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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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The boss is a #@$! (access required)

Despising one’s boss is a universal feeling. But how many people have actually worked for a, well, jerk? A new survey says it has the answer. According to the Robert Half International study released this month, 46 percent of respondents ...

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What a bummer (access required)

Here’s an observation that some Charlotte-area housing developers — and residents — might not want to hear. Tom Low, director of town planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.’s Charlotte office, was talking with Meckcetera about housing development in the area’s ...

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Take notes, kid (access required)

What do politicians spend their free time thinking about? We used to think it was whether they should switch out that seersucker suit and bowtie for something trendier or whether they should start using the fist bump with younger crowds. ...

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