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Burning issue (access required)

Most people flip a light switch or turn on their TV without ever considering what happens to the byproducts created when coal is burned to generate power. But coal ash, one of the byproducts of burning coal, has become a ...

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Twilight Zoning (access required)

As Charlotte-area restaurant owners struggle to bring home the bacon in the current economy, some are adding entertainment as a way to bring in more customers. But by trying to rake in the dough, they might be breaking zoning laws ...

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Yellow with envy (access required)

Looking for some independence, many of Charlotte’s cabbies are pushing for a “medallion” system in the Queen City, similar to programs in other cities such as New York and New Orleans. It would dramatically change the way Charlotte’s cabbies are ...

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Green house suspicions (access required)

When government officials convene in Charlotte next month to consider requiring new U.S. homes to be built to high energy-efficiency standards, Danny Kelly will be concerned. The green builder in him is happy about the proposed building code changes. All ...

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Turf battle (access required)

At a time when Charlotte is trying to save its diminishing tree canopy, some homeowners are questioning why the city plans to cut down mature trees in their yards to install stormwater-management devices. Trees are on the chopping block in ...

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Mall sprawl (access required)

The foreclosure and sale of Eastland Mall has left many wondering about the property’s future. Houston-based Boxer Property Management Corp., Eastland’s new owner, plans to redevelop the site. Eastland shut down June 30 after business languished at the mall, which ...

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Taxed drivers (access required)

“There’s blood on somebody’s hands,” said William Dobbins as he addressed the Charlotte City Council last week. Dobbins, president of Owners and Operators of Charlotte Douglas Airport Taxicab Association, was speaking about the Aug. 21 death of former taxicab driver ...

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