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Multi-million dollar settlement reached with Tepper company from botched Panthers project, York County says

The money has been in escrow for several months as the saga around the would-be Panthers HQ project continued. YORK COUNTY, S.C. — The York County, South Carolina government has announced a resolution on a settlement with a David Tepper-owned company in the fallout of the failed building project that would have seen the Carolina Panthers headquartered in the city of Rock Hill.…
crime

CMPD officer charged with DWI

Officer Peter Lombardo reportedly blew a 0.17 during a breathalyzer test after his CMPD squad car was found parked on the shoulder of I-277 early Wednesday morning. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was arrested with DWI early Wednesday morning, Chief Johnny Jennings announced. …
crime

12 jurors have been seated in CMPD officer trial

Now that 12 jurors have been seated, attorneys will now pick two alternates, just in case anything were to happen to someone who has already been selected. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Twelve jurors have now been selected in the trial against Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer Phillip Barker.…
economy

Amid recession fears, UNC Charlotte economist releases forecast for 2023

One of North Carolina’s top economists just released his forecast for 2023 amid fears of a nationwide recession as inflation continues to climb. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As concerns over a potential recession continue to grow, a UNC Charlotte economist said North Carolina didn’t experience a recession this year and might not see one next year, either. …
Education

School lunch debt continues to rise in the Carolinas

Many students’ parents fall in the middle of making too much money to qualify for free school lunches but not enough to pay for school lunches every day. MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — In North Carolina school lunch debt has topped more than a million dollars in just the first few months of school.…