DNC http://wfae.org en Charlotte Sees Overall Drop In Crime In 2013 http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-sees-overall-drop-crime-2013 <p>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chief Rodney Monroe delivered the <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CMPD/safety/CrimeStat/Documents/CS13Dec-MonthlySummary.pdf" target="_blank">end of year crime statistics</a>&nbsp;on Wednesday. Overall, the number of crimes dropped by 5.5 percent in 2013.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of burglaries and stolen vehicles reported decreased, but homicides and rapes increased.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:15:29 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 43529 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Sees Overall Drop In Crime In 2013 CMPD's DNC Spending Details Revealed http://wfae.org/post/cmpds-dnc-spending-details-revealed <p>The DNC seems a distant memory, but we're just <em>now</em> getting details of how Charlotte police spent a $50 million grant federal grant for convention security. And, the Department of Justice has released an analysis of CMPD's work during the DNC, which it recommends future convention cities study closely.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:48:01 +0000 Julie Rose 29184 at http://wfae.org CMPD's DNC Spending Details Revealed DNC Host Committee Still $10 Million Short http://wfae.org/post/dnc-host-committee-still-10-million-short <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte host committee is still $10 million short of its fundraising goal for the convention and has had to tap a line of credit guaranteed by Duke Energy.</span></p><p>A new report shows the committee made little progress – barely a drop in the bucket -- with only half-a-dozen contributions in the past few months. So Duke Energy may just have to foot the bill after all.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two years ago, DNC organizers were confident they wouldn't need to use Duke Energy's $10 million line of credit.</span></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:14:53 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20626 at http://wfae.org DNC Host Committee Still $10 Million Short Tips From Tampa For Handling A National Convention http://wfae.org/post/tips-tampa-handling-national-convention <p>Life is slowly getting back to normal in Tampa after the Republican National Convention concluded Thursday night. Some businesses, restaurants and schools there offered these tips for Charlotte residents about how to handle a national convention coming to town.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>The main events were in downtown Tampa, and that area turned into a secure zone on steroids, in the words of Marshall Rainey.<br> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:07:49 +0000 Michael Tomsic 4144 at http://wfae.org Before DNC Food Inspectors Check On Restaurants, Hotels And Barbecue http://wfae.org/post/dnc-food-inspectors-check-restaurants-hotels-and-barbecue <p>Food inspectors in Mecklenburg and neighboring counties have been busy in the weeks leading up to the Democratic National Convention.&nbsp; Not only have they been checking out restaurants, hotels, and caterers, but they're also keeping tabs on barbecue.&nbsp;</p><p>Food inspectors have long been gearing up for the DNC.&nbsp; But in the two weeks leading up to the big event, the Food and Drug Administration told county health departments within a 30 mile radius of Charlotte to ramp up their restaurant and hotel inspections.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:50:25 +0000 Lisa Miller 4031 at http://wfae.org DNC Brings Opportunities, Disappointments For Charlotte Businesses http://wfae.org/post/dnc-brings-opportunities-disappointments-charlotte-businesses <p></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:02:47 +0000 Michael Tomsic 4020 at http://wfae.org DNC Brings Opportunities, Disappointments For Charlotte Businesses Nineteen-Year-Old Is One Of Youngest DNC Delegates http://wfae.org/post/nineteen-year-old-one-youngest-dnc-delegates <p>The oldest delegate representing North Carolina at the Democratic National Convention is Charles Johnson of Nash County. He's 90 years old. And one of the youngest delegates is Nick Carpenter of Cleveland County.&nbsp; He's a 19-year-old college freshman.</p><p>His friends call him “Nick the Democrat”. That’s because most of them are Republican.</p><p>“I have a sense of humor so I can joke around and not get offended about it,” Carpenter says.&nbsp;</p><p>Nick Carpenter first got involved with politics as a high school freshman, volunteering for the Obama campaign.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:09:38 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 3924 at http://wfae.org Nineteen-Year-Old Is One Of Youngest DNC Delegates Courthouse Weddings Suspended During DNC http://wfae.org/post/courthouse-weddings-suspended-during-dnc <p>http://66.225.205.104/20120822Wedding.mp3</p><p>A courthouse wedding. Photo: JPott/Flickr</p><p>If you're planning to get married during the DNC, don't plan on a courthouse wedding. Mecklenburg County magistrates will not be performing marriage ceremonies or oversee small claims cases from September 2 through September 7. There are about 25 weddings per week at the Mecklenburg County courthouse. But no one will be able to tie the knot there during the DNC.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 9062 at http://wfae.org Courthouse Weddings Suspended During DNC Post Office To Remove Dozens Of Boxes In Advance Of DNC http://wfae.org/post/post-office-remove-dozens-boxes-advance-dnc <p>http://66.225.205.104/20120821Postal.mp3</p><p>The United States Postal Service is removing 38 of its blue collection boxes and sealing up mail chutes within a three-block radius of Time Warner Cable Arena because of the Democratic National Convention.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The decision affects between 1,500 and 2,000 customers in uptown Charlotte. Those customers will have to go to the office on 201 North McDowell Street or the Charlotte Processing Facility at 2901 Scott </span>Futrell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Drive to pick up and send mail.</span></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 9068 at http://wfae.org Post Office To Remove Dozens Of Boxes In Advance Of DNC The Campaigns And The Economy http://wfae.org/post/campaigns-and-economy-0 <p>Everyone remembers the now famous phrase "it's the economy, stupid" that came out of Bill Clinton's first campaign for President. That phrase could be in full effect during the current Presidential campaign as well but the two candidates certainly see the issue from two different perspectives. Add to that the recent addition of congressman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential candidate. Ryan is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee and has what some call "radical" views to reform the federal budget and revive the economy. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 3347 at http://wfae.org The Campaigns And The Economy