News archive from 18 October 2014

Tightening vacancy rates pushing Charlotte office rental rates to highest level in years

Tightening vacancy rates have helped push asking prices for Charlotte office space to their highest level in more than a decade, new figures show. The scarcity of space, fueled in part by a slow-down in post-recession office construction, is worrying...

 

Wells Fargo's newest Charlotte exec traded opera for banking

Wells Fargo's new head of Eastern U.S. community banking had planned to have a career as an opera singer – not a banker. But after taking a teller job following her completion of a music degree, she never left the financial sector, she says...

 
Ebola training begins for RMC employees

Ebola training begins for RMC employees

  Edith Trammell, emergency room nurse manager at Regional Medical Center, stands on a sheet of clear plastic Friday morning in a private dining room below ground level at the hospital. She’s sheathed in an ankle-length, blue gown. A white hood hides...

 

Election 2014: Auditor candidates want more power for office

MONTGOMERY — When they aren't campaigning against each other for the position of Alabama state auditor, Jim Zeigler and Miranda Joseph spend much of their time explaining just what a state auditor is. "When I'm campaigning, I'm asking you to vote...

 

Jim Puckett seeks to retake commission seat against Democrat Leonard Richardson

Former Mecklenburg County commissioner Jim Puckett is trying to make a comeback for his old District 1 seat, with Democrat and public-school teacher Leonard Richardson standing in the way. Before Puckett, a Huntersville Republican, announced in 2006...

 
Judge candidate leaves race but not the ballot

Judge candidate leaves race but not the ballot

A candidate for a Mecklenburg judge's seat, whom several courthouse officials tried to talk out of running, has suspended his campaign but remains on the Nov. 4 ballot. Justin Moore filed in February to challenge incumbent Bob Bell for the Superior...

 

1950s Dallas house is part Rat Pack, part space race

The house built for Dallas car dealer Earl Hayes in the mid-1950s presides over a wooded hillside, much like the Frank Lloyd Wright houses that inspired it. Designed by Dallas architect Harold Prinz and located in north Oak Cliff, the Hayes house has...

 

1950s Dallas house is part Rat Pack, part space race

The house built for Dallas car dealer Earl Hayes in the mid-1950s presides over a wooded hillside, much like the Frank Lloyd Wright houses that inspired it. Designed by Dallas architect Harold Prinz and located in north Oak Cliff, the Hayes house has...

 

Sherrington: Touching base with Jeff Banister gets a touching answer

ARLINGTON -- If this Rangers gig doesn’t work out, Jeff Banister should check with central casting to see if anyone’s making another epic about Patton. Or a John Wayne biopic. He fits the type. Tall, erect, barrel chest, lantern jaw, laser gaze. The...

Dallas News, 19:20 in Sport
 
Syrian Kurdish fighter's long battle in Syrian war

Syrian Kurdish fighter's long battle in Syrian war

SURUC, Turkey At the age of 22, Delkhwaz Sheikh Ahmad has become a battle-hardened father of two, fighting against an ever increasing array of groups embroiled in Syria's multi-faceted civil. A conscript serving his military service in Syrian...

 

Container ship adrift off British Columbia coast

OLD MASSETT, British Columbia A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast Friday, a scenario a nearby First Nation community described as its "worst...

 

Kurds retake parts of Kobani in biggest U.S. battle of anti-Islamic State campaign

ISTANBUL Aided by U.S. airstrikes, the Kurdish militia defending the besieged Syrian town of Kobani recaptured more territory Friday in what has turned into the single biggest battle between the U.S.-led coalition and the extremist Islamic State since...

 

Charlotte 49ers take steps to boost basketball ticket sales

Facing steadily declining attendance in men's basketball, the Charlotte 49ers announced Friday that they are partnering with IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions. The IMG ticket staff will have an office in Halton Arena, where it will work with the 49ers...

 

Sherrington: Jeff Banister's passion is evident in his past and presence

ARLINGTON -- If this Rangers gig doesn’t work out, Jeff Banister should check with central casting to see if anyone’s making another epic about Patton. Or a John Wayne biopic. He fits the type. Tall, erect, barrel chest, lantern jaw, laser gaze. The...

Dallas News, 19:24 in Sport
 
Christie family income jumps to nearly $700,000

Christie family income jumps to nearly $700,000

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's family income jumped to nearly $700,000 in 2013, according to tax returns made public Friday. The returns show $160,054 income from the Republican's job as governor — the full salary is $175,000, a...

 

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