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Penelope G. Karagounis: Development planning is not Greek to her (access required)

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LANCASTER, S.C. – Eight syllables isn’t enough, people. Penelope G. Karagounis insists on the ninth. That syllable – “G.” – could easily stand for “Go, Greek girl.” At 23, after a two-year stint in the planning department in Pineville, where ...

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Henry Pharr III, commercial real estate lawyer: It’s not rock ’n’ roll, but he likes it (access required)

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Henry Pharr III is a commercial real estate lawyer, which sounds about as exciting as, well, commercial real estate law. And with a name that ends with III, On the Level feared for the worst. But as so often happens, ...

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Cathy Morrison: The new Charlotte AIA chief is not Art Vandelay, but she is pretty funny (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – On the Level likes interviewees who laugh at our jokes; it’s good for our ego and it loosens them up, makes them forget they are being quoted saying things they maybe oughtn’t. We told a few humdingers to ...

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Brian Lee: He gets down with planning his town (access required)

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MATTHEWS – You couldn’t drag most teenagers to a suburban town planning board meeting. They’re not exactly concerts by the Black Keys or Bruno Mars. But one young man, Butler High School senior Brian Lee, has actually volunteered to attend ...

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Joe Rempson: A family man from T.R. Lawing is the new landlord of the CRRA (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – One of the biggest landlords in the land now lords it over the re-swelling ranks of the Charlotte region’s Realtors. His name is Joe Rempson, vice president of T.R Lawing Realty Inc., and as of Jan. 1 the ...

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Cheryl Warren: A property manager goes on the record — and off — with On the Level (access required)

Cheryl Warren: A property manager goes on the record — and off — with On the Level <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – She went off the record – or tried – half a dozen times. She said she couldn’t understand why anyone would want to ask her questions and take her picture. She said she was nervous. But Cheryl Warren, ...

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Eric A. Johnson: The new face of the changing public housing realities (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – If you want to put a face on the seismic changes in public affordable housing, go visit Eric Anthony Johnson, chief real estate development officer for the Charlotte Housing Authority. He’s a new face at CHA, too, at ...

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Curt Seifart: He’s a hitcher, he’s a swimmer, he’s a talker, and he’s trimmer. He gets his doughnuts on the run (access required)

Curt Seifart:  He’s a hitcher, he’s a swimmer, he’s a talker, and he’s trimmer. He gets his doughnuts on the run <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – If you really want to try to label Curt Seifart, haul out the hyphens. He’s a bred-in-Foxcroft old hippie-adventurer-former sports apparel salesman-runner-swimmer-pre-Columbian scholar-man of faith-affordable housing volunteer-residential real estate agent with Helen Adams Realty. And, as On the ...

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Got hydrogen? A Mooresville dynamo explains how the lightest element has a heavyweight future (access required)

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At 75, Stan Thompson is a power source unto himself. The retired future-thinker for Southern Bell, then BellSouth, and finally AT&T is now one of the world’s most active and vocal advocates for the production of energy using hydrogen, the ...

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