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Small building could be the start of big things for downtown Huntersville (access required)

Small building could be the start of big things for downtown Huntersville <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

It’s only a 17-unit building on a 0.64 acre lot, but it would add apartments to this fast-growing and rental-scarce suburb when multifamily vacancy rates are at historic lows. And it might even help revive the town of Huntersville’s desire for a denser and more mixed-use downtown at and around Old Statesville and Gilead roads.

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Law that “fast-tracks” stormwater permitting will not affect Charlotte-Mecklenburg

RALEIGH — A bill signed into law last week by Gov. Pat McCrory concerning the transfer of storm water permits issued by the state will not affect the city of Charlotte or Mecklenburg County. But it could have an impact ...

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On The Level: Hoss Hinson – yes, the name is real. So is he. (access required)

On The Level: Hoss Hinson – yes, the name is real. So is he. <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Hoss Hinson is a cool name, and the guy who has it has the cool to back it up, too. The wrap-around-sunglasses-sporting, pickup-truck-driving, beard-wearing, hard-hatted and safety-vested vice president of the Monroe-based Godfrey Construction Co. showed up at East Mecklenburg High School taking swigs through a straw in a Big Gulp cup full of Mountain Dew.

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