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the money (access required)

Political campaigns are good for the economy. Printers, hotels and restaurants are among those who win big when there’s a hot race. But the midyear campaign finance report of Scott Stone, who’s running against incumbent Anthony Foxx for Charlotte mayor, ...

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Crime pays (access required)

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has learned that it is one of seven law enforcement agencies that will share a $2 million cash seizure resulting from a three-month investigation led by federal agents into marijuana trafficking in the Mecklenburg County region. ...

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Hut 2, 3 or 4? (access required)

In the 1940s, the U.S. Navy became huge fans of the simple, unassuming Quonset hut — a semicircular building that was usually made of corrugated metal, portable and suited to a variety of environments. But are the venerable prefabricated structures ...

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Wait 
management (access required)

Tired of dealing with the crowds at the emergency room? Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C., had people like you in mind when they thought of this. Through InQuickER, a company based in Nashville, Tenn., PMC patients can pick ...

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Sweet success (access required)

Successful businesses carve out niches for themselves, filling a void that exists in the marketplace. One Charlotte business apparently has done that very thing in the cracker industry. Charlotte’s own Millchap Purveyors makes the country’s only baked cracker made with ...

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Big fat deal (access required)

Speaking of heavy, the crew from “The Biggest Loser” will be in Charlotte Aug. 6 as part of a 13-city search to find contestants. (We’ll pause here for jokes about fat people and the South.) Anyway, we wondered what having ...

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