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If you can’t beat ‘em (access required)

Charlotte City Councilman Warren Cooksey apparently has decided to go with the flow when it comes to a proposed starter streetcar line for the city. At Monday’s council meeting, Cooksey had this to say when he threw his support behind ...

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Not amused (access required)

Don’t you hate it when you try to lighten up a formal presentation to a room full of elected officials with an attempt at a joke and no one laughs? That’s what happened to Harold Medlock, a deputy chief with ...

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Duke Energy asks to raise rates

Duke Energy Carolinas today said it has requested approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission to increase electric rates. When factoring in the company’s residential and commercial customers, it would mean an increase of about 15 percent. The Charlotte-based company said ...

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Charlotte hotel business up in May

Charlotte’s hotel business had a good May, with occupancy rates hitting a three-year high. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority also said today that May brought the 16th consecutive month of occupancy rate increases for Charlotte. May occupancy was 66.1 percent, ...

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Cerus Corp. names board member

Cerus Corp. has a new member on its board of directors. The publicly traded company said Daniel Swisher has been named the replacement for William Rohn, who is retiring after serving as director since 2002. Cerus is a Concord-based biomedical ...

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Goodrich: Air Force satellite launches

Goodrich Corp. today said the ORS-1 satellite it worked on for the Air Force has been launched. Charlotte-based Goodrich was the prime contractor for the satellite, which was launched Wednesday at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, ...

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