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Building bias (access required)

Charlotte architect and developer David Furman has designed and developed many buildings around the city. And, in his not-so-humble opinion, his work is better than some of the other building designs in the Queen City. “When I look around uptown ...

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Me? Drive a compact car? (access required)

The Charlotte City Council’s Economic Development Committee voted Monday to recommend that the city enter into a public-private partnership with Griffin Bros. for a portion of a parking deck near Johnson C. Smith University. If the council approves the plan, ...

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Not run like a business (access required)

Think your job is layoff-proof? We bet you’ve got nothing on federal workers. According to a newly released analysis of statistics from the Merit Systems Protection Board that takes a look at firing disputes for the federal government, in fiscal 2010 ...

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Wigging out (access required)

One of our favorite lists came out this week: the Charlotte Better Business Bureau’s “Dirty Half Dozen.” Released twice a year, it’s a ranking of the businesses in our area with the most unanswered or unresolved complaints. On the list: ...

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Band aid (access required)

It will feel like the 1990s all over again when R&B male vocal group Boyz II Men perform Saturday at an event to raise money for Autism Services of Mecklenburg County. The group was uberfamous (about 20 years ago) for ...

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Fee feedback (access required)

Permit fees. They’re a cost of doing business for anyone in the construction industry. In what sounds promising for architects, engineers and general contractors, Mecklenburg County’s Land Use and Environmental Services Agency is seeking input from such professionals on adjusting ...

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Hitting a nerve (access required)

When a group of Huntersville parents came to the July 12 meeting of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners to lobby for construction of a new school, they ruffled the feathers of Commissioner Vilma Leake. The parents, some of whom ...

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