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Charlotte may not be the capital of North Carolina (that distinction belongs to Raleigh), but it is the largest city in the state and the 5th fastest growing city in the United States. Use this page as your resource to find out about the government, city services and other inner workings of this growing metropolis.
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Charlotte Douglas International Airport
One of the busiest airports in the South, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is just minutes from Charlotte's downtown area. Check CLT flight status, arrivals, departures, terminals, and driving directions before heading to the airport.

South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday
Each year for one weekend in August the state of South Carolina offers a three-day sales tax holiday weekend. This tax-free weekend helps many families with back-to-bchool shopping.

North Carolina Sales Tax Holiday
Each year for one weekend in August the state of North Carolina offers a three-day sales tax holiday weekend. This tax-free weekend helps many families with back-to-bchool shopping.

Conserve Fuel and Find the Best Gas Prices in Charlotte
Resources to help you find the cheapest gas in Charlotte, NC. Also find ways that Charlotte drivers can conserve fuel and get better gas mileage.

Your Guide to Charlotte's Water Restrictions
The latter part of 2007 and early part of 2008 have seen a good amount of rainfall and while lake levels are rising, they are still not where they need to be to lift the mandatory water restrictions that were put in place in 2007. As we head into spring and summer, here are some basic guidelines and helpful hints to help ensure you follow the...

Nick Mackey's Timeline of Events
Nick Mackey won a special election to become sheriff of Mecklenburg County but county commissioners have not confirmed the election.

Registering Your Vehicle in North Carolina
Here is a guide to registering your vehicle with the state of North Carolina including fees and required documents.

How to Obtain a North Carolina Driver's License
Need assistance driving in Charlotte? Here are all the things you need to know to obtain a North Carolina Driver's License, including testing requirements, fees and required documents.

Guide to Setting up Utilities in Charlotte
Your guide to setting up Charlotte Utilities including Power, Gas, Phone, Cable and Internet in Charlotte

Charlotte Lynx
The much-debated, much-awaited Charlotte Lynx light rail service began operation of its South Corridor Blue Line on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007. The Blue Line runs from I-485 at South Blvd. in Pineville to Uptown servicing 15 stations.

Charlotte’s Transit Tax Issue
Mayor Pat McCrory is seeking his seventh term in office this year, but there's an even bigger issue on the ballot for Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents. Those living anywhere near South Boulevard, are all-too familiar with the new LYNX light rail slated to begin service on November 26, 2007, if not sooner. But, what you need to know before heading...

How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits in North Carolina
Looking to apply for unemployment benefits in North Carolina? Here's what you'll need to know.

How to Apply for Food Stamp Benefits (FNS) in North Carolina
Everything you need to apply for food stamps in North Carolina, including how much you will get and how soon.

How to Get A Marriage License in North Carolina
Information on how to get a North Carolina marriage license, including fees, applications and restrictions.

Official Site of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Government
CharMeck.org is the official site of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Government, connecting you to information about public schools, parks and recreation, city permits and garbage collection.

Community Resources in Charlotte
Charlotte is fortunate to have a wealth of organizations dedicated to improving the lives of area residents. From those that are homeless or unemployed to others living in transitional housing or with family and friends, the agencies listed below help by providing our community with much-needed resources and services

Places to Volunteer in Charlotte
Whether it's a community service project for a high school club, a graduation project, a Girl Scout or Boy Scout project, of you're simply looking for a chance to do some good in the community, here are some places to volunteer in Charlotte, and some ways to actively give back.

Lost and Found Information for Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
Lose something in the Charlotte airport? Leave something in a plane coming from or going to Charlotte? Here's who to call to track it down.

GED Prep Classes in Charlotte
There are several organizations in and around Charlotte that help educate people looking to earn their GED. Here's where to find GED prep classes in Charlotte.

New Year's Day 2013 in Charlotte - What's Open and What's Closed
Wondering what's open and closed in Charlotte on New Year's Day? Here's a list of city openings and closings.

Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
The Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Public Library system is one of the best around. There are a variety of programs for residents of all ages to enjoy and many locations throughout the county.

Charlotte Area Transis System (CATS)
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is managed by the Public Transit Department which maintains a dual focus, managing and continually improving day-to-day operations of Charlotte's transit services while moving swiftly ahead with planning for a regional transit system, including bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, and expanded bus service within a six-county area.

Duke Energy
Duke Energy provides electricity to the greater Charlotte area and much of the state of North Carolina. Visit this site for the latest energy news and to check your account.

South Carolina Fireworks Laws
South Carolina does have fairly loose fireworks laws. Find out all you need to know here, including what's legal and illegal, and how to obtain a permit.

North Carolina Fireworks Laws
North Carolina does have some fairly strict fireworks laws. Find out all you need to know here, including what's legal and illegal, and how to obtain a permit.

How to Find A Lost Pet in Mecklenburg County
Is your family pet missing? Here's what to do when your pet runs away in Charlotte.

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