CRVA http://wfae.org en 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) Sea Life Aquarium Opens At Concord Mills http://wfae.org/post/sea-life-aquarium-opens-concord-mills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium in the Concord Mills Mall is now open to the public. A couple hundred people gathered for the opening ceremonies on Thursday morning, including nine-year-old </span>Aditi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Sengupta<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She's been to lots of larger aquariums – including the Georgia aquarium – but she's really excited about Sea Life.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:41:26 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 45460 at http://wfae.org Sea Life Aquarium Opens At Concord Mills 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 DNC Meant $163M For Charlotte-Area Economy http://wfae.org/post/dnc-meant-163m-charlotte-area-economy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An outside study released Monday says the Democratic National Convention pumped $163 million into the Charlotte-area economy – making it the largest tourism event the city's ever held. </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose has this analysis of the study.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:26:17 +0000 Julie Rose 20299 at http://wfae.org DNC Meant $163M For Charlotte-Area Economy DNC An Economic Boon Or Bust? Answer Comes Today http://wfae.org/post/dnc-economic-boon-or-bust-answer-comes-today-0 <p>Original estimates placed the economic impact of the DNC in Charlotte between $150 million and $200 million. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll know today if it came close. </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose reports:</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte tourism officials have been known to over blow predictions of economic impact for various conventions, so they hired an outside firm to come up with a credible number for the DNC.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:41:42 +0000 Julie Rose 20160 at http://wfae.org DNC An Economic Boon Or Bust? Answer Comes Today NASCAR Hall of Fame Showing Signs Of Life http://wfae.org/post/nascar-hall-fame-showing-signs-life <p></p><p>Since the NASCAR Hall of Fame opened in 2010 it has fallen <em>far short</em> of attendance projections and had annual deficits of more than a million dollars. But now, for the first time, CRVA CEO Tom Murray says the Hall of Fame is <em>ahead</em> in something.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:42:06 +0000 Julie Rose 19038 at http://wfae.org NASCAR Hall of Fame Showing Signs Of Life 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 CRVA Looks To Outside Firm For 'Credibility' In DNC Study http://wfae.org/post/crva-looks-outside-firm-credibility-dnc-study <P>The City of Charlotte and several tax-payer funded agencies will pay an outside agency about $25,000 to estimate the DNC's boost to the local economy.</P> <P>It's pretty standard for the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority to do a "this is how our economy benefited" estimate after major conventions. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:40:19 +0000 Julie Rose 4927 at http://wfae.org CRVA Looks To Outside Firm For 'Credibility' In DNC Study