Mecklenburg County to lower tax rate?

Hello again friends, it's Paul Cameron in the WBTV newsroom.

Tonight at 11:00PM—when is the last time your county government wanted to lower your taxes?  Mecklenburg Commissioners find themselves with an extra $45 million they weren't counting on from the new property revaluations, so tonight they're talking about dropping the tax rate by 2.44 cents per $100 of property value.  It would be the lowest rate in eight years.  Ah, but it isn't final and we'll tell you what has to happen to make it a reality.

Three firefighters accused of using a taser to shock a fellow firefighter at a Christmas party were found not guilty in court today.  We'll have details on how the decision played out.

We have video of dogs packed tightly in a small cage, left outside to be sold.  Neighbors in Weddington say it's an outrage and they accuse one man of animal abuse.  He's the same man who was arrested in February and charged with starving horses and other farm animals.  Our reporter David Spunt is looking for answers.

Plus, a local library refuses to buy a book on the bestseller list.  Officials say it's nothing more than contemporary erotica.

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Join Molly Grantham, Eric Thomas, Delano Little and me for WBTV News at 11:00 Tonight!