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Charlotte Douglas adding Wi-Fi and lighting (access required)

CHARLOTTE – After City Council approval at Monday night’s business meeting, Charlotte Douglas International Airport will move forward on Wi-Fi-coverage expansion and the installation of LED lights on the airport’s new entrance road. While Charlotte Douglas has offered Wi-Fi Internet ...

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Swiss company putting North American headquarters in Charlotte (access required)

CHARLOTTE – Huber+Suhner, an electronic and optimal connection manufacturer based in Switzerland, plans to spend more than $3 million to establish its North American headquarters in the Queen City, according to a news release from the company. Huber+Suhner serves customers ...

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Outlet mall may attract more than shoppers to Steele Creek (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The words “outlet mall” bring to mind the towns of Mebane and Gaffney, S.C., where the sprawling shopping complexes hunker on busy interstates, enticing travelers to stop in and drop some coin. The Charlotte Premium Outlets, which are ...

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Monroe Bypass supporters make presentation at Indian Trail meeting; opposition not invited (access required)

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For a portion of the Indian Trail Town Council meeting Tuesday night, it seemed like a sanctioned parade for the proposed Monroe Bypass. Officials from state, county and local organizations raved about how the 19.7-mile toll road that would run from Stallings to Marshville would boost economic viability on U.S. Highway 74. They made a good case for the bypass, spouting facts about long commute times, heavy tractor-trailer use and how local businesses would benefit. But the opposition to the scrutinized bypass proposal wasn’t invited to speak at the council meeting, making the job easier.

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Hawthorne Mill moves closer to historic designation (access required)

City Council members listened Monday night to a proposal to designate Louise Cotton Mill as a Mecklenburg County Historic Landmark, which would allow the developer to move one step closer to redeveloping the 19th century mill.The Louise Mill, off Hawthorne Lane just north of Central Avenue, is now known around town as Hawthorne Mill, and Clachan Properties, a developer out of Richmond, Va., for months has been navigating the regulatory landscape in Charlotte in the company’s attempts to transform the old mill into a mixed-use, multifamily development.

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