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Nashville, with its music scene, and Charlotte, a bank town, compete for convention biz (access required)

Although more than 400 miles and the Great Smoky Mountains separate Charlotte and Nashville, the two cities have a lot in common. For one, they are about the same size. Second, they are examples of progressive “New South” cities. As ...

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ESPN offices in Ballantyne being renovated

Work is under way on a renovation at offices in Ballantyne for ESPN Regional Television and ESPNU, a television channel that specializes in college sports. Charlotte-based real estate firm Bissell Cos. owns the 37,000-square-foot building at 11001 Rushmore Drive, said Christina Thigpen, ...

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Destination still unknown for Independence Boulevard area (access required)

When it comes to lengthy and convoluted planning processes, the Independence Boulevard project is one of Charlotte’s most notorious examples. And it doesn’t look like things are going to improve any time soon. Multiple public agencies are involved in the ...

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Recession can’t compete with youth, amateur athletics (access required)

During the first weekend of May, about 1,500 people are expected to convene in Charlotte for the New South Swimming’s Long Course Invitational. The three-day event, hosted by the Charlotte-based NSS and held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in ...

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