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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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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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The Tuesday Interview: Krista Long, president of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte (access required)

Hometown: Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Age: 42 Family: husband, Mike; children, Ryan, 16, Kyle, 12 Education: bachelor’s degree in business administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Krista Long, who took over as president of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte ...

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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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