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City Council Of Charlotte, North Carolina
MAJORITY * Democratic (9)MINORITY * Republican (2) ELECTIONS LAST ELECTION November 7, 2017 MEETING PLACE Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center 600 East Fourth Street WEBSITE WebsiteThe CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL is the legislative body of the City of Charlotte and forms part of a council–manager system of government. The Council is made up of eleven members and the Mayor . Four Council Members are elected at-large with the other seven representing districts. Though elected separately, the Mayor presides over City Council meetings. A Mayor Pro Tem is elected by the City Council Members to preside when the Mayor is absent
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Billy Graham Library
The BILLY GRAHAM LIBRARY is a public museum and library documenting the life and ministry of Christian evangelist Billy Graham . The 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2) complex opened to the public on June 5, 2007. The library is located on the grounds of the international headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte, North Carolina , a few miles from where Graham was reared. The library is styled after a dairy barn , with a mechanical "talking" cow, to reflect Graham's farm-based childhood. The main galleries within the library showcase numerous presentations, pictures, music, artifacts, and voices from throughout Graham's ministry. One gallery is entirely devoted to Ruth Bell Graham , the late wife of the evangelist. There is a dairy bar café and bookstore called "Ruth's Attic." All visitors enter the Library through doors at the base of a 40-foot (12 m) glass cross
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Bechtler Museum Of Modern Art
The BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART in Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
is a 36,500 square feet (3,390 m2) museum space dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. The modern art museum is part of the new Levine Center for the Arts in Uptown. The museum building was designed by architect Mario Botta . The museum is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler, a Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
resident and native of Switzerland who assembled and inherited a collection of more than 1,400 artworks created by major figures of 20th-century modernism. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art opened to the public on January 2, 2010, with former Mayor of Charlotte Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx
and Andreas Bechtler in attendance
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Carolinas Aviation Museum
The CAROLINAS AVIATION MUSEUM is an aviation museum on the grounds of Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
in Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Facilities * 3 Collections and aircraft * 3.1 Aircraft
Aircraft
on display * 3.2 US Airways Heritage Collection * 4 Acquisition of US Airways Flight 1549 Airbus * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links OVERVIEWThe museum was founded in 1992 by Floyd and Lois Wilson, and has a collection of over 50 static aircraft and many smaller historic items related to aviation in North and South Carolina
South Carolina
. Most of the collection consists of Cold War
Cold War
military aircraft, including several historic jet aircraft from the 1950s and 1960s
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Discovery Place
DISCOVERY PLACE SCIENCE is a science and technology museum for visitors of all ages located in the Uptown area of Charlotte, North Carolina . Discovery Place
Discovery Place
Science brings science to life through hands-on interactive exhibits, thrilling activities and experiments, an IMAX Dome Theatre, and boundless other educational opportunities and programs. The Museum, which first opened in 1981, underwent an 18-month, $31.6 million renovation in 2010 that transformed it into a reimagined state-of-the-art science and technology museum. Discovery Place
Discovery Place
Science also operates an IMAX Dome Theatre , sometimes referred to as an OMNIMAX theatre. Discovery Place's Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre offers an immersive, up-close movie experience in the largest IMAX Dome Theatre in the Carolinas
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Harvey B. Gantt Center
The HARVEY B. GANTT CENTER FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTS + CULTURE, formerly known as the AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER, is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and named for Harvey Gantt , the city's first African-American mayor and the first African-American student at Clemson University . The current 46,500-square-foot building, four stories tall and built for $18.6 million, opened and was named for Gantt in October 2009 as part of what is now called Levine Center for the Arts on South Tryon Street . CONTENTS * 1 About the building * 2 The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art * 3 History * 4 References * 5 External links ABOUT THE BUILDINGLocated at South Tryon and Stonewall Streets, the four-story 46,490-square foot building is a "modernist structure wrapped in glass and metal", is 360' by 40' and located above tunnels connecting College Street and Stonewall Street to a parking garage for Duke Energy Center
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Queens University Of Charlotte
QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE is a private , co-educational, comprehensive university located in Charlotte , North Carolina , United States . The school has approximately 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, the James L. Knight School of Communication, Hayworth School of Graduate and Continuing Studies and the Andrew Blair College of Health, which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing. Established in 1857, the university offers 34 undergraduate majors and 66 concentrations, and 10 graduate programs
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Johnson & Wales University
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (JWU) is an American private, nonprofit, co-educational, career-oriented university with four regional campuses located throughout the United States. Providence , Rhode Island
Rhode Island
is home to JWU's first and largest campus. Founded as a business school in 1914 by Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales , JWU currently has 17,230 students enrolled in business, arts & sciences, culinary arts, education, engineering, equine management, hospitality, and engineering technology programs across its campuses. The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools "> Downcity Providence campus Johnson North Miami, Florida (opened in 1992); Denver, Colorado (opened in 2000); and Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
(opened in 2004)
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University Of North Carolina At Charlotte
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE, also known as UNC CHARLOTTE, is a public research university located in Charlotte, North Carolina , United States. UNC Charlotte offers 23 doctoral, 64 master's, and 140 bachelor's degree programs through nine colleges: the College of Arts + Architecture, the College of Liberal Arts instead, the state expanded the existing two-year school at UNC-Chapel Hill . On September 23, 1946, the State of North Carolina
North Carolina
opened the CHARLOTTE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA with an enrollment of 278 students. It was founded to serve the education needs of returning World War II veterans. Like many of the United States' "post–World War II " universities, it owes its inception to the G.I. Bill
G.I. Bill
and its effects on public education
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Central Piedmont Community College
CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (CPCC) is a large community college in Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
. Commonly known as CPCC or Central Piedmont, it one of the largest community colleges in the North Carolina
North Carolina
Community College
Community College
System . The school was founded in 1963; it is the result of a merger between Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center. Now the College consists of six satellite campuses and an extensive "Virtual Campus," all in the Charlotte metropolitan area . In 2012, US President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
invoked CPCC in his State of the Union Address
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Charlotte School Of Law
CHARLOTTE SCHOOL OF LAW (Charlotte Law) was an independent for-profit college in Charlotte, North Carolina , established in 2006. It was provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2008, and fully accredited in 2011. However, the ABA put the school on probation in 2016 and the school closed the following year. Charlotte Law was owned by the InfiLaw System , which also owns Florida Coastal School of Law and Arizona Summit Law School . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Campus * 3 Academics * 4 Bar examination passage * 5 Initiatives * 6 Student organizations * 7 Employment * 8 Costs * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORYCharlotte Law was established in 2006 and initially accredited two years later
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Johnson C. Smith University
JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY (JCSU) is a private, co-ed, historically black four-year research university in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina , United States. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) , National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and Council on Social Work Accreditation (CSWE). The school awards Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science
, Bachelor of Arts , Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work, degrees to its graduates. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Academics * 2.1 Colleges * 3 Student activities * 3.1 Fraternities and sororities * 3.2 Athletics * 4 Notable alumni * 5 Notable faculty * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY Johnson C
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Levine Museum Of The New South
The LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH, is a history museum located in Charlotte, North Carolina whose exhibits focus on life in the North Carolina Piedmont after the American Civil War . The museum includes temporary and permanent exhibits on a range of Southern -related topics. The museum's permanent exhibit is called "Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers: Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont in the New South", and features period displays that reflect regional history. The displays include a one-room tenant farmer 's house, a cotton mill and mill house, an African-American hospital, an early Belk department store, and a civil-rights era lunch counter. Changing exhibits focus on local culture, art and history. In March 2013, the Charlotte Museum of History announced plans to move its administrative offices to the Levine Museum
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Mint Museum
THE MINT MUSEUM is a cultural institution in Charlotte, North Carolina that comprises Mint Museum
Mint Museum
Randolph and Mint Museum
Mint Museum
Uptown. Together these two locations have hundreds of collections showcasing art and design from around the globe. Mr. Bruce LaRowe, former Executive Director of Children's Theatre of Charlotte, assumed the position of interim CEO effective June 21, 2017. The Mint Museum
Mint Museum
Board of Trustees previously announced plans for Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson to leave The Mint Museum's President "> Henry Siddons Mowbray, Rose Harvest, 1887. The Mint Museum
Mint Museum
is the largest visual arts institution in Charlotte and holds the largest public collection of Charlotte-born artist Romare Bearden 's work
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Freedom Park (Charlotte, North Carolina)
FREEDOM PARK is a 98-acre park in Charlotte, North Carolina . Located at 1900 East Boulevard, between Charlotte's historic Dilworth and Myers Park neighborhoods, the park is centered on a 7-acre lake, and is about 3 miles (4.8 km) from the heart of Charlotte\'s downtown area . The park has paved trails, tennis/volleyball courts, sport/athletic fields and playground equipment. The park contains a steam engine that is fenced and has safety bars added over the tender, but one can walk into the cab. In earlier years the train was open and kids could climb on top of it and under it. During that time period there were two fire engines with an old-fashioned handle crank in front for the engine. Both fire trucks had the insides and rear hose area open for kids to explore, play and learn. There was also a tank that the access hatch was welded it shut but could be climbed and played on. Free films and musical performances in the park pavilion are featured throughout the summer
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First Ward Park (Charlotte, North Carolina)
FIRST WARD PARK is a 4.6 acre urban park in the First Ward neighborhood of Uptown Charlotte . After a national competition to attract architects, the firm Shadley Associates was selected to build the park. The park incorporates the existing Dixie's Tavern and UNCC buildings, and new construction will include an office tower, hotel, and parking deck on adjacent land. The park is located at the corner of 7th and Brevard St, adjacent to ImaginOn and the Lynx light rail tracks. Completion of the park occurred on December 8, 2015 with a dedication ceremony followed by tours of the park. This marked the completion of a major park in each of Uptown Charlotte's four wards
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