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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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The best of the worst (access required)

Hey, managers. Think you’ve got the best stories of weird, hilarious or memorable-for-the-wrong-reasons job applicants? Well, Robert Half International might have you beat. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based staffing firm last week released a list of “interviews gone awry.” The list ...

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Not batting a thousand (access required)

The Charlotte Knights have struggled with getting fans to take themselves out to the ball game. That’s perhaps an understatement, as the Triple-A team was at the bottom of the International League’s attendance rankings in 2010. Now, the Knights are ...

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Cooking up coverage (access required)

Charlotte-based Bojangles’ is a prolific maker of not just fried chicken and biscuits but press releases, too. In the past two months, for example, the company has issued missives to the media on an intracompany award for its best restaurants, ...

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Dulin on newspapers (access required)

The newspaper industry has seen better days, and everyone seems to have a theory why, including Charlotte City Councilman Andy Dulin. Dulin, a Republican, did not like a recent Charlotte Observer article on the state’s redistricting plans. So he did ...

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Where the sidewalks end (access required)

Here’s something that might affect future development in a section of Mecklenburg County. According to Mary Newsom, associate director of urban and regional affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Urban Institute, the northwestern part of the county ...

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A toast to 704? (access required)

Major companies sometimes feel the need to roll out a product directed toward a specific region. Domino’s Pizza did it with specialty pizzas, like the Memphis Barbecue Chicken and Philly Cheese Steak pies. Apparently, Anheuser-Busch is eyeing the Charlotte area’s ...

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