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Double entendre (access required)

Who says city council meetings are boring? Larry Shaheen Jr. appears to be stimulated by them. On Monday, the Charlotte City Council held a public hearing for the rezoning of more than five acres at 4749 West Blvd., 5000 Sirus ...

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The high life (access required)

It’s not easy to get a home loan these days. Some of us stand a better chance of seeing Palin and Pelosi singing “Kumbaya” on a mountaintop. Speaking of mountaintops and home loans, in Linville, about 100 miles northwest of ...

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The Democrat among them (access required)

The Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors held its annual meeting this week at Myers Park Country Club, and part of the presentation involved handing out awards. The CRCBR’s Cornerstone award, which goes to someone who has improved the area’s ...

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Blueprint for pain (access required)

Being an architect might sound cool. But in actuality, it’s tough out there for those with architecture degrees. The Wall Street Journal has created an interactive tool with the help of U.S. Census Bureau data compiled by Georgetown University’s Center ...

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Monday night mix-up (access required)

This month, Charlotte’s Center City was featured prominently on ESPN, complete with Bank of America tower all lit up. The only problem: The flyover shot was supposed to be of Jacksonville, Fla. ESPN made the footage flub during its coverage ...

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Hampered (access required)

The Home Affordable Modification Program, launched during President Obama’s administration, was designed to lower mortgage payments for homeowners struggling to pay their home loans. The King family of Clayton, Wis., which had a mortgage with Bank of America, probably wishes ...

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Too sexy for this ad (access required)

This week, Charlotte-based The McDevitt Agency unveiled its latest advertisement, a black-and-white display encased in glass at Overstreet Mall. In advertising the ad, company owner Shane McDevitt tweeted about it. And all that production value wasn’t lost on Marcus Nance, a Charlotte ...

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It pays to Occupy (access required)

Who says nothing much has come of the Occupy movement? In Raleigh, property owner Rob Baumgart is making a little side money from the movement up there. According to news reports, protestors in Raleigh are renting a tent village at Baumgart’s undeveloped ...

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