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

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

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

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The real estate company started by Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper in a now-failed attempt to build a team headquarters in Rock Hill is set to 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 the financing of 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 10 a.m. Wednesday, with Judge Karen Owens.

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Fireworks will take to the skies around the Charlotte area this week and next when the country celebrates Independence Day. file photo of the observer

4th of july fireworks

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

Here are some:

Carowinds plans fireworks shows next Saturday, Sunday and the 4th of July.

Optimist Hall will have live music and fireworks on its free Star Spangled Saturday.

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

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

Fort Mill, South Carolina and Belmont will also hold Fourth of July celebrations this coming Saturday. Every town will have fireworks.

The Whitewater Center will host two days of music races and other activities July 3-4. However, the center canceled its fireworks shows 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 there had been no recent changes to the permitting process.

Look for a list of this week’s July 4th events at CharlotteFive.com.

Bond referendum on City Council agenda

The $3.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2023 approved last month by the Charlotte City Council included a $226 million bond referendum that voters would have 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 orders 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 council will meet at 4 pm on Monday. The meetings will be broadcast on the Government Channel and the city’s Facebook and YouTube pages

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners: The board’s public policy meeting will not be held on Tuesday. The next meeting of the commissioners is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 at 5 p.m.

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Explore the mysterious world below the sunlit surface of the world’s oceans in Discovery Place Science’s exhibit, “Invisible Oceans.” Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy tickets online. Discovery Place Science, 301 N. Tryon St. https://bit.ly/3bdVqfW

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Some of NASCAR’s top stars will square off in Bandolero and Legend Cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway. jeff syner [email protected]

Watch NASCAR champions including Chase Elliott and Joey Logano battle it out in Legend Cars and Bandoleros on the front quarter-mile stretch at the Cook Out Summer Shootout. 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S. https://bit.ly/3MZtbyI

Join the Feetures First Timers Club, a community training program that prepares you for the annual Around the Crown 10K race, which starts Wednesday. RSVP online. NoDa Brewing, 2921 N. Tryon St. https://bit.ly/3nd4wMA

Sports in Charlotte

Charlotte FC has a rare midweek game on Thursday against Austin FC at Bank of America Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 pm at WAXN.

The Charlotte Knights host the Durham Bulls in a six-game series beginning Tuesday (11:05 am). This week’s promotions include Splash Day (water slides and mist stations) and three nights of fireworks.

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

do not miss

Concerts this week: Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe/Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Tuesday, Bank of America Stadium); Train (Thurs, PNC Music Pavilion); Chicago and Brian Wilson (Friday, PNC Music Pavilion); 5 Seconds of Summer (Sunday, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater).

Compiled by Rogelio Aranda

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