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Brasstown’s residents didn’t have much cash in the 1920s to build a school, but the tiny community at the westernmost tip of North Carolina managed to build one anyway. Neighbors pitched in with what they had: labor, land, timber and the very rocks from their farms. And lucky for them, some people also came forward […]

City report details prices charged by 18 U.S. cities for arena-naming rights


This report by city staff provides a comparison of what cities are charging for naming rights to their arenas. City Council is scheduled to vote Nov. 22 on whether to rename the Civic Center the U.S. Cellular Center. The Charlotte arena, pictured above, was renamed the Bojangles’ Coliseum in 2008 for $1.25 million over 10 years.