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Charlotte foreclosure activity drops in August

Foreclosure activity declined 36.9 percent in the Charlotte area in August from the same month a year ago, Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac said today. Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 1,014 Charlotte-area properties, down ...

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All work and 
no play … (access required)

Here’s an omission that’s sure to upset Charlotte boosters. Kaboom, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that helps communities build playgrounds, has released its annual “Playful City USA” list. The listing recognizes cities and towns that “make play a priority and use ...

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Building 
supporters (access required)

As he tries to round up votes in his run for Charlotte mayor, Scott Stone appears to be trying to get in good with the building industry. In a questionnaire from the Charlotte-based Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition, an ...

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Peeved planner (access required)

Can landscape architects also refer to themselves as planners? If they do, they might incur the scorn of some practitioners of the planning profession. On Wednesday, in a posting to the University of North Carolina School of Government’s planning listserv, ...

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(No) Pillow talk (access required)

On Thursday afternoon, Megan Pillow Davis, spokeswoman for the town of Davidson, sent the media a cryptic email. “Join us tomorrow at Roosevelt Wilson Park for some great news,” Megan’s email read in part. “The Town of Davidson invites all ...

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Bible bashing (access required)

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill religious studies professor has a new book that claims the New Testament of the Bible is riddled with forgeries and lies. Bart Ehrman’s “Forged: Writing in the Name of God: Why the ...

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Hickory to build fuel farm at airport (access required)

The Hickory City Council will be getting into the aviation fuel business via a new $343,000 fuel farm at Hickory Regional Airport. During a City Council meeting last week, council members backed a grant agreement to combine city money and ...

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