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Author Archives: Caitlin Coakley, staff writer

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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After law changes, CMS sex ed the same (access required)

Mecklenburg County officials are challenged with addressing a growing number of HIV cases. In 2008, there were 55.9 cases per every 100,000 people in 2008, up from 44.9 in 2007, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

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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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