Follow us
Mobile
Pin It

Thursday, July 24, 2014

First Drip (7/24/14): Panthers won't ask city for more money, terrorist watchlist guidelines updated, more

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:43 AM

It only took $36 million in incentives to lure Fortune 500 company Sealed Air Corp. to move its headquarters to Charlotte. With it comes 1,262 high-paying jobs.

The NCDOT still doesn't have a hard number for the cost of using the I-77 toll lanes. The project's opponents cited a study that said the toll could be as high as $20 one way, but NCDOT officials " balked at the figure saying it's high." WidenI77.org, a group against the toll road project, will host a meeting tonight at Cornelius Town Hall.

As the Carolina Panthers wraps up its tax-money-funded stadium renovations — fans will get a peek tomorrow at the Fan Fest — a spokesman says the team won't ask the city for any more money. City Council had agreed to consider giving the team another $50 million — on top of the $88 million that went to the first round of renovation — to get it to stay through 2022.

Another airplane goes missing: An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people disappeared from radar today over Mali, about 50 minutes after it took off.

The Obama administration has "quietly" updated guidelines so that it doesn't need “irrefutable evidence or concrete facts" to place someone on the terrorist watchlist now. "The new guidelines allow individuals to be designated as representatives of terror organizations without any evidence they are actually connected to such organizations, and it gives a single White House official the unilateral authority to place 'entire categories' of people the government is tracking onto the no fly and selectee lists."

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

  • Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Readers also liked…

Latest in The CLog

More by Kimberly Lawson

Search Events

Recent Comments

www.flickr.com
items in Creative Loafing Charlotte More in Creative Loafing Charlotte pool

© 2016 Womack Newspapers, Inc.
Powered by Foundation