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Per-capita landfill load drops but some not satisfied (access required)

When populations surge, logic dictates that a community’s garbage will increase and, therefore, the amount ending up in landfills will also rise. In Mecklenburg County, where the population has grown 31.4 percent from 2000 to 2009, Bruce Gledhill, solid-waste-management director ...

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Charlotte Entrepreneurship Center wins preliminary approval

A new “Entrepreneurship Center of Charlotte” is closer to reality following a meeting this morning of the Mecklenburg County Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority. Charlotte-based RedF Marketing is seeking up to $6.48 million in Recovery Zone Facility Bonds ...

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Hurdles remain to plug county’s affordable-housing gap (access required)

According to the Out of Reach 2010 report from Washington, D.C.-based National Low Income Housing Coalition, more than 40 percent of renters in Charlotte cannot afford the fair-market rate for a two-bedroom rental unit. The report says a Charlotte renter ...

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Recycling high hit after Panthers game

Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful recycled 48 percent of the garbage generated by tailgating fans during the Carolina Panthers game Sunday against the Chicago Bears. The recycling figure was released today during a Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful board meeting. With the help of fans, Keep ...

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Charlotte energy project devices come with concerns (access required)

Across the nation, there has been a movement toward the development of electric smart grids. The grids allow utility customers to track and manage energy use on a near real-time basis, giving the customer an opportunity to decrease power use ...

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