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Democrat Cannon elected mayor of Charlotte (access required)

CHARLOTTE — Democrat Patrick Cannon was elected mayor of North Carolina’s largest city Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Edwin Peacock with 53 percent of the vote, compared to 47 percent for Peacock, according to unofficial results. The results were released by the Mecklenburg County ...

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FAA: Charlotte airport to stay with city – for now (access required)

FAA: Charlotte airport to stay with city – for now <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

A federal agency said Thursday it will stay out of the fight between Charlotte and North Carolina lawmakers for control of the nation's sixth busiest airport until legal issues are resolved in court. In a letter to the city, the Federal Aviation Administration said "who governs an airport is a local decision." But the agency has to ensure that airports "remain safe and financially self-sustaining."

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