Multiple bomb threats reported in WBTV area, across country

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Multiple bomb threats were reported in Charlotte and surrounding areas – as well as across the country – Thursday afternoon.

The threats began coming in to businesses in the WBTV area via email around 1 p.m. The emails stated that a “mercenary” hid a bomb in the building that would not “damage the supporting building structure" but would create “many victims” if detonated.

Threats like this were reported at businesses in Charlotte and across the country on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

In the WBTV viewing area, threats were made at State Farm Road, NC Highway 105, and Furman Road in Boone, Julian Road in Salisbury, Woodcrest Dr in Lincolnton, Public Works Drive in York, SC, and two in Fort Mill, SC – Springhill Farm Rd and Market St.

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FCP And Terwilliger Pappas Announce Two Multifamily Sales Totaling $128.6 Million In Charlotte, NC

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — FCPSM and partner Terwilliger Pappas Multi Family Partners (TPMP) announce two separate transactions totaling $128.6 million. The first, Solis Waverly, was sold for $84.4 million to Dallas-based Lan Properties/Lantower Residential. In a separate transaction, Solis Ballantyne was sold for $44.2 million to Continental Realty Corporation of Baltimore, MD.

FCP is a privately held real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $6 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. FCP invests directly and with operating partners in commercial and residential assets. The firm makes equity and mezzanine investments in income producing and development properties...

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Six years after voters said yes, CMS is about to start building a new southern school

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CHARLOTTE, NC (Ann Doss Helms/Charlotte Observer) – A long-awaited K-8 school that will relieve several crowded schools in southern Mecklenburg County will get the go-ahead Tuesday when the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board is expected to approve a $30 million construction contract.

The yet-unnamed school just off Providence Road, in the Rea Farms development between Ardrey Kell Road and Interstate 485, will pull students from Ballantyne, Elon Park, Hawk Ridge and Polo Ridge elementary schools and Community House and J.M. Robinson middle schools. It’s slated to open in August 2020, the final project from a $295 school bond package voters approved in 2013.

While overall enrollment in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has flattened, schools in the county’s...

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City council to discuss Elevation Church expansion in Ballantyne

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte City Council is expected to discuss Monday whether a local church can build a new sanctuary and offices in south Charlotte.

Elevation Church representatives said the church needs room to grow, and they are looking to relocate its offices to the Ballantyne area.

The church has an 80-person staff right now, but plans to grow to 250 at its new location.

Church officials said they would be busiest on weekends, in particular Sunday.

Neighbors are concerned with traffic, noise and lighting.

Even the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has some concerns it wants addressed before the new church is built. Police want dedicated turn lanes added and a complete traffic study done.

They also want noise-canceling insulation installed inside to make sure any noise ordi...

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Diversity Housing Coming to Ballantyne?

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – There maybe plans for low income housing to come to an affluent part of the city.

City leaders say piece of land in Ballantyne, possibly off in the off Johnston Road may be rezoned to allow possible Section 8 housing to come to South Charlotte.

The Charlotte Housing Authority says it is aggressively looking for land in areas like Ballantyne to build affordable housing.

The belief is this will give parents, who can’t afford to live in Ballantyne, an opportunity to buy a home there and send their children to high performing schools.

Charlotte – Mecklenburg school board member Kaye McGarry says not so fast. She believes less government should be involved in living arrangements and more effort should go into making each school great.

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Nearly 20,000 south Charlotte, Ballantyne residents without power

A power outage is affecting nearly 20,000 south Charlotte residents Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Duke Energy outage map, more than 19,000 people who live in the areas of south Charlotte and Ballantyne are without power. The outages were first reported around 11:45 a.m.

There’s no word on what caused the outages.

The outages are affecting residents who live along Providence Road and Ardrey Kell Road. The majority of those affected live in the Piper Glen Estates and Providence Crossing neighborhoods.

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Power is expected to be restored between 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Want to live where you work? That’s the idea with new apartments at fast-growing firm

A Charlotte-area company is taking the oft-repeated "live, work, play" development mantra to a new level, with plans to build apartments on its campus meant for its workers.

"Live, work, play" is how many mixed-use developments market themselves, as a combination of apartments, office buildings, shops and restaurants that’s meant to appeal to millennials and break down the former strict separation of residences, shopping centers and workplaces that emerged in the post-war decades.

Red Ventures, the internet marketing firm based in Indian Land, S.C., is developing 260 upscale apartments on its campus just south of Ballantyne, near U.S. 521 and S.C. 160...

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FCP Acquires 574-Unit Apartment Community In Charlotte, NC

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"We are excited about this acquisition because of its excellent location in South Charlotte, where strong population and job growth are contributing to a wave of new construction and a corresponding decline in the workforce housing stock," said FCP Sr. Associate, Alex Cathcart. "The community will benefit from our programmatic management and site improvements, increasing the appeal to its current and future residents...

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