This week in Charlotte: 4th of July fireworks, Panthers headquarters collapse


Work was well underway at what was to be the Carolina Panthers headquarters and training facility in Rock Hill in April 2022.

Work was well underway at what was to be the Carolina Panthers headquarters and training facility in Rock Hill in April 2022.

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The real estate company created by Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper in a now unsuccessful attempt to build a team headquarters in Rock Hill will meet with creditors and a bankruptcy judge this week.

GT Real Estate Holdings filed for bankruptcy earlier this month after a dispute with Rock Hill over funding for the $800 million, 240-acre facility.

Attorneys representing GT Real Estate, the City of Rock Hill and other parties named in the case met with a bankruptcy judge for two hours on June 6. They agreed to another virtual hearing – scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. – with Judge Karen Owens.

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Fireworks will love the skies around the Charlotte area this week and next as the country celebrates Independence Day. Observer file photo

4th of july fireworks

America’s birthday is next week, but some places around Charlotte are starting the celebrations earlier.

Here are a few :

Carowinds Packages fireworks next Saturday, Sunday and July 4.

The Optimist Room will offer live music and fireworks for free Star Saturday.

The Town of Matthews will host a holiday celebration next Saturday, starting with food and live music by Next Level Band in Stumptown Park, followed by fireworks at MARA Fields and Matthews United Methodist Church.

The Charlotte Symphony will give a patriotic-themed concert at Lake Park in Pineville at 7 p.m. on Thursday, followed by fireworks.

Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Belmont will also host the 4th of July celebrations next Saturday. Every city will have fireworks.

The Whitewater center will host two days of musical races and other activities on July 3 and 4. However, the center has canceled its fireworks this year, citing “multiple abrupt changes” in the permitting process put in place by Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte. A county spokeswoman told the Charlotte Observer last month that no changes had been made to the permitting process recently.

Look for a list of July 4 events this week on

Bond referendum on the agenda of the municipal council

The $3.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2023 approved last month by Charlotte City Council included a referendum on the $226 million bond that voters are expected to approve in November.

The referendum includes $146.2 million in street bonds, $29.8 million for neighborhood improvements and $50 million for housing. The ordinances will be presented at Monday’s council meeting. Council members will then vote to schedule a public hearing on each of the bond orders for July 11.

The the board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday. The meetings will be broadcast on the Government channel and that of the city Facebook and Youtube pages

Mecklenburg County Council Commissioners: Boards public policy meeting will not take place on Tuesday. The next commissioners’ meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 at 5 p.m.

From CharlotteFive

Explore the mysterious world beneath the sunlit surface of the world’s oceans at Discovery Place Science exhibit, “Unseen Oceans.” 10am-4pm Monday. Buy your tickets online. Discovery Place Science, 301 N. Tryon St.

Some of NASCAR’s top stars will battle it out in Bandolero and Legend Cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jeff Siner [email protected]

Watch NASCAR champions including Chase Elliott and Joey Logano battle it out in Legend Cars and Bandoleros on the front quarter mile at Cook Out Summer Shootout. 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S

Join beginners cluba community running training program to prepare you for the annual Around the Crown 10K, which begins on Wednesday. RSVP online. NoDa Brewing, 2921 N. Tryon St.

Playing sports in Charlotte

Charlotte F.C. gets a rare game of the week Thursday against Austin F.C. at Bank of America Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. on WAXN.

The Knight Charlottets host the Durham Bulls in a six-game series starting Tuesday (11:05 a.m.). Among this week’s promotions are Splash Day (water slides and misting stations) and three nights of fireworks.

Tommy Lee, left to right, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Motley Crue’s Mick Mars will join fellow rockers Poison and Def Leppard at Bank of America Stadium this week. Chris Pizzello Invision file photo via AP

Don’t miss

Concerts this week: Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe/Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Tuesday, Bank of America Stadium); Form (Thursday, PNC Music Pavilion); Chicago and Brian Wilson (Friday, PNC Music Pavilion); 5 seconds of summer (Sunday, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre).

Compiled by Rogelio Aranda

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