealed-carry-meck-parks-set-commission-vote <p>Concealed handguns could soon be allowed in Mecklenburg county parks and recreational areas.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The county doesn’t really have a choice. &nbsp;A state law last year allowed concealed carry in parks, and the county commission will vote Tuesday night to put Mecklenburg in compliance.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parks Operations Director Jeff Robinson explains the gist of the law: “It’s okay to carry a handgun as long as you have a permit, unless you’re at a playground, an athletic field, a swimming pool, or an athletic facility.”</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:35:48 +0000 Ben Bradford 22653 at http://wfae.org Concealed Carry In Meck Parks Set For Commission Vote