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Giant rent (access required)

Thanks to how tough it is for many to buy a home these days, demand to live in rental property is rising in Charlotte. Naturally, that means rents are jumping, too. According to a September report from Charlotte-based market research ...

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Holocosts (access required)

The Holocaust Documentation Center in Hollywood, Fla., is facing foreclosure. Who isn’t? The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency says the center, which features exhibits and videos about the Holocaust, owes it more than $200,000 in loan payments, according to news reports. ...

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We’ve got the wrong guy (access required)

These days, just about everybody knows somebody who’s been, or is going, through a foreclosure. Even the home of Charlotte’s own Councilman James E. “Smuggie”  Mitchell has joined the ranks of the distressed. The house, off Sunset Road at 3425 Valerie ...

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Novel ideas (access required)

UNCC professor and novelist writer Kathleen Reichs, whose books inspired the TV show “Bones,” has achieved a level of success many writers can only fantasize about. Over in Mooresville, writer “Cotton” Ketchie has yet to become such a literary superstar ...

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Food for thought (access required)

For a change, a company is happy with a newspaper’s coverage. We’re still recovering from the shock. Thanks to a story The (New Jersey) Star-Ledger ran, Charlotte-based snack maker Snyder’s-Lance thinks The Star is the best thing since moveable type. The ...

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Plumb crazy 
for Joe (access required)

Americans haven’t heard the last of Joe the Plumber. Lucky us. Joe, a Republican whose real name is Samuel Wurzelbacher, is trying to flush Democratic U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur out of office. Wurzelbacher, who became a household name after he questioned ...

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