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Charlotte-area real estate agents say customized 
urls are helping sales (access required)

In an effort to keep potential buyers from tuning out, some Charlotte-area real estate agents are encouraging them to log on — to custom street-address-based websites for individual listings. The basic marketing plan goes like this: Reserve a .com or ...

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Catawba County won’t rezone landfill

About 47 acres of Catawba County’s landfill will no longer be rezoned to allow for industrial development. With concerned citizens objecting to the move during a July public hearing, the landfill will be excluded from a rezoning request. Planning board members ...

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Lincoln County rezones 250 acres

At their Monday meeting, Lincoln County commissioners OK’d the rezoning of 250 acres from a conditional use planned residential district, or CUPR, to a more standard residential single-family district, or RSF. The property is on the south side of Webbs ...

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Charlotte BBB says scams are targeting the unemployed (access required)

Jerome Janet thought he had found a way off the employment/unemployment merry-go-round. He came across an ad in a newspaper for a Charlotte-based company called World Wide Consulting Services for what he said looked like paid training for a sales ...

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The foreclosure crisis isn’t bad for everyone (access required)

The foreclosure crisis is bad news for some. But for at least a few Charlotte-area contractors, it’s salvation. Despite a housing slump, some contractors in Charlotte are keeping their businesses afloat repairing and maintaining foreclosed homes, which angry owners often ...

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Video entrepreneurs aim to fill void, cash in on Democratic National Convention (access required)

When Tommy Nichols told his friends he was quitting his information technology job at Central Piedmont Community College to start his own company he got some strange looks. “They asked me if I was nuts for quitting a steady job ...

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