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Wingate to open $4M Matthews campus

Wingate University said it will open a $4 million satellite campus in Matthews in 2013. The new campus will be at Wingate Commons near Interstate 485 at Exit 52. It will feature a 26,000-square-foot building with 12 classrooms, a learning center and offices, ...

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New plan hatched for the Penguin (access required)

A diner shutting down usually doesn’t create much reaction. After all, the restaurant business is notoriously tough, and restaurants close all the time. But when the Penguin was shuttered last month, a ripple effect was felt throughout the city. Known ...

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‘Cash cow for Charlotte’ (access required)

Just follow the money. Do that, Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte says, and you’ll find out why people in the unincorporated areas of Cornelius aren’t getting the police protection for which they pay. “It’s politics at its ultimate,” he said. “The ...

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Movers and shakers back visionary’s ‘Sustain Charlotte’ (access required)

Shannon Binns’ message isn’t new, but he’s hoping how he delivers it and who helps him will make people take notice. But first he has to get the Charlotte community, particularly the business community, to financially back his vision, a ...

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