Commissioners http://wfae.org en Mecklenburg County Tasks New Manager With Changing Culture http://wfae.org/post/mecklenburg-county-tasks-new-manager-changing-culture <p>Mecklenburg County commissioners have hired from within to replace long-time county manager Harry Jones. Assistant County Manager Dena Diorio landed the job last night, seven months after Jones’ firing initiated a national search for a new leader.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:03:35 +0000 Ben Bradford 41347 at http://wfae.org Mecklenburg County Tasks New Manager With Changing Culture Cleveland County Approves Incentives For Unknown Company http://wfae.org/post/cleveland-county-approves-incentives-unknown-company <p>Cleveland County commissioners took a bit of an unusual vote Tuesday night at a public hearing. The commission approved tax incentives to lure a new business to Shelby—that part’s pretty standard. The strange part is that they don’t know what the business does.</p><p>Commissioners and documents just refer to the company as Project Gnome. Even commission chairman Ronald Hawkins doesn’t know the identity.</p><p>“I prefer not to know the details about the project, other than that there will be jobs [and] they will be good jobs,” Hawkins says.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:08:07 +0000 Ben Bradford 29726 at http://wfae.org Cleveland County Approves Incentives For Unknown Company