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RENOVATION REPORT: Duke Mansion gets facelift for 100th birthday (access required)

RENOVATION REPORT: Duke Mansion gets facelift for 100th birthday <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

James Buchanan Duke – call him Buck – is known as an industrial pioneer. But he didn’t actually pioneer so much as use money to acquire the pioneers and put his name on their work. So we’ll call him instead ...

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In split decision, City Council awards parking garage contracts (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council on Monday night awarded two major construction contracts for Blue Line extension projects worth nearly $57 million. Although the two companies qualified as low-bidders, neither vote was unanimous. A $32.1 million contract went to ...

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Negotiating a Hornets nest: TWC Arena update costs whittled to $29.9 million (access required)

Negotiating a Hornets nest: TWC Arena update costs whittled to $29.9 million <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Assistant City Manager Ron Kimble was smiling as he told the City Council Monday night that negotiations with the Hornets basketball franchise had trimmed a request for $47.8 million in renovations to the city-owned Time Warner Cable Arena ...

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ON THE LEVEL: Tommy Lawing lays down real estate law – and lays out real estate history (access required)

ON THE LEVEL: Tommy Lawing lays down real estate law – and lays out real estate history <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Time was, there was Brown & Glenn, Berryhill Realty, Dwelle, a handful of others. But if you wanted to rent an apartment or house from the great-great-granddaddy of Charlotte property management firms, you rented from T.R. Lawing. Today ...

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