Citywide Newsroom Archive
|Road Closure: Tom Hunter Road 4/25/14 to 5/5/14
The intersection of Tom Hunter Road and North Tryon Street will close Friday, April 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. through Monday, April 28, 2014 at 4 p.m. and from Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6 p.m. through Monday, May 5 at 4 p.m.
167th CMPD Recruit Class Graduates
On Thursday, April 17, 2014, members with the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police Department’s 167th Recruit Class were sworn in as police officers during a commencement ceremony at the Police Training Academy.
2014 Telecommunicator of the Year
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is proud to announce that CMPD employee Gina Thompson has been selected as the CMPD’s 2014 Telecommunicator of the Year.
Road Closure: South Church Street 4/26/14
South Church Street between Levine Avenue of the Arts and West Stonewall Street will close Saturday, April 26, 2014 at noon and will re-open the same day at 4 p.m.
Officers arrest robbery suspects
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Providence Division have charged Gerald Desmaratte, DOB:07/11/1971, and Deareus Sims, DOB: 10/19/1993, for their involvement in a robbery that occurred in the Providence Division.
Airport Operations Update
Charlotte City Council approved several Airport improvement consent items at the Monday, April 14, meeting.
Road Closure: Freedom Drive 4-9-14
To accommodate emergency railroad crossing repairs, the 6800 block of Freedom Drive will close Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9 a.m. and will reopen Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Dan Clodfelter Appointed Mayor
The Charlotte City Council has voted to appoint Senator Daniel (Dan) Clodfelter to complete the unexpired term of former mayor Patrick Cannon, which runs until December 2015.
Stay Alert, Stay Safe
The Charlotte Department of Transportation is reminding all transportation system users to stay alert during two nationally recognized educational campaigns.
Go Green for Charlotte Recycle it! Week 2014
The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services will kick-off Charlotte Recycle it! Week 2014 on April 7 to promote community awareness of the importance of recycling and encourage Recycle it! program participation.
Regional growth scenarios under review
Residents have a chance to review four distinct regional growth scenario options for the Charlotte region on Friday, April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Arrest made in connection with 1980 Rape Case
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit have charged Timothy Ray Benfield, DOB: 09/19/1961, in connection with a sexual assault that occurred on July 6, 1980.
Lane Closure: Eastway Drive 4/4/14 to 4/7/14
The southbound right turn lane and northbound left turn lane of Eastway Drive onto Sugar Creek Road will close Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7 p.m. and will reopen Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6 a.m.
Mayor Cannon resigns
City of Charlotte Manager Ron Carlee and City Attorney Bob Hagemann have received the resignation letter of Mayor Patrick D. Cannon.
Third Annual Pink Lady Fire Truck Pull
The registration form for the 3rd Annual Pink Lady Fire Truck Pull is attached! Get your team together and get those registration forms in before this event fills up
Citizen helps nab armed robbery suspect
Robbery Unit detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Jerell Parish Banks, DOB: 08/20/1993, for his involvement in an armed robbery case that occurred in the Providence Division.
Robbery Suspects Arrested
Robbery Unit Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have charged Maceo Royster, DOB: 05/16/1996, Antonio Worthy, DOB: 07/31/1996
CMPD Awarded Reaccreditation
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department was awarded reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
Investigators Arrest Assault Suspects
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit have charged Antonio Cunningham, DOB: 01/31/1990, Jeremiah Cook, DOB: 01/04/1989 and Elontrae Glenn, DOB: 12/29/1988 for their role in several cases.
Serial Breaking and entering Suspect Arrested
University City Division patrol officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested and charged Travion Montuious Chisholm, DOB: 06/15/1994, for his involvement in several residential breaking and entering cases.
City invited to review proposal for repurpose of coal ash
Duke Energy and Charah, a company known for its work in innovative environmental solutions, invited the City of Charlotte to participate in a due diligence review of a proposal to repurpose coal ash from the retired Riverbend Steam Station.
Lane Closure: Old Concord Road 3/14/14 to 3/17/14
To accommodate Advanced Public Utility Relocations for the LYNX Blue Line Extension, the southbound left turn lane of North Tryon Street onto Old Concord Road will close Friday, March 14, 2014 at 9 a.m. and will reopen Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6 a.m.
Lane Closure: North Tryon Street 3/10/14 to 3/12/14
The southbound right turn lane of the 9300 block of North Tryon Street between Institute Circle and J.W. Clay Boulevard will close Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9 a. m. and will reopen Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Lane Closure: Old Concord Road 2/28/14 to 3/3/14
To accommodate Advanced Public Utility Relocations for the LYNX Blue Line Extension, the northbound lane of Old Concord Road just east of North Tryon Street will close Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. and will reopen Monday, March 3, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Charlotte Makes Google Short List
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon today announced that the Queen City is on a short list of three dozen cities selected as Google Fiber broadband network exploratory markets.
Solid Waste Services Resumes Collection Services
Solid Waste Services will collect garbage according the the reguar collection day schedule. Residents who have accumulated extra garbage are advised to double bag it and place it curbside by 6:30 am on their normal collection day.
Illegal Chemical Dumping Update February 14
This week’s snowstorm had minimal impacts on the ongoing cleanup, assessment and recovery efforts under way following the discovery of illegal chemical dumping into the Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
CLT Prepared For Inclement Weather
Charlotte Douglas has been responding to severe weather conditions and winter weather since Tuesday, February 11. The Airport remains open and operational.
SWS Suspends Collection Services
Due to inclement weather, Solid Waste Services will suspend garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky waste collections for Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
Illegal Chemical Dumping Update February 11
Cleanup and assessment continues following last week’s discovery of illegal chemical dumping of PCBs and Trichlorobenzene into the Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on U.S. 29 North.
Winter Weather 2-10-14
The Charlotte Department of Transportation has been treating Charlotte city streets, bridges and culverts with salt brine today and will continue tonight.
Mayor Patrick Cannon announces Job Fair
Mayor Patrick Cannon has announced that job seekers in Charlotte will have the opportunity to meet and interview with area employers through The Mayor’s Job Fair.
City Statement On Second Illegal Dumping
Preliminary tests indicate a second illegal dumping of hazardous materials may have occurred into Charlotte’s sewer system, into the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant off Tyvola Road.
Illegal Dumping and Impact Statement
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department confirms an intentional illegal dumping of toxic waste into the sewer system impacting Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Solid Waste Services collection update for Friday, January 31
Due to inclement weather, Solid Waste Services is operating on a delayed collections schedule. Residents scheduled for recycling collection this week are advised to keep their rollout carts curbside until they are serviced on Saturday, February 1.
Parking Rates To Increase at CLT
Parking rates for CLT's Curbside and Business Valet (ultra premium parking) and Daily decks (premium parking) will increase on Monday, February 17.
Solid Waste Services Inclement Weather Collection Update
Due to inclement weather, City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services will be operating on a two-hour delay. Residents scheduled for garbage, recycling and bulky collection services on Wednesday or Thursday will receive collection service today.
25 New CMPD Officers Sworn In
On Friday, January 17, 2014, 25 members with the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police Department’ 166th Recruit Class were sworn in as police officers.
North Division Officers Arrest Robbery Suspect
Patrol Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s North Division have arrested Andonus Purvis, DOB: 12/09/1975, for his involvement in the armed robbery of a Seven Eleven business
CMPD Westover Officers Arrest Robbery Suspects
Westover Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Jontavious Polk, DOB:07/17/1991, Deontae Carrothers, DOB: 11/07/1992, and Jawayne Lynch, DOB: 01/04/1986, for their involvement in an armed robbery case
Mayor announces Fan Friday, Panther pride partnership
Mayor Patrick Cannon announced that Friday, Jan. 10 has been declared “Fan Friday” across the city, encouraging residents and businesses to promote their Panther Pride by wearing team colors or all black to back the Panthers.
Bundle up and Protect Plumbing
Night time temps are expected to plummet in Charlotte this week. Take action now to help prevent burst water pipes, leaks, costly repairs and high water bills later.
CMPD January Civilian of Month
Jessica Kasten of CMPD's Human Resources Department, was recognized for her efforts to plan and execute the department's promotional processes.
Charlotte Prepares for Winter Weather
The Charlotte Department of Transportation will be treating Charlotte bridges and culverts with salt brine today as a black ice precautionary measure.
First Night Charlotte report
View the First Night Charlotte report, which summarizes the support provided by City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County agencies during the New Year's Eve event.
CMPD New Year's DWI Enforcement
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department would like to encourage everyone to celebrate responsibly this New Year’s Eve and remind the community of the dangers of driving while intoxicated (DWI).
CLT Opens Kiss and Fly Lot
Beginning 6 a.m. tomorrow, CLT will open a free Kiss and Fly lot on Harlee Avenue. The new lot will allow drivers who are dropping off and picking up passengers to avoid terminal area roadways, which can become congested during peak times.
UPDATE: West Trade Street 12/16/13 to 12/20/13
Due to weather this closure has changed. All eastbound lanes of West Trade Street between Poplar Street and Church Street will now close on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 9 a.m. and will reopen on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4 p.m.
CMPD Homicide Support Tree Lighting
CMPD will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony to honor CMPD's Homicide Support Group on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of CMPD headquarters.
Holiday Travel Season Underway
Traditionally, this is the busiest travel week of the year. CLT is closely monitoring parking and weather conditions, however, passengers should be prepared and plan ahead before heading to the Airport.
CMPD Holiday Safety Tips
As the holiday season approaches, CMPD would like to remind the community to be mindful of their safety and protecting their property during this time of the year.
Charlotte Prepares For Winter Weather
The Charlotte Department of Transportation will be treating Charlotte bridges this evening with salt brine in anticipation of a winter weather event late tonight into Tuesday morning.
Prepare and Plan Holiday Travel
CLT is preparing for one of its busiest travel times of the year. Passenger traffic will peak and parking will be at a premium. Traveleres should be prepared and plan ahead.
GOV Channel wins "Eastland Memories" award
The City of Charlotte’s GOV Channel recently won an award for the video titled ‘Eastland Makes Its Mark on Community’ in a contest hosted by the Charlotte Business Journal and Environmental Holdings Group.
The City Begins to Test Smart Meters
The City’s on-street parking program will be conducting a free 90-day smart meter pilot study beginning November 7, 2013. The study will take place on Brevard Street between Stonewall Street and Third Street.
Charlotte Prepares for Winter Weather
The Charlotte Department of Transportation is preparing for ice, snow and winter weather. The media is invited to see firsthand what it takes to get work crews and equipment ready.
Airport Invests in Improvements
CLT is enhancing customer service and evolving its sustainbility program by expanding its WiFi capacity and installing LED light fixtures.
Community Growth Workshop reminder
Residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have the opportunity to help plan for future growth through a community growth workshop on Thursday, October 24.
Railroad Closures 10/23/13 to 11/10/13
To accommodate railroad track maintenance, Norfolk-Southern Railroad will be closing railroad crossings in the Charlotte Metro Region beginning October 23, 2013 through November 10, 2013.
US Airways Expands International Reach
US Airways has announced it will launch new nonstop service between Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and four additional international destinations beginning Spring 2014.
US Airways flight 2045 from Buffalo is being detained on the airfield after a suspicious note was found onboard.
CLT to Host Seventh Annual Runway 5K Run
CLT will host its seventh annual Runway 5K Run at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 26. Register online to secure your spot and run in one of the region's most unique 5K's.
Update: Heavy Traffic Expected During Uptown Arena Event
The Bobcats preseason event, Cool School Field Trip, will take place at the Time Warner Cable Arena on Thursday, October 17 at 11 a.m. Attendance is expected to be 15,000-17,000 eighth grade students transported in over 300 school buses.
2013 Wastewater Report Announced
Wastewater treatment plants continued their award winning performance as they treated 28 billion gallons of wastewater during Fiscal Year 2013.
Curb It! Labor Day Collection Schedule
The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services will provide Curb It! services of garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky waste according to the normal schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.
Housing study open house
Residents are invited to help plan for the future of housing in our region by attending an open house to provide input on the housing challenges they face and housing they'd like for their community and the region.
Road Closure: South Mint Street 7/29/13 to 8/2/13
The 300 block of South Mint Street between West Third Street and West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will close on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. and will re-open on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Lane Closure: Central Avenue Begins 7/24/13
To accommodate milling and roadway repair construction, the 1400, 1500 & 1600 blocks of Central Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction today, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
City Council selects Billy Maddalon for District 1 seat
New District 1 Representative Billy Maddalon was sworn into office today during an informal ceremony in the Charlotte City Clerk’s Office. City Council selected Maddalon to fill the District 1 seat during its business meeting on July 21.
Update on Area Flooding
Officials from area agencies have provided the following update on current flooding conditions in the area. The most intense rain, 2 to 4 1/3 inches, fell in northwest Charlotte.
City Launches Website for Candidate Information & Requests
After the official opening of the elections filing period on Friday, July 5, the City of Charlotte is once again using Candidates.CharlotteNC.gov as a portal for all information resulting from election-related requests to City staff.
Public Meeting: LYNX Blue Line Extension - Routes 3, 4, 11, 13, 22, 23, 29, 39, 47, 49, 50, 54x, 80x, 204 and 211
Independence Day Holiday Service - All Routes
On Thursday, July 4, 2013, all Charlotte Area Transit System bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line will operate on a Sunday service schedule in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
City of Charlotte plans for July 4th celebrations
City Manager Ron Carlee has declared the 2013 Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular an Extraordinary Event based on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s determination that this event meets the criteria as defined in City Ordinance No. 4814.
MUMPO to hold public meetings
The Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) will hold three public meetings regarding its long-range plans.
Road Closure East Trade Street 5-28 to 5-31
The 700 and 800 blocks of East Trade Street between North Alexander Street and North McDowell Street will close on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:00 a.m. and will reopen on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Emergency Management press conference
City, County and State agency representatives will available to discuss the current Catawba River flooding incident in and around the Riverside neighborhood.
CATS Receives Awards for Safest Systems in the State
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Special Transportation Service (STS) and Bus Operations Division (BOD) received top honors from the North Carolina Public Transportation Association (NCPTA) as safest transit systems in the state.
Uptown road closures: April 19 - May 19
Road closures planned for Trade Street from Caldwell Street to College Street - April 19 through May 19, 2013 to install water lines, storm drain lines, and other utility work associated with the Streetcar Starter Project.
Airport's Preliminary Passenger Rankings Move Up
According to 2012 preliminary rankings recently released by Airports Council International (ACI), the Airport's preliminary passenger rankings have moved up placing CLT eighth nationwide, climbing three spots from 2011's figures.
City Issues Fact Check on Airport Reports in the Media
In an effort to provide the public with accurate information on recent questions or statements made in the press about the City of Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the City is providing clarification.
Extraordinary Event Declaration: CIAA Tournament
An Extraordinary Event is defined as a large scale event or an event of national or international significance which might attract a significant number of people to a certain geographic area of the city.
Charlotte streets receive escalated treatment plan
The Charlotte Department of Transportation CDOT is now treating Charlotte’s major thoroughfares, connector streets, bus routes and bridges and culverts today with salt for the ongoing winter weather event.
City offices to close at 3 p.m. today
Interim City Manager Julie Burch has announced that City of Charlotte offices will close at 3 p.m. today, with the exception of field operations and essential services.
Charlotte Prepares for Winter Weather
The Charlotte Department of Transportation will be treating Charlotte bridges and culverts today with salt in anticipation of a winter weather event Thursday evening into Friday morning.
CATS Labor Day schedule
CATS buses will run on its Sunday schedule on Labor Day with no express service. LYNX will run on its Saturday schedule.
Turn Around, Don't Drown
Strong thunderstorms are moving through the Charlotte area, causing flash flooding. Read these important safety reminders.
City Manager Curt Walton has declared several upcoming events as Extraordinary Events
Community Conversation: Amendment One
May 1 Community Conversation focuses on the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution that will define opposite-sex married couples as the only legally recognized domestic union in the state.
Community Conversation: Trayvon Martin
Aprill 11 Community Conversation focuses on the Trayvon Martin shooting and the issues it raises around race, gun rights and the criminal justice system.
Mayor Foxx's Statement on Security Funding
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recently approved $50 million each for the cities of Charlotte and Tampa for 2012 security related expenses for the Democratic and Republican Conventions.
Holiday Travel Tips
If you’re planning to fly this holiday season from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), make sure you plan ahead, with SmartPark, the Airport’s parking program.
Lawyers’ Association Honors Charlotte City Attorney
The International Municipal Lawyers Association honored Charlotte City Attorney Mac McCarley with its highest honor during its annual conference in Chicago, the Charles S. Rhyne Lifetime Achievement in Municipal Law Award.
CATS Teaches Guide Dogs How to Ride The Bus
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Special Transportation Services (STS) is teaming up with Southeastern Guide Dogs on Saturday, September 17, at10:00 a.m. to help familiarize future guide dogs with CATS STS buses.
CATS Advertising Makes Great Strides
In just 45 days of signing the contract to manage Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) new advertising revenue program, Titan Outdoor has secured advertising contracts exceeding the first-year revenue guarantee of $562,500.
Airport Readies for Summer Season
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is reminding air travelers to be prepared by “parking smart” this upcoming summer season and plan ahead for a smooth departure and arrival.
Hagemann Selected as New City Attorney
Bob Hagemann has been selected as the new City Attorney for the City of Charlotte, serving as chief legal counsel to the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager, and other City officials and employees.
Electronic Items Banned From NC Landfills
Under a new state law, discarded electronic items will be banned from landfills in NC. Residents are asked to schedule a bulky item collection for electronics and not place them in their garbage or recycling rollout carts.
CDOT Road Closure Notice: Runnymede Lane
Runnymede Lane between Barclay Downs Drive and Michael Baker Place will close on Wednesday, June 15 at 9:00 p.m. and will re-open on Friday, July 1 at 6:00 a.m.
Airport Prepares for Runway 18C/36C Rehab
Charlotte Douglas International Airport will temporarily close a portion of Taxiway E on June 14, 2011 for construction related to the upcoming Runway 18C/36C rehabilitation project.
Repair Work Continues on Runnymede and Woodlawn
Engineers from NCDOT and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities met on site today discuss construction plans and a potential timeline for making the repairs to the 24-inch water line and Runnymede Lane.
CATS Carries Hundreds to the May NASCAR races
Hundreds of NASCAR fans took advantage of the convenience and ease of sitting back and letting the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) do the driving to the Charlotte Motor Speedway...
Power2Charlotte Goes Mobile
The City of Charlotte’s energy efficiency and conservation educational campaign “Power2Charlotte” goes mobile May 25 with the launch of a mobile website and an on-the-move promotional campaign on CATS and LYNX.
Scoop the Poop 2011
Storm Water Services is teaming up with Animal Care & Control to tell dog owners to “Scoop the Poop”!
Power2 Recycle It! in Center City
The City’s On-Street Recycling Program has recently been expanded with the installation of 20 additional recycling containers along Tryon Street.
City Council to Consider Water Meter Project
Charlotte City Council will consider an agreement related to the continued effort by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities to accelerate the upgrade of water meter transmitters at its meeting on Monday.
Charlotte Prepares For Winter Weather
The Charlotte Department of Transportation will be treating Charlotte bridges today with salt brine in anticipation of a winter weather event Friday morning.
Charlotte MLK Jr. Celebration Activities Announced
The City of Charlotte MLK Planning Committee is excited to announce the 2011 City of Charlotte MLK holiday weekend activities, sponsored by Food Lion, CharlotteVibe.com, V101.9, Power 98 FM,WJZY The CW-46, Praise 100.9 and My92.7.