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Residents raise a stink over sewage problem (access required)

It wasn’t an ideal situation for Southern hospitality. Tom Eisele was trying to entertain guests one Sunday afternoon last October at his waterfront home in Tega Cay. But instead of enjoying the beauty of Lake Wylie, his guests were watching ...

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Union County keeps on growing, but not everyone likes the boom (access required)

Union County knows what growing pains are. In the past 10 years, the population of Mecklenburg County’s neighbor to the southeast has exploded 62 percent, rising from 123,677 residents in 2000 to 201,292 in 2010. It’s the largest percentage increase ...

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Forsite closes on first phase of ReVenture Park property

Charlotte-based Forsite Development said Tuesday that it has closed on 304 of the 667 acres that ReVenture Park is slated to encompass. The company, which is developing the eco-industrial park project, made the announcement Tuesday. Also Tuesday, Tom McKittrick, Forsite’s ...

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Board calls for outside firm to ‘bring credibility’ to ReVenture review

Saying the review process for the ReVenture park energy plant “has been compromised by local political and financial interests,” the Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board wants an internationally known waste-management firm to study the proposed project. On Tuesday, the ...

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Population surge fed housing frenzy (access required)

John Woodward entered the building industry eight years ago when Charlotte’s population was booming. Seduced by the influx of residents, Woodward became a licensed contractor and started a small residential construction company, Woodward Builders, in Charlotte. “There was construction on ...

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