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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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Renovation Report: Carolinas Medical Center kitchen renovation (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – For the next many months at the main campus of Carolinas Medical Center, the kitchen staff won’t have a permanent place to call work. The cooks and dishwashers and other staffers who prepare and distribute food and clean ...

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Renovation Report: Central Piedmont Community College Giles Science Building (access required)

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CHARLOTTE — For the past several years, science students at Central Piedmont Community College have often had trouble completing required courses in a timely manner. The backup in sciences wasn’t the result of a lack of science professors or quality ...

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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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Commercial Confidential: Uptown’s best undeveloped land? (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Kent Walker is sitting on 13.594 acres of prime Uptown real estate, spread across four parcels, that he can’t get off his hands quickly enough. Yet developers aren’t biting. Walker, who doesn’t own the land but instead is ...

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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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