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Vet barks over parking plan (access required)

Meckcetera has learned of a memo released last month from the city manager’s office to the Charlotte City Council on the controversial Commonwealth/Plaza business corridor project. According to the memo, there will likely be a “friendly condemnation” of property belonging ...

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Fast talk (access required)

The Tesla Roadster debuted in 2008. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla Motors makes the electric sports car, which costs more than $100,000. But the road is coming to an end for the Roadster, whose production will be discontinued this year, according ...

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They won’t miss each other (access required)

Democrats and Republicans often disagree. It’s true in Congress and for members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. But last month, there was a meeting of the minds between Republican Commissioner Bill James and Democratic Commissioner Vilma Leake. Leake, ...

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Not amused (access required)

Don’t you hate it when you try to lighten up a formal presentation to a room full of elected officials with an attempt at a joke and no one laughs? That’s what happened to Harold Medlock, a deputy chief with ...

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In enemy territory (access required)

Last week, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce made its annual trek to another city to learn some economic development strategies. This year, the trip was to Seattle, which also has a Microsoft campus. While on the campus, Natalie English, senior ...

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Southern-fried romance (access required)

Bojangles’ does more for the world than deep-fry chickens, and the company wants everyone to know that. It turns out that Charlotte-based Bojangles’ is responsible for marriages, too — at least one marriage, anyway. In a press release, the company ...

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Mall alcohol (access required)

With summer’s arrival, Charlotteans are looking for ways to beat the heat. So it might be good timing for a new business that’s opened at SouthPark Mall. Robert Horner is the owner and operator of the new Sunset Slush Classic ...

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