Tiger Woods, Best Employers in NC: Top News Of The Week

CHARLOTTE, NC — This week, the Charlotte metro region put out the welcome mat for scores of professional golfers including Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in town for the Wells Fargo Championship. This week, we learned that according to Forbes, 10 of the nation’s best large employers are in the Tar Heel state.

This week, Patch readers wanted to know how much they needed to earn to be considered rich in the Charlotte area, and were curious about a new high-end prime seafood restaurant opening up in uptown.

Here’s a look at the top stories this week according to Patch readers:

UNCC Fraternity Suspended After Student Killed In Party Bus Fall
A University of North Carolina Charlotte fraternity announced Thursday it was suspending operations at the school two days after a 20-year-old UNC-Charlotte student on board a party bus headed to an uptown bar fell out the vehicle’s emergency window into the roadway and was hit by two vehicles.

Wells Fargo Championship 2018 in Charlotte: Tickets, Schedule
Golf’s Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are just some of the sport’s superstars returning to the Queen City this week to play in the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club.

Forbes List Of Best Employers: 10 NC Companies Make 2018 Grade
America’s best employer for 2018 is a company that employs thousands of Americans but is headquartered in France, according to Forbes’ annual rankings of the best employers in the country. The rankings of America’s best large employers placed tire manufacturer Michelin at the top of the list while the grocery chain Trader Joe’s took the No. 2 spot and Google came in at No. 3.

How Much You Need To Earn To Be Rich In Charlotte: Report
A new report has crunched numbers to determine how much money you need to make to be considered "rich" in Charlotte. Business Insider looked at several factors in 42 of the countries largest cities to determine what income residents need to be considered above-middle-class.

NC Primary Guide 2018: Voting Sites, Hours, Candidates
Early voting for North Carolina’s 2018 Primary Election is Drawing to a close this weekend in preparation for election day Tuesday, May 8. Confused about where to go to cast your ballot, or even who’s on it? Patch has you covered.

Charlotte Among Best Cities For Business Startups
Tired of punching someone else’s time clock? If you’ve been thinking about starting your own business, you’re well positioned if you live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the best large city to start a new business, according to a new study. Charlotte ranked No. 9 among 180 cities considered in the analysis.

Lucky: Lottery Winner Survives Helicopter Crash
Timothy Kniess is one lucky man. Last year, the Iron Station resident won $100,000 in a scratch off lottery ticket. This week, that streak of life-changing luck seemed to be still be with him when he was able to crawl away from a helicopter crash with only scratches minutes before it was swallowed in flames.

Eddie V’s Brings Elegant Dining With Speakeasy Flair To Uptown
With Mother’s Day and graduations just around the corner, you might already be brainstorming ideas about where to go for a meal fitting for a celebration or to mark an important date. If you’re in the market for high-end seafood and steaks, you now have one more choice.

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