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H.H. Gregg coming to Windsor Square (access required)

MATTHEWS – Electronics and appliance retailer H.H. Gregg has signed a lease to open a nearly 23,000-square-foot store in the Windsor Square Shopping Center on the north side of Independence Boulevard in September, according to a news release from Sterling ...

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Opening Knights (access required)

Crowds gathered last week at the first game at BB&T Ballpark, the new Uptown home of the Charlotte Knights. Development has started booming around the ballpark and adjacent Romare Bearden Park. Photo by Payton Guion

CHARLOTTE – The view last Friday from Brevard Court in Uptown would have been bizarre three years ago. Back then, the blocks surrounded by Church and Graham streets and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard were mostly just surface parking lots. ...

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Southern sprawl (access required)

North Carolina cities are among the least dense municipalities in the entire country, with a number of metropolitan areas scoring poorly on the Sprawl Index in a study done by Smart Growth America. The Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton metropolitan area scored the worst ...

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