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Boulevard Gardens to become ‘newer model’ under $140M plan (access required)

Nine months after the Charlotte Housing Authority won a $20.9 million HOPE VI federal grant last summer to redevelop one of the city’s oldest public housing projects, the demolition of Boulevard Gardens is nearly complete. Plans for the redevelopment, dubbed ...

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Ordinances threaten to crush construction industry, developers say (access required)

In Mecklenburg County, developers and builders feel like a row of dominoes is about to come crashing down on them. They say the cumulative effect of new ordinances is going to put a serious hurting on commercial and residential development ...

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How we won it: What it took for Charlotte to bag the 2012 DNC (access required)

The 2008 Democratic presidential primaries took a crucial turn May 6 when North Carolina voters chose then-Sen. Barack Obama over then-Sen. Hillary Clinton by almost 15 percentage points, giving him an edge in a tightly contested campaign. Obama would go ...

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