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On-the-fly correction (access required)

What is it about US Airways Flight 1541 plane, timing and Charlotte? First, thanks to some bird problems, the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane had to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River en route from LaGuardia Airport to ...

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Limos and lungs (access required)

The next time you find yourself in The Midnight Rider, the world’s largest luxury limousine, don’t be surprised if the electronic cigarette the person next to you is smoking is made by blu Cigs. Charlotte-based blu Cigs said it has ...

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Andy no quiero taco trucks (access required)

We’re not sure how City Councilman Andy Dulin feels about a chicken in every pot, but we know he doesn’t want a taco truck in every neighborhood. Dulin has butted heads with Councilwoman Nancy Carter over the issue of easing ...

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No logo for No Grease (access required)

No Grease opened its Concord Mills location in April, but missing from the barbershop’s windows or signage is the logo that the business has had to explain itself over in the past. Not that the logo — a cross-eyed, black-faced caricature ...

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Will they still fit in their Speedos? (access required)

Charlotte-based Bojangles’ continued its inexorable march toward worldwide domination this month when it opened its 500th location. This newest addition to the chicken-and-biscuit restaurant chain is in Surf City along the North Carolina coast, increasing the likelihood of more folks ...

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LendingTree: Mortgage rates fall

Mortgage rates fell this week from last week, Charlotte-based LendingTree said today. As of Tuesday, average home loan rates offered by LendingTree network lenders were 4.67 percent for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, 3.88 percent for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages and 3.31 percent for 5/1 adjustable-rate ...

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