Belmont Abbey Lawsuit Dismissed

Aug 24, 2012

A judge has dismissed Belmont Abbey College's lawsuit against the Obama administration regarding birth control. The Catholic college in Gaston County objects to the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers cover contraception for female workers. The school says the law violates its religious freedoms. But the judge dismissed the case, because he says it is too early to know if Belmont Abbey will really be hurt. The Obama administration has said it will alter the law and shift the burden of contraceptive coverage to insurance companies rather than to religious institutions.

Still Hot, Still Now

Aug 24, 2012

Haley Vetoes 81 Items In $6.7B SC Budget

Aug 24, 2012

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has vetoed 81 spending items in the legislature's $6.7 billion budget. Her vetoes would completely eliminate the state arts commission and cut one-time money lawmakers hoped to use for teacher pay raises. Haley also vetoed the legislature's plan to divert part of the state's share of a national mortgage fraud settlement to a business incentive fund. The money was intended to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, but lawmakers want to use it for "closing the deal" with companies looking to locate in South Carolina.

The Charlotte Knights met the final deadline placed on them by Mecklenburg County Commissioners to move forward with a new baseball stadium uptown. Tuesday night, commissioners will review the financing plan submitted by the team. Knights General Manager Dan Rajkowski says the team has lined up bank support to borrow $45 million for stadium construction. Another $15 million will come from the team's owners and advance revenue from major sponsorships.

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CorneliusNews.net: ESPN Names Hough Womens Soccer No. 1 In US

Aug 24, 2012

The W.A. Hough High girls' soccer team poses for a picture with their trophy and banner. Photo: Christina Ritchie Rogers / CorneliusNews.net) For W.A. Hough High School girls' soccer team co-captain Hannah Robinson, being the underdogs going into the State Championships was motivating - not intimidating. "It's almost a more fun way to play," she said, "because you have nothing to lose." The team, ranked No. 2 in the nation and undefeated going into the championships May 26, faced the No. 1 high school team in the nation, the undefeated Green Hope High School Falcons.

Contraceptive Mandate Focus Of Protest

Aug 24, 2012

City Undeterred In Enforcing Tent Ordinance

Aug 24, 2012

Charlotte police will continue to enforce the "No Camping" on city property ordinance, despite a judge's ruling Thursday that seems to leave some wiggle room. Three Occupy Charlotte protesters were found "not guilty" of resisting arrest when police evicted their encampment in January. Mecklenburg County Judge John Totten determined the tent in which the protesters were arrested was not being used for "camping" as defined by the ordinance. The ordinance specifically outlaws use of tents for sleeping or storing personal belongings.

Charlotte Symphony Music Director Renews Contract

Aug 24, 2012

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