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It doesn’t get more vague 
than this (access required)

Here at Meckcetera, we pray each morning to sacred busts of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodard for open government. But the agenda for the Rock Hill, S.C., Economic Development Commission’s planning retreat fit the very definition of ambiguous. The retreat, ...

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He walked right into that one (access required)

The race between Charlotte Democratic Mayor Anthony Foxx and his sole challenger, Republican Scott Stone, is heating up. Not really. By most cities’ standards, it’s been a snoozer of a race, with hardly any mud being slung. Heck, we’d be ...

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Holocosts (access required)

The Holocaust Documentation Center in Hollywood, Fla., is facing foreclosure. Who isn’t? The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency says the center, which features exhibits and videos about the Holocaust, owes it more than $200,000 in loan payments, according to news reports. ...

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We’ve got the wrong guy (access required)

These days, just about everybody knows somebody who’s been, or is going, through a foreclosure. Even the home of Charlotte’s own Councilman James E. “Smuggie”  Mitchell has joined the ranks of the distressed. The house, off Sunset Road at 3425 Valerie ...

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Novel ideas (access required)

UNCC professor and novelist writer Kathleen Reichs, whose books inspired the TV show “Bones,” has achieved a level of success many writers can only fantasize about. Over in Mooresville, writer “Cotton” Ketchie has yet to become such a literary superstar ...

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Environmentalists 
challenge 
toll road ruling (access required)

The Southern Environmental Law Center is challenging a ruling that paves the way for the more than $700 million Monroe Bypass project to move forward. On Monday, the SELC filed an appeal in federal court after U.S. District Court Judge James Dever III ...

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