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Commissioners review report on libraries, recreation centers

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners received a report Wednesday by Hyong Yi, the county’s budget director, on the neighborhoods that may have closed schools as well as recreation centers and libraries that are shuttered or have reduced hours. According ...

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Platform Practicality (access required)

With Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate at 10.5 percent and the economy still sluggish, it’s no wonder that nearly all candidates in the upcoming Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners races have vowed to make the economy their No. 1 priority if ...

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Ghost hunters seek spirits in Charlotte (access required)

It’s almost dark in Independence Park, at the intersection of Seventh and Hawthorne streets. Tina McSwain sets out motion detectors at the base of the stone columns of the park’s Arhelger Memorial and K-II electromagnetic field detectors around the pond ...

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Decision 2010: Board of Commissioners at-large race (access required)

(Editor's note: The following is part of The Mecklenburg Times' coverage of the Nov. 2 elections.)

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