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Hungry for food trucks (access required)

Who says the Charlotte area is not welcoming to mobile food vendors? The town of Cornelius is seeking bids for such vendors to operate at Bailey Road, Torrence Chapel, Smithville and Legion parks in what could be an opportunity for ...

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Fee feedback (access required)

Permit fees. They’re a cost of doing business for anyone in the construction industry. In what sounds promising for architects, engineers and general contractors, Mecklenburg County’s Land Use and Environmental Services Agency is seeking input from such professionals on adjusting ...

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The long and winding meeting (access required)

Meetings of city councils and county boards of commissioners can last for hours as elected officials, who seem to love the sound of their own voices, pontificate about this and that. Unless you are a member of those bodies, or ...

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Hitting a nerve (access required)

When a group of Huntersville parents came to the July 12 meeting of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners to lobby for construction of a new school, they ruffled the feathers of Commissioner Vilma Leake. The parents, some of whom ...

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The best of the worst (access required)

Hey, managers. Think you’ve got the best stories of weird, hilarious or memorable-for-the-wrong-reasons job applicants? Well, Robert Half International might have you beat. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based staffing firm last week released a list of “interviews gone awry.” The list ...

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What planners really talk about (access required)

What do you think planners discuss on the University of North Carolina School of Government’s listserv? We thought it would be mundane topics like zoning issues. But it’s more exciting than that. The subjects of massage parlors and medical marijuana ...

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