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Booty bling (access required)

Once again, Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems has been chosen to design a piece of jewelry to raise money for 24 Hours of Booty, a charity event that to us sounds a bit like the name of an adult ...

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Car talk (access required)

This month, the NASCAR Hall of Fame inducted its 2012 class: drivers Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Richie Evans and Glen Wood and crew chief Dale Inman. The announcement inspired Bill Center, a staff writer with the San Diego Union-Tribune, to write a column ...

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Rev Perdue (access required)

From the Department of We Just Couldn’t Pass This One Up: Beverly Perdue was late showing up to sign a bill declaring stock car racing the official state sport. Of course, we in the media are accustomed to elected officials ...

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You can’t please everybody (access required)

The office of Mecklenburg County’s tax collector is taking a long, hard look at whether it should shorten the form that people have to fill out when applying for a business license. About a month ago, the office switched from ...

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Coca-Cola rolls out greener forklifts in Charlotte

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated said its Charlotte production center has switched to forklifts running on hydrogen fuel cells. The cells, from Plug Power, are being used in 35 forklifts, which are refueled at three indoor fueling stations with hydrogen from Linde North America. Coca-Cola said ...

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SPX Corp. expanding Denmark facility

Charlotte-based SPX Corp. said it will combine two existing facilities to upgrade its food and beverage processing center in Soeborg, Denmark. The enhanced facility will feature additional equipment and processes and is expected to provide SPX customers with expanded testing ...

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Snyder’s-Lance completes solar farm

Snyder’s-Lance Inc. said it has completed the largest ground-based solar farm in Pennsylvania. The 26-acre, 3 1/2-megawatt farm features 5,092 solar panels and is across from the company’s manufacturing plant in Hanover. The Charlotte-based company said the farm is expected to cover nearly ...

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