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Waiting Game (access required)

With so much talk about subprime mortgages, a housing bust and foreclosures, it might be hard to believe that home values have increased since the last time Mecklenburg County had a tax revaluation. Believe it, said Chuck Hicks, revaluation manager ...

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Eye on Government (access required)

A look at happenings in local government Commission votes down immigration proposal The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Monday voted down a proposal by Commissioner Bill James to request more information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about how ...

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Growing gap (access required)

It’s late on a Friday afternoon and the sun is starting to droop toward the horizon. Sitting on the steps of his rental house, Dante Jones takes a sip of his Mountain Dew. The 42-year-old man has, by his own ...

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Struggling for support (access required)

As Charlotte and the surrounding area continue to grow, the region is seeing more urban problems — including a growing number of people with HIV. Despite efforts at prevention, HIV cases in Mecklenburg County are steadily increasing. Though the county ...

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