Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority http://wfae.org en Biggest Meal Ever http://wfae.org/post/biggest-meal-ever <p>Thursday night at the Charlotte Convention Center, the city hosted the largest sit-down dinner in its history, and probably the state’s.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“There’s not a bigger facility than this in North Carolina, so it would be hard to think of them serving a bigger meal anywhere else,” says Charlotte Regional Visitor Authority CEO Tom Murray.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 10,000 members of the black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, who have been in town celebrating their biennial </span>Boulé<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> all week, sat for a meal.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:08:58 +0000 Ben Bradford 55175 at http://wfae.org Biggest Meal Ever CIAA Moves To Charlotte (and keeps tournament here) http://wfae.org/post/ciaa-moves-charlotte-and-keeps-tournament-here <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), an athletic conference of historically black colleges and universities, just wrapped up its ninth basketball tournament this weekend in Charlotte. There was some question whether it would have a tenth year in the city, but CIAA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> officials said Monday the tournament is staying put.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:15:49 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46186 at http://wfae.org CIAA Moves To Charlotte (and keeps tournament here) Charlotte's A Taxing City For Tourists http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-taxing-city-tourists <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers have rebuffed Charlotte officials who hoped to </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">double</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the local restaurant tax in order to renovate Bank of America Stadium.&nbsp; Instead, the city will have to rearrange </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">existing </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">restaurant tax revenues to help the Panthers. Visitors to Charlotte may find that good news, since </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose reports the city already ranks among the most </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">taxing </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for tourists.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:21:40 +0000 Julie Rose 24200 at http://wfae.org Charlotte's A Taxing City For Tourists Prosecutors Appeal Dismissal Of Tim Newman's DWI Charge http://wfae.org/post/prosecutors-appeal-dismissal-tim-newmans-dwi-charge <p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:41:00 +0000 Gary L. Wright / Charlotte Observer 16668 at http://wfae.org Prosecutors Appeal Dismissal Of Tim Newman's DWI Charge Booking Leftover DNC Rooms http://wfae.org/post/booking-leftover-dnc-rooms <p>The DNC originally blocked off 15,000 rooms for the week of the convention, and it announced Tuesday that 93 percent&nbsp;of those rooms have been booked. Overall, 7 percent&nbsp;is a small margin.<br><br>But releasing those rooms—a little over 1,000 in all—also means that some hotels beyond the 485 loop are left scrambling to recoup what could be a huge loss.<br><br>The Hampton Inn in Salisbury blocked out 80 percent&nbsp;of its rooms for the DNC to help Charlotte secure the bid for the convention. When the DNC released the hold on Monday, none of those rooms had been booked.<br> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Tanner Latham 3010 at http://wfae.org