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Can you smell that smell? (access required)

When it comes to buying a home or opening a business, one cliché is still around: location, location, location. But it seems not everyone takes such advice to heart — at least when the location is a smelly one. Tulsa, ...

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Charlotte park 
project out for bid (access required)

Romare Bearden Park, an approximately five-acre urban park to be built in uptown Charlotte near the site of the proposed Charlotte Knights baseball stadium, is open for bidding. The estimated construction budget is $7 million to $8 million, not including demolition, roadway and infrastructure ...

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Post-construction ordinance changes proposed (access required)

Possible changes to Charlotte’s Post Construction Controls Ordinance will be discussed Monday during a meeting of the city’s environment committee. City staff members have said they would like to remove from the ordinance the duplicative tree-save requirement, which ranges from 10 to ...

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UFP moving into new digs (access required)

After purchasing the former Maxon Furniture plant from Maxon in July for $1.7 million, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products started moving equipment into the 69,000-square-foot plant on Grace Church Road in Salisbury last week, company spokeswoman Lynn Afendoulis said. ...

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Warriors welcome (access required)

For cubicle dwellers yearning to shed the suit and tie and tap into their inner warrior, their opportunity has finally arrived. From Aug. 27-28, Huntersville will be the site of Warrior Dash, during which participants will take on a grueling ...

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Stimulating 
seminar (access required)

Sex, or the lack of interest in it, will be the topic du jour when doctor and author James Wilson goes to Mooresville later this month. Wilson wrote “Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome,” which was published in 2001. ...

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Too old too fail (access required)

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan faced stiff questioning from investors during a conference call last week. Moynihan seemed pretty calm, though, despite the bank’s stock prices being down more than 40 percent over the year and the fact that ...

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One unhappy 
customer (access required)

Bank of America is getting some bad press after a branch allegedly had a community organizer — and bank customer — arrested for trespassing inside a Chicago bank lobby. On a blog posting for the group Action Now, Marsha Godard ...

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