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ReVenture will no longer burn county trash. Opinions differ on whether that’s a good thing (access required)

ReVenture Park’s plan to burn Mecklenburg County’s trash to produce electricity has gone up in flames. In a city that’s trying to diversify its economy from one focused mostly on banking, the loss of a project that would have generated ...

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Cashing in (access required)

Hold onto your wallet. It might be an antique in a few years. The world of online banking is not new, but now three of the industry’s biggest players, including Charlotte-based Bank of America, have joined forces to make money ...

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Amid talks about cutting CMC-Randolph funding, Medicaid debate begins (access required)

In a move to reduce spending, Mecklenburg County is looking at cutting funding for the Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph mental health facility. Each year, the county provides roughly $16 million to support the center. Now, that funding is in the crosshairs. ...

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County’s budget battle heads into homestretch (access required)

Mecklenburg County’s 2011 property tax revaluation could result in the county raking in an extra $70 million in revenue for its fiscal 2012 budget. For some county commissioners, the money is already burning a hole in their pockets, and they’ve ...

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