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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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Andy re-ups (access required)

Charlotte City Councilman Andy Dulin is all about the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Last month, he told the rest of the council that he is “spending my money where my mouth is” by visiting the hall, which opened a year ...

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New blood (access required)

Residents of Concord probably have fond memories of the Cabarrus Creamery building. They probably associate the building, built in the 1940s by the Burrage family, with the ice cream that was sold there. The creamery, at 363 Church St. N., ...

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Buzz off (access required)

From our insect desk: Last month, a horde of bees landed in a tree in The Meck Times parking lot. The swarming insects made the experience of parking a bit unnerving for some of our staff members. So, after the ...

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Newman or new man? (access required)

If voters to The Meck Times’ online poll could have their way, embattled Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO Tim Newman would remain in his post. Unfortunately for those Newman supporters, his fate rests in someone else’s hands. This week, the ...

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