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Rail wails (access required)

Carroll Gray is frustrated with the Charlotte City Council. As executive director of the Lake Norman Transportation Commission, Gray is charged with improving road, interstate and commuter-rail infrastructure in north Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. The Charlotte Area Transit System’s proposed ...

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Answering the call (access required)

Bruns Avenue Elementary had the lowest reading and science test scores in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system during the 2007-08 school year, and its math score was near the bottom. Absenteeism, tardiness and disciplinary problems were rampant. There were bullet holes ...

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Unwelcome visitor (access required)

Anticipating a bedbug outbreak, the North Carolina Division of Environmental Health hired an expert in 2008 to deal with the nasty critters. That person was Jung Kim, an environmental senior specialist who travels all over the state looking for the ...

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