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CHARLOTTE INFORMATION

Known as the Queen City of the south, Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the 20th largest city in the United States. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The city was named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg Stretlitz, wife of Britain's King George III. Charlotte has the second largest banking headquarters in the United States as it is the home of Bank of America and Wachovia banks. Two professional sports franchises call the city home, the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Bobcats. Bank of America Stadium, home of the Panthers and Time Warner Cable Arena, home of the Bobcats are both located in downtown Charlotte. NASCAR's main offices and many racing team's headquarters are located around the city.
On the Web: Charlotte Convention & Visitors Bureau
ARENA INFORMATION TRAVELING AROUND CHARLOTTE
-Name: Time Cable Warner Arena
-Location: Charlotte, NC
-Tenant: Charlotte Hornets

-Capacity: 19,026
-Opened: November 5, 2005
-Cost: $260 Million

-Address: 330 E. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
On the Web: Time Warner Cable Arena
-Public Transit: The Charlotte Area Transit System CATS operates trolleys, shuttles and buses throughout the metropolitan area.
                On the Web: CATS

-Taxi: Crown Taxi: 704-334-6666
       
  Star Cab: 704-334-7777
-Parking: Pay lots available downtown
                On the Web: Downtown Parking
-Airport: Charlotte Douglas International Airport
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ATTRACTIONS AROUND CHARLOTTE

-Discovery Place: One of the nation's most acclaimed children's museums. Focuses primarily on the sciences, though special exhibits.
 Location:
301 North Tryon Street - Map

-Mint Museum of Art
: Hosts high-quality traveling exhibits from around the world. Its primary strengths are American art and ceramics; colonial/pre-colonial art.
 Location:
2730 Randolph Street - Map
-Levine Museum of the New South
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An excellent introduction to the South's history and influences over the past centuries.

 Location:
200 East 7th Street - Map

POPULAR RESTAURANTS

-The Melting Pot: It is a fun and interactive dining experience - and for more than three decades, The Melting Pot has defined the niche across the American dining scene.
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Kings Court Shopping Center - Map

-Zebra Restaurant and Wine Bar
: Charlotte's crème de la crème of fine dining, offering several hundred selections.
 Location:
4521 Sharon Road -  Map
-The Gridiron Restaurant and Bar
: Local sports bar for Panthers fans in Charlotte.

 Location: 13105 York Road
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-Parking: There are approximately 30,000 parking spaces within a 15 minute walk of Charlotte Bobcats Arena. Prices vary by lot.

AREA WEATHER LOCAL MEDIA

TELEVISION STATIONS

   -WBTV-3-CBS    -WUNE-17-PBS
   -WSCO-9-ABC    -WCCB-18-FOX
   -WCNC-36-NBC  

RADIO STATIONS

   -106.1FM-WNMX-Bobcats Flagship Radio Station
LOCAL NEWSPAPER: Charlotte Observer

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