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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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