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May 29: 4th St. Utility Work

East Fourth Street will be reduced to two left lanes between South McDowell Street and South Alexander Street on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. and will re-open on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 5 p.m. The two right lanes will be closed due to utility work.

May 29: W. Morehead St. Utility Work

South Church Street between West Morehead Street and West Carson Boulevard will close on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7 p.m. and will re-open Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11 p.m. This closure is necessary for utility work. West Morehead Street, South Tryon Street and West Carson Boulevard should be utilized as the detour.

May 29: E. Stonewall Crane Work

East Stonewall Street between South Brevard Street and South Caldwell Street will close on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7 p.m. and will re-open Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 5 p.m. This closure is necessary for crane work on the NASCAR Plaza Building. South Brevard Street, East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Caldwell Street should be utilized as the detours. 

May 30: E. 3rd St. Crane Work

East Third Street between South Tryon Street and South College Street will be closed on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 6 a.m. and will re-open the same day at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015 will be utilized as a rain date. This closure is necessary for crane work on the Marriott City Center. South Tryon Street, East Stonewall Street and South College Street should be utilized as the detour.

May 30: Charlotte Brain Tumor Race

The event begins Saturday, May 30 at 7 a.m. in front of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on Third Street. Organizers expect 800 participants. The route uses East Third Street, South Church Street, Summit Avenue, South Tryon Street, East Morehead Street and South McDowell Street. 

May 30: Run For Your Life 5K Prediction Run

The event begins Saturday, May 30 at 8 a.m. at Kings Pointe Shopping Center. Organizers expect 750 participants. The route uses Kings Drive, Third Street, Providence Road, Queens Road and Morehead Street. 

May 30: World Parade & Festival

The parade begins on Saturday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets. Organizers expect 2,000 participants. The marchers will follow Tryon Street, Third Street, South Church Street and end at Romare Bearden Park.

 

Fri, 29 May 2015 05:06:06 -0400

Carjacking in Charlotte leads to standoff in Fort Mill, authorities say

Three people are in custody Friday after a car chase and standoff in Fort Mill, authorities said.

It started as a carjacking in Charlotte. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police put out an alert about the car. Fort Mill police saw the car and chased it.

IMAGES: Standoff ends in Fort Mill

One man and two women were in the car and are facing charges, police said.

A neighbor told Channel 9 that late Thursday night he saw a white car speed past and then spin out. The witness said he saw the man in the car let one of the women out and then barricaded himself inside.

Police said the standoff situation ended about 2:30 a.m.

Police have Andrew Clayton Crawford in custody. He has been arrested four times since 2012, including larceny motor vehicle.

Reporter Blake Hanson is in Fort Mill. Channel 9 will have the latest updates on Eyewitness News Daybreak.

Fri, 29 May 2015 04:52:02 -0400

Proposed Mecklenburg Co budget maintains current tax rate

The Mecklenburg County manager presented her recommended budget for the 2016 fiscal year.

It keeps property taxes the same for the third year.

The $1.6 billion budget maintains the current tax rate of 81.57 cents.

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People in unincorporated parts of the county would see a slight increase of 1.77 cents to pay for police.

The proposed budget provides additional funding for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, but does not meet everything CMS asked for.

“We’ll have to have a discussion about whether that’s the right approach, whether that’s the right amount,” County Commission Chairman Trevor Fuller said. “And we’ll be having those discussions fairly soon.

Commissioners will discuss the recommendations. A public hearing will be Wednesday, June 10.

Fri, 29 May 2015 04:35:46 -0400

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